I realize it is already 2011, but I can’t let go of 2010 without telling you about some tracks that may have flown under your radar. My list of top 10 albums reflects albums that I think are simply great from beginning to end. Of course they had singles that stood out, but overall you should really press play at track one and not touch that record until the disc has stopped spinning.
So here are some strong players that had really great songs even if they didn’t make the top album cut. I had no desire to rate these because I know there are many great tracks that I missed, so I simply listed them alphabetically by the artist name. Go check a few out and enjoy!
Allo, Darlin’ – My Heart is a Drummer
The Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
Band of Horses – Laredo
Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love
Best Coast – When the Sun Don’t Shine
Caribou – Odessa
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – Simple Girl
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home
Fitz and The Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
Gold Panda – You
James Blake – I Only Know (What I Know Now)
Janelle Monáe – Tight Rope
Janelle Monáe – Cold War
Joanna Newsom – Good Intentions Paving Co.
Junip – Rope & Summit
Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
The New Pornographers – Crash Years
Pantha du Prince – The Splendour
The Radio Dept. – Heaven’s on Fire
Ratatat – Neckbrace
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Sade – Soldier of Love
School of Seven Bells – Windstorm
Spoon – Written in Reverse
Sufjan Stevens – Too Much
Toro y Moi – Blesser
Twin Shadow – Slow
Warpaint – Undertow
Yeasayer – O.N.E.