Best Albums of 2010

Did you have a nice Christmas holiday? We sure did and I extended my holiday a few more days unplugged, which was really nice. I cannot believe how fast 2010 is coming to an end! Looking back over the year I compiled a list of my top ten favorite best albums of 2010. There is a little bit of everything on the list, because my taste is rather eclectic.

Pointer -- it is great how many of these mp3 albums are $5.00 and under on amazon -- follow the links below to preview each album.

Vampire Weekend - Contra $6.99
Beach House - Teen Dream $5.00
The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt $5.00
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs $7.99
Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way $5.00
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History $5.00

Laura Veirs - July Flame $8.99
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid $4.99
The Morning Benders - Big Echo $9.90
The Black Keys - Brothers $3.99

What were your favorite albums for 2010? Shout 'em out.


angela hardison said...

this is a great list! beach house & the black keys were my top 2.

benson said...

thanks for these suggestions--off to sample and download a few to fill in the long wintry days and nights ahead.

jamieofalltrades said...

The Head and the Heart, check 'em out!

lizzie [love your way] said...

excellent list...i LOVED that whole black keys album and the tallest man on earth is one of my faves as well...great picks.

Mary said...

Great list - you have a couple that I need to check out, but we have a lot in common. Here's mine:

Marisa Seguin said...

These were some of my favourites as well! Josh Ritter's "So Runs The World Away" was also on my top albums of 2010 list.

BB said...

ha ... i'm listening to beach house as I type this comment and am currently also obsessed with the arcade fire album. pure melodic genius.

Caroline said...

great list! seems like we have a similar music taste. some favorites on the top of my head is the newest tallest man on earth's ep (the dreamer & the river are my faves), laura marling (I speak because I can) and mumford & sons.

Karolina Pettersson said...

I also made a list on my blog a couple of days ago, and the suburbs and the wild hunt also were on my top 5!
great music and awesome musicans!

Christine said...

Great selection! I would have to pick The National's and Mumford and Son's albums. Happy new year!

Malori said...

I loveeee two door cinema club. Fantastic album and band!

mariel said...

Ooh, great list. I third the Mumford & Sons album.

Tamara said...

great list. i have to say i'm loving dave rawlings' "friend of a friend" with gillian. cheers!

Anonymous said...

The Angus and Julia Stone album is just lovely! One of my favourites, too.

liz said...

I just started listening to Laura Veirs and I love her however, The National "High Violet" has been on repeat for a loooong time in my house.

Caroline said...

Wow. Just wow. We have very similar taste in music. Love The Tallest Man, Vampire Weekend, Janelle, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys and Beach House. Looking forward to hearing some of these other albums. If you love them, I am sure they are wonderful. Happy 2011!

Nadia said...

Great list!

I am beyond obsessed with Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.

Love your blog!

xo Nadia

In Full Bloom by MJL said...

Love the list! It seems like we have similar taste in music. I would add Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More and Hot Chip-One Life Stand!

Katie said...

1. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
2. Beach House - Teen Dream
3. The Head and the Heart - self-titled
4. The New Pornographers - Together
5. Jónsi - Go
6. Laura Veirs - July Flame
7. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
8. Vampire Weekend - Contra
9. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
10. She & Him - Volume Two

If you haven't heard The Head and the Heart, you need to! They just got signed to Sub Pop (local band on a local label!), and they re-released the album today with a new song, "Rivers & Roads."

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks Katie -- I will have to check out the Head and the Heart!

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks for all of your suggestions!

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