Best Music of 2010

I collected more than 24 lists of “Best Music of 2010” and combined them to make one meta-list.  Here are all the recordings on at least three of the lists.  The numbers in bold and underlined indicate the number of lists that the recording was on.  The asterisk indicates that I own it.

On 24 Lists
Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy*

On 18 Lists
Arcade FireThe Suburbs *

On 17 Lists
Big BoiSir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
LCD SoundsystemThis Is Happening*

On 14 Lists
DeerhunterHalcyon Digest*
Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid*
The NationalHigh Violet *

On 13 Lists
Vampire WeekendContra

On 12 Lists
The Black KeysBrothers

On 11 Lists
Beach HouseTeen Dream*
The RootsHow I Got Over
Sleigh BellsTreats

On 10 Lists
The WalkmenLisbon* 

On 9 Lists
RobynBody Talk
Sufjan StevensThe Age Of Adz*
YeasayerOdd Blood *

On 8 Lists
Caribou Swim
GorillazPlastic Beach
Jamey JohnsonThe Guitar Song*
Spoon Transference *
Superchunk Majesty Shredding *
Titus AndronicusThe Monitor

On 7 Lists
Best CoastCrazy For You*
Cee Lo GreenThe Lady Killer
Joanna NewsomHave One On Me

On 6 Lists
Flying LotusCosmogramma *
Grinderman Grinderman 2

On 5 Lists
Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiBefore Today*
Avi BuffaloAvi Buffalo
Dum Dum GirlsI Will Be
Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way*
Jason MoranTen*
Robert Plant Band of Joy
Mavis StaplesYou Are Not Alone
Surfer BloodAstro Coast
The Tallest Man on EarthThe Wild Hunt
Warpaint The Fool
WavvesKing Of The Beach

On 4 Lists
DessaA Badly Broken Code
Drake Thank Me Later
Eminem Recovery
Four TetThere Is Love In You
Frightened RabbitThe Winter Of Mixed Drinks
Glasser Ring
Ted Leo and the PharmacistsThe Brutalist Bricks
Laura MarlingI Speak Because I Can*
Josh RitterSo Runs the World Away
Matthew Shipp 4D
SwansMy Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky*
Twin ShadowForget
Sharon Van EttenEpic
Neil YoungLe Noise

On 3 Lists
King Sunny AdéBábá mo Túndé*
Broken Social SceneForgiveness Rock Record
Call Me Lightning When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles
Justin Townes EarleHarlem River Blues*
The FallYour Future Our Clutter*
Foals Total Life Forever
The Goodnight LovingThe Goodnight Loving Supper Club
Mary Halvorson QuintetSaturn Sings*
The Hold SteadyHeaven Is Whenever
M.I.A.Maya *
Local NativesGorilla Manor
No Age Everything In Between
Owen PallettHeartland
Marc Ribot Silent Movies
Szymanowski – Symphony No. 3 (“Song of the Night”)/ Violin Concerto No. 1 (Vienna Philharmonic, Pierre Boulez; Christian Tetzlaff)

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