Best albums of the 2010s

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    robinamicrowave Wanted to be bran, ended up being littlefinger

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    As an addition to the "Best films of the 2010s" thread, what are the best albums from this decade?

    Lots of great albums out there thanks to this decade. Just some personal favourites:

    2010
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
    Swim - Caribou
    Crystal Castles II - Crystal Castles
    Cosmogramma - Flying Lotus
    Plastic Beach - Gorillaz
    The ArchAndroid - Janelle Monáe
    The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
    Cerulean - Baths
    Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter
    This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
    I Speak Because I Can - Laura Marling
    Congratulations - MGMT
    Unsilent Death - Nails
    Cosmology - Rolo Tomassi
    Hidden - These New Puritans
    Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
    Contra - Vampire Weekend
    Public Strain - Women
    Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi
    The Age of Adz - Sufjan Stevens

    2011
    Burst Apart - The Antlers
    Gloss Drop - Battles
    James Blake - James Blake
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    XXX - Danny Brown
    Exmilitary - Death Grips
    Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
    Skying - The Horrors
    Section.80 - Kendrick Lamar
    Glass Swords - Rustie
    SBTRKT - SBTRKT
    Black Up - Shabazz Palaces
    Strange Mercy - St. Vincent

    2012
    The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Chords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple
    The Money Store - Death Grips
    R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
    good kid, m.A.A.d. city - Kendrick Lamar
    Lonerism - Tame Impala
    BBNG2 - BadBadNotGood
    Attack on Memory - Cloud Nothings
    All We Love We Leave Behind - Converge
    Total Strife Forever - East India Youth
    Cancer 4 Cure - El-P
    Until the Quiet Comes - Flying Lotus
    World Music - Goat
    Shields - Grizzly Bear
    Astraea - Rolo Tomassi
    Twins - Ty Segall
    Big Inner - Matthew E. White

    2013
    Paramore - Paramore
    Overgrown - James Blake
    Tomorrow's Harvest - Boards of Canada
    Sunbather - Deafheaven
    I See Seaweed - The Drones
    Slow Focus - feck Buttons
    Pony - Antique Pony
    How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident - Future of the Left
    Pale Green Ghosts - John Grant
    Immunity - Jon Hopkins
    You're Nothing - Iceage
    Shaking the Habitual - The Knife
    m b v - My Bloody Valentine
    Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
    Kveikur - Sigur Ros
    Is Survived By - Touché Amoré
    II - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
    Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend
    Reflektor - Arcade Fire

    2014
    St. Vincent - St. Vincent
    Gist Is - Adult Jazz
    Syro - Aphex Twin
    BABYMETAL - BABYMETAL
    The Satanist - Behemoth
    Black Messiah - D'Angelo and The Vanguard
    LP1 - FKA Twigs
    You're Dead! - Flying Lotus
    Singles - Future Islands
    Too Bright - Perfume Genius
    To Be Kind - Swans
    Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
    Everything Will Be Alright in the End - Weezer

    2015
    To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
    E·MO·TION - Carly Rae Jepsen
    Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens
    Viet Cong - Preoccupations (Viet Cong)
    Unalbum - Antique Pony
    Constant Bop - Bop English
    Me - Empress Of
    I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
    Holding Hands with Jamie - Girl Band
    Hinterland - LoneLady
    Sun Coming Down - Ought
    Natalie Prass - Natalie Prass
    Ten Love Songs - Susanne Sundfor
    White Men Are Black Men Too - Young Fathers
    Vulnicura - Bjork

    2016
    22, a Million - Bon Iver
    Blackstar - David Bowie
    Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown
    If I Can't Handle Me at My Best, Then You Don't Deserve You at Your Worst - Helena Celle
    Until the Horror Goes - John Congleton and the Nighty Night
    Imperial - Denzel Curry
    Bottomless Pit - Death Grips
    Feelin Kinda Free - The Drones
    Shieldface - Glassbooks
    Nonagon Infinity - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    Telefone - Noname
    Preoccupations - Preoccupations
    A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead
    Stage Four - Touché Amoré
    Weezer [The White Album] - Weezer

    2017
    Guppy - Charly Bliss
    The Underside of Power - Algiers
    Laisse ca etre - Aquaserge
    Twin Peaks - Angelo Badalamenti
    Lady Bird - Jon Brion
    Triumph - Ronald Bruner, Jr.
    Brick Body Kids Still Daydream - Open Mike Eagle
    A Fever Dream - Everything Everything
    Pure Comedy - Father John Misty
    Crack-Up - Fleet Foxes
    GT Ultra - Guerilla Toss
    Flying Microtonal Banana - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    Gumboot Soup - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar
    American Dream - LCD Soundsystem
    A Crow Looked at Me - Mount Eerie
    After Laughter - Paramore
    IV - Part Chimp
    No Shape - Perfume Genius
    Laila's Wisdom - Rapsody
    Ty Segall - Ty Segall
    All This I Do for Glory - Colin Stetson
    Music for People in Trouble - Susanne Sundfor
    Flower Boy - Tyler, the Creator

    2018
    Twin Fantasy - Car Seat Headrest
    2012-2017 - Against All Logic
    Iridescence - Brockhampton
    Chris - Christine and the Queens
    Mire - Conjurer
    TA13OO - Denzel Curry
    You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters
    Ordinary Corrupt Human Love - Deafheaven
    God's Favourite Customer - Father John Misty
    Everything's Fine - Quelle Chris & Jean Grae
    Twisted Crystal - Guerilla Toss
    Aviary - Julia Holter
    Beyondless - Iceage
    Joy as an Act of Resistance - IDLES
    Abysskiss - Adrianne Lenker
    Eighth Grade - Anna Meredith
    Little Dark Age - MGMT
    Be the Cowboy - Mitski
    Now Only - Mount Eerie
    Room 25 - Noname
    Wide Awake! - Parquet Courts
    The Future and the Past - Natalie Prass
    Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It - Rolo Tomassi
    POST- - Jeff Rosenstock
    Your Queen is a Reptile - Sons of Kemet
    A Laughing Death in Meatspace - Tropical feck Storm
    In a Poem Unlimited - U.S. Girls

    2019 (so far)
    American Football - American Football
    Schlagenheim - Black Midi
    Young Enough - Charly Bliss
    Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery - The Comet is Coming
    ZUU - Denzel Curry
    Bandana - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
    Crushing - Julia Jacklin
    Dedicated - Carly Rae Jepsen
    Infest the Rats' Nest - King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
    Grey Area - Little Simz
    Ventura - Anderson .Paak
    Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
    Guns - Quelle Chris
    Nothing Great About Britain - slowthai
    Igor - Tyler, the Creator
    Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend
    Titanic Rising - Weyes Blood
    ANIMA - Thom Yorke
    Untitled by 18 Artists - The Vinyl Factory
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    I feel like you narrowed things down too much.
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    These, though not in this order:

    1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    2. Grimes - Art Angels
    3. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    4. The Antlers - Familiars
    5. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    6. US Girls - In A Poem Unlimited
    7. Kanye West - MBDTF
    8. Beach House - Teen Dream
    9. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
    10. David Bowie - Blackstar
    11. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
    12. Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree
    13. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
    14. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    15. Caribou - Our Love
    16. Susanne Sundfor - Ten Love Songs
    17. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    18. Camera Obscura - Desire Lines
    19. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
    20. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    21. Kendrick Lamar - Damn.
    22. Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance
    23. Foals - Holy Fire
    24. Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle - Perils From the Sea
    25. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
    26. Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
    27. Hot Chip - In Our Heads
    28. Angel Olsen - My Woman
    29. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here
    30. Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
    31. Wild Beasts - Smother
    32. The National - High Violet
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    I'm personally offended by everyone who leaves out Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Best album of the decade.
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    robinamicrowave Wanted to be bran, ended up being littlefinger

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    Wasn't a huge fan of it myself - aside from Get Lucky and Instant Crush and a couple of others - but the way it drove up vinyl sales again is something that can't be overlooked for its contribution to the overall landscape of the industry during the decade. Since 2013 streaming figures and vinyl sales have gone up while CD sales have fallen quite considerably and I think Random Access Memories played a part in that. It was an album designed to be owned on vinyl, I think. I don't think it's perfect by any means - a lot of it feels like it's made up impressively produced studio projects rather than songs with structure and form and momentum and such (I'm looking at you, Giorgio by Moroder and Touch) - but that shouldn't take anything away from the impact it had on the ways people consumed music after its release.
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    Thought it was rather overrated at the time and haven't really listened to it since.
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    Obviously all more towards my tastes but still:


    2010

    Acolyte - Delphic
    Hidden - These New Puritans
    Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
    (II) - Crystal Castles
    Total Life Forever - Foals
    Immersion - Pendulum
    The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
    Happiness - Hurts
    Danger Days... - My Chemical Romance
    Man Alive - Everything Everything
    Fake History - letlive.

    2011
    No More Idols - Chase & Status
    What Did You Expect...? - The Vaccines
    Punk & Poetry - The King Blues
    Free - Twin Atlantic
    Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83
    Soundtrack to the Struggle - Lowkey

    2012
    A Flash Flood of Colour - Enter Shikari
    Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
    Bones - Young Guns
    Valtari - Sigur Ros
    Four - Bloc Party

    2013
    Arc - Everything Everything
    Holy Fire - Foals
    When It Was Now - Atlas Genius
    Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
    If You Wait - London Grammar
    The Bones of What You Believe - CHVRCHES
    Days Are Gone - HAIM
    Pure Heroine - Lorde
    Torus - Sub Focus

    2014
    White Women - Chromeo
    Glorious - Foxes
    Great Divide - Twin Atlantic
    Royal Blood - Royal Blood
    The Balcony - Catfish and the Bottlemen
    Talking Is Hard - WALK THE MOON

    2015
    The Mindsweep - Enter Shikari
    Jack U - Jack U
    Chaos and the Calm - James Bay
    In Colour - Jamie xx
    E-MO-TION - Carly Rae Jepsen (Don't @ me)
    Get To Heaven - Everything Everything
    Communion - Years & Years
    What Went Down - Foals
    That's the Spirit - Bring Me The Horizon
    Every Open Eye - CHVRCHES
    Nothing But Thieves - Nothing But Thieves
    Blue Neighbourhood - Troye Sivan

    2016
    Curve of the Earth - Mystery Jets
    Dissonants - Hands Like Houses
    iii - Miike Snow
    The Ride - Catfish and the Bottlemen
    Skin - Flume
    Three - Phantogram
    Simplicity - JAWS
    22, A Million - Bon Iver

    2017
    Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect - Sundara Karma
    Safe In Sound - Lower Than Atlantis
    All These Countless Nights - Deaf Havana
    Eternity, in Your Arms - Creeper
    Dua Lipa - Dua Lipa
    Lust for Life - Lana Del Rey
    Melancholia Hymns - Arcade Fire
    Visions of a Life - Wolf Alice

    2018
    Knowing What You Know Now - Marmozets
    Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life - The Wombats
    Superorganism - Superorganism
    You Are Someone Else - Fickle Friends
    Electric Light - James Bay
    Love Is Dead - CHVRCHES
    Joy as an Act of Resistance - IDLES
    My Mind Makes Noises - Pale Waves
    No Tourists - The Prodigy
    A Brief Inquiry... - The 1975
    Rituals - Deaf Havana

    2019
    amo - Bring Me The Horizon
    Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt. I - Foals
    Sucker Punch - Sigrid
    When We Fall Asleep... - Billie Eilish
    Father of the Bride - Vampire Weekend
    False Alarm - Two Door Cinema Club



    Definitely some I've missed out there but I can't be arsed trawling my Spotify anymore to jog my memory.
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    So with the possible exception of Blackstar by Bowie you are suggesting that there were no good albums in the 2010's
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    The Bob’s Burgers Music Album - Bob’s Burgers
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    Touch and Giorgio are what makes the record so great. I don’t know a single other band who would dare to try anything like this. I love it when artists do something new and unconventional. For me those two songs, next to Instant Crush, are the highlights of the whole album.
    One of my all time favorites. Mostly because you can hear their influences so well. Nothing like it.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Wonder how people will end up comparing the 10's with the 00's in terms of music?

    One of the impacts of internet culture (I think) is that recent decades have far less of a narrative than the 60's, 70s, 80s, or 90s.
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    Contact is the best ending to an album I've ever heard.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    So how would you compare RAM to other Daft Punk albums? Because for me Discovery is by some distance their best.
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    Turnover - Peripheral Vision
    Turnover - Good Nature
    Slowdive - Slowdive
    Wild Nothing - Nocturne
    Wild Nothing - Gemini
    John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
    Alvvays - Antisocialites
    Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
    Deftones - Diamond Eyes
    Beach House - Bloom
    Beach House - Teen Dream
    Gleemer - Moving Away
    Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
    Pup - Morbid Stuff
    Snail Mail - Lush
    TV Girl - French Exit
    Title Fight - Hyperview
    Tigers Jaw - spin
    Hundredth - RARE

    Probably missed some, but I like these.
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    AM - Arctic Monkeys
    22, A Million - Bon Iver
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    Kindred - Burial
    Rival Dealer - Burial
    Old - Danny Brown
    I Love You, Honeybear - Father John Misty
    Crack Up - Fleet Foxes
    Engravings - Forest Swords
    Art Angels - Grimes
    James Blake - James Blake
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
    m b v - My Bloody Valentine
    High Violet - The National
    Trouble Will Find Me - The National
    Cardinal - Pinegrove
    Valtari - Sigur Ros
    A Sailor's Guide To Earth - Sturgill Simpson
    Metamodern Sounds In Country Music - Sturgill Simpson
    House of Balloons - The Weeknd
    Dive - Tycho
    Lost In The Dream - The War On Drugs
    A Deeper Understanding - The War On Drugs
    I See You - The xx
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    In no set order, the ones I've gone back to (or are currently listening to a lot) would be ...

    Beach House - Teen Dream
    GYBE - Hallelujah, Don't Bend Ascend
    MBV - MBV
    Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Bowie - Blackstar
    Beyonce - Lemonade
    A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it From Here...
    Kanye - MBDTF
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    D'Angelo - Black Messiah
    St Vincent - Strange Mercy
    FKA Twigs - LP1
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
    Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
    Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    I especially liked the bolded ones. Alvvays are so underrated, they routinely make perfect punky, power pop. They're great.
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    I do very much like Pup's Morbid Stuff for what it is but it is a bit to recent for me to consider. Great album though.
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    Olly Gunnar Solskjær bacon-hating kebab-dodging Tinder rascal dog Scout

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    Yeah I like them a lot. They have a nice balance of fun, upbeat and dream-pop that I really enjoy,.

    Yeah that's fair. Just saw it while scrolling through my Spotify albums and had to stick it in there :D
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    As great albums, but just not on that level. To me they were basically stepping stones in their way to RAM, which feels like the ending of a cycle. I think what they’ll do next will sound very different and new.
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    Pitchfork's top 200 of the decade:

    https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-albums-of-the-2010s/

    Their top 50:

    50: Grimes: Visions (2012)

    49: Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica (2011)

    48: ANOHNI: Hopelessness (2016)

    47: Carly Rae Jepsen: E•MO•TION (2015)

    46: The Knife: Shaking the Habitual (2013)

    45: Mount Eerie: A Crow Looked at Me (2017)

    44: A Tribe Called Quest: We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service (2016)

    43: Sky Ferreira: Night Time, My Time (2013)

    42: Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (2010)

    41: Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)

    40: Charli XCX: Pop 2 (2017)

    39: Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (2011)

    38: Tierra Whack: Whack World (2018)

    37: David Bowie: Blackstar (2016)

    36: Rosalía: El Mal Querer (2018)

    35: Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe (2013)

    34: Vince Staples: Summertime ’06 (2015)

    33: Big Thief: U.F.O.F. (2019)

    32: Bon Iver: Bon Iver (2011)

    31: Beyoncé: 4 (2011)

    30: Mitski: Puberty 2 (2016)

    29: Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (2010)

    28: FKA twigs: LP1 (2014)

    27: Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs (2018)

    26: Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness (2014)

    25: Jamie xx: In Colour (2015)

    24: SZA: CTRL (2017)

    23: Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (2018)

    22: Destroyer: Kaputt (2011)

    21: Beach House: Teen Dream (2010)

    20: DJ Rashad: Double Cup (2013)

    19: Lana Del Rey: Norman fecking Rockwell! (2019)

    18: Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012)

    17: Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell (2015)

    16: Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me (2010)

    15: Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)

    14: Lorde: Melodrama (2017)

    13: Drake: Take Care (2011)

    12: Rihanna: ANTI (2016)

    11: Grimes: Art Angels (2015)

    10: Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (2012)

    9: D’Angelo and the Vanguard: Black Messiah (2014)

    8: Robyn: Body Talk (2010)

    7: Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (2013)

    6: Solange: A Seat at the Table (2016)

    5: Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (2012)

    4: Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

    3: Beyoncé: Beyoncé (2013)

    2: Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

    1: Frank Ocean: Blonde (2016)
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    Damn, not a single album I know (other than by name) on this list...I'm old. :lol:
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    I know how you feel! I think my appreciation of modern music ended circa 2000
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    I like the Beach House and Lana Del Rey albums on that list, but they're the only ones I know.
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    Tbf Pitchfork are rather more U.S. pop orientated than they used to be. Their list ain't exactly the be all and end all.

    I do enjoy nerdy list-compiling season though. :drool:
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Modern Vampires of the City is the only album on any of these lists that I've listened to in full.

    Heard bits and pieces of three or four others, mostly Kendrick Lamar, and not much else.
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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Damn over TPAB :houllier:
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    Any list that has this Fiona Apple album in the top 5 deserves applause! :drool:
    I have semi-listened to quite a lot of that top 50, so will check out more. This time Pitchfork seems to be aligned with what i like.
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    If Tame Impala could get a move on and release the new album before the end of the year, it would likely be be 4/4 for the decade for me
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    It’s a bad list. One of the worst. The ones in the OP are better.
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    Paste Magazine's top 100

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/10/best-albums-of-the-2010s-paste.html

    1. Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)
    2. Beyoncé: Lemonade (2016)
    3. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening (2010)
    4. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
    5. Frank Ocean: channel Orange (2012)
    6. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
    7. Frank Ocean: Blonde (2016)
    8. Carly Rae Jepsen: Emotion (2015)
    9. Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour (2018)
    10. SZA: Ctrl (2017)
    11. Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
    12. Kendrick Lamar: DAMN. (2017)
    13. Solange: A Seat At The Table (2016)
    14. David Bowie: Blackstar (2016)
    15. Angel Olsen: My Woman (2016)
    16. Beach House: Teen Dream (2010)
    17. Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
    18. Robyn: Body Talk (2010)
    19. Alvvays: Antisocialites (2017)
    20. Lucy Dacus: Historian (2018)
    21. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (2010)
    22. Father John Misty: I Love You Honeybear (2015)
    23. Mitski: Puberty 2 (2016)
    24. The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream (2014)
    25. Kanye West: Yeezus (2013)

    No idea why they've all decided to start releasing lists in early October but whatever.
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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    alt-J - An Awesome Wave
    Anderson .Paak - Malibu
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    Arctic Monkeys - AM
    Bon Iver - Bon Iver
    BROCKHAMPTON - Saturation II
    Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
    Flatbush Zombies - Vacation In Hell
    Frank Ocean - Blonde
    Frank Ocean - Endless
    Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    Glass Animals - How To Be A Human Being
    Hozier - Hozier
    Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo
    Isaiah Rashad - The Sun's Tirade
    J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
    James Blake - Assume Form
    Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    Kaytranada - 99.9%
    Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
    KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
    Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
    Saba - CARE FOR ME
    Sampha - Process
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
    SZA - Ctrl
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
    Toro Y Moi - Outer Peace
    Travis Scott - Rodeo
    Tyler, The Creator - Wolf
    Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
    Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
    Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    Ooh a DeSelby post. :drool:
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Be honest. You're really into Kula Shakur, aren't you?
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    That Tupac's brother?
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    i can't remember albums that far back to 2010, probably my most listened too and favourite this decade would be Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
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    Frank Ocean's Blonde is an absolutely brilliant album. definitely recommend it, and definitely worthy for a top 5 spot, if not 1.

    Sufjan Steven's Carrie and Lowell is as well. it's depressing as hell though, but amazing.
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    Hah, all these lists have a lot of "artistic and underground"-esque pop / electro / rock band albums but all the rap stuff is just the commercially successful ones. Utter bollocks.