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The Best Rock Albums of 2010

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Ratings: 10=best rock album ever; 9=masterpiece; 8=buy it now; 7=buy it eventually; 6=buy it if you are a fan
Best of Rock Albums
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    8.5/10
  1. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (Drag City)


    8/10
  2. Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid (Bad Boy)
    7.5/10
  3. David First: Privacy Issues (XI)
  4. Dalek: Untitled (Latitudes)
  5. Uboa: Sometimes Light (Uboa)
  6. Skullflower: Strange Keys To Untune God's Firmament (Neurot)
  7. Soft Moon: The Soft Moon (Captured Track)
  8. Sarah June: In Black Robes (Silber)
  9. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-A-Fella)
  10. Mi Ami: Steal Your Face (Thrill Jockey)
  11. Titus Andronicus: The Monitor (XL)
  12. Salem: King Night (IAmSound)
  13. These New Puritans: Hidden (Domino)
  14. Birds Of Maya: Ready To Howl (Agitated)
  15. Nice Face: Immer Etwas (Sacred Bones)
  16. Cleric: Regressions (Web of Mimicry)
    7/10
  17. Slaves: Ocean On Ocean (Debacle)
  18. Gnaw Their Tongues: L'Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante (Burning World)
  19. Date Palms: Of Psalms (Thrill Jockey)
  20. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot (Purple Ribbon )
  21. Owen Pallett: Heartland (Domino)
  22. Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma (Warp)
  23. Clarinette: Nul (Cassetto Editions)
  24. Solo Andata: Ritual (Desire Path)
  25. Natural Snow Buildings: The Centauri Agent (Vulpiano)
  26. Hail Architeuthis: Herald The Harbinger Of Impending Acoustics (Auris Apothecary)
  27. Magic Lantern: Platoon (Not Not Fun)
  28. Sleigh Bells: Treats (NEET)
  29. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  30. Maquiladora: Wirikuta (Lotus House)
  31. Jatoma: Jatoma (Kompakt)
  32. The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (At A Loss)
  33. How to Dress Well : Love remains (Lefse)
  34. Bosse De Nage: Bosse De Nage (Flenser)
  35. Clipd Beaks: To Realize (Lovepump United)
  36. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel: Seeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious (Digitalis)
  37. Locrian: The Crystal World (Utech)
  38. Beach House: Teen Dream (Subpop)
  39. Actress: Splazsh (Honest Jon's)
  40. Teeth of the Sea: Your Mercury (Rocket)
  41. Carlton Melton: Pass it on (Agitated)
  42. Mugstar: Lime (Agitated)
  43. Shlomo: Shlomoshun Deluxe (Friends Of Friends)
  44. M.I.A.: Maya (self)
  45. Midori: Shinsekai (Sony)

EPs:

7.5/10
Cave: Pure Moods (Drag City)
Gultskra Artikler: Qwerty (Mille Plateaux)
Rolo Tomassi:
Cosmology (Hassle)
7/10
Grimes: Geidi Primes (Arbutus)
Keith Fullerton Whitman: Disingenuity/ Disingenuousness (Pan)
Monument of Urns: Blaspheme (Hand Hewn Timbre)
Murmuure: Murmuure (Cold Void Emanations)
Psychedelic Horseshit: Acid Tape (Fan Death)
Purling Hiss: Hissteria (Richie)
Pop 1280: The Grid (Sacred Bones)
Demdike Stare: Liberation Through Hearing (Modern Love)
oOoOO: oOoOO (Triangle)
Songs
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  1. Sleigh Bells: Straight A's
  2. Soft Moon: Breathe The Fire
  3. Glasser: Mirrorage
  4. Moon Duo: Catch as Catch Can
  5. Kanye West: Power
  6. Titus Andronicus: Titus Andronicus Forever
  7. Joanna Newsom: Good Intentions Paving Company
  8. Pop. 1280: The Grid
  9. Rolo Tomassi: Tongue In Chic
  10. Nice Face: I Want Your Damage
  11. Mi Ami: Latin Lover
  12. Psychedelic Horseshit: Tired Bluez
  13. Janelle Monae: Come Alive
  14. Titus Andronicus: Richard II
  15. Frankie Rose: Candy
  16. How to Dress Well: Walking This Dumb
  17. Janelle Monae: Faster
  18. Arcade Fire: Month of May
  19. M.I.A.: XXX0
  20. Soft Moon: Circles
  21. Florence and the Machine: Dog Days Are Over
  22. Rolo Tomassi: Kasia
  23. Kanye West: Gorgeous
  24. Aloha: Searchlight
  25. Sarah June: From My Window High
  26. Katy Perry: E.T.
  27. Beach House: Used To Be
  28. Ariel Pink: Revolution's A Lie
  29. Soft Moon: Sewer Sickness
  30. Sleigh Bells: Kids
  31. Zola Jesus: Tower
  32. Midori: Rhythm
  33. Owen Pallett: E Is for Estranged
  34. Mi Ami: Native American
  35. Mugstar: Serra
  36. Mass Shivers: Languid Liquid
  37. War on Drugs: Your Love Is Calling My Name
  38. Gogol Bordello: Last One Goes The Hope
  39. Irata: Infinite Eight
  40. Vampire Weekend: White Sky
  41. Alcest: Percees De LumiŠre
  42. Salem: Frost
  43. Black Keys: Too Afraid To Love You
  44. Soft Moon: Out Of Time
  45. Aloha: Blackout
  46. Anna Von Hausswolff: Track Of Time
  47. Deerhunter: Memory Boy
  48. Holy Other: We Over
  49. Villagers: I Saw The Dead
  50. M.I.A.: Teqkilla
  51. Autechre: known(1)
  52. Careful: New Life
  53. Gogol Bordello: My Companjera
  54. Owen Pallett: Keep the Dog Quiet
  55. Soft Moon: Parallels
  56. Ariel Pink: Butt House Blondies
  57. Grinderman: Worm Tamer
  58. Marnie Stern: Building A Body
  59. How to Dress Well: Ready For The World
  60. Clipd Beaks: Desert Highway Music
  61. Gold Panda: Vanilla Minus
  62. Tame Impala: Solitude Is Bliss
  63. Eels: Looking Up
  64. Here We Go Magic: Collector
  65. Nice Face: I Want Your Damage
  66. Old 97's: A State of Texas
  67. Paul Weller: Two Fat Ladies
  68. Ariel Pink: Round And Round
  69. Broken Bells: The High Road
  70. Frank Turner: I Still Believe
  71. Apparat Organ Quartet: Polynes¡a
  72. Future Islands: Tin Man
  73. Pryapisme: Quenelle Quenelle Fourrure
  74. oOoOO: Burnout Eyess
  75. Toro Y Moi: Talamak
  76. Lower Dens: A Dog's Dick
  77. Kid Cudi: These Worries
  78. Waka Flocka Flame: Hard In Da Paint
  79. Nails: Scum will Rise
  80. Graham Repulski: Election Day
  81. Celeste: En troupeau des louves en trompe l'oeil des agneaux
  82. Buke and Gase: Revel In Contempt
  83. Caribou: Sun
  84. Rob Zombie: Werewolf Women of the SS

Extended compositions
(play this music)
  1. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
  2. Uboa: Boyeater/Ponydance
  3. Dalek: Untitled
  4. Skullflower: Enochian Tapestries
  5. Natural Snow Buildings: Our Man From Centauri
  6. Slaves: Wild Ride
  7. Solo Andata: Carving
  8. David First: Pipeline Witness Apologies to Dennis
  9. Slaves: Seventeen
  10. Titus Andronicus: The Battle Of Hampton Roads
  11. Purling Hiss: Down On The Delaware River
  12. Gultskra Artikler: Qwerty
  13. Magic Lantern: Friendship
  14. Clarinette: -
  15. Mark McGuire: Wandering Memory
  16. Maquiladora: (Don't) Eat The Past (Don't) Eat The Fear
  17. Megafaun: Comprovisation for Connor Pass
  18. Monument of Urns: Blaspheme
  19. Zs: Black Crown Ceremony
  20. Uboa: Seen And Not Heard
  21. Joanna Newsom: Baby Birch
  22. Demdike Stare: The Stars Are Moving
  23. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel: Telepathy
  24. Man Forever: Man Forever
  25. Robert Poss: Tourniquet Revisited
  26. Dimitri Voudouris: A Alpha Theta= Phi
  27. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Disingenuity
  28. Titus Andronicus: Four Score And Seven
  29. Demdike Stare: Dawn
  30. Mr Peter Hayden: Delta t=0
  31. Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People
  32. Mi Ami: Slow
  33. Gog: Heavy Fierce Brightness
  34. Pete Swanson: The Fermata
  35. Cave: Teenager
  36. Khalija: Khalija Part II
  37. Date Palms: Psalm 3
  38. Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here?
  39. Cleric: Allotriophagy
  40. Birds Of Maya: Porch Dude
  41. Sufjan Stevens: Impossible Soul
  42. Fun Years: Get Out Of The Obese Crowd
  43. Titus Andronicus: A Pot In Which To Piss
  44. Erykah Badu: Out My Mind Just In Time
  45. Four Tet: This Unfolds
  46. Roska: Messages
  47. Celestiial: Great Storms Carry My Sadness
  48. Fabulous Diamonds: 1
  49. Clipd Beaks: Atoms
  50. Sun Araw: Holodeck Blues
  51. Megaton Leviathan: A Slow Death In D Minor
  52. The Body: Lathspell I Name You
  53. Barn Owl: Condensation
  54. Gnaw Their Tongues: L'arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante
  55. Brulvahnatu: Misshapen White Hand
  56. Concern: Immersed In Envy Porous With Forgetfulness
  57. Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology
  58. Brobdingnagian: We are the Carriers of Infection and Grief
  59. BJ Nilsen: Virtual Resistance
  60. Carlton Melton: Star Of Hazel
  61. Bongripper: Worship
  62. Rangda: Plain Of Jars
  63. Rosetta: A Determinism of Morality
  64. Phosphorescent: Los Angeles
  65. Agalloch: Black Lake Niostang
  66. James Ferraro: Unknown Visitors
  67. Four Tet: Love Cry
  68. Horseback: High Ashen Breeze Parts I-II-III
Jazz

    7.5/10
  1. Matthew Shipp: 4D
  2. Geri Allen: Flying Toward the Sound
  3. Vijay Iyer: Solo
    7/10
  4. Evan Parker: The Bleeding Edge
  5. Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings

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