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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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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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I'm personally offended by everyone who leaves out Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Best album of the decade.
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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I'm personally offended by everyone who leaves out Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Best album of the decade.
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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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
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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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.
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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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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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.
Contact is the best ending to an album I've ever heard.
 

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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.
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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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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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
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.
I especially liked the bolded ones. Alvvays are so underrated, they routinely make perfect punky, power pop. They're great.
 

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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.
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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I especially liked the bolded ones. Alvvays are so underrated, they routinely make perfect punky, power pop. They're great.
Yeah I like them a lot. They have a nice balance of fun, upbeat and dream-pop that I really enjoy,.

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.
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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So how would you compare RAM to other Daft Punk albums? Because for me Discovery is by some distance their best.
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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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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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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Damn, not a single album I know (other than by name) on this list...I'm old. :lol:
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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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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For me:

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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De Vermis Myteriis - High on Fire
You're Nothing - Iceage
 

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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.