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FL's Best Albums of 2010

The only thing better than listening to a new album you have spent months (if not years) hanging out for, is being able to award that album a position on an end of year list.

Here at FasterLouder we have spent the last few weeks trawling through twelve months worth of CD reviews, picking up records we had forgotten about in February and breaking into the occasional fist fight in an attempt to create our list of 2010’s Best Albums.

The result is, of course, subjective. But in a year which has been dominated by some ground-breaking Australian albums, a hip-hop king’s comeback, and the explosion of surf-pop it is one of the most interesting end of year lists we have seen for some time.

So sit back and prepare to argue, because here are FL’s Best Albums of 2010 (in a conveniently wrapped two-part package).

FL’s Best Albums of 2010: 50-26

FL’s Best Albums of 2010: 25-1

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timb89

timb89 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

no sufjan stevens or brandon flowers? comon!?

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 15th Dec, 2010

He didn't release an album this year.

*rimshot*

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010



Both of those albums were average. This is best albums of 2010.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Surprised Spoon couldn't get a run.

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Has FL become Triple J? Have I missed something?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Dec, 2010



I blame indie fags like Albert

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Again, I ask - why the fuck do you care?

humanracin

humanracin said on the 15th Dec, 2010

very average list, and what's with the new layout, does everything have to be put into a box and labelled?

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010



Let's see - probably because FL is a website I visit on a regular basis, and I find it interesting to see the differences in opinion between FL and another widely read musical information source (i.e. Triple J). I found it somewhat odd that they both nominated the same record as 'Album of the Year' even though they have been known to differ massively in opinion in past years.

Pipe down, I'm allowed to make an observation.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

a bit stumped at the number 1, maybe australian album of the year

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 15th Dec, 2010

I think perhaps, there were just some clear 'best' records of the year. Cross-over for what people like on jjj and the best albums here are quite inevitable really.

And these albums were all in the Top 20 jjj "listeners poll' that didn't make it into the FL Top 25 'editorial poll':

3. ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Down The Way
7. WASHINGTON - I Believe You Liar
10. YEASAYER - Odd Blood
12. BIRDS OF TOKYO - Birds Of Tokyo
14. GORILLAZ - Plastic Beach
15. SIA - We Are Born
18. LITTLE RED - Midnight Remember
19. CHILDREN COLLIDE - Theory Of Everything
20. HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY - Escapades

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010



How can you get 'Stop crying' out of a rhetorical question: 'Has FL become Triple J? Have I missed something?'.

There's a difference between 'crying' and 'rhetorical questions'.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

There's always going to be some Australian slant on a list like this. It would be stupid of FasterLouder not to.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 15th Dec, 2010

contra should be higher. just imo.

clements95

clements95 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

personally, the 50 albums chosen are definitely worthy of being on this list. the order will vary between perspectives, for example i think that yeasayer - odd blood should be much higher than in the 30s. but that is due to my taste. tame impala did release a fantastic album as did arcade fire, they are well deserving of their positions.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

How can you get 'Stop crying' out of a rhetorical question: 'Has FL become Triple J? Have I missed something?'.

There's a difference between 'crying' and 'rhetorical questions'.

So you're saying there's a difference between

http://letterstorob.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dawson-crying.jpg

and

http://letterstorob.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dawson-crying.jpg

?

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

How can you get 'Stop crying' out of a rhetorical question: 'Has FL become Triple J? Have I missed something?'.

There's a difference between 'crying' and 'rhetorical questions'.

dont bother with him man its not worth your energy

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Gwannn, try for another fat joke!

shine blocka

shine blocka said on the 15th Dec, 2010

vampire weekend are shoking. wheres big boi? considering they gave him a rave review and all

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 15th Dec, 2010

MAB,do you want a lift to the hospital?
'CUZ YOU NEED TO GO THE BURN WARD.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 15th Dec, 2010



i am unfamiliar with this term.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Dec, 2010



DO I KNOW WHAT RHETORICAL MEANS

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010

So you're saying there's a difference between

http://letterstorob.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dawson-crying.jpg

and

http://letterstorob.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/dawson-crying.jpg

?

Very witty.



Was that rhetorical?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010



And you're still a cashed-up bogan fuckhead.

World keeps turnin'.

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010

And you're still a cashed-up bogan fuckhead.

World keeps turnin'.

Spiteful.

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

And you're still a cashed-up bogan fuckhead.

World keeps turnin'.I don't think being cashed up is that much of an insult.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

That wasn't three separate insults.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010



Dude, don't you have to wait until Captain Obvious retires before you take over?

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

You smell really nice, you dickhead wanker!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Well...there's always that.
I'm a big fan of your early work.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Dec, 2010

This list of albums certainly was a list of albums.

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010



Why so much pent up anger and hatred? Just chill out a bit.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Oh fuck, you're the "I don't want to offend anyone" person, aren't you.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 15th Dec, 2010



Everytime I see your signature I accidently read that he's scared of Hummus.

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 15th Dec, 2010

Oh fuck, you're the "I don't want to offend anyone" person, aren't you.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz

No, just someone who doesn't usually harbour unnecessary ill feelings towards people I don't even know personally.

daverh

daverh said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Man, I thought ITMers bitchy.

lanesra23

lanesra23 said on the 16th Dec, 2010

^^Not enough drugs up in here to calm things down. :D

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 16th Dec, 2010

This is not the way I expected the fighting to go - where's the love cunts?

JeremySC

JeremySC said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Sometimes I remember that you don't look like Iggy in real life, and I get kind of disappointed. Sorry. I'm just that kind of love ****

sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 16th Dec, 2010



I cant believe the forum doesnt let me write CuNt anymore!

Also after a few too many on a Saturday night, I actually look scarily like this picture.

grattan

grattan said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Wait - What? We've got a forum censor now? cunt

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 16th Dec, 2010

One time I met this cunting cunt so I decided to give her cunt a good old fashioned cunting. Well bless my cunting cunt. She let me go cunting nuts all over her cunt. It was cunting amazing. I'll always remember that cunt for as long as I cunting live.

JeremySC

JeremySC said on the 16th Dec, 2010

Suck it censor

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4150MVQM4PL._SL500_.jpg

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 16th Dec, 2010



Indeed. I would be quite happy to be cashed up.

How can you get 'Stop crying' out of a rhetorical question: 'Has FL become Triple J? Have I missed something?'.

There's a difference between 'crying' and 'rhetorical questions'.

You're forgetting to take into account the MAB-is-a-jerk factor.



Ooo, on-topic - a daring move.

The positive review would have come from a reviewer, and it's possible that reviewer didnt contribute to the 'top 50 FL albums' list, so while it might have been in the reviewer's top50, it wont make it into the site's "official" list...