Best of 2010: Albums

(or: A Collection of Highly Enjoyable Albums from 2010, Roughly Ordered By My Estimation of Their Quality)

Rogue Wave: Permalight
The National: High Violet
Frightened Rabbit: The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Justin Townes Earle: Harlem River Blues
Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Phosphorescent: Here’s to Taking It Easy
The Tallest Man On Earth: The Wild Hunt
Slow Club: Yeah, So
Broken Bells: Broken Bells
The Black Keys: Brothers
Steel Train: Steel Train
Freelance Whales: Weathervanes
Harlan T. Bobo: Sucker
Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record
Frontier Ruckus: Deadmalls and Nightfalls
The Morning Benders: Big Echo
Delta Spirit: History From Below
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Let It Sway
Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

The Futureheads: The Chaos
Kings Go Forth: The Outsiders Are Back
Titus Andronicus: The Monitor
Roky Erickson & Okkervil River: True Love Cast Out All Evil
Horse Feathers: Thistled Spring
Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
Futurebirds: Hampton’s Lullaby
Damien Jurado: Saint Bartlett
Venice is Sinking: Sand & Lines
Hot Chip: One Life Stand
Typhoon: Hunger and Thirst
The New Pornographers: Together
Matt Pond, PA: The Dark Leaves
Josh Ritter: So Runs the World Away
Yeasayer: Odd Blood
Call Me Lightning: When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
Fran Healy: Wreckorder
Belle and Sebastian: Write About Love
The Rescues: Let Loose the Horses
Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
Fang Island: Fang Island
Vampire Weekend: Contra
Suckers: Wild Smile
Beach House: Teen Dream


Also, off the top of my head…
Disappointments: Gorillaz, Ryan Adams, Spoon
Overrated: Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast

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