Kanye West Tops Spin’s Top 40 Albums of 2010 List

    Spin is the latest publication to drop its top albums of 2010 list on the anticipating public, and they went the sorta obvious route of crowning Kanye West as 2010’s ultimate victor. Makes sense I guess, and it ought to rattle the cages of Spin’s readership, which is what good lists do.

     

    But from there, the list gets mad sketchy: What are you doing here, Neil Young and Robert Plant (and Drake and Against Me! and M.I.A. and Cee-Lo Green and Eminem)? Kid Cudi as the second best rap album of the year, a full four spots above Big Boi? And that awful Yeasayer album at number 12? And MGMT? But big-ups for having Big K.R.I.T. on there. That one is tops.

     

    Here’s Spin’s full list:

     

    40 Teenage Fanclub – Shadows
    39 Caribou – Swim
    38 Eminem – Recovery
    37 The Walkmen – Lison
    36 The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
    35 Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
    34 Against Me! – White Crosses
    33 Ted Leo And The Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks
    32 Big K.R.I.T. – K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
    31 Spoon – Transference
    30 The Black Keys – Brothers
    29 Sleigh Bells – Treats
    28 Neil Young – Le Noise
    27 Glasser – Ring
    26 The National – High Violet
    25 of Montreal – False Priest
    24 Wavves – King Of The Beach
    23 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
    22 Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
    21 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
    20 MGMT – Congratulations
    19 No Age – Everything In Between
    18 Superchunk – Majesty Shredding
    17 Beach House – Team Dream
    16 Drake – Thank Me Later
    15 Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
    14 Best Coast – Crazy For You
    13 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Song Of Chico Dusty
    12 Yeasayer – Odd Blood
    11 Vampire Weekend – Contra
    10 Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 1
    09 Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
    08 M.I.A. – Maya
    07 Grinderman – Grinderman 2
    06 Janelle Monae – The Archandroid
    05 Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song
    04 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
    03 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
    02 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
    01 Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy