Best Albums of 2010 So Far

I’ve been working on my list of the best albums of 2010 all year long this year. So far, here’s the shortlist:

Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More
The National: High Violet
Josh Ritter: So Runs the World Away
Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: I Learned the Hard Way
Broken Bells: Broken Bells
Phosphorescent: Here’s To Taking It Easy
The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt
Good Old War: Good Old War
Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can
Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
Free Energy: Stuck on Nothing
Avi Buffalo: Avi Buffalo
Dum Dum Girls: I Will Be
Hot Chip: One Life Stand
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Revord
LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
Steel Train: Steel Train
Peter Wolf Crier: Inter-Be
The Roots: How I Got Over
Anais Mitchell: Hadestown
Laura Veirs: July Flame
Call Me Lightning: When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
The Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Jesca Hoop: Hunting My Dress
Futurebirds: Hampton’s Lullaby
Best Coast: Crazy For You

You can view the live list here: http://schultzy.tadalist.com/lists/1352872/public. I’m moving things above the first dashed line as I decide they’ll make the list, and checking them off as I decide they’re not making the list.

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