Favourite albums of 2010 (in no particular order)

A Listmania! list by A. McAuley (Sheffield, UK)
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Halcyon Digest
1.  Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter
The list author says:
  "Deerhunter record their most coherent, varied and ambitious work to date. Stunning."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Go
2.  Go by Jonsi
The list author says:
  "Sigur Růs' last album seemed something of a mis-step, so this was a pleasant surprise. Still epic in places, but decidedly pop at times too."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Latin
3.  Latin by Holy Fuck
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed Holy F*ck's last effort, but this is a quantum leap forward. Huge motorik beats remind me of early Chemical Brothers; a compliment."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

There Is Love In You
4.  There Is Love In You by Four Tet
The list author says:
  "Kieren Hebden delivers his best effort to date, toning down the experimentalism a little whilst delivering an album full of beautiful textures."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

This Is Happening [Digipak]
5.  This Is Happening [Digipak] by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Ignore all the distracting "will they/won't they split?" media. This is a stunning album, which very nearly matches The Sound of Silver, whilst demonstrating Murphy's growing confidence as a lyricist."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

And Then We Saw Land
6.  And Then We Saw Land by Tunng
The list author says:
  "Despite receiving a luke-warm critical response, I really enjoyed this. They've limited the electronica a little but the song-writing more than compensates."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Grinderman 2
7.  Grinderman 2 by Grinderman
The list author says:
  "Perhaps not quite as impressive as Grinderman's debut, this still continues Cave's return to form; has anyone written about the mid-life crisis as honestly and hilariously?"
£6.83   Used & New from: £2.81
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sisterworld
8.  Sisterworld by Liars
The list author says:
  "Liars fifth album and possibly their most satisfying. They can still deliver the goth-inflected stompers, but there's a diversity and at times subtlety here, which makes this really rewarding"
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Fool
9.  The Fool by Warpaint
The list author says:
  "I was a little hesitant when I bought this, but its subtle charms have really won me over and it continues to get better and better"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Everything In Between
10.  Everything In Between by No Age
The list author says:
  "Nouns remains one of my favourite albums of 2008 and this is every bit as good. More keyboard textures have allowed them to flesh out their sound a little, whilst retaining thieir raw energy."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Contra
11.  Contra by Vampire Weekend
The list author says:
  "Vampire Weekend's sophomore effort was always going to struggle after the all-conquering debut, but this shows ambition and a willingness to experiment with impressive results."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

He Who Saw The Deep
12.  He Who Saw The Deep by I Like Trains
The list author says:
  "Iliketrains' decision to self fund this album through Pledge Music was worthwhile. I miss the historical yarns of their earlier material but the dark, epic quality remains very appealing."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

High Violet
13.  High Violet by The National
The list author says:
  "Another band who had a lot to live up to in matching their last album, but they've achieved it with another fine set of bleak musings on personal frailty and weakness."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

The Hundred in the Hands
14.  The Hundred in the Hands by The Hundred in the Hands
The list author says:
  "Last year's Dressed In Dresden single promised much; this delivered. Great production and clever dance-pop song-writing."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Lucky Shiner
15.  Lucky Shiner by Gold Panda
The list author says:
  "Gold Panda's debut is all about texture and beats; sonically it sits alongside the pastoral electronica of Nathan Fake and The Field's canny sampling"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Ring
16.  Ring by Glasser
The list author says:
  "Less overtly goth than contemporaries like Zola Jesus, this is a beautifully crafted set of synth-driven material reminiscent of The Knife, Bat For Lashes or even Bjork."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Your Future Our Clutter
17.  Your Future Our Clutter by The Fall
The list author says:
  "Their 28th (!) studio album and this one's a gem. The move to Domino (already in jeopardy apparently) has produced a coherent album of strong material; their best in a while."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Suburbs
18.  The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "Personal expectations were low after Neon Bible, more so when I found that this was an hour long. But it's a real return to form, more stripped back in places, whilst no less anthemic and urgent."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Essex Arms
19.  Essex Arms by Darren Hayman & Secondary Modern
The list author says:
  "Those who obsess on the likelihood of a Hefner reunion, seem blind to the fact that Darren Hayman is now producing some of his most interesting work; an album full of lost love, and everyday sadness."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Rough Trade Shops: Synth Wave 2010
20.  Rough Trade Shops: Synth Wave 2010 by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Compilation of the year; so what if it sounds like 1982 (think Warm Leatherette and Being Boiled). Another Rough Trade winner."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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