Top 25 Lists of 13 New Times Contributors

Top 25 Lists of 13 <i>New Times</i> Contributors

NEW TIMES' OVERALL TOP 25

Based on rankings of the top 25 albums of 2010 as picked by 13 New Times staffers and contributors.

1. Kanye West — My Dark Twisted Beautiful Fantasy (10 ballots) 158 points

2. Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest (6 ballots) 122 points

3. Arcade Fire — The Suburbs (7 ballots) 109 points

4. LCD Soundsystem — This Is Happening (5 ballots)

80 points

5. The National — High Violet (5 ballots) 79 points

6. Sufjan Stevens — The Age of Adz (5 ballots) 77 points

7. The Roots — How I Got Over (5 ballots) 72 points

8. The Tallest Man on EarthThe Wild Hunt (3 ballots)

71 points

9. Black Keys — Brothers (4 ballots) 69 points

10. Gorillaz — Plastic Beach (3 ballots) 69 points

11. Grinderman — Grinderman II (4 ballots) 66 points

12. Band of Horses — Infinite Arms (3 ballots) 62 points

13. Girl Talk — All Day (3 ballots) 58 points

14. Sleigh Bells — Treats (4 ballots) 57 points

15. Best Coast — Crazy for You (4 ballots) 54 points

16. Big BoiSir Lucious Left Foot: The Ballad of Chico Dusty (3 ballots) 53 points

17. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti — Before Today (3 ballots) 48 points

18. Dead Weather — Sea of Cowards (2 ballots) 48 points

19. Flying Lotus — Cosmogramma (3 ballots) 45 points

20. Spoon — Transference (3 ballots) 40 points

21. Local Natives — Gorilla Manor (3 ballots) 40 points

22. Surfer Blood — Astro Coast (3 ballots) 40 points

23. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings — I Learned the Hard Way (3 ballots) 40 points

25. Janelle Monae — The ArchAndroid (2 ballots) 37 points


Martin Cizmar

1. Band of Horses — Infinite Arms

2. Arcade Fire — The Suburbs

3. Sufjan Stevens — The Age of Adz

4. LCD Soundsystem — This Is Happening

5. Kanye West — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

6. Toubab Krewe — TK2

7. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists — Brutalist Bricks

8. Girl Talk — All Day

9. Weezer — Pinkerton (Deluxe Reissue)

10. Best Coast — Crazy For You

11. Titus Andronicus — The Monitor

12. T.I. — No Mercy

13. Surfer Blood — Surfer Blood

14. Wavves — King of the Beach

15. Foxy Shazam — Foxy Shazam

16. The Black Keys — Brothers

17. Against Me! — White Crosses

18. Matt and Kim — Sidewalks

19. The National — High Violet

20. Lissie — Catching a Tiger

21. Beach House — Teen Dream

22. No Age — Everything In Between

23. Devo — Something For Everybody

24. Crystal Castles — Crystal Castles

25. Hot Chip — One Life Stand


Jay Bennett

1. Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest

2. The Soft Pack — The Soft Pack

3. Dead Weather — Sea of Cowards

4. OFF! — First Four EPs

5. Screaming Females — Castle Talk

6. Isobel Campbell & Mark LaneganHawk

7. Grinderman — II

8. Call Me Lightning — When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free

9. Sharon Jones & the Dap—Kings — I Learned the Hard Way

10. Surfer Blood — Astro Coast

11. MGMTCongratulations

12. Charlotte GainsbourgIRM

13. Titus Andronicus — The Monitor

14. No Age — Everything in Between

15. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists — Brutalist Bricks

16. The Hold SteadyHeaven Is Whenever

17. Harlan T. BoboSucker

18. Kelley StoltzTo Dreamers

19. TindersticksFalling Down a Mountain

20. Spoon — Transference

21. Dum Dum GirlsI Will Be

22. Wavves — King of the Beach

23. Unnatural Helpers — Cracked Love & Other Drugs

24. The Brian Jonestown MassacreWho Killed Sgt. Pepper?

25. Broken Social SceneForgiveness Rock Record


Mike Escoto

1. Arcade Fire — The Suburbs

2. The Tallest Man on Earth — Wild Hunt

3. Avi BuffaloAvi Buffalo

4. Gorillaz — Plastic Beach

5. Miniature TigersFortress

6. Flying Lotus — Cosmogramma

7. Local Natives — Gorilla Manor

8. The Morning BendersBig Echo

9. Janelle Monae — The ArchAndroid

10. Kanye West — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

11. The Roots — How I Got Over

12. The National — High Violet

13. Band of Horses — Infinite Arms

14. Twin Sister — Color Your Life

15. MGMT — Congratulations

16. Ariel Pink's Haunted Gaffiti — Before Today

17. Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest

18. Gayngs — Relayted

19. Broken Social Scene — Forgiveness Rock Record

20. Let's Wrestle — In the Court of the Wrestling Let's

21. Hot Chip — One Life Stand

22. Sufjan Stevens — The Age of Adz

23. Ra Ra RiotThe Orchard

24. LCD Soundsystem — This Is Happening

25. Twin Shadow — Forget


Dan Gibson

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Roc-a-fella)

The National - High Violet (4AD)

The Black Keys - Brothers (Nonesuch)

Mystery Jets - Serotonin (Rough Trade)

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening (DFA)

Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

Menomena - Mines (Barsuk)

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (Asthmatic Kitty)

Robyn - Body Talk (Island)

Gaslight Anthem - American Slang (SideOneDummy)

Radio Dept - Clinging to a Scheme (Labrador)

Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song (Mercury Nashville)

Sleigh Bells - Treats (NEET)

Marvin Sapp - Here I Am (Verity)

Monarchy - Monarchy (Mercury)

Torche - Songs for Singles (Hydra Head)

Budos Band - III (Daptone)

Tracey Thorn - Love and Its Opposite (Merge)

Superchunk - Majesty Shredding (Merge)

Yeasayer - Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)

Hot Chip - One Life Stand (Astralwerks)

R. Kelly - Love Letter (Jive)

Vampire Weekend - Contra (XL)

The Books - The Way Out (Temporary Residence)


Christopher Hassiotis

1. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

2. The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt (Dead Oceans)

3. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (Virgin)

4. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way (Daptone)

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