2010 Music Journal

The Best of 2010:
1. The Reign of Kindo – This Is What Happens A+
2. Vampire Weekend – Contra A-
3. KT Tunstall – Tiger Suit A-
4. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs B+
5. The River Empires – The River Empires – Epilogue B+
6. OK Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky B+
7. Belle & Sebastian – Write About Love B+
8. Jennifer Knapp – Letting Go B+
9. The Innocence Mission – My Room in the Trees B+
10. Kathryn Calder – Are You My Mother? B

Honorable Mention:
11. House of Heroes – Suburba B
12. Josh Ritter – So Runs the World Away B
13. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz B
14. Hellogoodbye – Would It Kill You? B
15. Steven Page – Page One B
16. Yoav – A Foolproof Escape Plan B
17. Caedmon’s Call – Raising Up the Dead B
18. Court Yard Hounds – Court Yard Hounds B
19. Gungor – Beautiful Things B
20. Anberlin – Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place B

The Rest:
Andrew Peterson – Counting Stars B
My Epic – Yet B
Kevin Max – Côtes-d’Armor (True Rebels) B-
Broken Bells – Broken Bells B-
Jars of Clay – The Shelter B-
Barenaked Ladies – All in Good Time B-
The New Pornographers – Together B-
Jónsi – Go B-
Liam Singer – Dislocatia B-
Phantogram – Eyelid Movies B-
Maroon 5 – Hands All Over B-
Brooke Fraser – Flags B-
Everything Everything – Man Alive B-
Tame Impala – InnerSpeaker B-
Tom Hummer – The Greenhouse Effect B-
Fiction Plane – Sparks B-
Cindy Morgan – Hymns: Some Glad Morning B-
Linkin Park –  A Thousand Suns C+
Lifehouse – Smoke & Mirrors C+
Alter Bridge – AB III C+
Jimmy Eat World – Invented C+
Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void C+
Robert Randolph & the Family Band – We Walk This Road C+
Beach House – Teen Dream C+
Lost in the Trees – All Alone in an Empty House C+
Spoon – Transference C+
The Secret Sisters – The Secret Sisters C+
Third Day – Move C+
Starfield – The Saving One C
Justis Kao – Always a Trace C
Drive-By Truckers – The Big To-Do C
Zoo Seven – Lifesaver C
Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me C

Dishonorable Mention:
Derek Webb – Democracy, Vol. 1 C-
Michael W. Smith – Wonder C-
Newsboys – Born Again C-
We Are the Fallen – Tear the World Down C-
Toby Mac – Tonight C-
Ivoryline – Vessels C-
Sanctus Real – Pieces of a Real Heart D+
Brandon Flowers – Flamingo D+
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream D-

Don’t Get It/Not That Interested:
Lydia – Assailants EP
Punch Brothers – Antifogmatic
Esperanza Spalding – Chamber Music Society

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Doves – The Places Between: The Best of Doves A
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – October EP A-
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – November EP A-
Geographer – Animal Shapes EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – December EP B+
Vienna Teng & Alex Wong – The Moment Always Vanishing B+
States – Line ’em Up EP B+
Lord Huron – Mighty EP B+
Michelle Branch – Everything Comes and Goes EP B
Lord Huron – Into the Sun EP B
Future of Forestry – Travel III EP B-
Future of Forestry – Advent Christmas EP Volume 2 B-
Mew – Eggs Are Funny B-
Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People EP B-
Iona – Live in London: Limited US Edition B-
Darlingside – EP 1 B-
Snowden – Slow Soft Syrup EP B-
Mae – (e)vening EP C+

Grammatrain – Imperium
Meg & Dia – It’s Always Stormy in Tillamook EP
Wolf Parade – EXPO 86

Last Update: 7/23/20

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