2010: Albums Of The Year

Best of 2010

This time last year, 40 From The Noughties began. Over the course of a month, Just Played examined some of the finer releases from the previous decade. This process provoked a lot of debate and prompted plenty of people to engage a little more with the site. As a result, it seemed logical to offer a more expansive end of year round up this time out and it is this list which commences today. Between now and the new year, you’ll be able to follow the countdown of Just Played’s Top 30 albums of the year, along with various additional round-ups which will look at those bubbling under or released to late to have their full impact. As ever, your feedback is invited and please feel free to disagree vehemently with any (or perhaps all) of this list. 2009’s list can be found with some explanation here or you can quickly skim through it, along with 2008’s list, down the right hand side of this page. Also, if you’d like to look back over the 2010 music covered on Just Played, click here for an index. The first post will appear later today. To keep fully up to date on the countdown, you can either subscribe to the site or follow Just Played on Twitter – @justplayed – so you don’t miss a thing.

So far:
30. Sweet Baboo – I’m A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin’

29. Spoon – Transference

28. I Am Kloot – Sky At Night

27. Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu

26. Matthew Dear – Black City

25. Lucky Soul – A Coming Of Age

24. Fran Healy – Wreckorder

23. Sam Amidon – I See The Sign

22. S. Carey – All We Grow

21. Massive Attack – Heligoland

20. Ed Harcourt – Lustre

19. The Walkmen – Lisbon

18. Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises

17. Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain

16. Huw M – Os Mewn Sŵn

15. Max Richter – infra

14. Aloe Blacc – Good Things

13. Belle And Sebastian – Write About Love

12. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can

11. Efterklang – Magic Chairs

10. Our Broken Garden – Golden Sea

9. Beach House – Teen Dream

8. Steve Mason – Boys Outside

7. Lone Wolf – The Devil And I

6. Rose Elinor Dougall – Without Why

5. Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man

4. Midlake – The Courage Of Others

3. Caitlin Rose – Own Side Now

2. The National – High Violet

1. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark

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