BLARE’s Top 37 Albums Of 2010

[Every year, history is made. 2010 was a genuine one for releases: rock destroyed, hip hop pummeled and indie, well, shimmered. The brilliant William Shakespeare penned 37 plays and since records are similar artistic compositions created with imagination, emotions and a human touch, here are our Top 37 Albums Of 2010]


#37. Massive Attack – Heligoland

“A pleasant mind warp.”

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#36. Chiodos – Illuminaudio

“Reminisces, then cues the musical bloodshed.”

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#35. Jenny & Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now

“A decadent record submerged in 60s’ sunshine rock.”

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#34. Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Self-Titled

“Honest, vivacious and prominently sexual.”

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#33. Envy On The Coast – Lowcountry

“Kicks with a dirty thud.”

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#32. Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon II

“A pretty volatile cocktail.”

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#31. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

“Mesmeric, wholesome, designed for the dancefloor”

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#30. Born Ruffians – Say It

“Soaked in vibrant sounds that puzzle and excite.”

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#29. Avi Buffalo – Self-Titled

“Mystic, spellbinding indie pop.”

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#28. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II

“Stands out like a prized scar.”

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#27. Yeasayer – Odd Blood

“Blends new ideas and defines the genre.”

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#26. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More

“Fresh, inviting, powerful.”

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#25. Best Coast – Crazy For You

“A tall glass filled with surf pop and spiked with daydreams.”

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#24. Foals – Total Life Forever

“Dips your heart in boiling acid.”

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#23. The Chariot – Long Live

“Stings like a butterfly, floats like a bee.”

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#22. Caribou – Swim

“Inventive, vivid, true Canadian indie.”

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#21. Bedouin Soundclash – Light The Horizon

“Branded fusion of reggae beats entwined with alternative.”

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#20. Norma Jean – Meridional

“A compelling force born to knock a few ribs loose.”

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#19. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

“Groovy by day, sinister by night.”

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#18. M.I.A. – Maya

“A raucous attempt at embarrassing pop and its underbelly.”

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#17. Warpaint – The Fool

“Sublime melodies that can traumatize Radiohead addicts.”

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#16. Good Old War – Self-Titled

“Artistic harmonies that light a childish fire in your eyes.”

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#15. Tokyo Police Club – Champ

“Less innocence and quirky charm, but explodes.”

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#14. Bad Religion – The Dissent Of Man

“Punk stitched with twang, making affection look badass.”

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#13. Underoath – Disambiguation

“Proof the wounded can stare death in the face and live.”

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#12. The Dead Weather – Sea Of Cowards

“Dripping with blues, naked rock n’ roll and a twisted soul.”

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#11. Sleigh Bells – Treats

“Piercing riffs sharpened with youth.”

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#10. Deftones – Diamond Eyes

“Fed a sense of dreaminess that’s primal yet beautiful.”

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#9. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

“A bewildering flame with an intent to entice.”

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#8. Wavves – King Of The Beach

“Skate punk hooked on retro pop; summer’s unofficial soundtrack.”

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#7. Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell..

“A stage dive into the ominous, pushing an artistic beast to its peak.”

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#6. Drake – Thank Me Later

“Get used to him music world, this is just orientation.”

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#5. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

“Clarifies their superior experimentation will never burn out.”

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#4. Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

“A balancing act of fiery, mystifying alternative rock.”

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#3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark..

“Stretches the rules of hip hop and pop until it orgasms into a vulnerable state.”

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#2. Circa Survive – Blue Sky Noise

“Cloaked in originality, you think you can put the album down, but you can’t.”

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#1. The Black Keys – Brothers

“Laced with funk and soul, blues rock has never been sexier.”

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