The Best Albums of 2010


1. KvelertakKvelertak


2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today


3. Carbon Based LifeformsInterloper


4. EnslavedAxioma Ethica Odini


5. The Black CrowesCroweology


6. Arcade FireThe Suburbs


7. Joanna NewsomHave One on Me


8. Scissor SistersNight Work


9. AlcestÉcailles de lune


10. Flying LotusCosmogramma


11. Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


12. The Tallest Man on EarthThe Wild Hunt


13. Misery IndexHeirs to Thievery


14. Blind GuardianAt the Edge of Time


15. GrindermanGrinderman 2


16. The NationalHigh Violet


17. Sufjan StevensThe Age of Adz


18. DeerhunterHalcyon Digest


19. Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh


20. Gil Scott-HeronI’m New Here


21. Laura MarlingI Speak Because I Can


22. AgallochMarrow of the Spirit


23. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid


24. SwansMy Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky


25. OceansizeSelf Preserved While the Bodies Float Up

The Best Albums of 2009


1. MastodonCrack the Skye


2. AmorphisSkyforger


3. Fuck ButtonsTarot Sport


4. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion


5. Group BombinoGuitars From Agadez


6. MegadethEndgame


7. Natural Snow BuildingsShadow Kingdom


8. Bill CallahanSometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle


9. RaekwonOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt II


10. Bat For LashesTwo Suns


11. PhoenixWolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


12. The AntlersHospice


13. Antony & The JohnsonsThe Crying Light


14. Grizzly BearVeckatimest


15. KylesaStatic Tensions


16. The Flaming LipsEmbryonic


17. Gui BorattoTake My Breath Away


18. David SylvianManafon


19. Atlas SoundLogos


20. The Black CrowesBefore the Frost…


21. Mos DefThe Ecstatic


22. CobaltGin


23. Dinosaur Jr.Farm


24. AncestorsOf Sound Mind


25. Charlotte GainsbourgIRM

Guest List: The Best Albums of 2009 – John Macintosh

15. jjjj n° 2
14. Camera ObscuraMy Maudlin Career
13. Atlas SoundLogos
12. The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart
11. Bat for LashesTwo Suns
10. Chromatic FlightsSunset Bell
9. Tim HeckerAn Imaginary Country
8. GirlsAlbum
7. The AntlersHospice
6. Fever RayFever Ray
5. Fuck ButtonsTarot Sport
4. Grizzly BearVeckatimest
3. MastodonCrack the Skye
2. Dirty ProjectorsBitte Orca
1. Animal CollectiveMerriweather Post Pavilion