One Thirty BPM's Top 50 Albums of 2010

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50. The Books - The Way Out

July 20, 2010
Critic Score
78
20 reviews

49. Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer

November 9, 2010
Critic Score
81
26 reviews

47. Warpaint - The Fool

October 26, 2010
Critic Score
78
30 reviews

46. Sharon Van Etten - Epic

September 21, 2010
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

44. Owen Pallett - Heartland

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

43. Foals - Total Life Forever

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

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

41. Spoon - Transference

January 19, 2010
Critic Score
77
25 reviews

40. Menomena - Mines

July 27, 2010
Critic Score
79
20 reviews

39. MGMT - Congratulations

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
28 reviews

37. Paul Cary - Ghost of a Man

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

36. The Walkmen - Lisbon

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
80
26 reviews

35. Curren$y - Pilot Talk

July 13, 2010
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

34. Wild Nothing - Gemini

May 25, 2010
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

33. The Black Keys - Brothers

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
78
26 reviews

32. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

May 25, 2010
Critic Score
73
15 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. Wolf Parade - Expo 86

June 29, 2010
Critic Score
74
23 reviews

28. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
82
19 reviews

27. Jónsi - Go

April 6, 2010
Critic Score
80
27 reviews

26. Les Savy Fav - Root for Ruin

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

25. The Thermals - Personal Life

The Thermals - Personal Life
September 7, 2010
Critic Score
73
19 reviews

23. No Age - Everything in Between

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
79
23 reviews

22. Beach House - Teen Dream

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
81
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. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

20. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

19. Caribou - Swim

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
28 reviews

18. The Roots - How I Got Over

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

16. Eminem - Recovery

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
65
23 reviews

13. Robyn - Body Talk

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

12. Sleigh Bells - Treats

May 11, 2010
Critic Score
82
32 reviews

11. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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. The National - High Violet

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. Yeasayer - Odd Blood

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
31 reviews

5. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
86
30 reviews

4. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

3. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
35 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. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
38 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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