Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2010s

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100.

August 25, 2017
Critic Score
76
41 reviews

Leader Adam Granduciel achieves full-on sonic rapture with his band's latest LP, an abstract-expressionist mural of synth-pop and heartland rock colored by bruised optimism and some of his most generous, incandescent guitar ever.

99.

June 17, 2014
Critic Score
72
33 reviews

Ultraviolence is a melancholy crawl through doomed romance, incorrigible addictions, blown American dreams.

98.

John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness
April 13, 2018
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

97.

September 29, 2014
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

96.

Low Cut Connie - Call Me Sylvia
September 25, 2012
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

95.

Future - Monster
October 28, 2014
Critic Score
70
3 reviews

93.

U2 - Songs of Innocence
September 9, 2014
Critic Score
59
26 reviews

Songs of Innocence is a triumph of dynamic, focused renaissance: 11 tracks of straightforward rapture about the life-saving joys of music, drawing on U2's long palette of influences and investigations of post-punk rock, industrial electronics and contemporary dance music.

92.

May 3, 2019
Critic Score
79
41 reviews

Father of the Bride is so zealously detailed and meticulously contoured that you easily sink into its inventions.

91.

May 30, 2018
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

90.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Psychedelic Pill
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

89.

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

88.

September 9, 2013
Critic Score
81
38 reviews

The Monkeys keep on evolving ... their fifth LP is this quintessentially English retro-rock band's most American-sounding record, especially rhythmically.

87.

October 4, 2019
Critic Score
93
34 reviews

His latest ... seems like a broader, and altogether more stunning reaction to losing his son.

86.

September 2, 2016
Critic Score
85
35 reviews

85.

November 18, 2016
Critic Score
69
28 reviews

The mostly epic-length tracks – almost entirely written by drummer Lars Ulrich and singer-guitarist James Hetfield – are melodically assured furies of serial riffing and tempo shocks.

84.

June 1, 2015
Critic Score
84
40 reviews
What Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" was to the hippie era, Jamie xx's solo debut is to British club culture: a wistful valentine conjuring a more innocent time.

83.

Eric Church - Chief
July 26, 2011
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

82.

May 5, 2015
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
To be sure, it's a jazz album, as much about tradition as expanding it, informed by Coltranes (John and Alice), Miles Davis fusions, bebop and more; yet it's clearly shaped by crate-digger funk and film scores, hip-hop collage and gospel.

81.

February 16, 2018
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
Cozy up to the year's early standout: On her sixth LP, veteran songwriter Brandi Carlile teams up with co-producers Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb for a moving and righteous piece of Americana-infused pop.

79.

August 11, 2017
Critic Score
77
30 reviews

Kesha channels that drama into the best music of her career – finding common ground between the honky-tonks she loves and the dance clubs she ruled with hits like "Tik Tok" and "Die Young," between glossy beats, epic ballads and grimy guitar riffs.

78.

March 2, 2018
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

77.

The Highwomen - The Highwomen
September 6, 2019
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

What’s most impressive about The Highwomen... is how artfully, and matter-of-factly, it engages social issues.

76.

February 18, 2011
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

75.

February 10, 2015
Critic Score
87
39 reviews

Upping the spectacle from Fear Fun, his 2012 debut, I Love You, Honeybear is an autobiographical set about love, marriage and derangement that's both ironic and empathic.

74.

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

In many ways, Daytona replicates Jay-Z and No I.D.'s 2017 rap highlight 4:44: two older men who simply practice their craft, their legacies already secure.

73.

Jenny Lewis - On the Line
March 22, 2019
Critic Score
83
26 reviews

As glorious as the sound of this thing is, glinting with letter-perfect ‘70s-’80s rock sonics and touches of 21st-century psychedelic irony, the songs are the show, written by a woman of a particular age from a perspective well past jaded.

72.

Jack White - Blunderbuss
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
80
38 reviews

71.

November 6, 2015
Critic Score
83
34 reviews
The big news on her fourth album is how much she's upped her game as a writer and a singer, giving her music new polish and resonance.

70.

February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
27 reviews
For the first time in his career, Drake doesn't sound like he wants to be remembered as one of the greats. This time, he just is.

69.

April 19, 2019
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

Cuz I Love You follows through on the legend she’s been steadily building over the past few years.

68.

June 2, 2015
Critic Score
77
33 reviews
Finally, Welch is leaning hard into the classic rock and soul sounds her vocals always flirted with, like Ophelia in a Mondrian miniskirt.

67.

December 24, 2018
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

X100PRE is everything you could possibly want from a debut album: Plenty of the stuff that initially brought Bad Bunny fame along with some impressively executed forays into new styles — no small feat, considering how many genres he has already infiltrated.

66.

October 22, 2012
Critic Score
90
31 reviews

Lamar is an unlikely star: a storyteller, not a braggart or punch-line rapper, setting spiritual yearnings and moral dilemmas against a backdrop of gang violence and police brutality.

65.

February 25, 2014
Critic Score
87
40 reviews

St. Vincent is her tightest, tensest, best set of songs to date, with wry, twisty beats pushing her lovably ornery melodies toward grueling revelations.

64.

May 27, 2014
Critic Score
85
36 reviews

... her magnificent fourth LP, which grows her trademark examinations of romantic decay to cathedral-like scale.

63.

April 27, 2018
Critic Score
86
36 reviews

In its own way, its as artful, ambitious, determined, joyous and inspiring, as Lemonade or To Pimp a Butterfly. It's a sexy MF-ing masterpiece.

62.

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station
September 7, 2018
Critic Score
72
28 reviews

His first LP in five years is structured like a ride on the cosmic train, complete with silly sex songs and a plea for peace. The result is classic Paul.

60.

December 15, 2014
Critic Score
67
22 reviews

Riding diabolically hot beats from producers like Mike Will Made It and Hit-Boy, she breathes fire and oozes soul every time she touches the mic. This is a rap royal in full flex.

59.

May 12, 2017
Critic Score
66
25 reviews

On his superb solo debut, the One Direction heartthrob claims his turf as a true rock & roll prince, a sunshine superman, a cosmic dancer in touch with his introspective acoustic side as well as his glam flash.

58.

November 18, 2016
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

The Nashville star's most ambitious LP, a range-y two-disc set ditching country's mainstream playbook for the sort of Great Album rock acts used to spit out regularly back in the day.

55.

May 21, 2013
Critic Score
83
44 reviews

This is Daft Punk conjuring the musical era that first inspired them, when disco conquered the world with handcrafted grooves and prog-rock excess magnified emotions in black-lit bedrooms.

52.

Khalid - American Teen
March 3, 2017
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

51.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
37 reviews
The strange thing about Arcade Fire is how they instinctively scale their most intimate confessions to arena-rock levels, rolling out big drums and glossy keyboards.
Original Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-albums-2010s-ranked-913997/
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9mo
I honestly can't take seriously any lists without Joanna Newsom's magnum opus at least on the top 5.
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