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Paste's 50 Best Albums of 2010

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49.

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

48.

November 2, 2009
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

47.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

46.

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

45.

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
84
34 reviews

42.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
76
26 reviews

41.

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

39.

Sarah Jaffe - Suburban Nature
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
77
3 reviews

36.

January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

35.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

34.

November 15, 2010
Critic Score
71
15 reviews

31.

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

30.

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

29.

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

27.

January 11, 2010
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

Contra opener “Horchata” displays a caliber of pop songcraft and melodic intuition that gives The Shins’ James Mercer a run for his harmony, and the feathery lightness of lead singer Ezra Koenig’s voice allows him to indulge fluttering melodies that would sink under the weight of more overbearing pipes.

26.

August 17, 2010
Critic Score
68
13 reviews

24.

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
83
31 reviews

Dream is a go-for-broke collection that not only creates and sustains a hi-fi drowse-pop drama throughout its 10 beguiling songs, but comes across like a logical and gorgeous extension of all the band’s previous dreams.

23.

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

21.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

20.

June 8, 2010
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

19.

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

18.

November 5, 2010
Critic Score
82
29 reviews

17.

April 6, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

16.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

12.

November 16, 2010
Critic Score
86
13 reviews

11.

May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
33 reviews

Though High Violet lacks the front-to-back consistency that made Boxer such an unmitigated revelation, the new album’s peaks absolutely rival Boxer’s best tracks.

7.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
39 reviews

Swelling at 16 songs and an hour-plus runtime, it’s Arcade Fire’s most ambitious and concept-driven effort to date.

6.

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
83
36 reviews

4.

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
92
42 reviews

In its many contradictions, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy—perhaps this century’s definitive portrait of torment, vanity, self-delusion, and pathos—has given way to stirring new possibilities.

3.

October 2, 2009
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

This is an album that knocks you over at first. But when you gather yourself, get back on your feet and listen again, you’ll want to hit the play button a second time. Mumford & Sons have no reason on to apologize on Sigh No More—this is a killer debut.

1.

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
85
32 reviews

Murphy and his crew are fully committed to this album. There’s a remarkable sustained energy to this collection; its electronic textures thrum and shimmy, and wall after sonic wall is built up and torn down with impeccable precision.

Original Source: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2010/12/the-50-best-albums-of-2010
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