Albums of 2010: longlist

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The top 40 was selected from this longlist of 155 albums and EPs released during 2010:

!!! – Strange Weather, Isn’t It?

The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers

The Album Leaf – There is a Wind EP

Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’

Amiina – Puzzle

Anni Rossi – Heavy Meadow

Antony and the Johnsons – Swanlights

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

Autechre – Oversteps

Avey Tare – Down There

Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo

Beach House – Teen Dream

Beach House – Zebra EP

Belle and Sebastian – Belle and Sebastian Write about Love

Bellowhead – Hedonism

The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

The Black Keys – Brothers

Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void

Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

Caribou – Caribou Vibration Orchestra featuring Marshall Allen

Caribou – Swim

Citay – Dream Get Together

Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

Clogs – Veil Waltz

CocoRosie – Grey Oceans

Daedelus – Righteous Fists of Harmony

Darkstar – North

Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions

Delphic – Acolyte

The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

Dirty Projectors & Björk – Mount Wittenberg Orca

The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood

DM Stith – Heavy Ghost Appendices

Eels – End Times

Eels – Tomorrow Morning

Efterklang – Magic Chairs

El Guincho – Piratas De Sudamérica EP

El Guincho – Pop Negro

Eluvium – Similes

Elvis Costello – National Ransom

Erland and the Carnival – Erland and the Carnival

Euros Childs – Face Dripping

Everything Everything – Man Alive

The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter

Fan Death – A Coin for the Well EP

Field Music – Field Music (Measure)

Fionn Regan – The Shadow of an Empire

First Aid Kit – The Big Black and the Blue

The Flashbulb – Arboreal

Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

Flying Lotus – Pattern + Grid World EP

Foals – Total Life Forever

Four Tet – There is Love in You

Freelance Whales – Weathervanes

Fyfe Dangerfield – Fly Yellow Moon

Gayngs – Relayted

Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

Girl Talk – All Day

Girls – Broken Dreams Club

Glasser – Ring

Goldfrapp – Head First

Goldheart Assembly – Wolves and Thieves

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Grinderman – Grinderman 2

Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks

The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever

Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Hot Chip & LCD Soundsystem – Live at Alexandra Palace

Interpol – Interpol

Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog: Acoustic EP

James Blake – The Bell’s Sketch EP

James Blake – CMYK EP

James Blake – Klavierwerke EP

James Yuill – Movement in a Storm

Jamie Lidell – Compass

Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid

Jenny and Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now

Jim O’Rourke/Various Artists – All Kinds of People Love Burt Bacharach

Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me

John Grant – Queen of Denmark

Jónsi – Go

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

The Knife – Tomorrow in a Year

Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can

Laura Veirs – July Flame

LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening

Les Savy Fav – Root for Ruin

Liars – Proud Evolution EP

Liars – Sisterworld

Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring

M.I.A. – M A Y A

Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork

Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern

Massive Attack – Heligoland

MGMT – Congratulations

Midlake – The Courage of Others

Midlake – Fortune EP

The National – High Violet

The National – High Violet: Bonus EP

Neal Morgan – To the Breathing World

The New Pornographers – Together

Olan Mill – Pine

Ólöf Arnalds – Innundir Skinni

Owen Pallett – A Swedish Love Story EP

Owen Pallett – Heartland

Peter Broderick – How They Are

The Phantom Band – The Wants

Philip Selway – Familial

Phosphorescent – Here’s to Taking it Easy

Plants and Animals – La La Land

Polar Bear – Peepers

Pomplamoose – Tribute to Famous People

Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard

Race Horses – Goodbye Falkenberg

Robyn – Body Talk

Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1 EP

The Roots – How I Got Over

Röyksopp – Senior

Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

Ryan Francesconi – Parables

Sam Amidon – I See the Sign

She & Him – Volume 2

Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago

Silver Columns – Yes and Dance

Sleepy Sun – Fever

Sleigh Bells – Treats

Son of Dave – Shake a Bone

Spoon – Transference

Standard Fare – The Noyelle Beat

Steve Mason – Boys Outside

Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP

The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales

These New Puritans – Hidden

Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

Tunng – …And Then We Saw Land

Vampire Weekend – Contra

Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

Voice of the Seven Thunders – Voice of the Seven Thunders

The Walkmen – Lisbon

Warpaint – The Fool

The Wave Pictures – Susan Rode the Cyclone

The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

Willy Mason – So Long Baby Shoes EP

Wolf Parade – Expo 86

Woods – At Echo Lake

Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen – For the Ghosts Within

Yeasayer – Odd Blood

Zach Hill – Face Tat

Zola Jesus – Valusia EP

<!–[if !mso]> <! st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } –> !!! – Strange Weather, Isn’t It? The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers The Album Leaf – There is a Wind EP Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’ Amiina – Puzzle Anni Rossi – Heavy Meadow Antony and the Johnsons – Swanlights Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today Autechre – Oversteps Avey Tare – Down There Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo Beach House – Teen Dream Beach House – Zebra EP Belle and Sebastian – Belle and Sebastian Write about Love Bellowhead – Hedonism The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty The Black Keys – Brothers Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record Caribou – Caribou Vibration Orchestra featuring Marshall Allen Caribou – Swim Citay – Dream Get Together Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton Clogs – Veil Waltz CocoRosie – Grey Oceans Daedelus – Righteous Fists of Harmony Darkstar – North Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest Deer Tick – The Black Dirt Sessions Delphic – Acolyte The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis Dirty Projectors & Björk – Mount Wittenberg Orca The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood DM Stith – Heavy Ghost Appendices Eels – End Times Eels – Tomorrow Morning Efterklang – Magic Chairs El Guincho – Piratas De Sudamérica EP El Guincho – Pop Negro Eluvium – Similes Elvis Costello – National Ransom Erland and the Carnival – Erland and the Carnival Euros Childs – Face Dripping Everything Everything – Man Alive The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter Fan Death – A Coin for the Well EP Field Music – Field Music (Measure) Fionn Regan – The Shadow of an Empire First Aid Kit – The Big Black and the Blue The Flashbulb – Arboreal Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma Flying Lotus – Pattern + Grid World EP Foals – Total Life Forever Four Tet – There is Love in You Freelance Whales – Weathervanes Fyfe Dangerfield – Fly Yellow Moon Gayngs – Relayted Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here Girl Talk – All Day Girls – Broken Dreams Club Glasser – Ring Goldfrapp – Head First Goldheart Assembly – Wolves and Thieves Gorillaz – Plastic Beach Grinderman – Grinderman 2 Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever Hot Chip – One Life Stand Hot Chip & LCD Soundsystem – Live at Alexandra Palace Interpol – Interpol Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog: Acoustic EP James Blake – The Bell’s Sketch EP James Blake – CMYK EP James Blake – Klavierwerke EP James Yuill – Movement in a Storm Jamie Lidell – Compass Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid Jenny and Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now Jim O’Rourke/Various Artists – All Kinds of People Love Burt Bacharach Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me John Grant – Queen of Denmark Jónsi – Go Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy The Knife – Tomorrow in a Year Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can Laura Veirs – July Flame LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening Les Savy Fav – Root for Ruin Liars – Proud Evolution EP Liars – Sisterworld Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring M.I.A. – M A Y A Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern Massive Attack – Heligoland MGMT – Congratulations Midlake – The Courage of Others Midlake – Fortune EP The National – High Violet The National – High Violet: Bonus EP Neal Morgan – To the Breathing World The New Pornographers – Together Olan Mill – Pine Ólöf Arnalds – Innundir Skinni Owen Pallett – A Swedish Love Story EP Owen Pallett – Heartland Peter Broderick – How They Are The Phantom Band – The Wants Philip Selway – Familial Phosphorescent – Here’s to Taking it Easy Plants and Animals – La La Land Polar Bear – Peepers Pomplamoose – Tribute to Famous People Ra Ra Riot – The Orchard Race Horses – Goodbye Falkenberg Robyn – Body Talk Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1 EP The Roots – How I Got Over Röyksopp – Senior Rufus Wainwright – All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu Ryan Francesconi – Parables Sam Amidon – I See the Sign She & Him – Volume 2 Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago Silver Columns – Yes and Dance Sleepy Sun – Fever Sleigh Bells – Treats Son of Dave – Shake a Bone Spoon – Transference Standard Fare – The Noyelle Beat Steve Mason – Boys Outside Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales These New Puritans – Hidden Titus Andronicus – The Monitor Tunng – …And Then We Saw Land Vampire Weekend – Contra Villagers – Becoming a Jackal Voice of the Seven Thunders – Voice of the Seven Thunders The Walkmen – Lisbon Warpaint – The Fool The Wave Pictures – Susan Rode the Cyclone Willy Mason – So Long Baby Shoes EP Wolf Parade – Expo 86 Woods – At Echo Lake Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen – For the Ghosts Within Yeasayer – Odd Blood Zach Hill – Face Tat Zola Jesus – Valusia EP

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