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Rough Trade Shops Top 100 Albums Of 2010

Rough Trade Shops Top 100 Albums Of 2010

Caribou's Swim is the best album of 2010, according to a list compiled by Rough Trade Shops. The famous UK record stores that spawned the record label of the same name (the two entities have no official ties, so there's no need to be concerned of any bias) have been around since 1976 and were once a global entity, with shops once existing in San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo before the rise of online music sales forced their doors closed.

 

The extensive list contains many of the albums you'll be seeing on plenty of year-end lists, though there are definitely a few surprises. Gil-Scott Heron's I'm New Here placing so highly is definitely a bold choice, even though the album itself certainly merits a place on any respectable year-end list. 

 

The full list:

 

1. Caribou - Swim
2. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
3. These New Puritans - Hidden
4. Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now
5. Phosphorescent - Here's To Taking It Easy
6. Darkstar - North
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
8. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
9. Wild Nothing - Gemini
10. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
11. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
12. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
13. The National - High Violet
14. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?
15. Beach House - Teen Dream
16. Voice Of The Seven Thunders - Voice Of The Seven Thunders
17. Perfume Genius - Learning
18. Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
19. The Black Keys - Brothers
20. The Morning Benders - Big Echo
21. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
22. Salem - King Night
23. Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
24. Dylan Leblanc - Paupers Field
25. Joanna Newson - Have One On Me
26. Matthew Dear - Black City
27. Warpaint - The Fool
28. Liars - Sisterworld
29. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
30. John Grant - Queen Of Denmark
31. Konono No 1 - Assume Crash Position
32. Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light And Trees
33. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
34. Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
35. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
36. Mount Kimbie - Crooks And Lovers
37. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
38. Best Coast - Crazy For You
39. PVT - Church With No Magic
40. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
41. Vampire Weekend - Contra
42. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
43. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
44. Midlake - The Courage Of Others
45. The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack
46. Sleigh Bells - Treats
47. O Children - O Children
48. Glasser - Ring
49. Zola Jesus - Stridulum 2 
50. Holly Miranda - The Magician's Private Library 
51. Sea Of Bees - Songs For The Ravens
52. JJ - No3 
53. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise 
54. Twin Shadow - Forget 
55. Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer 
56. Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
57. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
58. Cours Lapin - Cours Lapin 
59. Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez 
60. School Of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire 
61. Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils 
62. Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave
63. Jonsi - Go 
64. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be 
65. Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love
66. Chilly Gonzales - Ivory Tower 
67. Connan Mokasin - Please Turn Me Into The Snat 
68. Holy Fuck - Latin 
69. The School - Loveless Unbeliever 
70. Tobacco - Maniac Meat 
71. Dios - We Are Dios 
72. Allo Darlin' - Allo Darlin' 
73. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky 
74. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts 
75. El Guincho - Pop Negro 
76. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal 
77. Kort (Kurt Wagner And Cortney Tidwell) - Invariable Heartache
78. Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In 
79. Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing 
80. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
81. Kings Go Forth - The Outsiders Are Back
82. Grinderman - Grinderman 2 
83. Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - Shakes
84. Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windowsill
85. Tamaryn - The Waves 
86. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
87. Four Tet - There Is Love In You 
88. Magic Kids - Memphis 
89. Marina And The Diamonds - Family Jewels 
90. Mystery Jets - Serotonin 
91. Black Angels - Phosphene Dream 
92. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul 
93. Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold 
94. Frankie Rose And The Outs - Frankie Rose And The Outs
95. Aloe Blacc - Good Things
96. Drums Of Death - Generation Hexed 
97. Am - Future Sons And Daughters 
98. Field Music - Field Music (Measure) 
99. Hot Chip - One Life Stand 
100. Time And Spacemachine - Set Phazer To Stun [Stereogum]

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