Compiling the Best of 2010 “Overall Albums”

Here is another installment of what to expect on the Best of 2010 list.
This time being “Overall”.
I don’t just focus on Canadian music, I do check out stuff from the USA and the UK.
Overall being albums outside of Canada that was released in 2010.
As before in the “Canadian albums of 2010” no albums that was released in late 2009.
There will be some Canadian albums that made a splash outside of Canada crossing over into this list.
I really need your help/input on which albums from the USA, UK or elsewhere should make it in the Top 50?
Please make a comment and I will try and see if I should check out the album.
Here is a teaser from the Top 50 albums I have chosen in “alphabetical order” (not the official ranking).

  1. The American Dollor – Atlas (Album came out on Jan 1, 2010)
  2. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  3. Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own
  4. Beach House – Teen Dream
  5. Bear In Heaven – Beast Rest Forth Mouth
  6. The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night
  7. Best Coast – Crazy For You
  8. The Books – The Way Out
  9. Born Ruffians – Say It
  10. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
  11. Caribou – Swim
  12. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II
  13. Delphic – Acolyte
  14. The Depreciation Guild – Spirit Youth
  15. Diamond Rings – Special Affections
  16. The Drums – The Drums
  17. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
  18. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
  19. Growing – Pumps!
  20. Inlets – Inter Arbiter
  21. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
  22. Kate Nash – My Best Friend Is You
  23. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Haven’t heard the album but it will be in the Top 50)
  24. Land Of Talk – Cloak and Cipher
  25. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
  26. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
  27. Lost In The Trees – All Alone in an Empty House
  28. M.I.A. – MAYA
  29. Massive Attack – Heligoland
  30. MGMT – Congratulations (I may need to listen to this whole album again!)
  31. Minus The Bear – Omni
  32. The Morning Benders – Big Echo
  33. The National – High Violet
  34. The New Pornographers – Together
  35. OK Go – Of The Blue Colour of the Sky
  36. Owen Pallett – Heartland
  37. PS I Love You – Meet Me At The Muster Station
  38. The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme
  39. Robyn – Body Parts Series
  40. Shad – TSOL
  41. Sleigh Bells – Treats
  42. Stars – The Five Ghosts
  43. Sujfan Stevens – The Age of Adz
  44. Avey Tare – Down There
  45. Tokyo Police Club – Champ
  46. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This
  47. Vampire Weekend – Contra
  48. Wolf Parade – Expo 86
  49. Women – Public Strain
  50. Yeasayer – Odd Blood

Come December time the list will be up.
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  1. crazy random person

    oh yeah and
    THE YOUNG FRIENDS??!!!!!!!!!!!
    they should be number one out of everyone. crystal castles are also good

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  3. Derek

    My favorites from this year made your Canadian list: Brasstronaut, Loon Choir, Rah Rah.

    I also really liked Mumford & Sons and Hey Marseilles.

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