Picking 10 Favorite Albums Is Easier When You Pick 20


Dear internet,
I consumed a lot of music in 2010. After omitting any Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian releases, I was able to narrow it down to about 20, which I somehow divided into a top 10 and 10 honorable mentions. Ask me tomorrow and I’d probably have two or three of these swap spots. Enjoy.

Sincerely,
Phil Waldorf
Dead Oceans co-conspirator

Top 10:
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arp The Soft Wave
Avi Buffalo Avi Buffalo
James Blake The Bells Sketch / CMYK / Klavierwerke etc…
Emeralds Does it Look Like I’m Here
Grinderman Grinderman 2
Prins Thomas Prins Thomas
The Radio Dept. Clinging to a Scheme
Spoon Transference
Sharon Van Etten Epic

Honorable mentions:
Balam Acab See Birds
Beach House Teen Dream
How To Dress Well Love Remains
Jonsi Go
Lower Dens Twin Handed Movement
LCD Soundsystem This is Happening
Morning Benders Big Echo
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
The Walkmen Lisbon
The Young Voyagers of Legend

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Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks
Dograces by Dub Thompson
Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
The Instinct by Mark McGuire
One Half by Julianna Barwick
Stitches by Califone
Next Stop by Bleached

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Baby by White Hinterland

Goshen '97 by Strand of Oaks

Magdalene by Califone

Dograces by Dub Thompson

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