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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Albums of the Decade: 2010s


I don’t think the decade ever really got a name, but the 2010’s was an excellent decade for music. Not all of it that’s worthy of praise is featured in the list below. These are merely 50 records that, at this point in time, feel like my favourites of the last 10 years.

Some of the below are albums that I’ve returned to repeatedly across a number of years. Some call back to certain moments in time. One's a Christmas album. The early part of the decade is unfairly represented. 2013 was an amazing year. I've probably missed something obvious.

I make no claims to objectivity. This isn’t the zeitgeist. Make your complains to me on Twitter.

50. Endless Scroll – BODEGA
49. This Many Boyfriends – This Many Boyfriends
48. Time To Go Home – Chastity Belt
47. Hell Like Heaven – The Peggies
46. Perpetual Motion People – Ezra Furman
45. The ArchAndroid - Janelle MonĂ¡e
44. Rolling Blackouts – The Go! Team
43. Summer Camp – Summer Camp
42. Lover – Taylor Swift
41. High Violet – The National
40. Celebration Rock – Japandroids
39. Machineries of Joy – British Sea Power
38. Satis Factory – Mattiel
37. Dinosaur Planet – MJ Hibbett & The Validators
36. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
35. Man Alive – Everything Everything
34. The Book Of Mormon – Original Broadway Cast
33. Courting Strong – Martha
32. Ivy Tripp – Waxahatchee
31. Plastic Beach - Gorillaz
30. My Best Friend Is You – Kate Nash
29. Inform – Educate – Entertain – Public Service Broadcasting
28. The King Is Dead – The Decemberists
27. The Race For Space – Public Service Broadcasting
26. Teens Of Denial – Car Seat Headrest
25. Antisocialites – Alvvays
24. Tranquillity Base Hotel + Casino – Arctic Monkeys
23. Romance Is Boring – Los Campesinos!
22. I’m All Ears – Let’s Eat Grandma
21. Joy As An Act of Resistance – IDLES
20. Guppy – Charly Bliss
19. Silver Doller Moment – The Orielles
18. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
17. Futurology – Manic Street Preachers
16. Melodrama – Lorde
15. Babes Never Die – Honeyblood
14. Education, Education, Education & War – Kaiser Chiefs
13. Europe – Allo Darlin’
12. This Is Christmas – Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
11. E•MO•TION – Carly Rae Jepsen
10. Body Talk – Robyn
09. Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart – Martha
08. Johnny Foreigner Vs Everything – Johnny Foreigner
07. A-Z Vol. 1 – Ash
06. Alvvays – Alvvays
05. The Wages Of Fear – Tellison
04. The Bones Of What You Believe – CHVRCHES
03. Heartthrob – Tegan And Sara
02. 1989 – Taylor Swift
01. NO BLUES – Los Campesinos!