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The Highest Rated 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
94
Based on
25 reviews

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2. Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown

Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
March 9, 2010
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on
4 reviews

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3. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
May 4, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on
20 reviews

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4. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

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

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5. John Mellencamp - No Better Than This

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

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6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

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

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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
88
Based on
16 reviews

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8. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
May 18, 2010
Dance Punk
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
18 reviews

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9. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
18 reviews

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10. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
21 reviews

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11. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 11, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
19 reviews

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12. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
18 reviews

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13. Beach House - Teen Dream

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Dream Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
14 reviews

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14. Actress - Splazsh

Actress - Splazsh
June 8, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
9 reviews

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15. Sparrow and the Workshop - Crystals Fall

Sparrow and the Workshop - Crystals Fall
April 19, 2010
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
4 reviews

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16. Sleigh Bells - Treats

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Noise Pop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
20 reviews

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17. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali & Toumani

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate - Ali & Toumani
February 23, 2010
World
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
4 reviews

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18. Laurie Anderson - Homeland

Laurie Anderson - Homeland
June 22, 2010
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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19. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
17 reviews

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20. Four Tet - There Is Love in You

Four Tet - There Is Love in You
January 26, 2010
Electronic
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
15 reviews

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21. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
September 21, 2010
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
12 reviews

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22. Alcest - Écailles de Lune

Alcest - Écailles de Lune
March 29, 2010
Black Metal
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
6 reviews

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23. The Roots - How I Got Over

The Roots - How I Got Over
June 22, 2010
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
8 reviews

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24. Robyn - Body Talk

Robyn - Body Talk
November 22, 2010
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
10 reviews

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25. 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
Based on
11 reviews

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