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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
(Read the reviews)

    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. Land of Kush: Monogamy (Constellation)
  18. Slaves: Ocean On Ocean (Debacle)
  19. Gnaw Their Tongues: L'Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante (Burning World)
  20. Date Palms: Of Psalms (Thrill Jockey)
  21. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot (Purple Ribbon )
  22. Owen Pallett: Heartland (Domino)
  23. Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma (Warp)
  24. Clarinette: Nul (Cassetto Editions)
  25. Solo Andata: Ritual (Desire Path)
  26. Natural Snow Buildings: The Centauri Agent (Vulpiano)
  27. Hail Architeuthis: Herald The Harbinger Of Impending Acoustics (Auris Apothecary)
  28. Magic Lantern: Platoon (Not Not Fun)
  29. Sleigh Bells: Treats (NEET)
  30. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (4AD)
  31. Maquiladora: Wirikuta (Lotus House)
  32. Jatoma: Jatoma (Kompakt)
  33. The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (At A Loss)
  34. How to Dress Well : Love remains (Lefse)
  35. Bosse De Nage: Bosse De Nage (Flenser)
  36. Clipd Beaks: To Realize (Lovepump United)
  37. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel: Seeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious (Digitalis)
  38. Locrian: The Crystal World (Utech)
  39. Beach House: Teen Dream (Subpop)
  40. Actress: Splazsh (Honest Jon's)
  41. Teeth of the Sea: Your Mercury (Rocket)
  42. Brave Little Abacus: Just Got Back From the Discomfort (self)
  43. Carlton Melton: Pass it on (Agitated)
  44. Mugstar: Lime (Agitated)
  45. Shlomo: Shlomoshun Deluxe (Friends Of Friends)
  46. M.I.A.: Maya (self)
  47. Midori: Shinsekai (Sony)
  48. Blood on the Dance Floor: Epic (Dark Fantasy)

EPs:

7.5/10
Cave: Pure Moods (Drag City)
Gultskra Artikler: Qwerty (Mille Plateaux)
Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology (Hassle)
7/10
  • Megafaun: Heretofore (2010) (mini)
  • Fucked Up: Year Of The Ox
    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
    ( Click here to play them on Spotify (thank you Luke!)
    or play these songs on a free player)
    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. Brave Little Abacus: The Blah Blah Blahs
    67. Old 97's: A State of Texas
    68. Paul Weller: Two Fat Ladies
    69. Ariel Pink: Round And Round
    70. Broken Bells: The High Road
    71. Frank Turner: I Still Believe
    72. Disappears: Magics
    73. Apparat Organ Quartet: Polynes¡a
    74. Future Islands: Tin Man
    75. Pryapisme: Quenelle Quenelle Fourrure
    76. oOoOO: Burnout Eyess
    77. Toro Y Moi: Talamak
    78. Blood on the Dance Floor: Candyland
    79. Lower Dens: A Dog's Dick
    80. Kid Cudi: These Worries
    81. Waka Flocka Flame: Hard In Da Paint
    82. Nails: Scum will Rise
    83. Graham Repulski: Election Day
    84. Celeste: En troupeau des louves en trompe l'oeil des agneaux
    85. Buke and Gase: Revel In Contempt
    86. Caribou: Sun
    87. 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. Land of Kush: Monogamy
    20. Zs: Black Crown Ceremony
    21. Uboa: Seen And Not Heard
    22. Fucked Up: Solomon's Song
    23. Joanna Newsom: Baby Birch
    24. Demdike Stare: The Stars Are Moving
    25. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel: Telepathy
    26. Man Forever: Man Forever
    27. Robert Poss: Tourniquet Revisited
    28. Dimitri Voudouris: A Alpha Theta= Phi
    29. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Disingenuity
    30. Titus Andronicus: Four Score And Seven
    31. Demdike Stare: Dawn
    32. Mr Peter Hayden: Delta t=0
    33. Sufjan Stevens: All Delighted People
    34. Mi Ami: Slow
    35. Gog: Heavy Fierce Brightness
    36. Pete Swanson: The Fermata
    37. Cave: Teenager
    38. Khalija: Khalija Part II
    39. Date Palms: Psalm 3
    40. Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here?
    41. Cleric: Allotriophagy
    42. Birds Of Maya: Porch Dude
    43. Sufjan Stevens: Impossible Soul
    44. Fun Years: Get Out Of The Obese Crowd
    45. Titus Andronicus: A Pot In Which To Piss
    46. Erykah Badu: Out My Mind Just In Time
    47. Four Tet: This Unfolds
    48. Land of Kush: Scars
    49. Roska: Messages
    50. Celestiial: Great Storms Carry My Sadness
    51. Fabulous Diamonds: 1
    52. Clipd Beaks: Atoms
    53. Sun Araw: Holodeck Blues
    54. Megaton Leviathan: A Slow Death In D Minor
    55. The Body: Lathspell I Name You
    56. Barn Owl: Condensation
    57. Gnaw Their Tongues: L'arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante
    58. Brulvahnatu: Misshapen White Hand
    59. Concern: Immersed In Envy Porous With Forgetfulness
    60. Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology
    61. Brobdingnagian: We are the Carriers of Infection and Grief
    62. BJ Nilsen: Virtual Resistance
    63. Carlton Melton: Star Of Hazel
    64. Bongripper: Worship
    65. Rangda: Plain Of Jars
    66. Rosetta: A Determinism of Morality
    67. Phosphorescent: Los Angeles
    68. Agalloch: Black Lake Niostang
    69. James Ferraro: Unknown Visitors
    70. Four Tet: Love Cry
    71. Horseback: High Ashen Breeze Parts I-II-III
    72. Trio Puech-Gourdon-Bremaud: Eron Liech
    73. Alex Boman: Holy Love
    74. Crystal Ark: The Tangible Presence of he Miraculous
    75. A Forest of Stars: Delay's Progression
    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

    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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