It’s that time of the year when various writers and magazines start publishing their “Best of” lists as the year draws to a close.
Whether it’s a top 10 list or a top 50 list doesn’t matter – what matters is we celebrate the the great music that came out in 2010. I’m pleasantly surprised in perusing the lists how many of these albums I’ve purchased and enjoyed. While I may disagree with some of the rankings, I generally agree with almost all of the lists I’ve seen so far.
Before we get to the lists though, I highly recommend this article which explains how all of these lists are compiled. If you read one top 10 list, you should read this first.
Some of my favorite looks at the best albums of 2010:
- NPR’s Top 50 albums of 2010
- Largeheartedboy’s favorite 11 albums of 2010
- Paste’s 50 Best Albums of 2010
I’m still working on my list – it will be out in the next week or two. And I’ll make sure not to try and fall into the traps in the article above!