Amazon's Best Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY

List Rating: 78
Based on 396 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Indie Rock (10), Hip Hop (7), Indie Pop (5), Soul (5), Electronic (4), Folk (3), Pop (3), Rock (2), Electropop (2), Experimental Rock (1), Singer-Songwriter (1), Post-Rock (1), Psychedelic Pop (1), Funk (1), Experimental (1), Trip Hop (1), Dream Pop (1), Chamber Pop (1), Art Pop (1), Noise Pop (1)

1. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
February 16, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
61
10 reviews
USER SCORE
67

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
22 reviews
USER SCORE
87

3. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
12 reviews
USER SCORE
83

4. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
18 reviews
USER SCORE
87

5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
88

6. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
November 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
93
17 reviews
USER SCORE
89

7. Broken Bells - Broken Bells

Broken Bells - Broken Bells
March 9, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
12 reviews
USER SCORE
75

8. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
16 reviews
USER SCORE
83

9. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
20 reviews
USER SCORE
87

10. 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
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
86

11. Goldfrapp - Head First

Goldfrapp - Head First
March 23, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
67
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77

12. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
63
13 reviews
USER SCORE
59

13. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
13 reviews
USER SCORE
76

14. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
88
16 reviews
USER SCORE
84

15. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
81
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

16. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
June 8, 2010
Psychedelic Pop
CRITIC SCORE
82
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84

17. Menomena - Mines

Menomena - Mines
July 27, 2010
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
13 reviews
USER SCORE
84

18. Matt & Kim - Sidewalks

Matt & Kim - Sidewalks
November 2, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
66
13 reviews
USER SCORE
69

19. Sia - We Are Born

Sia - We Are Born
June 22, 2010
Trip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
64
6 reviews
USER SCORE
62

20. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
87
18 reviews
USER SCORE
82

21. Jónsi - Go

Jónsi - Go
April 6, 2010
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82

22. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
76
14 reviews
USER SCORE
79

23. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
February 16, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
10 reviews
USER SCORE
85

24. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
October 12, 2010
Chamber Pop
CRITIC SCORE
78
15 reviews
USER SCORE
85

25. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown
October 19, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
56
10 reviews
USER SCORE
65

26. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
November 9, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
68
11 reviews
USER SCORE
83

27. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
14 reviews
USER SCORE
87

28. The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates

The Bird and the Bee - Interpreting the Masters, Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates
March 23, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
72
5 reviews
USER SCORE
78

29. B.o.B. - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

B.o.B. - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
April 27, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
59
9 reviews
USER SCORE
66

30. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
84
9 reviews
USER SCORE
83

31. Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
78
7 reviews
USER SCORE
80

32. The Drums - The Drums

The Drums - The Drums
June 8, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
7 reviews
USER SCORE
75

33. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love

Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love
October 12, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
76
14 reviews
USER SCORE
74

34. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
77
13 reviews
USER SCORE
81

35. Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way

Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way
March 30, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
70
1 review
USER SCORE
74

36. Aloe Blacc - Good Things

Aloe Blacc - Good Things
September 28, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
79
7 reviews
USER SCORE
81

37. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
April 27, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
80
8 reviews
USER SCORE
78

38. Maroon 5 - Hands All Over

Maroon 5 - Hands All Over
September 21, 2010
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
90
1 review
USER SCORE
71

39. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
77

40. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
April 27, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
8 reviews
USER SCORE
77

41. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
March 30, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
84
11 reviews
USER SCORE
77

42. Bruno Mars - Doo - Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars - Doo - Wops & Hooligans
October 5, 2010
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
58
4 reviews
USER SCORE
67

43. Matt Costa - Mobile Chateau

Matt Costa - Mobile Chateau
September 21, 2010
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
NR

44. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
79
11 reviews
USER SCORE
73

45. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85

46. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network
October 15, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
77
3 reviews
USER SCORE
87

47. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
August 24, 2010
Pop
CRITIC SCORE
51
8 reviews
USER SCORE
54

48. Little Boots - Hands

Little Boots - Hands
June 8, 2009
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
66
5 reviews
USER SCORE
78

49. Francis & The Lights - It'll Be Better

Francis & The Lights - It'll Be Better
July 20, 2010
Funk
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

50. Junip - Fields

Junip - Fields
September 14, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
69
8 reviews
USER SCORE
78


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