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The Top 100 Albums Of The Decade: 2010 – 2019

 

1 – The Black Magnolia Project – Tomas Doncker And The True Groove Allstars – 2019

2 – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West – 2010

3 – The Monitor – Titus Andronicus – 2010

4 – Red – Taylor Swift – 2012

5 – thank u, next – Ariana Grande – 2019

6 – The Next Day Extra, Black Star – David Bowie – 2013, 2016

7 – Goodbye And Good Riddance – Juice WRLD – 2018

8 – WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish – 2019

9 – It Won’t be Long Now – Linda Thompson – 2013

10 – Blue And Lonesome – The Rolling Stones – 2016

11 – Dirty Computer – Janelle Monáe – 2018

12 – Old – Danny Brown – 2013

13 – Hollywood High – Mike Hudson And The Pagans – 2014

14 – Kiddo EP – Jessie Reyez – 2017

15 – Miracles: Los And Found – Marla Mase – 2016

16 – ASTROWORLD – Travis Scott – 2018

17 – Brett Eldredge – Brett Eldredge – 2017

18 – Triplicate – Bob Dylan – 2015

19 – Goblin – Tyler The Creator – 2011

20 – Carrie And Lowell – Sufjan Stevens – 2015

21 – Something About Knowing – Maria Taylor – 2013

22 – Take Care – Drake – 2011

23 – Generic Gift – Modern Hut – 2013

24 – Half Life – Marla Mase – 2014

25 – New Facts Emerge – The Fall – 2017

26 – LP 1 – FKA twigs – 2014

27 – California Nights – Best Coast – 2016

28 – Big Apple Blues – Tomas Doncker And The True Groove Allstars – 2014

29 – Most Messed Up – Old 97s – 2014

30 – BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION III – 2017

31 – Anti – Rihanna – 2016

32 – Freedom Highway – Rhiannon Giddens – 2017

33 – American Beauty/American Psycho – Fall Out Boy – 2016

34 – Speak Now – Taylor Swift – 2010

35 – Body Talk Pt 1 – Robyn – 2010

36 – When I was An Eagle – Laura Marling – 2013

37 – K.T.S.E. – Teyana Taylor – 2018

38 – Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack – The Coup – 2018

39 – The Mess We Made – Tomas Doncker – 2015

40 – A Crow Looked At Me – Mount Eerie

41 – 22, a million – Bon Iver – 2016

42 – m b v – My Bloody Valentine – 2013

43 – The Tree of Forgiveness – John Prine – 2018

44 – reflektor – Arcade Fire – 2013

45 – Penny Park, Omaha, NE, Summer 1989 – Matt Whipkey – 2013

46 – One Of A Kind Ep – G-Dragon – 2012

47 – Sing The Delta – Iris DeMent – 2013

48 – Talk That Talk – Rihanna – 2011

49 – Shake My Head – Spider Bags – 2012

50 – How The West Was Won – Peter Perrett – 2017

51 – Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy – 2018

52 – Claire’s Diary – Claire’s Diary – 2013

53 – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service – A Tribe Called Quest – 2016

54 – The Beginning – The Black Eyed Peas – 2010

55 – R.A.P. Music – Killer Mike – 2012

56 – Swing Lo, Magellan – Dirty Projectors – 2012

57 – Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way that You Feel About Me – Justin Townes Earle – 2012

58 – BIG BABY D.R.A.M. – D.R.A.M.- 2016

59 – Make My Bed -EP – King Princess – 2018

60 – m b v – My Bloody Valentine -2013

61 – Bloom – Troye Sivan – 2018

62 – Blunderbuss – Jack White – 2012

63 – Melodrama – Lorde – 2017

64 – My Name Is My Name – Pusha T – 2013

65 – Love Letter – Regina Bonelli – 2018

66 – Honest – Future – 2014

67 – Atrocity Exhibition – Danny Brown – 2016

68 – Portamento – The Drums – 2011

69 – 4 – Beyonce – 2011

70 – For the Many – UB40 – 2019

71 – Yes, You – Jahn Xavier And The Bowerytones – 2013

72 – Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper – 2016

73 – Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd – 2015

74 – This Is Happening – LCD Soundsystem – 2010

75 – Yeezus – Kanye West – 2013

76 – All Days Are Nights – Rufus Wainwright – 2010

77 – Painting Of A Panic Attack – Frightened Rabbit – 2016

78 – I Used To Know Her – Part 2 – EP – H.E.R – 2018

79 – JESUS IS KING – Kanye West – 2019

80 – Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin – Brian Wilson – 2010

81 – Storage – Wesley Wolfe – 2010

82 – Honey –  Robyn – 2018

83 – DRAM – Big Baby DRAM – 2017

84 – Better Day – Dolly Parton – 2011

85 – Darkside – Tom Stoppard And Pink Floyd – 2013

86 – Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey – 2019

87 – Lemonade – Beyoncé – 2016

88 – Random Access Memories – Daft Punk – 2013

89 – Ghost On The Canvas – Glen Campbell – 2011

90 – Vulnicara – Bjork – 2015

91 – She: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell EP – Kevin Jenkins – 2016

92 – Animal – Ke$ha – 2010

93 – Contra – Vampire Weekend – 2010

94 – Chuck – Chuck Berry – 2017

95 – Relax – Das Racists – 2011

96 – The Best Place – Best Coast – 2012

97 – Devil’s Eyes EP – Drop The Lime – 2010

98 – Before This World – James Taylor – 2015

99 – Rebel Heart – Madonna – 2015

100 – Presenting – JJ McCabe, Fallin’ Angels – 2013

 

Bubbling Under

Prisoner  And Prisoner (B-Sides)– Ryan Adams – 2017

Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta – 2011

Trouble will Find Me – The National – 2013

Electric Endicott – Gary Wilson -2010

Rainbow – Kesha – 2017

Power Of Trinity… A Slight Return (EP) – Tomas Doncker – 2013

Beyonce – Beyonce – 2013

Lamb To The Slaughter – Khalil Kain – 2019

Paramore – Paramore – 2013

Room 25 – Noname – 2018

She – A Tribute To Joni Mitchel – Kevin Jenkins

At Long Last A$AP – A$AP Rocky – 2015

My Shame Is True – Alkaline Trio – 2013

The Greatest Generation – The Wonder Years – 2013

25 – Adele – 2015

Five Dimensional Man – Herb Eimerman – 2015

Let England Shake – PJ Harvey – 2011

Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1 – Lil Peep – 2017

Night Escape – Eric Contractor – 2011

Imaginary Life – Worriers – 2015

#392: The EP Collection – Marshall Crenshaw – 2015

Single Mothers – Justin Townes Earle -2014

Better Than Expected – Peter Stampfel And The Brooklyn And Lower Manhattan Banjo Squadron – 2014

David Comes Alive -Fucked Up – 2011

Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamps – Public Enemy – 2012

Honeys – Pissed Jeans – 2013

Fireworks – Hilly Eye – 2010

Loud – Rihanna – 2010

Majestic Shredding – Superchunk – 2010

Born To Die/Paradise – Lana Del Rey – 2012

Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis – 2017

Everybody Down – Kate Tempest – 2014

How Did I Find Myself Here – The Dream Syndicate – 2017

Southeastern – Jason Isbell – 2013

Ephorize – cupcake – 2018

A Creature I Don’t Know – Laura Marling – 2011

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire – 2010

Vicki Leekx Mixtape – M.I.A. – 2011

The Idlers Wheel – Fiona Apple – 2012

Low in High School (Deluxe Edition) – Morrissey – 2018

Father, Son, Holy Ghost – Girls – 2011

Lil Wayne – Dedication 6 – 2017

This Is The Tomas Doncker Band’s Howling Wolf Ep -We Hope He Likes It – Tomas Doncker Band – 2013

IGOR – Tyler, The Creator – 2019

Assume Form – James Blake – 2019

Popular Problems – Leonard Cohen – 2014

Wild Flag – Wild Flag – 2011

Do It Again – Roykscopp And Robyn – 2014

Science Fiction – Brand New –2017

Re-Mit – The Fall – 2013

Voyageur – Kathleen Edwards – 2012

Fairy Tale And Myth – Suzzy Roche And Lucy Wainwright Roche – 2013

Summertime ’06 – Vince Staples – 2016

All Of You –  Colbie Caillat – 2011

We Love You Tecca – Lil Tecca

Nothing Was The Same – Drake – 2013

Tempest – Bob Dylan – 2012

Cheaters Game – Kelly Willis And Bruce Robison – 2013

Adventures In Bluesland – Phil Gammage – 2014

Artpop – Lady Gaga – 2013

Adam Ant is marrying The Gunner’s daughter – Adam Ant – 2013

Matangi – M.I.A. – 2013

Gang Signs & Prayers – Stormzy – 2017

Z – SZA – 2014

Blisters EP – Serpentwithfeet – 2016

~how i’m feeling~ – Lauv – 2019

Elevation (The Upper Air) – Bernie Worrell – 2013

American Football (LP3) – American Football – 2019

Title Huevo – Touchy Feely – 2019

Beautiful – Teena Marie – 2013

Memories… Do Not Open – The Chainsmokers – 2017

Cafe Nights In New York – Jack Phillips – 2012

St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION – 2017

Exits & All The Rest – Girl In A Coma 2011

Doris – Earl Sweatshirt – 2013

Step Inside – Kevin Jenkins – 2013

Driving And Drinking EP – Marshall Crenshaw – 2013

Future and Young Thug – SUPER SLIMEY – 2017

Sunbathing Animals – Parquet Court – 2014

The Long Lost – David Bronson – 2013

Chief – Eric Church – 2011

Acrylic – Leikeli47 –

Sweet Time – Dafni – 2010

The Life Of Pablo – Kanye West – 2016

They Shit Horses, Don’t They – Shit Horse – 2010

Cyhi The Prynce – No Dope On Sundays – 2017

>> – Beak – 2012

To Whom It May Concern – Jack Phillips – 2010

Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey – 2017

Time – Rod Stewart – 2013

Norman Fucking Rockwell! – Lana Del Rey – 2019

Born Sinner – J. Cole – 2013

The Take Off And Landing Of Everything – Elbow – 2014

Shamir – Revelations – 2017

THE LOVE TRAIN – Meghan Trainor – 2019

Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – 2016

Another World – Fall On Your Swords – 2011

Shellshag Forever – Shellshag – 2013

Without Warning – 21 Savage, Future, Metro Boomin –2017

My Krazy Life – YG – 2014

Jon Langford – Four Lost Souls – 2017

The Heart Speaks In Whispers – Corinne Bailey Rae – 2016

The 20/20 Experience – Justin Timberlake – 2013

Masterpiece – Big Thief – 2016

÷ (Divide) – Ed Sheeran – 2017

HNDRXX – Future – 2017

Lil Pump – Lil Pump – 2017

1989 – Taylor Swift – 2014

6 Feet Beneath The Moon – King Krule – 2013

Death Of A Bachelor – Panic! At The Disco – 2016

Save Rock And Roll – Fall Out Boy – 2013

THIS IS – Icona Pop – 2013

Culture – Migos – 2017

The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us – Beach Slang – 2015

Views – Drake – 2016

Lil Wayne – Dedication 6 – 2017

Small Time Heroes – Hurray For The Riff Raff – 2014

abysskiss – Adrianne Lenker – 2018

Jon Langford – Four Lost Souls –  2017

The Underside Of Power – Algiers – 2017

The New Classic – Iggy Azalea – 2014

Strength Of A Woman – Mary J. Blige – 2017

Lee Ann Womack – The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone – 2017

The OF Tapes Vol 2 – Various Artists – 2012

 

2010: Much more indie, unsigned, less well known , and much less hip hop… back then Robyn was sas cool as now, and LCD Soundsystem had one, last shining moment.

2011: Rihanna ruled my life, but album for album it was a very strong year, though hip hop was still on the backburner, with nether Big Sean nor Jay-Z and Kanye making the cut.

2012 – Odd Future changed rap for a year, streaming changed music forever

2013 – The last great indie year and the arrival of Danny Brown and art rap is here to stay OG…

2014 – Southern trap begins to take over, there will be blood… but 2013 remains the best of the year

2015 – Some big names show up, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd -that entire r&b with hip hop qualities, is taking over

2016 – At the time it felt like a pretty good year but looking back it was missing really big albums, Bowie died and the Stones had a great year.

2017 – Album for album, a good year without a center. the arrival of Lorde, the arrival of death albums (Annie Hardy, Mount Eerie, more), Plus? Guicci’s last great album and Migos make friends.

2018 – A handful, more than a handful of ace albums, and, of course, a whole lotta black girl magic

2019 – The worst year of the decade…

Most Important Development: Streaming.

The death of indie, and the birth of art-rap and singer songwriter EDM.

 

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