American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010

American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2010

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50.

Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises
July 13, 2010
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

48.

August 17, 2010
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

47.

Javelin - No Mas
April 6, 2010
Critic Score
66
13 reviews

45.

The Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
70
13 reviews

44.

May 25, 2010
Critic Score
73
6 reviews

43.

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

42.

November 2, 2009
Critic Score
76
16 reviews

41.

Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
75
2 reviews

40.

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

With their third full-length effort, Beach House forces the listener to re-examine pop music status quo while taking another giant stride as a band.

39.

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

38.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
67
19 reviews

37.

Oh Sees - Warm Slime
May 11, 2010
Critic Score
72
5 reviews

36.

Jenny and Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now
August 31, 2010
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

33.

Mount Eerie - Song Islands Vol. 2
October 4, 2010
Critic Score
62
3 reviews

32.

Johnny Flynn - Been Listening
June 7, 2010
Critic Score
73
9 reviews

31.

William Tyler - Behold The Spirit
November 22, 2010
Critic Score
75
3 reviews

30.

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

28.

Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
May 25, 2010
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

26.

January 11, 2010
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

Far more than a companion piece of leftover ideas, the album is light, musically savvy and, for the most part, pulls off a thick dose of shamelessly sunny pop across all of its 10 tracks.

25.

February 2, 2010
Critic Score
71
24 reviews

23.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

22.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
68
11 reviews

18.

Old 97's - The Grand Theatre, Vol. 1
October 12, 2010
Critic Score
71
8 reviews

17.

Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give
September 21, 2010
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

15.

Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic
June 15, 2010
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

14.

Elvis Costello - National Ransom
November 2, 2010
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

13.

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

12.

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

11.

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
31 reviews

MGMT plots a strange course for their listeners with Congratulations, but the material here often exceeds that of the band’s initial full-length.

10.

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
78
14 reviews

9.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
37 reviews

The Suburbs offers plenty of the dense and stately keyboard-heavy pop that fans of the band have come to expect, with some much-appreciated frothier moments, but a melancholy theme of reluctant adulthood, or resistance to change, runs through even the more lightweight numbers.

8.

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
71
21 reviews

6.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

5.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

The fact that these guys can expand their sound and still feel entirely comfortable in their own specific framework, much less top themselves a second time around, is proof enough that Yeasayer are one of the best at what they do.

4.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

2.

October 2, 2009
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

1.

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
27 reviews
Original Source: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2010/12/american-songwriters-top-50-albums-of-2010/
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