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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
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  1. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (Drag City)

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


Cave: Pure Moods (Drag City)
Gultskra Artikler: Qwerty (Mille Plateaux)
Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology (Hassle)
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) (EP)
Pop 1280: The Grid (Sacred Bones)
Demdike Stare: Liberation Through Hearing (Modern Love)
(play these songs)
  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. Owen Pallett: E Is for Estranged
  33. Mi Ami: Native American
  34. Mugstar: Serra
  35. Mass Shivers: Languid Liquid
  36. War on Drugs: Your Love Is Calling My Name
  37. Gogol Bordello: Last One Goes The Hope
  38. Irata: Infinite Eight
  39. Vampire Weekend: White Sky
  40. Alcest: Percees De LumiŠre
  41. Salem: Frost
  42. Black Keys: Too Afraid To Love You
  43. Soft Moon: Out Of Time
  44. Aloha: Blackout
  45. Deerhunter: Memory Boy
  46. Villagers: I Saw The Dead
  47. M.I.A.: Teqkilla
  48. Autechre: known(1)
  49. Careful: New Life
  50. Gogol Bordello: My Companjera
  51. Owen Pallett: Keep the Dog Quiet
  52. Soft Moon: Parallels
  53. Ariel Pink: Butt House Blondies
  54. Grinderman: Worm Tamer
  55. Marnie Stern: Building A Body
  56. How to Dress Well: Ready For The World
  57. Clipd Beaks: Desert Highway Music
  58. Gold Panda: Vanilla Minus
  59. Tame Impala: Solitude Is Bliss
  60. Eels: Looking Up
  61. Here We Go Magic: Collector
  62. Nice Face: I Want Your Damage
  63. Old 97's: A State of Texas
  64. Paul Weller: Two Fat Ladies
  65. Ariel Pink: Round And Round
  66. Broken Bells: The High Road
  67. Frank Turner: I Still Believe
  68. Apparat Organ Quartet: Polynesˇa
  69. Future Islands: Tin Man
  70. Pryapisme: Quenelle Quenelle Fourrure

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

  1. Rova & Nels Cline Singers: The Celestial Septet (New World)
  2. Matthew Shipp: 4D
  3. Geri Allen: Flying Toward the Sound
  4. Vijay Iyer: Solo
  5. Nels Cline: Initiate
  6. Evan Parker: The Bleeding Edge
  7. Mary Halvorson Quintet: Saturn Sings

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