Albums Of 2010 – 55-51

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Here it is, then, the final blog entry before we reach the all-important top 50, which we’ll be splurging all in one go tomorrow. Exciting!

55. Ikonika, ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have’
NME said: “Feels like a photograph of an athlete mid-stride.”
Album review

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

53. Kelis, ‘Flesh Tone’
NME said: “Genius. Pop auteur. Credible diva. Welcome back.”
Album review

52. Dum Dum Girls, ‘I Will Be’
NME said: “This rollicking debut album is a balance-redressing, cliché-bucking tonic.”
Album review

51. Charlotte Gainsbourg, ‘IRM’
NME said: “Nimble and eclectic.”