American Songwriter’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Written by December 9th, 2010 at 11:05 am

It’s been a great year for music. Here are 50 staff favorites from 2010. Let us know your picks for the best albums of the year in the comments.

1.Black Keys – Brothers
2.Mumford and Sons- Sigh No More
3.Dylan LeBlanc – Pauper’s Field
4.Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
5.Yeasayer – Odd Blood
6.Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
7. Phosphorescent - Here’s To Taking It Easy
8. Neil Young – Le Noise
9. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
10. Laura Veirs – July Flame
11. MGMT – Congratulations
12. Taylor Swift – Speak Now
13. Elizabeth Cook – Welder
14. Elvis Costello – National Ransom
15. Punch Brothers – Antifogmatic
16. John Mellencamp – No Better Than This
17. Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give
18. Old 97′s – The Grand Theatre Volume 1
19. Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
20. Bonnie Prince Billy – The Wonder Show of the World
21, Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
22. Junip – Fields
23. Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
24. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
25. Midlake – The Courage Of Others
26. Vampire Weekend – Contra
27. Justin Townes Earle – Harlem River Blues
28. Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
29. Lightspeed Champion – Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You
30. Warpaint – The Fool
31. William Tyler - Behold The Spirit
32. Johnny Flynn – Been Listening
33. Mount Eerie – Song Islands Vol. 2
34. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Preservation Hall: An Album To Benefit Preservation Hall
35. The Dead Weather - Sea Of Cowards
36. Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now
37. Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime
38. Chromeo - Business Casual
39. Caribou – Swim
40. Beach House - Teen Dream
41. Jim Lauderdale – Patchwork River
42. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
43. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
44. Ty Segall – Melted
45. Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
46. Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame
47. Javelin – No Mas
48. Lissie – Catching A Tiger
49. Patty Griffin – Downtown Church
50. Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fell Promises

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