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One Thirty BPM's Top 50 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
25 reviews
User Score
89
279 reviews

A frequently astonishing, no-holds-barred tour de force that not only eclipses his previous four albums in scope and creativity (no small feat), but also makes everything else on the radio sound positively amateurish by comparison.

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

3. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 9, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
80
71 reviews

4. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

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

5. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
May 4, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
88
22 reviews
User Score
86
89 reviews

6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
84
54 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
86
18 reviews
User Score
84
37 reviews

8. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt

The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
April 13, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
84
45 reviews

9. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
74
15 reviews
User Score
79
31 reviews

10. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
20 reviews
User Score
87
173 reviews

11. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
21 reviews
User Score
87
152 reviews

12. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
81
65 reviews

13. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
Critic Score
84
10 reviews
User Score
83
35 reviews

14. Four Tet - There Is Love in You

Four Tet - There Is Love in You
January 26, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
84
15 reviews
User Score
83
53 reviews

15. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
May 25, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
77
12 reviews
User Score
84
85 reviews

16. Eminem - Recovery

Eminem - Recovery
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
62
15 reviews
User Score
60
36 reviews

17. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
October 12, 2010
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
85
74 reviews

18. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
84
22 reviews

19. Caribou - Swim

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
18 reviews
User Score
83
86 reviews

20. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
Critic Score
86
18 reviews
User Score
85
45 reviews

21. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
14 reviews
User Score
77
3 reviews

22. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
Critic Score
85
14 reviews
User Score
87
176 reviews

23. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
15 reviews
User Score
83
25 reviews

24. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
16 reviews
User Score
84
40 reviews

25. The Thermals - Personal Life

The Thermals - Personal Life
September 7, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
68
7 reviews
User Score
71
3 reviews

26. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
72
3 reviews

27. Jónsi - Go

Jónsi - Go
April 6, 2010
Post-Rock
Critic Score
82
12 reviews
User Score
82
26 reviews

28. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise

Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
February 9, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
82
15 reviews
User Score
81
10 reviews

29. Wolf Parade - Expo 86

Wolf Parade - Expo 86
June 29, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
16 reviews
User Score
78
9 reviews

30. Pop Etc - Big Echo

Pop Etc - Big Echo
March 9, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
82
15 reviews

31. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
May 4, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
19 reviews
User Score
79
24 reviews

32. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
May 25, 2010
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
User Score
85
122 reviews

33. The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Rock
Critic Score
78
14 reviews
User Score
83
113 reviews

34. Wild Nothing - Gemini

Wild Nothing - Gemini
May 25, 2010
Indie Pop
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
81
38 reviews

35. Curren$y - Pilot Talk

Curren$y - Pilot Talk
July 13, 2010
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
85
3 reviews

36. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
19 reviews
User Score
83
27 reviews

37. Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man

Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man
February 1, 2010
Blues
Critic Score
85
1 review
User Score
NR

38. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy

Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking It Easy
May 11, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
77
11 reviews
User Score
82
7 reviews

39. MGMT - Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Electronic
Critic Score
68
15 reviews
User Score
76
72 reviews

40. Menomena - Mines

Menomena - Mines
July 27, 2010
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
80
14 reviews
User Score
84
6 reviews

41. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
14 reviews
User Score
77
17 reviews

42. Scuba - Triangulation

Scuba - Triangulation
March 22, 2010
Dubstep
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
User Score
76
3 reviews

43. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
13 reviews
User Score
80
56 reviews

44. Owen Pallett - Heartland

Owen Pallett - Heartland
January 12, 2010
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
80
19 reviews

45. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
November 22, 2010
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
10 reviews
User Score
66
14 reviews

46. Sharon Van Etten - Epic

Sharon Van Etten - Epic
September 21, 2010
Folk
Critic Score
77
8 reviews
User Score
85
11 reviews

47. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
79
21 reviews

48. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night

The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night
March 9, 2010
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
85
5 reviews

49. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
November 9, 2010
Soul
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
71
11 reviews

50. The Books - The Way Out

The Books - The Way Out
July 20, 2010
Experimental
Critic Score
78
12 reviews
User Score
81
8 reviews
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