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The Best Jazz Albums of the 2010s

2. Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net

Wayne Shorter Quartet - Without a Net
February 5, 2013
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

4. Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
August 25, 2017
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

5. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
October 7, 2014
Critic Score
84
35 reviews

6. Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit

Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit
January 26, 2010
Critic Score
84
10 reviews

8. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
June 22, 2018
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

9. Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando

Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando
March 13, 2012
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

10. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

11. Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile

Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
March 30, 2018
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

12. Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom

Szun Waves - New Hymn to Freedom
August 31, 2018
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

14. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

Kamasi Washington - The Epic
May 5, 2015
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

15. Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy

Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy
April 26, 2019
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

16. Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within

Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within
November 9, 2010
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

17. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory

Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
81
13 reviews

18. Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference

Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
80
16 reviews

19. Tony Allen - The Source

Tony Allen - The Source
September 8, 2017
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

20. Nels Cline - Lovers

Nels Cline - Lovers
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
79
9 reviews

21. Wayne Shorter - Emanon

Wayne Shorter - Emanon
September 14, 2018
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

22. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead
March 30, 2010
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

23. Polar Bear - Peepers

Polar Bear - Peepers
March 1, 2010
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

24. Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
February 28, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

25. Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
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