My Favorite Albums of 2010

Hey, I don't think I've ever done one of these before!

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1. The Love Language – Libraries
2. James Blake – CMYK EP
3. The New Pornographers – Together
4. Mount Kimbie – Crooks and Lovers
5. The Books – The Way Out
6. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
7. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
8. Spoon – Transference
9. Four Tet – There Is Love in You
10. Arp – The Soft Wave

That Love Language album has gotten so little attention - I don't think I've seen it on a single end-of-year list yet. Maybe that's what pushed it over the edge for me. Either way, I listened to it as much as anything else on the list, and I'm still really into it. Amazing production. Also, if you haven't heard The Books yet, make it happen!

Honorable Mentions:

Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange
Allo Darlin’ - Allo Darlin’
How To Dress Well – Love Remains
The 1900s – Return of the Century
Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
Sex Bob-omb – Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World OST

The Pantha record was fantastic, but that track with Panda Bear should have been tacked on at the end - it completely kills the flow of the disc for me. Also, I would absolutely buy a Sex Bob-omb album if they released one. My favorite opening credits of the year: