The Great Albums of the 2010’s

This list is all of the great albums i have heard in the ten year span of 2010-current. No limit on number



2013 edition = 70 entries

2016 edition = 164 entries

2017 edition = 209 entries



new! = new addition

Up – moved up the list since last time

down – moved down the list since last time


italics – 5 star albums

regular font – 4 ½ star albums









1.Hidden – These New Puritans

2.Viscera – Jenny Hval

3.Less Majesty – Shabazz Palaces

4.Algiers – s/t

5.Marnie Stern – s/t

6.Bottomless Pit – Death Grips new!

7.Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels

8.Put Your Back N2 It – Perfume Genius

9.The Worse Things Get the Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight the More I Love You – Neko Case

10.Carrion Crawler/The Dream – Thee Oh Sees



11.Have One on Me – Joanna Newsom

12.San Fermin – s/t

13.Half Free – U.S. Girls

14.Tomorrow’s Hits – The Men

15.The Scene Between – The Go! Team

16.Mines – Menomena

17.The Seer – Swans

18.Feelin Kinda Free – The Drones new!

19.Slave Ambient – War On Drugs

20.RTJ2 – Run the Jewels


 21.Grey Oceans – Cocorosie

22 Pears – Dwight Yoakum

23.Graphic – Troller new!

24.Tetsuo and Youth – Lupe Fiasco

25.Home Acres – Aloha up

26.A Coliseum Complex Museum – The Besnard Lakes new!

27.Love – Amen Dunes

28.Immunity – Jon Hopkins

29.Moon Scales – Alcest  

30.The Impossible Kid – Aesop Rock new!



31.Eleania – Floating Points

32.Ex-Military – Death Grips up

33.Meshes of Voice – Jenny Hval and Susanna

34.Loud City Song – Julia Holter

35.Mutilator Defeated at Last – Thee Oh Sees

36.Old – Danny Brown

37.In Conflict – Owen Pallett

38.City Sun Eater In the River of Life – Woods new!

39.Clinging to a Scheme – Radio Department

40.Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett



41.Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

42.Skeleton Tree – Nick Cave new!

43.Dark Bird is Home – The Tallest Man on Earth

44.The Glowing Man – Swans new!

45.Return of Lucious Left Foot – Big Boi

46.UZU – Yamantaka//Sonic Titan

47.Case / Lang / Veirs – s/t new!

48.The Roaring – Besnard Lakes

49.Angels & Devils – The Bug

50.The Colour In Anything – James Blake new!



51.Steal Your Face – Mi Ami

52.Wed 21 – Juana Molina

53.America – Dan Deacon

54.Mariner – Cult of Luna new!

55.Have You in My Wilderness – Julia Holter

56.Secret Blood – Shannon Wright

57.METZ – s/t

58.Cancer for Cure – El-P

59.Dude Incredible – Shellac

60.Singing Saw – Kevin Morby new!




61.El Camino – Black Keys

62.Ready to Howl – Birds of Maya new!

63.Then Came the Morning – The Lone Below

64.Comadre – s/t

65.We Got IT from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest new!

66.Abyss In B Minor – Serena Maneesh

67.Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

68.My Beautiful Dark Fantasy – Kanye West

69.Too Bright – Perfume Genius

70.I See Seaweed – The Drones



71.How to Dance – Mount Moriah new!

72.MbongWana Star – From Kinshasa

73.Smoke Ring for My Halo – Kurt Vile

74.Bronze Age – Kingsbury Manx new!

75.The Triad – Pantha Du Prince new!

76.Luxury Problems – Andy Stott

77.Beauty and Ruin – Bob Mould

78.Field of Reeds – These New Puritans down

79.Cupid’s Head – The Field

80.The Arachnoid – Janelle Monae



81.Blues Funeral – Mark Lanegan

82.Heart Like Levee – Hiss Golden Messenger new!

83.Ark – Brendan Perry

84.Edge of the Sun – Calexico

85.I’m a Stranger Here – Devil Makes Three

86.To Be Kind – Swans

87.Bloom – Beach House

88.Third Side of Tape – Lil Ugly Mane new!

89.Carrie and Lowell – Sufjan Stevens

90.Love Remains – How to Dress Well



91.Familiars – Antlers

92.Hard Boild Soft Boiled – Odonis Odonis

93.Bad As Me – Tom Waits

94.Varahteljia – Oranssi Pazuzu new!

95.Divers – Joanna Newsom

96.Muchacho – Phosphorescent

97.King Night – Salem

98.Engravings – Forest Swords

99.Dream River – Bill Callahan down

100.The Hope Six Demolition Project – PJ Harvey new!



101.Days are Gone – Haim

102.The Rip Tide – Beirut

103.Thank Your Lucky Stars – Beach House

104.Dream Attic – Richard Thompson

105.Tamer Animals – Other Lives

106.LP One – FKA Twigs

107.Bottled Out of Eden – Knifeworld new!

108.Zammuto – s/t

109.Tamer Animals – Other Lives

110.So Beautiful or So What – Paul Simon



111.In Black Robes – Sarah June

112.Untitled – Dalek new!

113.Atrocity Exhibition – Danny Brown new!

114.White Men are Black Men Too – Young Fathers

115.The Money Store – Death Grips

116.My Name is My Name – Pusha T

117.Leave Home – The Men

118.Do to the Beast – Afghan Whigs

119.Ones and Sixes – Low

120.Bottled Out of Eden – Knifeworld new!



121.The Silver Age – Bob Mould

122.The Monitor – Titus Andronicus new!

123.Tempest – Bob Dylan

124.Ripley Pine – Lady Lamb

125.Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! – Godspeed You Black Emperor

126.Emmer Itwas – Nice Face

127.Flotus – Lampchop new!

128.Burst Apart – Antlers

129.Until In Excess, Impenetrable UFO – The Besnard Lakes

130.Say So – Bent Knee new!



131.Transcendental Youth – The Mountain Goats

132.The Money Store – Death Grips

133.No Burden – Lucy Dacus new!

134.Mount Moriah – s/t new!

135.No Color – The Dodos

136.The Golden Archipelago – Shearwater

137.Still Brazy – YG new!

138.The Hum – Hookworms

139.Attack On Memory – Cloud Nothings

140.Color of Pomegranates – Nicolas Jaar



141.II – Khun Narin Electric new!

142.My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky – Swans

143.A Moon Shaped Pearl – Radiohead new!

144.Majesty Shredding – Superchunk

145.A Sailor’s Guide to Earth – Sturgill Simpson new!

146.Splendor and Misery – Clipping new!

147.Jackrabbit – San Fermin

148.The Magic Place – Julianna Barwick

149.Depression Cherry – Beach House

150.The Low Highway – Steve Earle



151.Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon new!

152.Illegals in Heaven – Blank Realm

153.Brill Bruisers – The New Pornographers

154.Ekstasis – Julia Holter up

155.Complicated Game – James McMurtry

156.Asphalt for Eden – Dalek new!

157.Electric Phin Band – Khun Narin

158.II – METZ

159.Yuck – s/t

160.Psychic – Darkside



161.La Di Da – Battles

162.Burn Your Fire for No Witness – Angel Olsen

163.A Weird Exits – Thee Oh Sees new!

164.Glass Ripper – Dan Deacon

165.The Take Off and Landing of Everything – Elbow

166.Yezzus – Kanye West

167.C’mon – Low

168.Imperial – Denzel Curry new!

169.Undertow – Drenge

170.Ten Love Songs – Susanne Sundfor



171.Kill for Love – Chromatics

172.Lost in the Dream – War on Drugs

173.Midcity – Clipping

174.Excavation – The Haxan Cloak

175.After – Lady Lamb

176.Celestial Lineage – Wolves in the Throne Room

177.XXX – Danny Brown

178.Music in Exile – Songhoy

179.Transmilannia – Lumerians

180.Art Angels – Grimes



181.There’s No Leaving Now – Tallest Man on Earth

182.Thing Called Divine Fits – Divine Fits

183.Splazsh – Actress

184.Repave – Volcano Choir

185.III – Mikal Cronin

186.Faith in Strangers – Andy Stott new!

187.Anchor – Zammuto down

188.Buke and Gase – General Dome

189.Hollandaze – Odonis Odonis

190.Wirikuta – Maquilidora


191.You Want It Darker – Leonard Cohen new!

192.I Speak Because I Can – Laura Marling

193.Nepenthe – Julianna Barwick

194.R.a.p. Music – Killer Mike new!

195.The Most Lamentable Tragedy – Titus Andronicus

196.The Wild Hunt – Tallest Man On Earth

197.Deep Fantasy – White Lung

198.Darkest Before Dawn – Pusha T

199.Stitches – Califone

200.Man Machine Poem – The Tragically Hip new!



201.Psychedelic Pill – Neil Young

202.Shadow of the Sun – Moon Duo

203.Abyss – Chelsea Wolfe down

204.Measure – Field Music

205.Deep in the Iris – Braids

206.Putrifiers II – Thee Oh Sees

207.Warp and Weft – Laura Veirs

208.Mangy Love – Cass McCombs new!

209.Veronica Falls – s/t