American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 76
Based on 325 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Folk (10), Indie Rock (6), Rock (6), Singer-Songwriter (5), Country (5), Indie Folk (3), Electronic (2), Psychedelic Rock (2), Garage Rock (2), Indie Pop (2), Alternative Rock (1), Art Pop (1), Experimental (1), Electro (1), Bluegrass (1), Dream Pop (1), Psychedelic (1), Synthpop (1), Alt-Country (1), Americana (1), Chamber Pop (1)

1. The Black Keys - Brothers

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



2. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

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



3. Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field

Dylan Leblanc - Pauper's Field
August 23, 2010
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
62
4 reviews
USER SCORE
90



4. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
September 14, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
89
4 reviews
USER SCORE
86



5. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

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



6. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

Robert Plant - Band of Joy
September 14, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
7 reviews
USER SCORE
82



7. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy

Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy
May 11, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
79
10 reviews
USER SCORE
84



8. Neil Young - Le Noise

Neil Young - Le Noise
September 28, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
73
11 reviews
USER SCORE
81



9. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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



10. Laura Veirs - July Flame

Laura Veirs - July Flame
January 12, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
8 reviews
USER SCORE
72



11. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
69
14 reviews
USER SCORE
75



12. Taylor Swift - Speak Now

Taylor Swift - Speak Now
October 26, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
70



13. Elizabeth Cook - Welder

Elizabeth Cook - Welder
May 11, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
78
3 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



14. Elvis Costello - National Ransom

Elvis Costello - National Ransom
November 2, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
8 reviews
USER SCORE
70



15. Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic

Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic
June 15, 2010
Bluegrass
CRITIC SCORE
78
4 reviews
USER SCORE
91



16. John Mellencamp - No Better Than This

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
August 17, 2010
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
4 reviews
USER SCORE
69



17. Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give

Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give
September 21, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
86



18. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1

Old 97's - The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1
October 12, 2010
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
72
4 reviews
USER SCORE
70



19. Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

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



20. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Wonder Show of the World

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Wonder Show of the World
March 23, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
78
8 reviews
USER SCORE
79



21. 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



22. Junip - Fields

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



23. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
12 reviews
USER SCORE
77



24. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
April 6, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
80
10 reviews
USER SCORE
80



25. Midlake - The Courage of Others

Midlake - The Courage of Others
February 2, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
12 reviews
USER SCORE
82



26. Vampire Weekend - Contra

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



27. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
September 14, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
5 reviews
USER SCORE
83



28. Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett

Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
May 25, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
77
9 reviews
USER SCORE
76



29. Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You

Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
February 16, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
71
6 reviews
USER SCORE
78



30. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
15 reviews
USER SCORE
81



31. William Tyler - Behold The Spirit

William Tyler - Behold The Spirit
November 22, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
85
2 reviews
USER SCORE
88



32. Johnny Flynn - Been Listening

Johnny Flynn - Been Listening
June 7, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
75
7 reviews
USER SCORE
83



33. Mount Eerie - Song Islands Vol. 2

Mount Eerie - Song Islands Vol. 2
October 4, 2010
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
60
3 reviews
USER SCORE
80



34. Various Artists - Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall

Various Artists - Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall
February 16, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
80
1 review
USER SCORE
81



35. The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
May 11, 2010
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
79



36. Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now

Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
August 31, 2010
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
67
10 reviews
USER SCORE
73



37. Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime

Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
May 11, 2010
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
72
4 reviews
USER SCORE
71



38. Chromeo - Business Casual

Chromeo - Business Casual
September 14, 2010
Synthpop
CRITIC SCORE
70
7 reviews
USER SCORE
69



39. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
83
17 reviews
USER SCORE
83



40. Beach House - Teen Dream

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



41. Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River

Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River
May 11, 2010
Country
CRITIC SCORE
75
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



42. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

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



43. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
16 reviews
USER SCORE
85



44. Ty Segall - Melted

Ty Segall - Melted
May 25, 2010
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
4 reviews
USER SCORE
72



45. The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream

The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
September 14, 2010
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
70
10 reviews
USER SCORE
82



46. Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame

Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
April 6, 2010
Psychedelic Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
9 reviews
USER SCORE
80



47. Javelin - No Mas

Javelin - No Mas
April 6, 2010
Electro
CRITIC SCORE
70
10 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



48. Lissie - Catching a Tiger

Lissie - Catching a Tiger
August 17, 2010
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
68
8 reviews
USER SCORE
66



49. Patty Griffin - Downtown Church

Patty Griffin - Downtown Church
January 26, 2010
Americana
CRITIC SCORE
82
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



50. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
July 13, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
76
12 reviews
USER SCORE
85



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