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Top Albums of 2010 : Contributors Lists

by QRODecember 12, 2010
 
Shirak Agresta:
10.  SWANSMy Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky
9.  Cee Lo Green – The Ladykiller
8.  The Book – The Way Out
7.  Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP
6.  Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
5.  Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
4.  The Black KeysBrothers
3.  Frog EyesPaul’s Tomb: A Triumph
2.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
1.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Frog Eyes : Paul's Tomb: A Triumph  

Eddie Alzamora:

8.  Spoon – Transference
7.  Eminem – Recovery
6.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
5.  Vampire Weekend – Contra
4.  Delphic – Acolyte
3.  MGMT – Congratulations
2.  Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
1.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Jessica Amaya:
10.  Air Waves – Dungeon Dots
9.  Twin Sister – Color Your Life
8.  Sleigh Bells – Treats
7.  Magic Bullets – Magic Bullets
6.  Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
5.  Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
4.  Spoon – Transference
3.  Young Mammals – Carrots
2.  The Love Language – Libraries
1.  Sharon Van Etten – Epic
 
Autumn Andel:
MGMT : Congratulations10.  No Age – Everything In Between
9.  Twin Shadow – Forget
8.  Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
7.  Ceo – White Magic
6.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
5.  The National – High Violet
4.  Foals – Total Life Forever
3.  The Radio Dept. – Clinging To a Scheme
2.  These New Puritans – Hidden
1.  Owen Pallett – Heartland
 
Shawn Beckman:
10.  Wolf Parade – Expo 86
9.  Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
8.  Shout Out Louds – Work
7.  Four Tet – There Is Love In You
6.  Hot Chip – One Life Stand
5.  Stereolab – Not Music
4.  Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love
3.  Tunng – …And Then We Saw Land
2.  The National – High Violet
1.  The New Pornographers – Together
 
Alexander Blanco:
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings : I Learned the Hard Way10.  James – The Night Before The Morning After
9.  Girls – Broken Dreams Club EP
8.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
7.  The Walkmen – Lisbon
6.  Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
5.  Grinderman – Grinderman 2
4.  Adam Green – Minor Love
3.  MGMT – Congratulations
2.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1.  The National – High Violet
 
Rob Boss:
10.  Pat Metheny – Orchestrion
9.  Jeff Beck – Emotion and Commotion
8.  Pete International Airport – Pete International Airport
7.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
6.  Liz Phair – Funstyle
5.  Starry Saints – Serenade
4.  The Upsidedown – The Town With Bad Wiring
3.  Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Hawk
2.  The High Violets – Cinema
1.  Jan Garbarek with The Hillard Ensemble – Officium Novum
 
Michael Caldwell:
Owen Pallett : Heartland10.  The Main Street Gospel – Love Will Have Her Revenge
9.  Melvins – The Bride Cried Murder
8.  Sia – We Are Born
7.  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
6.  The Black Keys – Brothers
5.  The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards
4.  The Sword – Warp Riders
3.  Vampire Weekend – Contra
2.  High On Fire – Snakes For the Divine
1.  Sean Hayes – Run Wolves Run
 
Ryan Carroll:
10.  Goldfrapp – Head First
9.  Woven Bones – In and Out and Back Again
8.  Miles Kurosky – The Desert of Shallow Effects
7.  The Upsidedown – The Town With Bad Wiring
6.  Autolux – Transit Transit
5.  Songs From a Sonic Land
4.  Grinderman – Grinderman 2
3.  Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
2.  School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
1.  Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
 
The New Pornographers : TogetherTed Chase:
20.  Twin Tigers – Gray Waves
19.  The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
18.  Electric Six – Zodiac
17.  Holy Hail – The Dying (After) Party
16.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
15.  Admiral Radley – I Heart California
14.  Motel Motel – The Big Island
13.  ArpLine – Travel Book
12.  Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard
11.  Bear Hands – Burning Bush Supper Club
10.  Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
9.  Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
8.  Spoon – Transference
7.  The Dig – Electric Toys
6.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
5.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
4.  Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
3.  The National – High Violet
2.  Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
1.  Shout Out Louds – Work
The National : High Violet 
Lukas Clark-Memler:
20.  Wavves – King of the Beach
19.  How To Dress Well – Love Remains
18.  Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
17.  Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
16.  Sleigh Bells – Treats
15.  The Morning Benders – Big Echo
14.  Harlem – Hippies
13.  The National – High Violet
12.  Beach House – Teen Dream
11.  The Black Keys – Brothers
10.  Foals – Total Life Forever
9.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
8.  Twin Shadow – Forget
7.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
6.  Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
5.  Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4.  Vampire Weekend – Contra
3.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
2.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
1.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Arcade Fire : The Suburbs 
Eleonora Collini:
20.  Endless Boogie – Full House Head
19.  School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
18.  Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime
17.  Foals – Total Life Forever
16.  Wolf Parade – Expo 86
15.  The National – High Violet
14.  Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago
13.  Black Mountain – Wilderness Heart
12.  The Vaselines – Sex With an X
11.  Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void
10.  Twin Tigers – Gray Waves
9.  Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
8.  No Age – Everything In Between
7.  Ty Segall – Melted
6.  Liars – Sisterworld
5.  Warpaint – The Fool
4.  Autolux – Transit Transit
3.  Interpol – Interpol
2.  Spoon – Transference
1.  Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
Vampire Weekend : Contra 
Michele Davis:
10.  Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
9.  The Books – The Way Out
8.  Prince Rama – Shadow Temple
7.  Tobacco – Maniac Meat
6.  Grinderman – Grinderman 2
5.  Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
4.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
3.  Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
2.  Reggie Watts – Why Shit So Crazy?
1.  SWANSMy Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope To the Sky
 
Frank Donnelly:
20.  Alain Johannes – Spark
19.  Nels Cline – Initiate
18.  Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back
17.  The Orb with David Gilmour – Metallic Spheres
16.  Dan Berglund’s Tonbruket – Tonbruket
15.  Hoodoo Gurus – Purity of Essence
14.  Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
School of Seven Bells : Disconnect From Desire13.  Neil Young – Le Noise
12.  Grinderman – Grinderman 2
11.  Efterklang – Magic Chairs
10.  Duncan Maitland – Lullabies For the 21st Century
9.  GB3 & Steve Kilbey – Damaged / Controlled
8.  Ryuichi Sakamoto – Out of Noise
7.  All India Radio – The Silent Surf
6.  Marconi Union – A Lost Connection
5.  The Break – Church of the Open Sky
4.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
3.  Dave Couse – Alone Walk
2.  Crowded House – Intriguer
1.  The Phantom Band – The Wants
 
Erin Elisabeth:
5.  The Soviet League – The Soviet League
4.  Evelyn Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn
3.  Goldfrapp – Head First
2.  The Midnight Juggernauts – Crystal Axis
1.  The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood
 
Lloyd Epperly:
Broken Social Scene : Forgiveness Rock Record15.  Villa Nah – Orgin
14.  Grum – Heartbeats
13.  Freebass – It’s a Beautiful Life
12.  The Radio Dept. – Clinging To a Scheme
11.  Delphic – Acolyte
10.  OMD – History of Modern
9.  The Charlatans UK – Who We Touch
8.  Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
7.  Fenech-Soler – Fenech-Soler
6.  Ou Est Le Swimming Pool – The Golden Year
5.  Modern English – Soundtrack
4.  Mystery Jets – Serotonin
3.  Delorean – Subiza
2.  Monarchy – Monarchy
1.  HURTS – Happiness
 

Genesis Florentino:

9.  The Black Keys – Brothers
8.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
7.  Kid Cudi – Man On the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
6.  Washed Out – Life of Leisure
Shout Out Louds : Work5.  Miami Horror – Illumination
4.  Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
3.  Uffie – Sex – Dreams and Denim Jeans
2.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1.  MGMT – Congratulations
 
Chris Fore:
12.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
11.  Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
10.  Jonsi – Go
9.  Turin Brakes – Outbursts
8.  GAYNGS – Related
7.  Teenage Fanclub – Shadows
6.  Beach House – Teen Dream
5.  School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
4.  The Black Keys – Brothers
3.  The Radio Dept. – Clinging To a Scheme
2.  Hot Chip – One Life Stand
1.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
 
Gail Fountain:
Foals : Total Life Forever5.  of Montreal – False Priest
4.  Dead Confederate – Sugar
3.  Liars – Sisterworld
2.  Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
1.  James – The Night Before The Morning After
 
Andi Galpern:
10.  The National – High Violet
9.  The Naked and Famous – Passive Me Aggressive You
8.  Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
7.  Beach House – Teen Dream
6.  Jonsi – Go
5.  Best Coast – Crazy For You
4.  The Black Keys – Brothers
3.  The Walkmen – Lisbon
2.  Broken Bells – Broken Bells
1.  Crystal Castles – II
 

Michael Gonzalez:
5.  Sleigh Bells – Treats
4.  Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti : Before Today3.  The Radio Dept. – Clinging To a Scheme
2.  Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
1.  of Montreal – False Priest

 
Mike Gutierrez:
20.  Selebrities – Ladies Man Effect
19.  Kumon Plaza – Cliff
18.  Wild Moccasins – Skin Collision Past
17.  MiniBoone – Big Changes EP
16.  Twin Sister – Color Your Life
15.  Starslinger – Volume 1
14.  Young Adults – Black Hole
13.  Dinowalrus – %
12.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
11.  Truman Peyote – Light-Lightening
10.  Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
9.  MGMT – Congratulations
8.  MMOSS – i
7.  Gobble Gobble – Lawn Knives/beko_55
6.  PPALMM – Cal-Aesthetics
5.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
4.  DOM – Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
Spoon : Transference3.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
2.  Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
1.  Beach House – Teen Dream
 
Christine Hannon:
11.  of Montreal – False Priest
10.  Goldfrapp – Head First
9.  Bag Raiders – Bag Raiders
8.  Hot Chip – One Life Stand
7.  Röyksopp – Senior
6.  Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
5.  Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
4.  Washed Out – Life of Leisure
3.  Miami Horror – Illumination
2.  The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood
1.  Midnight Juggernaurs – Crystal Axis
Gaelen Harlacher:
10.  Darwin Deez – Darwin Deez
9.  Best Coast – Crazy For You
8.  Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
7.  Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III)
The Black Angels : Phosphene Dream6.  Girl Talk – All Day
5.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
4.  Iron Chic – Not Like This
3.  White Wires – WWII
2.  of Montreal – False Priest
1.  RVIVR – RVIVR

 
Michelle Heighway:
6.  Four Tet – There Is Love In You
5.  Caribou – Swim
4.  Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
3.  Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
2.  Lissie – Catching a Tiger
1.  Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
 
Peter Henckel:
20.  Christopher Lee – Charlemagne: By the Sword and Cross
19.  White Hinterland – Kairos
18.  Broken Bells – Broken Bells
17.  Suuns – Zeroes QC
16.  Plants and Animals – La La Land
15.  Menomena – Mines
Deerhunter : Halcyon Digest14.  Matt Pond PA – The Dark Leaves
13.  Junip – Fields
12.  Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
11.  Minus the Bear – Omni
10.  Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World soundtrack
9.  A Troop of Echoes – Days In Automation
8.  Adelyn Rose – Adelyn Rose EP
7.  Jeremy Messersmith – The Reluctant Graveyard
6.  Emancipator – Safe In the Steep Cliffs
5.  The Barr Brothers – The Barr Brothers
4.  Mice Parade – What It Means To Be Left-Handed
3.  Inspired Flight – We All Want To Fly
2.  The Books – The Way Out
1.  Aloha – Home Acres
 
Veronica Hoever:
10.  Matt & Kim – Sidewalks
9.  Broken Bells – Broken Bells
8.  Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
7.  She & Him – Volume 2
6.  The Taxpayers – Exhilarating News
5.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
Grinderman : Grinderman 24.  Vampire Weekend – Contra
3.  Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
2.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1.  Harlem – Hippies
 
Dee Madden:
10.  Soft Metals – The Cold World Melts EP
9.  Die Antwoord – $0$
8.  Brian Eno – Small Craft On a Milk Sea
7.  The Atomica Project – The Non Affair
6.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
5.  Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett
4.  Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Dark Night of the Soul
3.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
2.  Grinderman – Grinderman 2
1.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
 
Brendan MaGee:
15.  Brandon Flowers – Flamingo
14.  The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
13.  Wilderness of Manitoba – When You Left the Fire
Crowded House : Intriguer12.  Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
11.  Shad – TSOL
10.  The Wooden Sky – If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone
9.  Zeus – Say Us
8.  LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
7.  The New Pornographers – Together
6.  Spoon – Transference
5.  Brasstronaut – Mt. Chimaera
4.  Owen Pallett – Heartland
3.  Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
2.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1.  The National – High Violet
 
Alexis Maindrault:
10.  The National – High Violet
9.  Kick-Ass soundtrack
8.  The Flaming Lips – Dark Side of the Moon
7.  Daft Punk – Tron Legacy soundtrack
6.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
5.  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
4.  Faithless – The Dance
3.  Groove Armada – Black Light
The Radio Dept.2.  The Black Keys – Brothers
1.  Massive Attack – Heligoland
 
Peter Noble:
10.  School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
9.  Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
8.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
7.  The National – High Violet
6.  Wild Nothing – Gemini
5.  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat the Devil’s Tattoo
4.  Black Angels – Phosphene Dream
3.  Killing Joke – Absolute Dissent
2.  Interpol – Interpol
1.  The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter
 
Alexandra Richardson:
15.  Zola Jesus – Valusia EP
14.  The Ruby Suns – Fight Softly
13.  Fol Chen – Part II: The New December
12.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
11.  Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
10.  Sleigh Bells – Treats
Modern English : Soundtrack9.  Hot Chip – One Life Stand
8.  Caribou – Swim
7.  Wildbirds and Peacedrums – Rivers
6.  Jamie Lidell – Compass
5.  Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP
4.  Cee Lo Green – The Ladykiller
3.  Blonde Redhead – Penny Sparkle
2.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
1.  Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz
 
Tiffany Seay:
10.  Bomb the Music Industry – Adults!!!… Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing!!!!!!!
9.  Fireworks – Bonfires EP
8.  Such Gold – Pedestals EP
7.  A Loss For Words – Motown Classics
6.  The Flatliners – Cavalcade
5.  Go Rydell – The Golden Age
4.  Patent Pending – I’m Not Alone EP
3.  We Are the Union – Great Leaps Forward
2.  B.O.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray
1.  The Wonder Years – The Upsides
 
Tame Impala : InnerspeakerBrendan Shanley:
10.  LoneLady – Nerve Up
9.  The Black Keys – Brothers
8.  Punch Brothers – Antifogmatic
7.  Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
6.  Freelance Whales – Weathervanes
5.  The Morning Benders – Big Echo
4.  Sleepy Sun – Fever
3.  Sia – We Are Born
2.  Jesca Hoop – Hunting My Dress
1.  Yeasayer – Odd Blood
 
Marielle Solan:
12.  Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 2
11.  Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1
10.  Girl Talk – All Day
9.  Bruce Springsteen – The Promise
8.  Sleigh Bells – Treats
7.  The Spring Standards – Would Things Be Different
6.  The Mynabirds – What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood
5.  Lost In the Trees – All Alone In the Empty House
4.  Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring
The Black Keys : Brothers3.  Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
2.  Ava Luna – Services EP
1.  MiniBoone – Big Changes EP
 
Terri Wise:
15.  Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
14.  Suuns – Zeroes QC
13.  Wild Nothing – Gemini
12.  No Age – Everything In Between
11.  Warpaint – The Fool
10.  Interpol – Interpol
9.  Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
8.  Twin Tigers – Gray Waves
7.  DOM – Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
6.  Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
5.  Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
4.  Land of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
3.  Buke and Gass – Riposte
2.  Autolux – Transit Transit
1.  School of Seven Bells – Disconnect From Desire
 
Jayne Yong:
Hot Chip : One Life Stand10.  Foals – Total Life Forever
9.  Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
8.  Eluvium – similes
7.  Ólafur Arnalds – …And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
6.  Beach House – Teen Dream
5.  The Walkmen – Lisbon
4.  Interpol – Interpol
3.  Walter Schreifels – An Open Letter To the Scene
2.  Jonsi – Go
1.  The National – High Violet