One Thirty BPM's Top 50 Albums of 2010

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50.

July 20, 2010
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

49.

November 9, 2010
Critic Score
82
28 reviews

47.

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
77
31 reviews

46.

September 21, 2010
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

45.

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
69
19 reviews

Danger Days is an homage to fast cars, rock n’ roll and American culture. Half of the album is a blitzkrieg of blazing guitar driven songs that are meant to evoke a sense of speed.

44.

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

43.

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
77
26 reviews
Foals is a band with untapped potential: they’ve got a solid vocalist, are more than competent at their instruments, and clearly have an ear for melodies, but the way they put their music together remains mostly uninspiring.

42.

Scuba - Triangulation
March 22, 2010
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

41.

January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
26 reviews

40.

July 27, 2010
Critic Score
80
22 reviews

39.

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
29 reviews

37.

Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man
February 1, 2010
Critic Score
85
1 review

36.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

35.

July 13, 2010
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

34.

May 25, 2010
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

33.

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
27 reviews

32.

May 21, 2010
Critic Score
74
16 reviews

Nothing ever clashes; the varied elements of these songs don’t compete but rather harmonize, working together to emanate an effortless, dreamlike vibe, a “chill” record if ever there was one.

29.

June 29, 2010
Critic Score
74
24 reviews

28.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

27.

April 6, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

26.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

25.

The Thermals - Personal Life
September 7, 2010
Critic Score
72
20 reviews

23.

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
80
25 reviews

22.

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

They’re refining their craft, producing some of their most bewitching material yet, but the rest of it feels like they’re merely spinning their wheels while they wait for more interesting ideas to come along.

21.

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
82
17 reviews

20.

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

19.

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

18.

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

16.

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
65
24 reviews

15.

April 23, 2010
Critic Score
73
23 reviews

13.

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

12.

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
82
33 reviews

11.

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
85
31 reviews

While This is Happening isn’t as wall-to-wall brilliant as Sound of Silver, if it is indeed his last record with this project, he’s leaving his legacy in just as good of shape as Jay-Z left his with The Black Album before his (unfortunately temporary) retirement.

10.

May 10, 2010
Critic Score
85
30 reviews

Should I be so surprised that High Violet ... represents their most, self-serious, dour and morose release yet? 

9.

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

5.

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

4.

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

3.

March 3, 2010
Critic Score
82
33 reviews

2.

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
37 reviews

There’s no shortage of the group’s usual flag-waving stadium rock ... but this time around, they are balanced out by hushed, pensive ballads.

1.

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
40 reviews

A frequently astonishing, no-holds-barred tour de force that not only eclipses his previous four albums in scope and creativity (no small feat), but also makes everything else on the radio sound positively amateurish by comparison.

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