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

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

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1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
93
26 reviews
User Score
89
355 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.

2. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
84
33 reviews

3. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
24 reviews
User Score
87
199 reviews

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

4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
User Score
87
186 reviews

5. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
84
25 reviews

6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
85
20 reviews
User Score
84
71 reviews

7. 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
87
19 reviews
User Score
84
48 reviews

8. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
14 reviews
User Score
84
9 reviews

9. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
22 reviews
User Score
82
166 reviews

10. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
84
13 reviews
User Score
82
41 reviews

11. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
March 2, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
79
15 reviews

12. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
79
16 reviews
User Score
82
132 reviews

13. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
March 30, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
80
15 reviews

14. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
24 reviews
User Score
87
167 reviews

15. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Lo-Fi
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
User Score
80
53 reviews

16. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

17. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
80
8 reviews
User Score
78
10 reviews

18. Call Me Lightning - When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free

Call Me Lightning - When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
July 20, 2010
Post-Punk
Critic Score
100
1 review
User Score
NR

19. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
76
21 reviews
User Score
78
37 reviews

20. Dessa - A Badly Broken Code

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

21. Baths - Cerulean

Baths - Cerulean
June 22, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
83
31 reviews

22. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
May 4, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
87
23 reviews
User Score
85
122 reviews

23. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
User Score
84
47 reviews

24. Four Tet - There Is Love in You

Four Tet - There Is Love in You
January 26, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
User Score
83
66 reviews

25. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
19 reviews
User Score
78
27 reviews
Original Source: http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-music-of-2010,48635/

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