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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 2010

1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
36 reviews

2. The National - High Violet

The National - High Violet
May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
September 28, 2010
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

5. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

6. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

7. The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

8. The Phantom Band - The Wants

The Phantom Band - The Wants
October 25, 2010
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

9. Pavement - Quarantine the Past

Pavement - Quarantine the Past
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
80
11 reviews

10. No Age - Everything in Between

No Age - Everything in Between
September 28, 2010
Critic Score
79
24 reviews

11. Menomena - Mines

Menomena - Mines
July 27, 2010
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

12. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12, 2010
Critic Score
79
33 reviews

13. Women - Public Strain

Women - Public Strain
September 28, 2010
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

15. Warpaint - The Fool

Warpaint - The Fool
October 26, 2010
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

17. Spoon - Transference

Spoon - Transference
January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

18. Foals - Total Life Forever

Foals - Total Life Forever
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

19. Fang Island - Fang Island

Fang Island - Fang Island
February 23, 2010
Critic Score
76
9 reviews

20. Wavves - King of the Beach

Wavves - King of the Beach
August 3, 2010
Critic Score
76
25 reviews

21. Suckers - Wild Smile

Suckers - Wild Smile
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

22. I Am Kloot - Sky At Night

I Am Kloot - Sky At Night
July 13, 2010
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

24. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

25. The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever

The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
May 4, 2010
Critic Score
75
28 reviews
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