The Best of 2010: Listener Poll Results

Our annual listener list of the year's outstanding music. Thanks to all the folks who sent us their favorites!

The Top 50 Albums of 2010

  1. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
  2. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
  3. Alejandro Escovedo, Street Songs of Love
  4. The National, High Violet
  5. Ray LaMontagne, God Willing and the Creek Don't Rise
  6. The Black Keys, Brothers
  7. Bruce Springsteen, The Promise
  8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
  9. Broken Bells, Broken Bells
  10. Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone
  11. Elton John/ Leon Russell, The Union
  12. Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away
  13. Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Sound of Sunshine
  14. Los Lobos, Tin Can Trust
  15. Vampire Weekend, Contra
  16. Amy Correia, You Go Your Way
  17. Citizen Cope, The Rainwater EP
  18. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, I Learned the Hard Way
  19. Raul Malo, Sinners and Saints
  20. Patty Griffin, Downtown Church
  21. Fistful of Mercy, As I Call You Down
  22. The Gaslight Anthem, The Gaslight Anthem
  23. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mojo
  24. John Lennon, Double Fantasy Stripped Down
  25. Spoon, Transference
  26. Bettye LaVette, Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
  27. Justin Townes Earle, Harlem River Blues
  28. Natalie Merchant, Leave Your Sleep
  29. Jack Johnson, To the Sea
  30. The New Pornographers, Together
  31. LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening
  32. Belle and Sebastian, Write About Love
  33. Maura Kennedy, Parade of Echoes
  34. Elvis Costello, National Ransom
  35. The Hold Steady, Heaven is Whenever
  36. Richard Thompson, Dream Attic
  37. Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea
  38. Lissie, Catching a Tiger
  39. Pete Yorn, Pete Yorn
  40. MGMT, Congratulations
  41. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love
  42. Guster, Easy Wonderful
  43. Jakob Dylan, Women + Country
  44. Neil Young, Le Noise
  45. Crowded House, Intriguer
  46. Indigo Girls, Staring Down the Brilliant Dream
  47. Martin Sexton, Sugarcoating
  48. Black Dub, Black Dub
  49. John Hiatt, The Open Road
  50. The Secret Sisters, The Secret Sisters

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