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Best Albums of the 2010s

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    With the close of 2019, tons of sites are putting out there top music albums of the decade being from 2010 - 2019. Here's just a few lists:

    The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s
    Top 100 Albums of the 2010s
    The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s

    There is a lot of variety depending on the site you visit, but a handful of albums show up fairly universally:

    Beyonce - Lemonade
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy / Yeezus
    Frank Ocean - Blonde / Channel Orange
    LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
    Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City
    Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    Tame Impala - Currents / Lonerism
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    Adele - 21

    Of course universal appeal, top 40 sound will always dominant the charts at the end of the day. Mass appeal. Doesn't mean it's the best. Just means its the most palatable to the largest audience. Looking at top indie charts, or top country charts, top alt rock or top prog rock lists for the decade surfaces so many more albums that arguably hit a target audience far better.

    What are your top albums of the decade? Have a top 3, top 5, top 10? Post here. Always interesting to me.

    The only album from the ones I posted that I for sure think deserves universal praise is Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. I also enjoyed Musgraves, Tame Impala and some of Arcade Fire's (but I think that's one of their weaker albums). I have yet to get to LCD Soundsystem's but suspect that one is worthy of the praise.

    I'll offer up these 5 albums you should check out if you haven't:

    Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    Beck - Morning Phase
    Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    Tool - Fear Inoculum

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    I like LCD Soundsystem and Vampire Weekend from the list. Also Beck from yours.

    Here's some of my favorite electronic albums of the decade, to mix it up --

    Griz - Ride Waves
    Gramatik - Epigram
    ​The Avener - The Wanderings of The Avener
    San Holo - album1
    ODESZA - Summer's Gone
    Chrome Sparks - Chrome Sparks
    Bassnectar - Unlimited
    Chon - Chon
    Emmit Fenn - Prologue
    Metrik - Universal Language
    RJD2 - Dame Fortune

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    NeoLogic Wrote:

    Gramatik - Epigram
    ​The Avener - The Wanderings of The Avener
    RJD2 - Dame Fortune

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