Albums Of 2010 – 75-71

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Our end-of-year issue – featuring the 50 best albums and tracks of 2010 – comes out next Wednesday (December 1). But we thought we’d kick things off now, counting down from 75, revealing five each day. Think of it as a form of erotic tease, only with indie albums instead of nipple tassels, or something.

75. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, ‘Blood And Fire’
NME said: “Absorbing on an almost parasitic level.”
Album review

74. Sufjan Stevens, ‘Age Of Adz’
NME said:”Who knew the apocalypse could be so beautiful?”
Album review
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73. Interpol, ‘Interpol’
NME said: “Cinematic, abstract and complex.”
Album review

72. Male Bonding, ‘Nothing Hurts’
NME said: “Purest punk bubblegum.”
Album review

71. Field Music, ‘Field Music (Measure)’
NME said: “Syncopated, white-collar funk.”
Album review