The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2010

The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2010

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48. Ceremony - Rohnert Park

Ceremony - Rohnert Park
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

47. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

February 23, 2010
Critic Score
84
28 reviews

46. Matthew Dear - Black City

August 17, 2010
Critic Score
75
17 reviews

45. Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
67
24 reviews

44. Ratatat - LP4

Ratatat - LP4
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
72
20 reviews

43. Girl Talk - All Day

November 15, 2010
Critic Score
71
15 reviews

42. Baths - Cerulean

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
79
17 reviews

41. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
91
39 reviews

Kanye's fifth studio album is easily his most ambitious effort yet. The production is extremely stunning. To be honest, this album sounds like a really huge undertaking with all of it's extra instrumentation, studio tricks, and samples.

40. Owen Pallett - Heartland

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

39. Daughters - Daughters

Daughters - Daughters
March 9, 2010
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

38. Small Black - New Chain

October 25, 2010
Critic Score
69
14 reviews

37. Caribou - Swim

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

36. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise

February 9, 2010
Critic Score
82
20 reviews

34. The Drums - The Drums

June 8, 2010
Critic Score
72
24 reviews

32. The Roots - How I Got Over

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

31. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
86
31 reviews

Flying Lotus' third album is by far his most diverse, loaded with elements of jazz, hip hop, and countless hybrids of electronic music. It's dense, boundless, engaging, and fun.

30. Twin Shadow - Forget

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
81
19 reviews

29. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
84
32 reviews

28. Woods - At Echo Lake

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
75
12 reviews

Y'all may remember I loved their last album, Songs of Shame, and At Echo Lake is a worth follow-up, for sure. There's more variation and a slightly more upbeat attitude. I just wish this band would bite the bullet and come out with something a little more fleshed out, but the style here is still unique enough to keep me interested, really interested.

26. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

25. Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones

Luke Abbott - Holkham Drones
August 23, 2010
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

24. Kids & Explosions - Shit Computer

Kids & Explosions - Shit Computer
October 19, 2010
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

23. Magic Kids - Memphis

Magic Kids - Memphis
August 24, 2010
Critic Score
70
13 reviews

21. OFF! - First Four EPs

OFF! - First Four EPs
November 23, 2010
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

20. Nails - Unsilent Death

Nails - Unsilent Death
September 27, 2010
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

17. Adam Green - Minor Love

Adam Green - Minor Love
February 16, 2010
Critic Score
67
15 reviews

16. MGMT - Congratulations

April 13, 2010
Critic Score
67
29 reviews

15. Chromeo - Business Casual

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
67
19 reviews

14. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
89
36 reviews

On Arcade Fire's latest album, they take the most ambitious and immediate elements of their previous albums, and feed them into americana-style songwriting.

12. Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
57
22 reviews

11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

January 11, 2010
Critic Score
79
34 reviews

9. Glasser - Ring

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
77
19 reviews

Glasser's Ring is a really, really, really good album. Uh, you should hear it. It pretty much rules. Yeah.

7. Women - Public Strain

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
79
19 reviews

6. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
83
32 reviews

Gorillaz latest LP is as dynamic as their previous efforts, but much more conceptual and cohesive.

5. Beach House - Teen Dream

January 26, 2010
Critic Score
82
30 reviews

2. The Books - The Way Out

July 20, 2010
Critic Score
78
21 reviews

1. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

May 18, 2010
Critic Score
85
31 reviews
LCD Soundsystem's third and final album is an ambitious trip into the sounds of dance and rock fusion.
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