It has taken me until the first day of January 2011 to finally get around to posting this list. Most people had theirs published by the first week of December. But a lot can change in a month, and it felt only fair to allow these albums time to order themselves properly in my head (and to a certain extent, on my last.fm profile).
So, here it is, my favourite albums released in 2010... with videos for the top ten!
** Update - realised that the Girls album came out in '09. Added Surf City from NZ **
1. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
When I first heard this record I realised there was no way another record could eclipse it in 2010. And it contained my fave song of the year too, check it out below and find out more about Avi Buffalo on their subpop page.
2. Tallest man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
3. Wild Nothing – Gemini
4. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
5. Damien Jurado – Saint Bartlett
6. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
7. Sally Seltmann – Heart That’s Pounding
8. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
9. The Ancients – The Ancients 2
10. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
11. Sun Kil Moon – Admiral Fel Promises
12. The Morning Benders - Big Echo
13. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffitti – Before Today
14. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
15. The Black Keys – Brothers
16. Lower Dens - Twin Hand Movement
17. Magic Kids - Memphis
18. Woods - At Echo Lake
19. Parades - Foreign Tapes
20. Surf City - Kudos
For a glimpse at what others are putting into their lists check out this aggregated top 20 from the NME.