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The Needle Drop's Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

The Needle Drop's Top 200 Albums of the 2010s

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200.

August 1, 2012
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

198.

September 28, 2018
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

197.

George Clanton - Slide
August 17, 2018
Critic Score
72
2 reviews

George Clanton's brand of 90s-inspired hypnagogic pop on Slide is fresh and intriguing despite the album's concept not being taken far enough.

195.

Mac Miller - Faces
May 11, 2014
Critic Score
71
4 reviews

194.

May 30, 2018
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
The debut album from Philly hip hop artist Tierra Whack is an endearing set of pop rap and alternative R&B miniatures.

193.

Neon Indian - VEGA INTL. Night School
October 16, 2015
Critic Score
77
22 reviews
Neon Indian returns with a woozy, dreamy synth funk album.

192.

March 31, 2015
Critic Score
90
43 reviews

Suf(j)an "Subaru" Stevens comes through with an incredibly sad, personal, and subtle record with Carrie & Lowell.

191.

Lil Ugly Mane - Mista Thug Isolation
February 11, 2012
Critic Score
82
1 review

190.

The Weeknd - Trilogy
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

189.

October 9, 2012
Critic Score
87
31 reviews

With a more colorful recording, bolder experiments, and more expansive jams, Australia's Tame Impala shows nothing but improvement on their sophomore effort, Lonerism.

187.

February 12, 2015
Critic Score
77
28 reviews

Drake's sounding more confident than ever on a series of somewhat minimal, dark, moody, trap-inspired pop rap beats with contemporary R&B change-ups.

186.

August 6, 2013
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

185.

September 17, 2013
Critic Score
79
25 reviews

184.

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
31 reviews

183.

June 3, 2013
Critic Score
85
27 reviews

On Immunity, electronic music producer Jon Hopkins focuses in on the worlds of house and techno, fusing the characteristics of these genres with some pretty atmospheric and grandiose keyboards.

182.

Autechre - Exai
February 7, 2013
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

Autechre may be coming from the same cold, analytical place they usually do, but Exai shows that their skills for crafting sound are stronger than ever.

181.

August 21, 2015
Critic Score
78
26 reviews

Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album is a finely tuned piece of pop.

180.

KA - The Night's Gambit
July 13, 2013
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

179.

June 15, 2015
Critic Score
82
17 reviews
Everything Everything comes through with a creative, progressive pop album with equal parts eccentricity and accessibility.

178.

June 30, 2017
Critic Score
81
32 reviews

Mr. Carter kills his ego and spills the beans on his most intimate album yet.

177.

Deerhoof - Breakup Song
September 4, 2012
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

176.

Little Women - Throat
April 13, 2010
Critic Score
80
4 reviews

175.

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
November 16, 2018
Critic Score
73
25 reviews

Oxnard has a stronger sense of direction than its predecessor and is a breath of fresh air in the current state of pop rap and neo-soul.

174.

Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

173.

Playboi Carti - Die Lit
May 11, 2018
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

Playboi Carti's debut album is intoxicating in its simplicity.

170.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

169.

Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

168.

Lil B - God's Father
March 7, 2012
Critic Score
67
4 reviews

167.

October 25, 2011
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

166.

October 31, 2011
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
On ASAP Rocky's full-length debut, the Harlem rapper spits over some of the best production I've heard this year.

164.

Ab-Soul - Control System
May 11, 2012
Critic Score
79
10 reviews

163.

September 30, 2016
Critic Score
88
29 reviews
Solange doesn't disappoint on this elegant set of neo-soul track that mix the personal with the political.

162.

April 15, 2016
Critic Score
84
22 reviews
Singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson comes through with the classiest country album I've heard in a while.

161.

August 30, 2019
Critic Score
86
33 reviews

Lana Del Rey improves as a songwriter by leaps and bounds on NFR.

160.

BADBADNOTGOOD - BBNG2
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
With improved production, more original material, more instrumentation, and some intense performances, the new BADBADNOTGOOD album ups the previous LP in every way.

159.

May 25, 2018
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

At seven tracks and just over 21 minutes, the Kanye West-helmed DAYTONA is pretty much watertight and finds Pusha T in top form.

158.

Indian - From All Purity
January 21, 2014
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

156.

Chelsea Wolfe - Abyss
August 7, 2015
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

155.

January 11, 2010
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

154.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
37 reviews

On Arcade Fire's latest album, they take the most ambitious and immediate elements of their previous albums, and feed them into americana-style songwriting.

152.

June 9, 2017
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

SZA delivers a strong full-length debut that explores the emotional complexities of being the other woman.

151.

June 11, 2013
Critic Score
90
20 reviews

West Coast metal outfit Deafheaven has really improved their sound on this latest outing of theirs, delivering sharper, more triumphant compositions through a barrage of black metal-style instrumentation.

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