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Best Albums of 2010: Mr. Banning’s Picks

Here we are again. Another year has come and gone and it’s time to take account of what we’ve done and accomplished. 2010 was a very excellent year for music and as a nice added touch I got the chance to see many great shows. So here’s my list of albums that really moved me that were released this year. The way in which I picked my albums comes from many factors, like overall flow of the album, first impressions verses multiple replay and longevity, and many other small idiosyncrasy’s but most importantly just my taste. It’s hard to rank an album or a piece of music, but because we all love lists we gotta do what we gotta do, so without further ado… here are my top 10 albums released in 2010 followed by 5 albums that are worth mentioning but can’t go on the list because it would ruin the overall symmetry of a top 10. Enjoy!

Top 10:

1. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening
2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3. Beach House – Teen Dream
4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
5. Eminem – Relapse
6. Yeasayer –  Odd Blood
7. Foals – Total Life Forever
8. Twin Shadow – Forget
9. The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme
10. The Roots – How I Got Over

Honorable Mentions:

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Curren$y – Pilot Talk
Sleigh Bells  – Treats
The Morning Benders – Big Echo
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager