The best albums of 2010
The most critically acclaimed albums released this year, according to the nation’s top pop authorities
1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
"Twisted Fantasy" is no less than "this century’s definitive portrait of torment, vanity, self delusion, and pathos." Most importantly, it’s "magnificent pop music."
2. This is Happening, LCD Soundsystem
"This is Happening" is "LCD’s best album." It’s a real shame it might be their last — but then, "the coolest kids always ditch the party early."
3. The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
A “vast, orchestral rock that locates the battle for the human soul amid big houses and manicured lawns,” says Rolling Stone's Rob Sheffield.
Here’s the full list