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NME Top 75 Albums Of 2010

By brandon / November 30, 2010 - 1:47 pm

As illustrated by Decibel‘s Top 40 earlier today, ’tis the season for list giving. As far as the non-metal kind go (though they did include the Dillinger Escape Plan), NME wisely included Salem‘s King Night and Zola Jesus‘s Stridulum II in their Top 10. I also appreciate the inclusion of Swans, Glasser, Perfume Genius, and Crystal Castles. Still, as it often goes with these things, there’s plenty of head scratching. Also, as a rule, just because NME thinks you’re Cool, doesn’t mean they love your record.

75 The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Blood & Fire
74 Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adz
73 Interpol – Interpol
72 Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
71 Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
70 Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record
69 Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday
68 Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
67 The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
66 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
65 Robyn – Body Talk Pt 1
64 Walls – Walls
63 Perfume Genius – Learning
62 Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
61 Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
60 Belle And Sebastian – Write About Love
59 Errors – Come Down With Me
58 Crocodiles – Sleep Forever
57 Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me
56 Mount Kimbie – Crooks & Lovers
55 Ikonika – Contact, Love, Want, Have
54 First Aid Kit – The Big Black and The Blue
53 Kelis – Flesh Tone
52 Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be
51 Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM
50 Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks
49 Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
48 My Chemical Romance – Danger Days
47 Pulled Apart By Horses – Pulled Apart By Horses
46 Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
45 Four Tet – There Is Love In You
44 Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
43 Everything Everything – Man Alive
42 Mystery Jets – Serotonin
41 Steve Mason – Boys Outside
40 Sleigh Bells – Treats
39 Magnetic Man – Magnetic Man
38 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
37 Lonelady – Nerve Up
36 Hurts – Happiness
35 Glasser – Ring
34 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
33 Marina And The Diamonds – The Family Jewels
32 Islet – Wimmy
31 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
30 Klaxons – Surfing The Void
29 No Age – Everything In Between
28 New Young Pony Club – The Optimist
27 Best Coast – Crazy For You
26 Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin
25 Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
24 Vampire Weekend – Contra
23 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
22 Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
21 Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
20 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
19 MGMT – Congratulations
18 Warpaint – The Fool
17 Factory Floor – Untitled
16 Grinderman – Grinderman 2
15 Yeasayer – Odd Blood
14 The Fall – Your Future, Our Clutter
13 Gayngs – Relayted
12 Caribou – Swim
11The National – High Violet
10 The Drums – The Drums
09 Liars – Sisterworld
08 Salem – King Night
07 Zola Jesus – Stridulum II
06 Foals – Total Life Forever
05 Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
04 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
03 Beach House – Teen Dream
02 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
01 These New Puritans – Hidden

For more information, or if you want to click through a fancy slide show of album art, head to NME.