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Your Top Albums of the 2010s

Slash Ess

Member
Nov 5, 2017
236
We're slowly creeping to the end of this weird, wild decade, which means it's list time!
A few publications have already posted their Top Albums of the decade.

Pitchfork: The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
Stereogum: The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

Have you thought about yours? I've been compiling my faves for a while in this is what I've landed on so far:

Rank | Album | Artist

1 | DAMN. | Kendrick Lamar
2 | A Seat At The Table | Solange
3 | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy | Kanye West
4 | whokill | Tune-Yards
5 | Blonde | Frank Ocean
6 | The ArchAndroid | Janelle Monae
7 | The Money Store | Death Grips
8 | The Idler Wheel... | Fiona Apple
9 | Blackstar | David Bowie
10 | We Got It From Here... | A Tribe Called Quest

What tracks changed your life? What bops had you simultaneously twerking and crying? The world needs to know!
 
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Raster

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Feb 28, 2018
2,121
This decade was amazing in terms of music. I'm not sure I can make a definitive ranking, but I really enjoyed

Visions by Grimes
Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Pure Heroine by Lorde
The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
channel orange by Frank Ocean
BEYONCÉ by Beyoncé

and Red by Taylor Swift
 

torre_avenue

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
8,939
Behind you.
1 | My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy | Kanye West
2 | Blonde | Frank Ocean
3 | Leaks 04-13 | Jai Paul
4 | Yeezus | Kanye West
5 | Channel Orange | Frank Ocean
6 | The Money Store | Death Grips
7 | Currents | Tame Impala
8 | House of Balloons | The Weeknd
9 | Total | SebastiAn
10 | Some Rap Songs | Earl Sweatshirt

Essential Pitchfork-core.
 

essenn

Member
Oct 25, 2017
995
Kanye - MBDTF
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
PND - PARTYNEXTDOOR
Frank Ocean - Blonde / Channel Orange
Kelela - Take Me Apart
Jai Paul - Leaked album
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe
D'angelo - Black Messiah
 

Servbot24

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
20,640
Damn I really gotta start thinking about this... well these will be my top 2

1. Actress - RIP
2. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
 

Nameless

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,616
Not going to attempt to order the, but my Top 10 as of right now:

Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
Aldous Harding - Aldous Harding
Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man
Feist - Metals
Agnes Obel - Aventine
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
Julia Holter - Loud City Song
Kilo Kish - Reflections in Real Time
 
Why are we doing this the decades end with the tens, year zero as a concept is not... what do you mean I already typed 6 albums damn it, well here it is the top 10

1 Mirror Reaper - Bell Witch
2 Blackstar - David Bowie
3 Salem's Wounds - Karyn Crisis' Gospel of the Witches
4 Bloodlust - Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
5 Restored Into One - Sabbath Assembly
6 The Circle and The Blue Door - Purson
7 Grief's Infernal Flower - Windhand
8 Jess and the Ancient Ones - Jess and the Ancient Ones
9 More Constant than the Gods - SubRosa
10 Cauldron of the Wild - Witch Mountain
 
Oct 28, 2017
234
Beerse, Belgium
In no particular order

Dave Matthews Band - Away From The World
David Bowie - Blackstar
The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing
MGMT - Little Dark Age
Alt-J - Relaxer
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
Chromatics - Kill For Love
Ladytron - Gravity The Seducer
The National - High Violet
 

saenima

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,327
I don't usually keep track of these things so i'd have to do a lot of research to do a top anything list. But off the top of my head:

Theater is Evil - Amanda Palmer
Ghosteen - Nick Cave
M.O.O.N. - EP
Carpenter Brut - Trilogy
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Tool - Fear Inoculum
 

mattiewheels

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Oct 27, 2017
929
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
David Bowie - Blackstar
Aphex Twin - Syro
Grimes - Art Angels
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Beach House -Bloom
 

Slipknot666

Member
Dec 1, 2017
1,172
In not particular order

Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind
Tool- Fear Inoculum
Korn - The Senerity Of Suffering
Meshuggah - Koloss
Protest The Hero - Volition
Coheed And Cambria - The Afterman: Decension
Stone Sour - House Of Gold And Bones Part I
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Gojira - Magma
Machine Head - Unto The Locust
 

bobbychalkers

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Oct 26, 2017
1,565
1 | VEGA INTL. Night School | Neon Indian
2 | Blonde | Frank Ocean
3 | Black Messiah | D'Angelo
4 | Atrocity Exhibition | Danny Brown
5 | Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones) | Jai Paul
6 | The Archandroid | Janelle Monae
7 | All My Heroes Are Cornballs | Jpegmafia
8 | Telefone | Noname
9 | Dark Comedy | Open Mike Eagle
10 | King Night | Salem

I'm sure I overlooked something but as of this moment this is how I'm feeling.
 

DanGo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,879
This is impossible to narrow down given the hundreds of albums I love from the decade, but here's a vague top ten.

Anohni - Hopelessness
Bonobo - Migration
BT - _+
Darkside - Psychic
David Bowie - Blackstar
Forest Swords - Compassion
Four Tet - Live at Alexandra Palace, London 8th and 9th May 2019
Gas - Narkopop
Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
Tom Holkenborg - Mad Max: Fury Road
 

kitchenmotors

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,485
This is pretty difficult but here are some standout albums that I can’t really put in an order:

SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides
Charli XCX - Pop 2
Majical Cloudz - Are You Alone?
Lorde - Melodrama
iamamiwhoami - Bounty
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
James Blake - James Blake
Baths - Obsidian
 

grang

Member
Nov 13, 2017
3,031
Really too hard to answer, I'll just post a few that mean a lot to me

Jonsi - Go
The National - High Violet
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz, Carrie and Lowell
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
Mannequin Pussy - Patience
Deafheaven - Sunbather
David Bowie - Blackstar
Taylor Swift - 1989
Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter
Better Oblivion Community Center - S/T
I know I missed some and specifically some that were better, but these were the ones that came to mind
 

RDreamer

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Oct 25, 2017
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1. Devin Townsend - Empath
2. Steven Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase
3. Between the Buried and Me - Parallax II: Future Sequence
4. Zeal & Ardor - Stranger Fruit
5. Anathema - Weather Systems
6. TesseracT - Altered State
7. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
8. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
9. Leprous - Bilateral
10. Baroness - Yellow & Green
11. Ulver - Assassination of Julius Caesar
12. Cult of Luna - Mariner
13. Opeth - Pale Communion
14. Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us
15. Long Distance Calling - TRIPS


Ordering is kinda hard because a lot of these were my AOTY for their respective years they came out.
 

kitchenmotors

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,485
Really too hard to answer, I'll just post a few that mean a lot to me

Jonsi - Go
The National - High Violet
Vampire Weekend - Contra
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz, Carrie and Lowell
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
A Great Big Pile of Leaves - Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
Mannequin Pussy - Patience
Deafheaven - Sunbather
David Bowie - Blackstar
Taylor Swift - 1989
Father John Misty - I Love You Honeybear
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter
Better Oblivion Community Center - S/T
I know I missed some and specifically some that were better, but these were the ones that came to mind
Oh shoot I totally forgot about The Monitor, it was so early in the decade. What a standout album. That would be top 10 for me.
 

I KILL PXLS

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,238
No particular order. I swear this is the abbreviated version lol.


Jai Paul
Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)



Metronomy
The English Riviera



Local Natives
Gorilla Manor



SebastiAn
Total



bo en
Pale Machine



Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Multi-Love



Röyksopp
The Inevitable End



Disclosure
Settle



Toro Y Moi
Outer Peace



Gesaffelstein
Aleph



The Drums
Brutalism



Jeremih
Late Nights: The Album



Machinedrum
Human Energy



Machinedrum
SXLND



Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory



Mayer Hawthorne
Where Does This Door Go



Cherry Glazerr
Stuffed & Ready



The Weeknd
House of Balloons



Son Lux
Lanterns



New Look
New Look



Sleigh Bells
Treats



DJ Rashad
Double Cup



PVT
Church With No Magic



Tame Impala
Currents



Electric Guest
Mondo



Childish Gambino
Because the Internet



These New Puritans
Hidden



Kanye West
Yeezus



Beach House
Teen Dream



Frank Ocean
channel ORANGE



Cashmere Cat
Wedding Bells



Cults
CULTS



Death From Above 1979
The Physical World



WhoMadeWho
Brighter



Grizzly Bear
Shields



Arcade Fire
The Suburbs



M.I.A.
Matangi



Mount Kimbie
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth



SBTRKT
SBTRKT



The Presets
Pacifica



Wavves
Afraid of Heights



Jessy Lanza
Pull My Hair Back



Rustie
Green Language



Penguin Prison
Penguin Prison



Kendrick Lamar
DAMN.



MGMT
Congratulations



Sky Ferreira
Night Time, My Time



TNGHT
TNGHT



Crystal Fighters
Star of Love



Two Door Cinema Club
Tourist History



Charli XCX
Vroom Vroom



††† (Crosses)
††† (Crosses)



James Blake
Retrograde



Fiona Apple
The Idler Wheel is Wiser...



Pictureplane
Thee Physical



Vampire Weekend
Contra



Salva
Complex Housing



Ratcliffe
Dorus Rijkers



Major Lazer
Free the Universe



Diplo
Express Yourself



Arctic Monkeys
AM



SOPHIE
OIL OF EVERY PEARL'S UN-INSIDES



Purity Ring
Shrines



Klaxons
Surfing the Void



Friendly Fires
Inflorescent



Azealia Banks
Fantasea
I'm so sorry, but not sorry