Thursday, December 23, 2010

Best of 2010: Best Albums #100-1

I began my best albums of 2010 countdown yesterday.  Now it's time to bring you the conclusion with my top 100 favorite records of the year:

Sharon Van Etten
100. Dr Dog- Shame, Shame
99. The Apples In Stereo- Travellers In Space and Time
98. Spoon- Transference
97. Jonsi- Go
96. Sharon Van Etten- Epic
95. Junip- Fields
94. Los Lobos- Tin Can Trust
93. Wil- In This Together
92. The Secret History- The World That Never Was
91. Jason Boesel- Hustler's Son

Common Grackle
90. Common Grackle- The Great Depression
89. Philip Selway- Familial
88. Ray LaMontagne- God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
87. Foals- Total Life Forever
86. Jaguar Love- Hologram Jams
85. F&M- Sincerely, F&M
84. Belle & Sebastian- Write About Love
83. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan- HAWK
82. The Like- Release Me
81. Sally Seltmann- Heart That's Pounding

Melissa Auf der Maur
80. Portugal. The Man- American Ghetto
79. Shoot The Cameraman- The Wreckage
78. Villagers- Becoming A Jackal
77. Gorillaz- Plastic Beach
76. Jenny & Johnny- I'm Having Fun Now
75. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
74. Melissa Auf der Maur- Out of Our Minds
73. Laura Veirs- July Flame
72. Superchunk- Majesty Shredding
71. Kathryn Calder- Are You My Mother?

Sleigh Bells
70. The Gaslight Anthem- American Slang
69. Sleigh Bells- Treats
68. Kaki King- Junior
67. The Little Death- The Little Death
66. Yeasayer- Odd Blood
65. Clubfeet- Gold On Gold
64. Liz Phair- Funstyle
63. Xavier Rudd- Koonyum Sun
62. Diamond Rings- Special Affections
61. She & Him- Volume Two

Suzy Callahan
60. Black Dub- Black Dub
59. Retribution Gospel Choir- 2
58. Charlotte Gainsbourg- IRM
57. Laura Marling- I Speak Because I Can
56. No Joy- Ghost Blonde
55. Luke Doucet- Steel City Trawler
54. Chromeo- Business Casual
53. Suzy Callahan- Big, Helpless Sleep
52. Ra Ra Riot- The Orchard
51. The Weepies- Be My Thrill

The Strange
50. Against Me!- White Crosses
49. The Black Keys- Brothers
48. Wintersleep- New Inheritors
47. Bryan Ferry- Olympia
46. Elf Power- Elf Power
45. The Strange- A Strange Noise
44. Alejandro Escovedo- Street Songs of Love
43. Zeus- Say Us
42. Shearwater- The Golden Archipelago
41. Jason Collett- Rat a Tat Tat

40. Josh Ketchen & the 1000's- We Don't Belong Here
39. Adrienne Pierce- Oh Deer
38. School of Seven Bells- Disconnect from Desire
37. The National- High Violet
36. Drive-By Truckers- The Big To-Do
35. The Wind Up Radio Sessions- Red Brick House
34. Library Voices- Denim On Denim
33. Grinderman- Grinderman 2
32. Sweet Thing- Sweet Thing
31. Ceschi- The One Man Band Broke Up

Fjord Rowboat
30. Fjord Rowboat- Under Cover of Brightness
29. Xiu Xiu- Dear God, I Hate Myself
28. Minus The Bear- Omni
27. Cee Lo Green- The Ladykiller
26. Thunderball- 12 Mile High
25. Ruth Cassie- Ivan Blackbird's Story
24. PS I Love You- Meet Me At the Muster Station
23. JP, Chrissie & the Fairground Boys- Fidelity!
22. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Before Today
21. Justin Townes Earle- Harlem River Blues

Basia Bulat
20. Roky Erickson & Okkervil River- True Love Cast Out All Evil
19. Basia Bulat- Heart of My Own
18. Leroy Powell & The Messengers- Atlantis
17. The Russian Futurists- The Weight's on the Wheels
16. Freelance Whales- Weathervanes
15. The Vaselines- Sex With An X
14. Kate Miller-Heidke- Curiouser
13. The Besnard Lakes- The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
12. Angus & Julia Stone- Down the Way
11. Shawn Clarke- Like Birds Too Tired To Fly

Grand Mal
10. Stars- The Five Ghosts
9. Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record
8. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals- Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
7. Josh Ritter- So Runs The World Away
6. Butch Walker- I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart
5. Violens- Amoral
4. Grand Mal- Clandestine Songs
3. Murder By Death- Good Morning, Magpie
2. Phantogram- Eyelid Movies
1. Bella Ruse- Kuzoo

If your favorite didn't make the list it means I a) didn't hear it, or b) didn't like it that much.  So go ahead and complain.

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