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75. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, 'Blood & Fire'. NME said: "Absorbing on an almost parasitic level." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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74. Sufjan Stevens, 'The Age Of Adz'. NME said:"Who knew the apocalypse could be so beautiful?" Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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73. Interpol, 'Interpol'. NME said: "Cinematic, abstract and complex." Album review. 6/10 Buy this album

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72. Male Bonding, 'Nothing Hurts'. NME said: "Purest punk bubblegum." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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71. Field Music, 'Field Music (Measure)'. NME said: "Syncopated, white-collar funk." 8/10 Buy this album

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70. Broken Social Scene, 'Forgiveness Rock Record'. NME said: "Back in their comfortable realm of soaring and magisterial indie." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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69. Happy Birthday, 'Happy Birthday'. NME said: "A dreamy, sugary rush." 8/10 Buy this album

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68. Edwyn Collins, 'Losing Sleep'. NME said: "One of the best British albums of the year." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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67. The Dillinger Escape Plan, 'Option Paralysis'. NME said: "Drips with honesty and endeavour." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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66. Gorillaz, 'Plastic Beach'. NME said: "We might not be sure who or what they are any more, but we're sure about the tunes." 7/10 Buy this album

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65. Robyn, 'Body Talk Pt 1'. NME said: "Suffocatingly great pop." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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64. Walls, 'Walls'. NME said: "Joyful wash of tuneful hooks." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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63. Perfume Genius, 'Learning'. NME said: "A fragile, fucked-up little wonder." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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62. Gil Scott-Heron, 'I'm New Here'. NME said: "A copper-bottomed genius." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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61. Flying Lotus, 'Cosmogramma'. NME said: "A telegram from our own digital planet." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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60. Belle And Sebastian, 'Write About Love'. NME said: "Your heart fairly skips a beat." Album review. 6/10. Let us know what you think of our albums of 2010 list Buy this album

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59. Errors, 'Come Down With Me'. NME said: "One of the most interesting young bands in the country, even if their second album isn’t quite difficult enough." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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58. Crocodiles, 'Sleep Forever'. NME said: "Roaring monumental pop tunes." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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57. Joanna Newsom, 'Have One On Me'. NME said: "An Elysian record that you’ll return to again and again." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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56. Mount Kimbie, 'Crooks & Lovers'. NME said: "There'll be no better comedown than this lush collection of soul-stepping miniatures." 8/10 Buy this album

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55. Ikonika, 'Contact, Love, Want, Have'. NME said: "Feels like a photograph of an athlete mid-stride." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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54. First Aid Kit, 'The Big Black and The Blue'. NME said: "There’s enough imagination in FAK for them to go the distance." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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53. Kelis, 'Flesh Tone'. NME said: "Genius. Pop auteur. Credible diva. Welcome back." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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52. Dum Dum Girls, 'I Will Be'. NME said: "This rollicking debut album is a balance-redressing, cliché-bucking tonic." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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51. Charlotte Gainsbourg, 'IRM'. NME said: "Nimble and eclectic." 6/10. Check out our 75 tracks of 2010 Buy this album

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50. Frightened Rabbit, 'The Winter of Mixed Drinks'. NME said: "An exciting new bullshit-free dawn." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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49. Surfer Blood, 'Astro Coast'. NME said: "The great ones should just about see them through. For now." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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48. My Chemical Romance, 'Danger Days'. NME said: "This is the album they were born to make." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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47. Pulled Apart By Horses, 'Pulled Apart By Horses'. NME said: "A Technicolor riot of bizarro hardcore." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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46. Paul Weller, 'Wake Up The Nation'. NME said: "Weller’s most personal record in years, possibly ever." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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45. Four Tet, 'There Is Love In You'. NME said: "Crisp, beat-driven head-nodder." Album review. 6/10 Buy this album

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44. Manic Street Preachers, 'Postcards From A Young Man'. NME said: "Doesn't so much run with the ball as kick that shit right out the stadium." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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43. Everything Everything, 'Man Alive'. NME said: "Bow at the feet of pop’s new Picassos." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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42. Mystery Jets, 'Serotonin'. NME said: "More emotional twists and turns than a modern day romcom." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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41. Steve Mason, 'Boys Outside'. NME said: "An elegant blend of trilling piano, strummed guitar and crisp digital beats." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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40. Sleigh Bells, 'Treats'. NME said: "Quite resoundingly brilliant." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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39. Magnetic Man, 'Magnetic Man'. NME said: "A forward-thinking, original British album that has captivated a new generation of music fans." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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38. Big Boi, 'Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty'. NME said: "The sound of a man with something to prove." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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37. Lonelady, 'Nerve Up'. NME said: "A fresh and invigorating voice whose talent transcends time and place and influence." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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36. Hurts, 'Happiness'. NME said: "These are songs to be treasured without a shred of shame." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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35. Glasser, 'Ring'. NME said: "More melodic and emotional consummation than almost any of her peers can muster." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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34. Kanye West, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'. NME said: "An utterly dazzling portrait of a 21st-century schizoid man." Album review9/10.

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33. Marina And The Diamonds, 'The Family Jewels'. NME said: "An album with a distinct dual personality." Album review 9/10 Buy this album

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32. Islet, 'Wimmy'. NME said: "Mind-bending." Album review. 9/10 Let us know what you think of our albums of 2010 list. Buy this album

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31. Crystal Castles, 'Crystal Castles'. NME said: "Awkward, intractable, occasionally brilliant, always human." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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30. Klaxons, 'Surfing The Void'. NME said: "One of the best pop albums of the year." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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29. No Age, 'Everything In Between'. NME said: "You never know what to expect next." Album review. 7/10 Buy this album

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28. New Young Pony Club, 'The Optimist'. NME said: "Stone-clad, liquid nitrogen-fuelled pure pop genius." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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27. Best Coast, 'Crazy For You '. NME said: "It’s weirdly powerful stuff." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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26. Les Savy Fav, 'Root For Ruin'. NME said: "A particularly brutal machete cut above the rest of the rock pack." Check out our 75 tracks of 2010. Buy this album

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25. Avi Buffalo, 'Avi Buffalo'. NME said: "Propelling the iconic Seattle label Sub Pop back to its former glories." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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24. Vampire Weekend, 'Contra'. NME said: "VW have escaped their collegiate niche without sacrificing their true essence." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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23. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, 'Before Today'. NME said: "The songs sound better than ever." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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22. Swans, 'My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky'. NME said: "An astonishing, febrile album... confrontational and intense." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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21. Janelle Monae, 'The ArchAndroid'. NME said: "Her ambition is flabbergasting." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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20. Deerhunter, 'Halcyon Digest'. NME said: "Cherish it like you would a phantom limb." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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19. MGMT, 'Congratulations'. NME said: "Not complex enough for the prats, but too obscure for the jerks." Album review. 6/10 Buy this album

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18. Warpaint, 'The Fool'. NME said: "Deftly exploring a bleak internal, romantically bereft landscape." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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17. Factory Floor, 'Untitled'. NME said: "There’s a driving pulse thundering away." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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16. Grinderman, 'Grinderman 2'. NME said: "A curious and rowdy record that, in a world of po-faced drips, revels in mischief." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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15. Yeasayer, 'Odd Blood'. NME said: "A musical package holiday you can take vicariously." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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14. The Fall, 'Your Future, Our Clutter'. NME said: "An audacious album of lyrical wit." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album. Disagree? Vote for your own albums of 2010

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13. Gayngs, 'Relayted'. NME said: "Decadent and sprawling." Album review. 9/10. Check out our 75 tracks of 2010 Buy this album

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12. Caribou, 'Swim'. NME said: "A superlative record." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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11. The National, 'High Violet'. NME said: "Imbued with crackling vivacity that’s unusual for a band at this stage in their careers." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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10. The Drums, 'The Drums'. NME said: "So much more than a simple validation of the hype." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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9. Liars, 'Sisterworld'. NME said: "This incredible album is your passport to a better place." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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8. Salem, 'King Night'. NME said: "It rewards constant and obsessive replaying." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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7. Zola Jesus, 'Stridulum II'. NME said: "The gorgeously ethereal soundscape of a thousand years of heartbreak." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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6. Foals, 'Total Life Forever'. NME said: "Nervous, intense and quite brilliant." Album review. 8/10. Buy this album

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5. Laura Marling, 'I Speak Because I Can'. NME said: "A slightly rootsier direction for Marling." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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4. LCD Soundsystem, 'This Is Happening'. NME said: "Stripped-down synth-pop, robotic electro and smooth new wave that retains a powerful punk-funk undercarriage." Album review. 8/10 Buy this album

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3. Beach House, 'Teen Dream'. NME said: "A gem in the crown of the great chronicles of youth." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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2. Arcade Fire, 'The Suburbs'. NME said: "An album that combines mass accessibility with much greater ambition. Pretty much perfect." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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1. These New Puritans, 'Hidden'. NME said: "It’s genuinely surprising, beautifully wrought and announces TNP as one of the most powerful artistic forces in Britain today." Album review. 9/10 Buy this album

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