Best Albums of the ’10s

As a new decade emerges, another fades into darkness. To celebrate the terrible teen years, here are what I consider to be the 20 best albums released from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019 (2013 was quite the year).  Because I am incapable of being decisive, ten additional albums are included in the honorable mention category. As I have no business compiling these into a ranked list, I have arranged albums by release date, taking you on a musical nostalgic train ride.  Below each entry is a track from the album that I particularly enjoyed, so naturally you should enjoy it too. A playlist with all these tracks compiled can be found at the end. Enjoy!

February 17, 2010

Tourist History – Two Door Cinema Club

Highlight track: Undercover Martyn

May 18, 2010

Brothers – Black Keys

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Highlight track: Never Gonna Give You Up

November 22, 2010

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

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Highlight Track: Runaway

May 23, 2011

Torches – Foster the People

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Highlight Track: I Would Do Anything For You

May 25, 2012

An Awesome Wave – alt-J

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Highlight Track: Tessellate

November 9, 2012

Flume – Flume

Purple album artwork

Highlight Track: Sleepless

January 15, 2013

Anything in Return – Toro y Moi

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Highlight Track: So Many Details

February 19, 2013

Miracle Mile – STRFKR

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Highlight Track: Kahlil Gibran

April 30, 2013

Acid Rap – Chance the Rapper

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Highlight Track: Lost

May 14, 2013

Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend

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Highlight Track: Hannah Hunt

May 31, 2013

Settle – Disclosure

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Highlight Track: Together

October 8, 2013

Melophobia – Cage the Elephant

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Highlight Track: Come a Little Closer

March 24, 2014

Singles – Future Islands


Highlight Track: Like the Moon

July 17, 2015

Currents – Tame Impala

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Highlight Track: Let It Happen

October 16, 2015

VEGA INTL. Night School – Neon Indian

Highlight Track: Dear Skorpio Magazine

January 15, 2016

Malibu – Anderson .Paak


Highlight Track: The Season | Carry Me

September 2, 2016

The Sun’s Tirade – Isaiah Rashad

Highlight Track: Rope // rosegold

December 2, 2016

“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino

Highlight Track: Stand Tall

January 13, 2017

I See You – The xx

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Highlight Track: Replica

July 21, 2017

Flower Boy – Tyler, The Creator

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Highlight Track: Garden Shed

Honorable Mention:

This is Happening – LCD Soundsystem Highlight Track: Dance Yrself Clean


Broken Bells – Broken Bells Highlight Track: October

A pink spherical Chinese paper lantern

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk Highlight Track: Doin’ it Right

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Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes Highlight Track: Bedouin Dress

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Some Rap Songs – Earl Sweatshirt Highlight Track: Ontheway!

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Barchords – Bahamas Highlight Track: Caught Me Thinkin

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AM – Arctic Monkeys Highlight Track: No. 1 Party Anthem

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Landmark – Hippo Campus Highlight Track: Western Kids

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Down To Earth – Flight Facilities Highlight Track: Crave You

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Light Upon The Lake – Whitney Highlight Track: No Woman


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