Nearly 100 People Choose Their #1 Album of 2010

Against Me!: White Crosses
—Ed D’Oliviera

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
—Kate Richardson

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
—Margaret Wappler

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitti: Before Today
—Randall Roberts

Arp: The Soft Wave
—Scott Tennent

Band of Horses: Infinite Arms
—Kevin Amorim

Baths: Cerulean
—Reed Fischer

Beach House: Teen Dream
—David Marchese

Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot … The Son Of Chico Dusty
—Frannie Kelley

Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot … The Son Of Chico Dusty
—Nate Patrin

Bob Seger: Never Mind the Bullets Here’s Early Bob Seger
—Chuck Eddy

Brian McBride: The Effective Disconnect (Music Composed for the Documentary “Vanishing of the Bees”)
—Miles Klee

The Budos Band: III
—Sasha Frere-Jones

The Bug: Infected EP
—Michaelangelo Matos

Butch Walker & The Black Widows: I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart
—Al Shipley

The Cheniers: Trouble! (7”)
—Matt Ealer

Ciara: Basic Instinct
—Alex Macpherson

Citay: Dream Get Together
—Mike Lupica

Curren$y: Pilot Talk
—Rafi Kam

Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest
—Marc Hogan

Deftones: Diamond Eyes
—Chris Steffen

Destroyer: Streethawk – A Seduction
—Ryan Catbird

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part 2
—Seth Colter Walls

Flaming Tusk: Old, Blackened Century
—Brad Nelson

Freddie Gibbs: Str8 Killa EP
—John Gotty

The Fresh & Onlys: Play It Strange
—Aaron Leitko

Frog Eyes: Paul’s Tomb: A Triumph
—Matt LeMay

Grinderman: Grinderman 2
—Evie Nagy

Harvey Milk: A Small Turn of Human Kindness
—Christopher R. Weingarten

Hot Chip: One Night Stand
—David Raposa

Insane Clown Posse: Bang! Pow! Boom! (Nuclear Edition)
—Camille Dodero

Jack Rose: Luck in the Valley
—Bill Meyer

James Blake: (“My iTunes playlist of James Blake’s 2010 collected works”)
—Scott Plagenhoef

Jamey Johnson: The Guitar Song
—J. Freedom du Lac

Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid
—Jeanne Fury

Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid
—Todd Martens

Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid
—Ann Powers

Jim O’Rourke: All Kinds of People
—Brandon Soderberg

Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
—Tyler Coates

Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me
—Douglas Wolk

John Grant: Queen of Denmark
—Dorian Lynskey

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Charles Aaron

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Antiquiet

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Zach Baron

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—John Brodeur

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Dave Bry

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Zoe Chace

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Caryn Ganz

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Dan Gibson

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—J. Edward Keyes

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Amy Phillips

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Chris Richards

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Simon Vozick-Levinson

Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
—Jonah Weiner

Kate Nash: My Best Friend Is You
—Alexandra Corhan

Kelis: Flesh Tone
—Jessica Hopper

Kelis: Flesh Tone
—David Moore

Kylesa: Spiral Shadow
—Gillian Reagan

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
—David Malitz

The Library Is On Fire: Magic Windows, Magic Nights
—John Sellers

Lil B: 6 Kiss
—Andrew Noz

Lindstrøm & Christabelle: Real Life Is No Cool
—Kate Silver

Lower Dens: Twin Hand Movement
—Richard Baluyut

Lower Dens: Twin Hand Movement
—Wye Oak

Marnie Stern: Marnie Stern
—Maura Johnston

Mount Carmel: Mount Carmel
—Aaron Lefkove

Ólafur Arnalds: …And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
—Sean Carruthers

Owen Pallett: Heartland
—Otis Hart

Owen Pallett: Heartland
—Laura Leebove

The Radio Dept.: Clinging to a Scheme
—David Greenwald

Rangda: False Flag
—Marc Masters

Rasputina: Sister Kinderhook
—Rohin Guha

Robyn: Body Talk
—Erica Futterman

Robyn: Body Talk
—Jacob Ganz

Robyn: Body Talk
—Doree Shafrir

Robyn: Body Talk
—Edith Zimmerman

School of Seven Bells: Disconnect From Desire
—Ned Raggett

Screaming Females: Castle Talk
—Julia Factorial

Skream: Outside the Box
—Rich Juzwiak

Sleigh Bells: Treats
—Jess Harvell

Sleigh Bells: Treats
—Matthew Perpetua

Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz
—Jim Cantiello

Superchunk: Majesty Shredding
—Jon Solomon

These New Puritans: Hidden
—Colleen Nika

Titus Andronicus: The Monitor
—Amanda Petrusich

Titus Andronicus: The Monitor
—Patrick Rapa

Tracey Thorn: Love and its Opposite
—Chris Molanphy

Triptykon: Eparistera Daimones
—Kory Grow

Two Door Cinema Club: Tourist History
—Dustin “Fletcher” Matthews

Vampire Weekend: Contra
—Keith Harris

Vampire Weekend: Contra
—Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

Vampire Weekend: Contra
—Lindsey Thomas

Various Artists: Stroke: Songs For Chris Knox
—Todd Pruzan

Violens: Amoral
—Michaela Drapes

Warpaint: The Fool
—Rob Harvilla