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Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010

Spin's Top 40 Albums of 2010

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40. Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

June 8, 2010
Critic Score
71
19 reviews

39. Caribou - Swim

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

38. Eminem - Recovery

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
65
23 reviews

37. The Walkmen - Lisbon

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

35. Robert Plant - Band of Joy

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
82
16 reviews

34. Against Me! - White Crosses

Against Me! - White Crosses
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

32. Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

July 27, 2010
Critic Score
79
4 reviews

31. Spoon - Transference

January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

30. The Black Keys - Brothers

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

29. Sleigh Bells - Treats

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
82
33 reviews

28. Neil Young - Le Noise

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
72
18 reviews

27. Glasser - Ring

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

26. The National - High Violet

May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

Simmering more than it strikes, High Violet coaxes you into baroque indie darkness rather than shines bright pop lights.

25. of Montreal - False Priest

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
71
25 reviews

24. Wavves - King of the Beach

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
76
25 reviews

23. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

22. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

November 9, 2010
Critic Score
81
27 reviews

21. Crystal Castles - (II)

May 25, 2010
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

20. MGMT - Congratulations

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
29 reviews
MGMT may be dazed, but they’re not tweaked out yet.

19. No Age - Everything in Between

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
79
24 reviews

18. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

17. Beach House - Teen Dream

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
81
30 reviews

On their third album, those feelings now sound like actual songs, with swelling choruses and an all-encompassing ache.

16. Drake - Thank Me Later

June 15, 2010
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

14. Best Coast - Crazy for You

July 27, 2010
Critic Score
75
25 reviews

12. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
79
33 reviews

10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1

June 15, 2010
Critic Score
77
23 reviews

8. M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\

July 7, 2010
Critic Score
70
33 reviews

7. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

Throughout Grinderman 2., the guitars and violins pant and howl with a visceral, veteran’s swagger. Late middle age has never sounded so thrilling.

5. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

If Johnson seems uninterested in Nashville's warm-and-cuddly act, he agrees with its insistence on crackerjack songcraft, and that keeps The Guitar Song from hardening into tough-guy drudgery.

4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
85
31 reviews

What keeps Murphy from being an insufferable know-it-all is how he folds deeper emotions into his references.

3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
36 reviews

The Suburbs burns on behalf of the belief that modern culture is missing its heart — and to give up the search is to send one’s soul to oblivion.

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
39 reviews

It's a sinister, orchestral, hugely grandiose affair that owes as much to the artist's self-aggrandizing ego as to the voracious id that would destroy it publicly. 

Original Source: http://www.spin.com/gallery/40-best-albums-2010/
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