Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Candidates for the Top 10 of 2010 (and, for good measure, 2009)

The National - High Violet
Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Beach House - Teen Dream
The Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
The Tallest Man On Earth - Wild Hunt
The Black Keys - Brothers
Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
The Fall - Your Future, Our Clutter
The White Stripes - Under the Great White Northern Lights
Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
The Roots - How I Got Over
Laurie Anderson - Homeland
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Nas & Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
Drive-By Truckers - The Big To-Do
She & Him - Volume Two
Kayo Dot - Coyote
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever
Matt Skiba - Demos
Torche - Songs for Singles
Jimmy Eat World - Invented
Envy - Recitation
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow

and since I never made a top 10 of 2009:

Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Converge - Axe to Fall
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II
Natural Snow Buildings - Shadow Kingdom
Kylesa - Static Tensions
Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
maudlin of the Well - Part the Second
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind
Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
Mos Def - The Ecstatic
Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
Isis - Wavering Radiant
Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
Ancestors - Of Sound Mind
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Thrice - Beggars
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Dredg - The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
Baroness - Blue Record
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Russian Circles - Geneva
Buried Inside - Spoils of Failure
Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
Lucero - 1372 Overton Park

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