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
83
25 reviews

45. Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
September 14, 2010
Critic Score
69
18 reviews

44. Ratatat - LP4

Ratatat - LP4
June 8, 2010
Critic Score
71
18 reviews

43. Girl Talk - All Day

November 15, 2010
Critic Score
70
14 reviews

42. Baths - Cerulean

June 22, 2010
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

41. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

November 22, 2010
Critic Score
90
36 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.

39. Daughters - Daughters

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

38. Small Black - New Chain

October 25, 2010
Critic Score
68
12 reviews

37. Caribou - Swim

April 20, 2010
Critic Score
82
27 reviews

31. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
85
28 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
16 reviews

29. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
83
30 reviews

28. Woods - At Echo Lake

May 4, 2010
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

26. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
83
11 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
72
11 reviews

21. OFF! - First Four EPs

OFF! - First Four EPs
November 23, 2010
Critic Score
83
6 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
14 reviews

15. Chromeo - Business Casual

September 14, 2010
Critic Score
68
15 reviews

14. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

August 3, 2010
Critic Score
88
34 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.

11. Vampire Weekend - Contra

January 12, 2010
Critic Score
78
30 reviews

9. Glasser - Ring

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
77
18 reviews

7. Women - Public Strain

September 28, 2010
Critic Score
78
18 reviews

6. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

March 9, 2010
Critic Score
81
29 reviews

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

1. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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