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Best Of 2010: Staff Lists

To accompany our Top 40 Albums of 2010 list, here are the ballots for each Prefix Staff member. Kanye West obviously crushed all comers, gaining the most first place votes of any album:

 

Saxon Baird

1. Curren$y - Pilot Talk

2. Rick Ross - Teflon Don

3. Caribou - Swim

4. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

5. Tu Fawning – Hearts on Hold

6. Strong Arm Steady - In Search of Stoney Jackson

7. Kanye West – My Dark Twisted Beautiful Fantasy

8. The Roots - How I Got Over

9. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

10. Gil-Scott Heron – I’m New Here

11. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This

12. The National - High Violet

13. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

14. Magic Bullets – Magic Bullets

15. King Sunny Ade - Babá mo Túndé

 

Chris Bosman

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. The National - High Violet

3. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

4. Vampire Weekend - Contra

5. Sleigh Bells - Treats

6. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

7. Freddie Gibbs - Str8 Killa No Filla

8. James Blake - CYMK & Klavierwerke EPs

9. Zola Jesus - Stridulum EPs

10. Magic Man - Real Life Color

11. How To Dress Well - Love Remains

12. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

13. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid

14. Salem - King Night

15. ceo - White Magic


Tim Bugbee

1. Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi

2. Marc ribot - Silent Movies

3. Jack Rose - Luck in the Valley

4. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

5. Jim Shepard - V-3 Next Album

6. Robyn Hitchcock - Propellor Time

7. Dungen - Skit I Allt

8. Barn Owl - Ancestral Star

9. Boston Spaceships - Our Cubehouse Still Rocks

10. Rangda - False Flag

11. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

12. Bronze Horse - Self-titled

13. White Hills -  Self-titled

14. Ghost Box Orchestra - The Only Light On

15. Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent

 

Max Burke

1. Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi

2. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

3. Jack Rose - Luck In The Valley

4. Yellow Swans - Going Places

5. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

6. Dungen - Skit I Allt

7. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope In The Sky

8. Woods - At Echo Lake

9. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang - The Wonder Show of the World

10. Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern

11. Xiu Xiu - Dear God I Hate Myself

12. MV/EE - Live Road

13. Lil B - Rain In England

14. Mark McGuire - Living With Yourself

15. Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (Reissue)


Mike Burr

1. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

3. The National - High Violet

4. Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

5. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone

6. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Reissue)

7. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

8. The Roots - How I Got Over

9. Midlake - The Courage of Others

10. Roky Erickson - True Love Cast Out All Evil

11. High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine

12. Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness

13. Spoon – Transference

14. Black Milk - Album of the Year

15. The Suckers - Wild Smile

 

Chris Chafin

1. Twin Shadow – Forget

2. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

3. Naked Hearts – Mass Hysteria

4. Owen Pallet – Heartland

5. Free Energy – Stuck on Nothing

6. Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love

7. Love is All – Two Thousand & Ten Injuries

8. The Sword – War Riders

9. Neu- ’72 Non-Public Test

10. Midlake – The Courage of Others

11. Fang Island –Fang Island

12. Beach Fossils –Beach Fossils

13. Blank Dogs – Land and Fixed

14. Bachelorette – Isolation Loops

15. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

 

Michelle Geslani

1. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast 

2. Sleigh Bells – Treats

3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

4. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor 

5. Baths - Cerulean 

6. Wild Nothing - Gemini 

7. Suckers - Wild Smile 

8. The Drums - The Drums 

9. Perfume Genius - Learning 

10. Delorean - Subiza 

11. Glasser - Ring 

12. Harlem - Hippies 

13. Twin Shadow - Forget 

14. Sharon Van Etten - Epic 

15.  Phantogram - Eyelid Movies 

 

Julian Hattem

1. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 

3. Best Coast – Crazy For You

4. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

5. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

6. Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

7. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

8. Tallest Man On Earth – Wild Hunt

9. Silje Nes – Opticks

10. Baths – Cerulean

11. Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern

12. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

13. Las Robertas - Cry Out Loud

14. Wavves – King of the Beach

15. Nobunny- First Blood


Kali Holloway

1. Beach House- Teen Dream

2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3. Twin Sister-Color Your Life

4. Twin Shadow- Forget

5. Sleigh Bells- Treats

6. MGMT-Congratulations

7. Dum Dum Girls- I Will Be

8. Diamond Rings- Special Affections

9. Shit Robot- From the Cradle to the Rave

10. Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest

11. LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

12. Best Coast- Crazy For You

13. The Morning Benders- Big Echo

14. Glasser- Ring

15. Delorean- Subiza

 

Craig Jenkins

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

3. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise

4. Sleigh Bells - Treats

5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

6. The Roots – How I Got Over

7. Foreign Exchange - Authenticity

8. Black Milk – Album of the Year

9. Beach House – Teen Dream

10. Best Coast – Crazy For You

11. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

12. Eykah Badu- New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh

13. Electric Wire Hustle – Electric Wire Hustle

14. Shad - TSOL

15. Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song

 

Wolcott Katzenbach

1. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

2. Beach House - Teen Dream

3. Diamond Rings - Special Affections

4. Sun Araw - On Patrol

5. How To Dress Well - Love Remains

6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

7. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

8. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

9. Scuba - Triangulation

10. Women - Public Strain

11. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

12. Robyn - Body Talk

13. Yellow Swans - Going Places

14. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

15. Nachtmystium - Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. 2

 

Kyle Lemmon

1. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

3. The National- High Violet

4. Joanna Newsom- Have One on Me

5. Das Racist- Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man

6. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

7. Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz

8. Twin Shadow- Forget

9. Beach House- Teen Dream

10. The-Dream- Love King

11. Matthew Dear- Black City

12. Janelle Monáe- The ArchAndroid

13. How to Dress Well- Love Remains

14. Jónsi- Go

15. Julian Lynch- Mare

 

Art Levy

1. Ted Lucas - Ted Lucas (Reissue)

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

3. Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement

4. Caribou - Swim

5. Mountain Man - Made The Harbor

6. Department of Eagles - Archives 2003-2006

7. Sharon Van Etten - Epic

8. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

9. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

10. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

11. The Walkmen - Lisbon

12.Phosphorescent - Here's To Taking It Easy

13. The Budos Band - Budos Band III

14. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

15. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

 

Jared Levy

1. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

2. Gonjasufi – A Sufi and a Killer

3. Four Tet - There is Love in You

4. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

5. Beach House – Teen Dream

6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

7. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

8. The National – High Violet

9. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

10. Tame Impala – Innerspeaker

11. Toro Y Moi – Causers of This

12. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt

13. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast

14. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

15. Maps & Atlases – Perch Patchwork


Andrew Martin

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot

3. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh

4. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

5. The National - High Violet

6. The Foreign Exchange – Authenticity

7. The Roots - How I Got Over

8. Shad – TSOL

9. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

10. Black Milk - Album of the Year

11. Electric Wire Hustle - Electric Wire Hustle

12. Kokayi - Robots & Dinosaurs

13. Curren$y - Pilot Talk

14. Intuition - Girls Like Me

15. Aloe Blacc - Good Things

 

Wilson McBee

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

4. Rick Ross – Teflon Don

5. No Age – Everything In Between

6. The National – High Violet

7. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

8. Yelawolf – Trunk Muzik Mixtapes

9. Morning Benders- Big Echo

10. Best Coast – Crazy for You

11. Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz

12. Beach House – Teen Dream

13. Wavves – King of the Beach

14. Drake – Thank Me Later

15. Big K.R.I.T.- K.R.I.T. Wuz Here

 

Nick Neyland

1. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

2. The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter

3. Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

4. Oneohtrix Point Never – Returnal

5. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

6. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid

7. Walls – Walls

8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today

9. Arp – The Soft Wave

10. Thee Oh Sees – Warm Slime

11. Black Milk – Album of the Year

12. Gonjasufi – A Sufi and a Killer

13. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

14. Das Racist - Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man

15. Autechre – Move of Ten

 

Dan Nishimoto

1. Laura Marling- I Speak Because I Can

2. LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening

3. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma

4. Brad Laner-Natural Selections

5. Das Racist- Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man

6. Brian Eno-Small Craft on a Milk Sea

7. Dirty Projectors & Bjork- Mount Wittenburg Orca

8. Morning Benders- Big Echo

9. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

10. Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone

11. Cee-Lo Green- Stray Bullets Mixtape

12. Mulatu Astatke- Mulatu Steps Ahead

13. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

14. Kid Cudi- Man on the Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager

15. Various Artists-Roots of Chicha 2

 

Daniel Rivera

1. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening

3. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

4. The Walkmen- Lisbon

5. Das Racist- Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man

6. Hot Chip- One Life Stand

7. Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz

8. Weekend- Sports

9. Best Coast- Crazy For You

10. Titus Andronicus- The Monitor

11. The Extra Lense- Undercard

12. Twin Shadow- Forget

13. Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid

14. The National- High Violet

15. The Hold Steady- Heaven is Whenever

 

Ethan Stanislawski

1. Grinderman - Grinderman 2

2. Vampire Weekend – Contra

3. Sleigh Bells – Treats

4. Wavves - King of the Beach

5. Galactic- Ya-Ka-May

6. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

7. Red Pens – Reasons

8. Greenberg Soundtrack

9. Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM

10. Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern

11. Gogol Bordello - Transcontinental Hustle

12. Black Keys – Brothers

13. OK Go - Of The Blue Colour of the Sky

14. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

15. Of Montreal - False Priest

 

Andrew Winistorfer

1. Beach House- Teen Dream

2. Sleigh Bells- Treats

3. The National- High Violet

4. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

5. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

6. The-Dream- Love King

7. LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

8. Zola Jesus- Stridulum EPs

9. Robyn- Body Talk

10. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

11. Yelawolf-Trunk Muzik Mixtapes

12. Suckers- Wild Smile

13. Erykah Badu- New Amerykah Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh

14. The Walkmen- Lisbon

15. Sufjan Stevens- Age of Adz

 

Luke Winkie

1. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. These New Puritans- Hidden

3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

4. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

5. High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine

6. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor

7. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

8. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

9. ceo – White Magic

10. The National – High Violet

11. Perfume Genius - Learning

12. Abe Vigoda - Crush

13. Gil Scott-Heron- I’m New Here

14. No Age – Everything In Between

15. Wavves – King of the Beach

 

Susannah Young

1. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

3. LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening

4. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs

5. Spoon- Transference 

6. The Walkmen- Lisbon

7. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- Before Today

8. Sleigh Bells- Treats

9. Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid

10. Beach House- Teen Dream

11. The Fresh & Onlys- Play It Strange

12. Robyn- Body Talk

13. Sufjan Stevens- The Age of Adz

14. No Age- Everything in Between

15. The National- High Violet


Erik Ziedses des Plantes

1. Coliseum - House With A Curse

2. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty

3. Ceremony - Rohnert Park

4. Daughters – Daughters

5. Drake - Thank Me Later

6. Trash Talk - Eyes & Nines

7. The-Dream - Love King

8. Wavves - King Of The Beach

9. Curren$y - Pilot Talk

10. Kylesa - Spiral Shadow

11. Minus The Bear – OMNI

12. Grown Ups - More Songs

13. Past Lives - Tapestry Of Webs

14. Marnie Stern - Marnie Stern

15. Punch - Push Pull

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Major props to Erik for including Ceremony's record on his list. That album is tops.

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