AOTY 2021

NPR Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

48.

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
83
25 reviews

47.

Sade - Soldier of Love
February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

46.

Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea
January 26, 2010
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

45.

Kings Go Forth - The Outsiders Are Back
April 20, 2010
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

44.

Quasi - American Gong
February 23, 2010
Critic Score
63
11 reviews

43.

Owen Pallett - Heartland
January 12, 2010
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

41.

Ratatat - LP4
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
72
20 reviews

38.

Four Tet - There Is Love in You
January 26, 2010
Critic Score
84
29 reviews

37.

Laura Veirs - July Flame
January 12, 2010
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

35.

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
December 7, 2009
Critic Score
74
25 reviews

34.

Freelance Whales - Weathervanes
April 13, 2010
Critic Score
64
18 reviews

33.

Massive Attack - Heligoland
February 9, 2010
Critic Score
71
30 reviews

30.

Crystal Castles - (II)
April 23, 2010
Critic Score
74
26 reviews

28.

Caribou - Swim
April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
30 reviews

27.

Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
77
15 reviews

26.

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
January 19, 2010
Critic Score
75
20 reviews

24.

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
88
31 reviews

23.

Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
May 4, 2010
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

22.

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me
February 23, 2010
Critic Score
85
31 reviews

21.

MGMT - Congratulations
April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
31 reviews

17.

Jónsi - Go
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

16.

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
71
26 reviews

15.

She & Him - Volume Two
March 23, 2010
Critic Score
69
16 reviews

14.

Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
May 4, 2010
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

13.

The New Pornographers - Together
May 4, 2010
Critic Score
72
26 reviews

12.

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

11.

Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
November 2, 2009
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

10.

Sleigh Bells - Treats
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

9.

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

8.

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
October 2, 2009
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

7.

Beach House - Teen Dream
January 26, 2010
Critic Score
83
31 reviews

6.

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 11, 2010
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

4.

Broken Bells - Broken Bells
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
72
29 reviews

3.

The Black Keys - Brothers
May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

2.

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

1.

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
March 3, 2010
Critic Score
81
37 reviews
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