Albums of 2010

1. Queen Of Denmark - John Grant
2. Hidden - These New Puritans
3. Seasons Of My Soul - Rumer
4. Ali & Toumani - Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
5. Holkham Drones - Luke Abbott
6. Sky At Night - I Am Kloot
7. Ring - Glasser
8. Gothic Road - Jackie Leven
9. Genuine Negro Jig - Carolina Chocolate Drops
10. Timbuktu Tarab - Khaira Arby
11. We Love - We Love
12. One Life Stand - Hot Chip
13. Gift - Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson
14. I Speak Because I Can - Laura Marling
15. Chamber Music Society - Esperanza Spalding
16. Dust - Ellen Allien
17. Head First - Goldfrapp
18. Through Light And Trees - Smoke Fairies
19. San Patricio - The Chieftains / Ry Cooder
20. There Is Love In You - Four Tet
21. Quadron - Quadron
22. Deep And Meaningless - Ron Basejam
23. Heartland - Owen Pallett
24. Handmade Life - Chris Wood
25. The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monae
26. Niwa - Ripperton
27. The Sea - Corinne Bailey Rae
28. Black Noise - Pantha Du Prince
29. I’m New Here - Gil Scott-Heron
30. Grey Oceans - CocoRosie
31. Relayted - Gayngs
32. Contra - Vampire Weekend
33. Afrocubism - Afrocubism
34. Swim - Caribou
35. Contact, Love, Want, Have - Ikonika
36. Measure - Field Music
37. En Fin Tid - Diskjokke
38. Wake Up The Nation - Paul Weller
39. Night Work - Scissor Sisters
40. Rising Sun - The Souljazz Orchestra
41. Acolyte - Delphic
42. Tradi-Mods vs Rockers (Alternative Takes On Congotronics) - Various
43. Transference - Spoon
44. She Was Coloured In - Solar Bears
45. Before Today - Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
46. Soldier Of Love - Sade
47. I And Love And You - Avett Brothers
48. Praise & Blame - Tom Jones
49. Earthology - The Whitefield Brothers
50. LP4 - Ratatat
51. Your Future Our Clutter - The Fall
52. Womb Of Dreams - Fan Death
53. Sun Comes Up Again - I Am Arrows
54. July Flame - Laura Veirs
55. Hedonism - Bellowhead
56. Here Lies Love - David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
57. Blackmagic - Jose James
58. This Is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
59. Heligoland - Massive Attack
60. Lost Where I Belong - Andreya Triana

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2 Responses to Albums of 2010

  1. David says:

    Interesting to see John Grant leap to number 1: great album. I got 3 best of year cds this year. Only one track featured on two of them, by Carolina Chocolate Drops. I thought it was a Cambridge Folk Festival thing, but now I see them high on your list as well. Not sure about extending it to 60. I know quite a lot of the bottom 20 & imho there are some ropey albums in there!

  2. [...] are seven albums from Nottingham acts in this year’s list, which is six more than there were in 2010. That’s partly because 2011 turned out to be a landmark year for the music scene in my home [...]

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