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Top 100 Albums of the 2010s (as of 15/12/2019)

Here are my 100 favourite albums of the past decade, as things currently stand. The strongest year (the one with the most albums in the chart) was 2010 (with 21 albums making it in) and the weakest was 2017 (with only 3 albums making it in). In general the earlier years seem stronger, though that's probably partly because I've had the albums longer and have had more chance to connect to them and develop nostalgia for them. The one exception to this general pattern is 2018, as there are an impressive 12 albums from that year. Anyway, here they are...

100. She & Him - Volume Two (2010)
99. Milky Wimpshake - Encore, Un Effort! (2015)
98. Jill Sobule - Nostalgia Kills (2018)
97. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir Of The Mind (2017)
96. Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads (2015)
95. Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers - Dinosaurs Ate My Caravan (2014)
94. The Hot Toddies - Get Your Heart On (2010)
93. Operator Please - Gloves (2010)
92. Blood Red Shoes - In Time To Voices (2012)
91. Mei Gwynedd - Glas (2018)

90. Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018)
89. Ladyhawke - Wild Things (2016)
88. Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg (2018)
87. The Earth - Lost Property (2019)
86. The Anchoress - Confessions Of A Romance Novelist (2016)
85. Garfunkel and Oates - All Over Your Face (2011)
84. Allo Darlin' - We Come From The Same Place (2014)
83. The Burning Hell - Public Library (2016)
82. Cerys Matthews - Explorer (2011)
81. Hawksley Workman - Meat (2010)

80. Mr - Amen (2019)
79. Regina Spektor - Remember Us To Life (2016)
78. Metric - Synthetica (2012)
77. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
76. Piney Gir - Geronimo! (2011)
75. Moustache Of Insanity - Album Of Death (2011)
74. Jonny - Jonny (2011)
73. Heypenny - A Jillion Kicks (2011)
72. Mother Mother - Eureka (2011)
71. The Regrettes - How Do You Love? (2019)

70. Garfunkel and Oates - Secretions (2015)
69. The Indelicates - Songs For Swinging Lovers (2010)
68. The Boy Least Likely To - The Great Perhaps (2013)
67. Sweet Baboo - I'm A Dancer / Songs About Sleepin' (2011)
66. Best Coast - Best Kids (2018)
65. The Divine Comedy - Office Politics (2019)
64. Mr - Oesoedd (2018)
63. Estrons - You Say I'm Too Much, I Say You're Not Enough (2018)
62. The School - Wasting Away And Wondering (2015)
61. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (2010)

60. The Keys - Fire Inside (2010)
59. Steven Page - Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II (2018)
58. Hello Saferide - The Fox, The Hunter and Hello Saferide (2014)
57. Ida Maria - Katla (2010)
56. Gruff Rhys - American Interior (2014)
55. Euros Childs - Situation Comedy (2013)
54. Garfunkel and Oates - Slippery When Moist (2012)
53. Keys - Ring The Changes (2014)
52. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring (2010)
51. Euros Childs - Summer Special (2012)

50. The Earth - Off/On One (2013)
49. The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl (2018)
48. Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (2012)
47. Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs (2019)
46. Danny Goffey - Schtick (2018)
45. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (2011)
44. The Earth - Keltic Voodoo Boogaloo (2014)
43. Alex Lahey - I Love You Like A Brother (2017)
42. Alex Lahey - The Best Of Luck Club (2019)
41. Ladyhawke - Anxiety (2012)

40. St. Vincent - Masseduction (2017)
39. Ambrosia Parsley - Weeping Cherry (2013)
38. Milky Wimpshake - Heart And Soul In The Milky Way (2013)
37. Cathy Davey - New Forest (2016)
36. The Indelicates - Diseases Of England (2013)
35. Dawn Kinnard - Wrong Side Of The Dream (2010)
34. Allo Darlin' - Europe (2012)
33. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019)
32. Fight Like Apes - The Body Of Christ And The Legs Of Tina Turner (2010)
31. The School - Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (2012)

30. Allo Darlin' - Allo Darlin' (2010)
29. Sweet Baboo - Ships (2013)
28. Evelyn Evelyn - Evelyn Evelyn (2010)
27. Race Horses - Furniture (2012)
26. The Like - Release Me (2010)
25. The Bluetones - A New Athens (2010)
24. The School - Loveless Unbeliever (2010)
23. Legends Of Country - Talk About Country (2015)
22. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil (2012)
21. Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't (2012)

20. Brett Anderson - Black Rainbows (2011)

19. Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo (2011)

18. Mark Morriss - A Flash Of Darkness (2013)

17. The Divine Comedy - Foreverland (2016)

16. The Keys - Bitten By Wolves (2011)

15. Race Horses - Goodbye Falkenburg (2010)

14. Simon Love - It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time (2015)

13. Beautiful Small Machines - The DJ Stayed Home (2013)

12. The Magic Theatre - London Town (2010)

11. Space - Attack Of The Mutant 50ft Kebab (2014)

10. Cathy Davey - The Nameless (2010)

The Nameless

9. Simon Love - Sincerely S. Love x (2018)

Sincerely S. Love x

8. Sibrydion - Uwchben Y Drefn (2011)

Uwchben Y Drefn

7. The Magic Theatre - The Long Way Home (2013)

The Long Way Home

6. Lucky Soul - A Coming Of Age (2010)

A Coming Of Age

5. Suede - The Blue Hour (2018)

The Blue Hour

4. The Divine Comedy - Bang Goes The Knighthood (2010)

Bang Goes The Knighthood

3. Frida Hyvönen - To The Soul (2012)

To The Soul

2. Suede - Night Thoughts (2016)

Night Thoughts

1. Suede - Bloodsports (2013)

Bloodsports

Having all 3 of the Suede albums in my top 5 is probably not that much of a shock, right? I'd imagine that the ordering of them will be at odds with a lot of other Suede fans, though. Like I mentioned at the start of the chart - personal connection and nostalgia play a big part for me. Although The Blue Hour and Night Thoughts are probably stronger albums musically (and definitely more consistent albums), Bloodsports is closer to my heart. It was 2013 for me. It'll be interesting to see if this changes in the future, though. I mean, there was once a time when I preferred Head Music to Dog Man Star, which now seems completely insane (no offence to Head Music, I still have a great fondness for it). Bring on the next decade of music...

 
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