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Pitchforks Top 50 Albums of 2010

Kanye West

And the winner is… (obviously) Kanye West. Pitchfork posted their annual much-talked-about list of the best albums of 2010. Much like Rolling Stone, SPIN and others, Kanye’s new album topped the list. Pitchfork’s recipient for best song of the year, Ariel Pink, landed the 9th best album. Wavves, who they dissed pretty hard in 2009, was given the #50 spot this year (Best Coast got #39). Metal was represented by Kylesa at #44 (BBG’s #21). You can scan the whole list below…


PITCHFORK Top 50 of 2010
50. Wavves- King of the Beach
49. Wild Nothing – Gemini
48. Forest Swords – Dagger Paths
47. Women – Public Strain
46. Matthew Dear – Black City
45. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
44. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
43. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
42. Drake – Thank Me Later
41. Delorean – Subiza
40. Abe Vigoda – Crush
39. Best Coast – Crazy For You
38. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
37. Zola Jesus – Stridulum EP
36. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
35. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
34. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
33. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
32. Tyler, the Creator – Bastard
31. Woods – At Echo Lake
30. The-Dream – Love King
29. The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange
28. The National – High Violet
27. Four Tet – There Is Love in You
26. Twin Shadow – Forget
25. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
24. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
23. Das Racist – Sit Down, Man
22. Girls – Broken Dreams Club EP
21. The Walkmen – Lisbon
20. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal
19. How to Dress Well – Love Remains
18. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
17. Caribou – Swim
16. Sleigh Bells – Treats
15. Robyn – Body Talk
14. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
13. No Age – Everything in Between
12. Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
11. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
10. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
09. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
08. James Blake – The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP
07. Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me
06. Vampire Weekend – Contra
05. Beach House – Teen Dream
04. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
03. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
02. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
01. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Actress, Splazsh
Baths, Cerulean
ceo, White Magic
Curren$y, Pilot Talk / Pilot Talk II
DOM, Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP
Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be
Charlotte Gainsbourg, IRM
Glasser, Ring
Gold Panda, Lucky Shiner
Grinderman, Grinderman 2
Guido, Anidea
Liars, Sisterworld
Male Bonding, Nothing Hurts
Mount Kimbie, Crooks & Lovers
Pantha du Prince, Black Noise
Perfume Genius, Learning
Sam Amidon, I See the Sign
Surfer Blood, Astro Coast
Swans, My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Toro y Moi, Causers of This

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