BEST OF
2014

Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
93
25 reviews
User Score
89
279 reviews

It’s his best album, but it’s more than that — it’s also a rock-star manifesto for a downsizing world.

2. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
83
113 reviews

3. Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union

Elton John & Leon Russell - The Union
October 19, 2010
Classic Rock
Critic Score
73
7 reviews
User Score
67
1 review

4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
23 reviews
User Score
86
253 reviews

5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Country
Critic Score
89
5 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

6. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
17 reviews
User Score
82
128 reviews

7. Drake - Thank Me Later

Drake - Thank Me Later
June 15, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
76
34 reviews

8. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

9. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
15 reviews
User Score
60
36 reviews

10. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
User Score
87
152 reviews

11. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
May 11, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
77
27 reviews

12. John Mellencamp - No Better Than This

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
August 17, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
86
5 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

13. Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
October 26, 2010
Country
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
71
15 reviews

14. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
84
10 reviews
User Score
83
35 reviews

15. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
20 reviews
User Score
87
172 reviews

16. Kid Rock - Born Free

Kid Rock - Born Free
November 16, 2010
Hard Rock
Critic Score
57
5 reviews
User Score
46
2 reviews

17. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
85
14 reviews
User Score
87
174 reviews

18. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
57
13 reviews
User Score
65
31 reviews

19. M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\

M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
July 7, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
71
15 reviews
User Score
70
30 reviews

20. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
72
13 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

21. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
July 6, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
18 reviews
User Score
84
37 reviews

22. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
77
17 reviews

23. Elizabeth Cook - Welder

Elizabeth Cook - Welder
May 11, 2010
Country
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
NR

24. Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon

Maximum Balloon - Maximum Balloon
September 21, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
76
10 reviews
User Score
77
1 review

25. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

26. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
30 reviews

27. Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs

Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
April 6, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
NR

28. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
November 22, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
10 reviews
User Score
66
14 reviews

29. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
84
22 reviews

30. Rick Ross - Teflon Don

Rick Ross - Teflon Don
July 20, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
73
10 reviews

MORE 2010 YEAR END LISTS:


MORE YEAR END LISTS FROM ROLLING STONE:


Check out our 2010 Year End Summary.