Albums Of 2010 – 70-66

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Albums Of 2010 – 75-71

Albums Of 2010 – 65-61

Albums Of 2010 – 60-56

Albums Of 2010 – 55-51

And so the countdown continues. We’ll be revealing our fifty albums and tracks of the year in one go on December 1. Until then, we’re counting down five at a time. And now we’ve broken the top 70! Do try to contain your excitement.


70. Broken Social Scene, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’
NME said: “Back in their comfortable realm of soaring and magisterial indie.”
Album review

69. Happy Birthday, ‘Happy Birthday’
NME said: “A dreamy, sugary rush.”

68. Edwyn Collins, ‘Losing Sleep’
NME said: “One of the best British albums of the year.”
Album review

67. The Dillinger Escape Plan, ‘Option Paralysis’
NME said: “Drips with honesty and endeavour.” Album review

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.”
Album review