American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010

American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010

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50. Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
July 13, 2010
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

47. Javelin - No Mas

Javelin - No Mas
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
67
12 reviews

43. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
83
25 reviews
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40. Beach House - Teen Dream

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

With their third full-length effort, Beach House forces the listener to re-examine pop music status quo while taking another giant stride as a band.

39. Caribou - Swim

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

38. Chromeo - Business Casual

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
69
15 reviews

37. Oh Sees - Warm Slime

Oh Sees - Warm Slime
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

32. Johnny Flynn - Been Listening

Johnny Flynn - Been Listening
June 7, 2010
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

31. William Tyler - Behold The Spirit

William Tyler - Behold The Spirit
November 22, 2010
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

30. Warpaint - The Fool

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
77
27 reviews

28. Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett

Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
May 25, 2010
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

26. Vampire Weekend - Contra

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
79
29 reviews

22. Junip - Fields

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
69
11 reviews

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

Old 97's - The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1
October 12, 2010
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

17. Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give

Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give
September 21, 2010
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

14. Elvis Costello - National Ransom

Elvis Costello - National Ransom
November 2, 2010
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

12. Taylor Swift - Speak Now

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

11. MGMT - Congratulations

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
69
26 reviews

MGMT plots a strange course for their listeners with Congratulations, but the material here often exceeds that of the band’s initial full-length.

10. Laura Veirs - July Flame

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
76
12 reviews

9. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
34 reviews

The Suburbs offers plenty of the dense and stately keyboard-heavy pop that fans of the band have come to expect, with some much-appreciated frothier moments, but a melancholy theme of reluctant adulthood, or resistance to change, runs through even the more lightweight numbers.

8. Neil Young - Le Noise

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

6. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

5. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
29 reviews

The fact that these guys can expand their sound and still feel entirely comfortable in their own specific framework, much less top themselves a second time around, is proof enough that Yeasayer are one of the best at what they do.

2. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

February 16, 2010
Critic Score
66
16 reviews
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