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Looking Back: The Top 25 Albums of 2010 Thus Far

Looking Back: The Top 25 Albums of 2010 Thus Far

lookingback 2010 so far Looking Back: The Top 25 Albums of 2010 Thus Far

We know how you all love lists, so here is one to hold you over until we throw together our top albums at the end of the year. While our year-end list will include a full summary on each album, we thought that this would suffice for any of you that might have slept on some of 2010′s first half bests. Check out the list, preview the singles, support the artists, and let us know how much you agree/disagree in the comments section below!

1. The National – High Violet (Amazon)

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2. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me (Amazon)

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3. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) (Amazon)

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4. The Roots – How I Got Over (Amazon)

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5. Sleigh Bells – Treats (Amazon)

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6. Four Tet - There Is Love In You (Amazon)

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7. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (Amazon)

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8. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (Amazon)

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9. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (Amazon)

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10. José James - Blackmagic (Amazon)

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11. Caribou - Swim (Amazon)

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12. Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid (Amazon)

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13. Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer (Amazon)

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14. Beach House – Teen Dream (Amazon)

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15. Shad – TSOL

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16. The Morning Benders - Big Echo (Amazon)

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17. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (Amazon)

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18. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (Amazon)

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19. Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here? (Amazon)

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20. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II (Amazon)

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21. Nas & Damian Marley – Distant Relatives (Amazon)

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22. MGMT - Congratulations (Amazon)

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23. Spoon – Transference (Amazon)

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24. Jamie Lidell - Compass (Amazon)

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25. Vampire Weekend – Contra (Amazon)

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Honorable Mention:

Intuition - Girls Like Me (Amazon)
Phantogram - Eyelid Movies (Amazon)
Bonobo - Black Sands (Amazon)
The Radio Dept. – Clinging To A Scheme (Amazon)
Dessa - A Badly Broken Code (Amazon)
Harlem – Hippies (Amazon)
Onra – Long Distance (Amazon)
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt (Amazon)
Toro Y Moi – Causers of This (Amazon)
Homeboy Sandman – The Good Sun (Amazon)