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my favourite 10 albums of 2010

I’m sure you all figured it was coming – my countdown of which albums I liked most from 2010! (I can hear you all cheering in the background!)

I started with a list of 13 and I really thought it was going to be quite difficult to narrow it down to only 10 albums. Then, when I started doing some research, I found out that my numbers 9 and 10 were actually released in 2009! Now with a list of only 11 it was easy peasy pie.

Please find below, in reverse order, the list of my favourite albums from 2010. Everyone should listen to them immediately.

10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
9. The Rifles – The Great Escape
8. The Boy Who Trapped the Sun – Fireplace
7. The Courteeners – Falcon
6. Tired Pony – The Place We Ran From
5. General Fiasco – Buildings
4. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
3. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
2. Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
1. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Other albums I listened to far too often in 2010 that were released in previous years (but that I only discovered in 2010) include:

The Gaslight Anthem – Sink or Swim & The ’59 Sound
Frightened Rabbit – The Midnight Organ Fight
The XX – XX
Band of Skulls – Baby, Darling, Doll Face, Honey

Opinions, please, but only if you agree with me! 🙂

xo
A

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s’s top 20

I wasn’t the only one interested in making a list of their top albums of the last decade.  My lovely husband made his own list of his favourite 20.  It did not take him as long as it took me.  In fact, I think he wrote this list while I was off making a cup of tea.

However, he did manage to think of albums that I missed and I am kicking myself for it.  For instance, Scott Matthews would have been in my top ten if I had remembered.

Without further ado:

The Top 20

  1. Arctic  Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  2. Damien Rice – O
  3. Bernard Butler – People Move On
  4. Scott Matthews – Passing Stranger
  5. The Kooks – Inside In/Inside Out
  6. Razorlight – Up All Night
  7. The Spinto Band – Nice & Nicely Done
  8. Coldplay – Parachutes
  9. Arcade Fire – Funeral
  10. Kings of Leon – Only By the Night
  11. Aqualung – Aqualung
  12. Snow Patrol – Final Straw
  13. Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
  14. The Killers – Hot Fuss
  15. Jet – Get Born
  16. Turn Brakes – The Optimist LP
  17. Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger
  18. The Editors – Back Room
  19. The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
  20. Cooper Temple Clause – See This Through and Leave

I’m also fairly certain that you can now further understand why we make such a great couple.  It’s a great list, if I do say so myself.

So there you have it, our top albums of the decade.  I am still working on the top 10 songs and I promise I will get it posted eventually.  Although I can’t promise there will only be 10 songs.  More like 100.  Anyway….

xo

A

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