Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Top 50 Albums of the Year: #25-1

I feel like this pretty much perfectly summarizes the best music that came out this past year. We've got everything from electronic/dubstep musicians, indie groups both new and old picking up steam, mainstream hip-hop acts, and a few surprises along the way. So here it is! The top 25 albums of the year 2010!

Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
Genre: Indie Rock

Glasser - Ring
Genre: Experimental, Electro-Pop

The Books - The Way Out
Genre: Electronica/Folk

Miami Horror - Illumination
Genre: Synthpop

River City Extension - The Unmistakenable Man
Genre: Folk Rock

*Note: I could only find live versions of these songs. The production quality on the studio album is actually quite good.

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Genre: Dance, Electronic

Sleigh Bells - Treats
Genre: Noise-pop

The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
Genre: Folk/Singer-songwriter

Chromeo - Business Casual
Genre: Electro-Funk

Rusko - O.M.G!
Genre: Dubstep

Caribou - Swim
Genre: Electronica

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Genre: Black Metal, Folk Metal

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Genre: Hip hop

The Glitch Mob - Drink The Sea/Drink The Sea Part 2: The Mixtape
Genre: Electronic, Glitch, IDM

Uffie - Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans
Genre: Alternative Dance, Electro hip-hop

Tobacco - Maniac Meat
Genre: Psychedelic, Experimental

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Genre: Hip hop

Girl Talk - All Day
Genre: Mash-up, Party Music

Devo - Something For Everybody
Genre: New Wave, Synthrock

Beach House - Teen Dream
Genre: Dream-Pop

Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Genre: Punk Rock, Lo-Fi

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Genre: Alternative hip hop, alternative rock

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Genre: Indie Rock, Dream-Pop

Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
Genre: Electronic, Experimental

That about wraps it up for this year in music! It's definitely been quite the exciting ride. I hope you guys enjoyed it as much as I did! Some really great stuff came out this year. I wander what 2011 has in store for us...only time will tell!

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