Friday, December 24, 2010

The Best Albums of 2010

1.  Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
2. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
3. She & Him - Volume Two
4. Jukebox The Ghost - Everything Under The Sun
5. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
6. Mouth's Cradle - The Next Big Thing
7. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
8. Robyn – Body Talk
9. Matt & Kim - Sidewalks 
10. Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart
11. The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You 
12. Ellie Goulding - Lights
13. Stars – The Five Ghosts
14. Joshua Radin – The Rock and the Tide
15. The National – High Violet
16. Trent Dabbs – Transition (EP)
17. Josh Ritter – So Runs The World Away
18. Sleigh Bells - Treats
19. B.O.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
20. Cary Brothers - Under Control
21. Of Montreal - False Priest
22. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
23. Andrew Belle - The Ladder
24. Neon Trees - Habits
25. Owen Pallett - Heartland

So what's next?: 2011 looks like it's going to be the year of female pop. Explosive new albums are arriving from some of the industry's biggest names, including Britney Spears, Lady GaGa, Kelly Clarkson and Madonna. In the indie/alternative world, new LPs from Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Fiona Apple, Anna Nalick, Santigold, Fleet Foxes, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Radiohead, The Shins, and Death Cab for Cutie are sure to have fans making tally marks on their calendars until the albums' respective release dates. Bands on comeback missions range from Blink 182 to Blondie. Rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z will be releasing a collaboration effort entitled Watch The Throne, and Bono and the gang will be returning for U2's thirteenth studio album, Songs of Ascent.

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