A.V. Club's 25 Best Albums of 2010

A.V. Club's 25 Best Albums of 2010

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25. Spoon - Transference

January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

22. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
86
28 reviews

Flying Lotus reaches into the past in order to create something clearly of the future – a hybridized work that challenges others to follow its dazzling blueprint.

21. Baths - Cerulean

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

20. Dessa - A Badly Broken Code

Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
February 9, 2010
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

19. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
29 reviews

Odd Blood is every bit as dense as its predecessor, with every inch of space teeming with exhausting polyrhythmic detail and time-warped synth sounds. Yeasayer is still adept at filtering primal emotions through the complex circuits of the future; it’s just that that future looks a lot brighter than it used to.

16. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
34 reviews

Butler and company imbue The Suburbs with such a strong sense of place and mood that it builds in impact throughout.

15. Wavves - King of the Beach

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
77
24 reviews

14. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
84
30 reviews

On Halcyon Digest, Cox’s two halves finally meet in the middle on a collection of grabby pop songs sung by a witty weirdo with newly discovered sex appeal.

13. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

March 30, 2010
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

10. Robyn - Body Talk

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

Over the course of Body Talk, Robyn has proved that there’s real emotion to be found among the ones and zeros of electronic music, and Pt 3. is the culmination of that outlook: euphoric, personal, and inspirational to the last beat.

9. Vampire Weekend - Contra

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

The 10 songs here don’t collectively match the near-perfection displayed on the band’s debut, but Contra is varied and vivacious enough to make each spin as revelatory as the first time you realized what the band was getting away with and how well it pulled off the feat.

4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

Perhaps the rumor that this is his last LCD album is behind that newfound urgency. If true, it’s a shame, as the band’s Krautrock/Talking Heads-funk fusion has never sounded livelier.

3. The National - High Violet

May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
29 reviews

High Violet is carefully considered without being labored, richly detailed without being fussy.

2. The Walkmen - Lisbon

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
24 reviews

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
36 reviews

Kanye’s best album since The College Dropout, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy finds its creator in complete control of the chaos swirling inside his vivid imagination.

Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-music-of-2010,48635/
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