FACT Magazine's 40 Best Albums of 2010

FACT Magazine's 40 Best Albums of 2010

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39.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

37.

DJ Rashad - Just A Taste Vol. 1
December 13, 2010
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

35.

March 2, 2010
Critic Score
83
23 reviews

34.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

32.

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

31.

Shed - The Traveller
August 30, 2010
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

30.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

29.

DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
October 18, 2010
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

28.

February 2, 2010
Critic Score
72
16 reviews

25.

Digital Mystikz - Return II Space
June 30, 2010
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

24.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
79
26 reviews

22.

June 29, 2010
Critic Score
78
17 reviews

21.

Sandwell District - Feed Forward
December 22, 2010
Critic Score
90
1 review

20.

October 5, 2010
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

19.

Lone - Emerald Fantasy Tracks
November 29, 2010
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

18.

September 21, 2010
Critic Score
82
21 reviews
At all points it sounds exactly like Michael Gira, and just like Swans, but never sounds like any already-existing Swans record. Comebacks shouldn’t be this good, this confident. They certainly never sound this fresh.

17.

John Roberts - Glass Eights
October 25, 2010
Critic Score
90
1 review

16.

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
63
16 reviews

15.

Guido - Anidea
May 1, 2010
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

14.

Autre Ne Veut - Autre Ne Veut
August 30, 2010
Critic Score
81
1 review

13.

December 6, 2010
Critic Score
87
4 reviews

10.

June 21, 2010
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

I thought it was ambient. The riveting, often terrifying Returnal makes me ashamed for thinking any such thing: Daniel Lopatin is the real deal, deserving of his current elevated status, and even if he never makes another good record again, this one will endure.

8.

June 8, 2010
Critic Score
79
11 reviews

This is more accessible than past albums, and at its best, more complex and rewarding. You get the feeling that there is better to come; that there is a record on their horizon that can consistently achieve the high points of What Happened, Emeralds and this one.

7.

June 15, 2010
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

6.

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
70
23 reviews

5.

Darkstar - North
November 2, 2010
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

4.

Teengirl Fantasy - 7AM
September 21, 2010
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

3.

Actress - Splazsh
May 28, 2010
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

2.

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
40 reviews

It’s one of the grandest hip-hop records of all time ... full of vocoder, guitar, narration and overheard betrayals, and it’s frequently torn between whether it wants to be a rugged, raw rap record or a grandiose pop opera. 

Original Source: http://www.factmag.com/2010/11/30/40-best-albums-of-2010-40-31/
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