TOP 30 ALBUMS OF 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010 00:00

1. ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI (USA)

Before Today

4AD Records

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Ariel Pinks' Haunted Graffiti Before Today

1. Hot Body Rub
2. Bright Lit Blue Skies
3. L'estat (Acc. To The Widow's Maid)
4. Fright Night (Nevermore)
5. Round And Round
6. Beverly Kills
7. Butt-House Blondies
8. Little Wig
9. Can't Hear My Eyes
10. Reminiscences
11. Menopause Man
12. Revolution's A Lie

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2. WOMEN (CAN)

Public Strain

Jagjaguwar

Women myspace

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Women Public Strain

1. Can't You See
2. Heat Distraction
3. Narrow With The Hall
4. Penal Colony
5. Bells
6. China Steps
7. Untogether
8. Drag Open
9. Locust Valley
10. Venice Lockjaw
11. Eyesore

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3. CARIBOU (CAN)

Swim

Merge Records

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Caribou - Swim

1. Odessa
2. Sun
3. Kaili
4. Found Out
5. Bowls
6. Leave House
7. Hannibal
8. Labelia
9. Jamelia 

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4. BEACH HOUSE (USA)

Teen Dream

Sub Pop

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Beach House - Teen Dream

1. Zebra
2. Silver Soul 
3. Norway
4. Walk In The Park
5. Used To Be 
6. Lover Of Mine
7. Better Times
8. 10 Mile Stereo 
9. Real Love
10. Take Care

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5. JOANNA NEWSOM (USA)

Have One On Me

Drag City/Spunk

Joanna Newsom Artist Page

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Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

Side/Disc One
1. Easy
2. Have One On Me
3. '81
4. Good Intentions Paving Company
5. No Provenance
6. Baby Birch
Side/Disc Two
7. On A Good Day
8. You And Me, Bess
9. In California
10. Jackrabbits
11. Go Long
12. Occident
Side/Disc Three
13. Soft As Chalk
14. Esme
15. Autumn
16. Ribbon Bows
17. Kingfisher
18. Does Not Suffice

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6. DEERHUNTER (USA)

Halcyon Digest

4AD

Deerhunter myspace

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deerhunter

1. Earthquake
2. Don't Cry
3. Revival
4. Sailing
5. Memory Boy
6. Desire Lines
7. Basement Scene
8. Helicopter
9. Fountain Stars
10. Coronado
11. He Would Have Laughed

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7. FLYING LOTUS (USA)

Cosmogramma

Warp Records

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Flying Lotus

1. Clock Catcher
2. Pickled!
3. Nose Art
4. Intro/A Cosmic Drama
5. Zodiac Face
6.Computer Face/Pure Being
7. ...And The World Laughs With You (feat. Thom Yorke)
8. Arkestry
9. Mmmhmm (feat. Thundercat)
10. Do The Astral Plane
11. Satelllliiiiiteee
12. German Haircut
13.Recoiled
14. Dance Of The Pseudo Nymphs
15. Drips/Auntie's Harp
16. Table Tennis (feat. Laura Darlington)
17. Galaxy In Janaki

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8. CRYSTAL CASTLES (CAN)

Crystal Castles

Fiction Records

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Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

1. Fainting Spells
2. Celestica
3. Doe Deer
4. Baptism
5. Year Of Silence
6. Empathy
7. Suffocation
8. Violent Dreams
9. Vietnam
10. Pap Smear
11. Birds
12. Not In Love
13. Intimate
14. I Am Made Of Chalk

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9. TAME IMPALA (AUS)

Innerspeaker

Modular

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Tame Impala

Tracklisting
1. It's Not Meant To Be
2. Desire Be Desire Go
3. Alter Ego
4. Lucidity
5. Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind
6. Solitude Is Bliss
7. Jeremy's Storm
8. Expectation
9. The Bold Arrow Of Time
10. Runway, Houses, Cit, Clouds
11. I Don't Really Mind

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10. SMALL BLACK (USA)

New Chain 

Jagjaguwar 

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1. Camouflage
2. Search Party
3. Hydra
4. Photojournalist
5. Crisp 100s
6. Goons
7. Light Curse
8. New Chain
9. Panthers
10. Invisible Grid

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11. FOUR TET (ENG)

There Is Love In You

Domino

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Four Tet

1. Angel Echoes
2. Loves Cry
3. Circling
4. Pablo's Heart
5. Sing
6. This Unfolds
7. Reversing
8. Plastic People
9. She Just Likes To Fight

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12. THE RADIO DEPT. (SWE)

Clinging To A Scheme

Labrador

The Radio Dept Official Site

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The Radio Dept. Clinging To A Scheme

1. Domestic Scene
2. Heaven's On Fire 
3. This Time Around
4. Never Follow Suit
5. A Token Of Gratitude
6. The Video Dept.
7. Memory Loss
8. David
9. Four Months In The Shade
10. You Stopped Making Sense

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13. THE WALKMEN (USA)

Lisbon

Fat Possum Records

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walkmen lisbon

1. Juveniles
2. Angela Surf City
3. Follow The Leader
4. Blue As Your Blood
5. Stranded
6. Victory
7. All My Great Designs
8. Woe Is Me
9. Torch Song
10. While I Shovel The Snow
11. Lisbon

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14. THE GO FIND (BEL)

Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

Morr Music

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The Go Find Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight

1. Everybody Knows It's Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight
2. Love Will Break Us Up
3. It's Automatic
4. Neighbourhood
5. One Hundred Percent
6. Stay
7. Lottery Man
8. Cherry Pie
9. Running Mates
10. Just A Common Love
11. Heart Of Gold 

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15. GRIMES (CAN)

Halfaxa

Arbutus Records

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1. Outer
2. Intor / Flowers
3. Weregild
4. rasik
5. sagrad
6. Dragvandil
7. Devon
8. Dream Fortress
9. world princess
10. River
11. Swan Song 
12. Omega
13.    My Sister Says The Saddest Things
14.    Hallways
15.    Favriel

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16. BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE (CAN)

Forgiveness Rock Record

Arts & Crafts

Broken Social scene Official Site

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Broken Social Scene

Tracklisting
1. World Sick
2. Chase Scene
3. Texico Bitches
4. Forced To Love
5. All To All 
6. Art House Director
7. Highway Slipper Jam
8. Ungrateful Little Father
9. Meet Me In The Basement
10. Sentimental X's
11. Sweetest Kill
12. Romance To The Grave

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17. ROBYN (SWE)

Body Talk

Konichiwa / Cherrytree

Robyn Official Site

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1. Dancing On My Own
2. Fembot
3. Don't Fucking Tell Me What To Do
4. Indestructible
5. TimeMachine
6. Love Kills
7. Hang With Me
8.  Call Your Girlfriend
9.  None Of Dem
10. We Dance To The Beat
11. U Should No Better 
12. Dance Hall Queen
13. Get Myself Together
14. In My Eyes
15. Stars 4-Ever

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18. TWIN SHADOW (USA)

Forget

Terrible Records

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twin shadow

1. Tyrant Destroyed
2. When We're Dancing
3. I Can't Tell
4. Shooting Holes At The Moon
5. At My Heels
6. Yellow Balloon
7. Tether Beat
8. Castles In The Snow
9. For Now
10. Slow
11. Forge

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19. THE NATIONAL (USA)

High Violet

4AD Records

The National Official Site

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The National High Violet
1. Terrible Love
2. Sorrow 
3. Anyone's Ghost
4.Little Faith
5. Afraid Of Everyone
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
7. Lemonworld
8. Runway
9. Conversation 16
10. England
11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

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20. NO AGE (USA)

Everything In Between

Sub Pop

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1. Life Prowler
2. Glitter
3. Fever Dreaming
4. Depletion
5. Common Heat
6. Skinned
7. Katerpillar
8. Valley Hump Crash
9. Sorts
10. Dusted
11. Positive Amputation
12. Shed And Transcend
13. Chem Trails
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21. GLASSER (USA)

Ring 

True Panther

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glasser

1. Apply
2. Home
3. Glad
4. Plane Temp
5. T
6. Tremel
7. Mirrorage
8. Treasury of We
9. Clamou 

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22. MATTHEW DEAR (USA)

Black City

Ghostly International

Matthew Dear Official Site

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1. Honey
2. I Can't Feel
3. Little People (Black City)
4. Slowdance
5. Soil To Seed
6. You Put A Smell On Me
7. Shortwave
8. Monkey
9. More Surgery
10. Gem

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23. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (USA)

This Is Happening

DFA/Virgin

LCD Soundsystem Official Site

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LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
1. Dance Yrself Clean
2. Drunk Girls
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. I Can Change
6. You Wanted A Hit
7. Pow Wow
8. Somebody's Calling Me
9. Home

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24. THE BESNARD LAKES (CAN)

The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night

Outside Music/Jagjaguwar

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The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night

1. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt 1: The Ocean
2. Like The Ocean, Like The Innocent Pt 2: The Innocent
3. Chicago Train
4. Albatross
5. Glass Printer
6. Land Of Living Skies Pt 1: The Land
7. Land Of Living Skies Pt 2: The Living Skies
8. And This Is What We Call Progress
9. Light Up The Night
10. The Lonely Moan

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25. THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH (SWE)

The Wild Hunt

Gravitation/Dead Oceans

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Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt

1. The Wild Hunt 
2. Burden Of Tomorrow
3. Troubles Will Be Gone
4. You're Going Back
5.The Drying Of The Lawns
6. King Of Spain 
7. Love Is All
8. Thousand Ways
9. A Lion's Heart
10. Kids On The Run

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26. OWEN PALLETT (CAN)

Heartland

Domino

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Owen Pallett Heartland

1. Midnight Directives
2. Keep The Dog Quiet 
3. Mt Alpentine
4. Red Sun No. 5
5. Lewis Takes Action 
6. The Great Elsewhere
7. Oh Heartland, Up Yours!
8. Lewis Takes Off His Shirt 
9. Flare Gun
10. E For Estranged
11. Tryst With Mephistopheles
12. What Do You Think Will Happen Now?

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27. ARCADE FIRE (CAN)

The Suburbs

Merge Records

Arcade Fire Official Site

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Arcade Fire

1. The Suburbs
2. Ready To Start
3. Modern Man
4. Rococo
5. Empty Room
6. City With No Children
7. Half Light I
8. Half Light II (Celebration)
9. Suburban War
10. Month Of May
11. Wasted Hours
12. Deep Blue
13. We Used To Wait
14. Sprawl I (Flatland)
15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond)
16. The Suburbs (Continued)

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28. PHOSPHORESCENT (USA)

Here's To Taking It Easy

Dead Oceans

Phosphorescent myspace

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Phosphorescent

1. It's Hard To Be Humble (When You're From Alabama)
2. Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)
3. We'll Be Here Soon
4. The Mermaid Parade
5. I Don't Care If There's Cursing
6. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough)
7. Hej I'm Light
8. Heaven Sittin' Down
9. Los Angeles
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29. BATHS (USA)

Cerulean

Anticon

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Baths - Cerulean

1. Apologetic Shoulder Blades
2. Lovely Bloodflow
3. Maximalist 
4.  ?
5. Animals )
6. Rafting Starlit Everglades
7. Hall 
8. You’re My Excuse To Travel
9. Rain Smell
10. Indoorsy
11. Plea
12. Departure 

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30. MENOMENA (USA)

Mines

Barsuk

Menomena myspace

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1. Queen Black Acid
2. Taos
3. Killemall
4. Dirty Cartoons
5. Tithe
6. Bote
7. Lunchmeat
8. Oh pretty Boy, You're Such A Big Boy
9. Five Little Rooms
10. Sleeping Beauty
11. Intil

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Have You In My Wilderness

Domino

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Your Heart Still Beating

Ribbon Music

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KELELA (USA)

Hallucinogen 

Cherry Coffee/Warp Records

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