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Amazon Editors’ Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (So Far)

By brandon / July 7, 2010 - 4:24 pm

After we posted the NPR Listeners’ Top 50 Albums Of 2010 (So Far), you were clearly left wondering what Amazon’s Neko Case-loving editors would have to say on the same topic. Look no further, this is happening.

50 Mono – Holy Ground: NYC Live
49 Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock
48 Kings Go Forth – The Outsiders Are Back
47 Stacey Kent – Raconte-moi
46 Slow Club – Yeah So
45 Holly Golightly – Medicine County
44 Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here
43 Lindstrom & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool
42 Josh Rouse – El Turista
41 Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
40 Toro Y Moi – Causers Of This
39 Johnny Cash – American VI: Ain’t No Grave
38 Caribou – Swim
37 Sade – Soldier Of Love
36 Dorias Bracca – Handsome Melting Point EP
35 Wild Nothing – Gemini
34 Rachid Taha – Bonjour
33 The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever
32 Karen Elson – The Ghost Who Walks
31 Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots
30 Bettye LaVette – Interpretations
29 Yeasayer – Odd Blood
28 Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig
27 Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea
26 Lightspeed Champion – Life Is Sweet! Nice to Meet You
25 Broken Bells – Broken Bells
24 Jaheim – Another Round
23 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
22 David Cross – Bigger and Blackerer
21 Gotan Project – Tango 3.0
20 Nathaniel Rateliff – In Memory of Loss
19 Audra Mae – The Happiest Lamb
18 The Bird and the Bee – Interpreting the Masters: a Tribe to Hall and Oates
17 Goldfrapp – Head First
16 Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
15 jj – jj no 3
14 The National – High Violet
13 Tracey Thorn – Love and Its Opposite
12 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
11 Miles Kurosky – The Desert of Shallow Effects
10 VV Brown – Travelling Like Light
09 Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
08 Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
07 The Drums – The Drums
06 Little Boots – Hands
05 The Dead Weather – Sea of Cowards
04 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
03 Christian Scott – Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
02 Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
01 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

It strikes me as poignant that Stone Temple Pilots beat out Hold Steady. Get the list’s overall context (and buy links!) at amazon.com.

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