Skip to content
Dec 9 / Great Apes

Albums of the 2010s

Putting together this list reminded me of how much great music has been released in the last decade. I have a tendency, like most people over 30, to have nostalgia towards the music of my high school and college years that can cause me to under-rate how good the current music scene is. Putting together the initial shortlist that I pulled these 25 albums from got me a list of nearly 100 great albums from the 2010s, and I could probably name 100 more good ones after that. These final 25 comprise a list of outstanding records, and there was so much good stuff I wanted to include but didn’t have room for. Enjoy.

25. The Take Off and Landing of Everything by Elbow (2014)

No music by Elbow on any of the free streaming sites, which is a shame.

24. Double Negative by Low (2018)

23. self-titled by The Great Cold (2016)

22. Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave by The Twilight Sad (2014)

21. Paradise by White Lung (2016)

20. Gold and Grey by Baroness (2019)

19. Dance on the Blacktop by Nothing (2018)

The best alt-rock record of 1998 released since 1998.

18. Utopioid by Rosetta (2017)

17. Joy as an Act of Resistance by Idles (2018)

16. Love Will Die and Time Will Bury It by Rolo Tomassi (2018)

15. Forgiveness Rock Record by Broken Social Scene (2010)

For some reason Broken Social Scene don’t appear to have any music available on any of the free streaming sites.

14. The Scene Between by The Go! Team (2015)

13. Elegy by Dead to a Dying World (2019)

12. The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens (2010)

Look, he rhymes “Sufjan” with “Vesuvius”. How could this not make the list?

11. The Anaesthete by Rosetta (2013)

10. For This We Fought the Battle of Ages by SubRosa (2016)

9. Hiss Spun by Chelsea Wolfe (2017)

8. Allelelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2012)

7. Myra by Spurv (2018)

6. The Suburbs by The Arcade Fire (2010)

Strangely, there don’t seem to be any Arcade Fire songs on any of the free streaming sites.

5. Kollaps Tradixionales by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (2010)

4. Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra (2014)

3. Quintessential Ephemera by Rosetta (2015)

2. Heaven by The Walkmen (2012)

1. Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress by Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2015)

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.