NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2010

NPR MusicIt’s that time of year again. I have a whole lot of (re)listening to do before I can come close to making my own list of new music I liked this year. In the meantime, here are the 50 Favorite Albums of 2010 by NPR Music:

Thomas Adès, ‘Tevot’
Agalloch, ‘Marrow Of The Spirit’
Aloe Blacc, ‘Good Things’
Khaira Arby, ‘Timbuktu Tarab’
Arcade Fire, ‘The Suburbs’
Erykah Badu, ‘New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return Of The Ankh’
Big Boi, ‘Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son Of Chico Dusty’
The Black Keys, ‘Brothers’
Brooklyn Rider, ‘Dominant Curve’
Buke And Gass, ‘Riposte’
Carolina Chocolate Drops, ‘Genuine Negro Jig’
Regina Carter, ‘Reverse Thread’
Chancha Via Circuito, ‘Rio Arriba’
Deerhunter, ‘Halcyon Digest’
Issac Delgado, ‘Love’
Joyce DiDonato, ‘Rossini: Colbran, The Muse’
Flying Lotus, ‘Cosmogramma’
Four Tet, ‘There Is Love In You’
Vittorio Grigolo, ‘The Italian Tenor’
Gyptian, ‘Hold You’
Hilary Hahn, ‘Higdon & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos’
Mary Halvorson Quartet, ‘Saturn Sings’
Rita Indiana, ‘El Juidero’
Jamey Johnson, ‘The Guitar Song’
Jonsi, ‘Go’
Seu Jorge, ‘Seu Jorge And Almaz’
King Sunny Ade, ‘Bábá Mo Túndé’
Ray LaMontagne, ‘God Willin’ And The Creek Don’t Rise’
LCD Soundsystem, ‘This Is Happening’
Lower Dens, ‘Twin Hand Movement’
Alexander Melnikov, ‘Shostakovich’
Janelle Monae, ‘The ArchAndroid’
Jason Moran, ‘Ten’
Carla Morrison, ‘Mientras Tú Dormías’
The National, ‘High Violet’
Owen Pallett, ‘Heartland’
Sondra Radvanovsky, ‘Verdi Arias’
Josh Ritter, ‘So Runs The World Away’
Robyn, ‘Body Talk’
Kermit Ruffins, ‘Happy Talk’
Christian Scott, ‘Yesterday You Said Tomorrow’
Gil Scott-Heron, ‘I’m New Here’
Sleigh Bells, ‘Treats’
Esperanza Spalding, ‘Chamber Music Society’
Mavis Staples, ‘You Are Not Alone’
Sufjan Stevens, ‘The Age Of Adz’
The Tallest Man On Earth, ‘The Wild Hunt’
Titus Andronicus, ‘Monitor’
Sharon Van Etten, ‘Epic’
Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

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