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Gregory Robson

Written by: Gregory Robson (11/30/10)
Pinning down the Top 10 albums of the year is like asking a parent to choose their favorite son. But Lord knows an effort is at least worth something. While these albums probably aren't universal choices, they are the albums that most spoke to me. The ones that most kicked my ass. Made me want to try harder, be better, think longer. They were also there to comfort me, coddle me and leave me breathless. Hopefully you'll agree. Without further ado, here goes.

1. Vampire Weekend - Contra
2. Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away
3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
4. John Legend and the Roots - Wake Up
5. Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More
6. The National - High Violet
7. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
8. Antony and the Johnsons - Swanlights
9. Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
10. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues

11. Ben Folds and Nick Hornby - Lonely Avenue
12. The Stone Foxes - Bears and Bulls
13. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
14. Kanye West - My Dark Twisted Fantasy
15. Beach House - Teen Dream
16. Ray LaMontange and the Pariah Dogs - God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise
17. Harper Blynn - Loneliest Generation
18. Wakey! Wakey! - Almost Everything I Wished I'd Said the Last Time That I Saw You
19. Phosphorescent - Here's to Taking it Easy
20. Freelance Whales - Weathervanes

21. Jonsi - Go
22. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
23. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
24. LCD Soundsystem -This is Happening
25. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
26. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
27. OMD - History of Modern
28. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
29. The Drums - The Drums
30. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard
 
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09:01 AM on 12/20/10
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Spelled Cee-Lo Green* wrong.
Good for Freelance Whales though.
10:56 AM on 12/21/10
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Nice to see the Wakey!Wakey! record on someone's list other than my own. Some great songs on there.
11:24 AM on 12/21/10
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Teenage Dream is by Katy Perry. Beach House's was Teen Dream.
11:30 AM on 12/21/10
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Matthew Tsai
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Vampire Weekend at number 1?!
11:45 AM on 12/21/10
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Vampire Weekend at number 1?!
Contra is pretty fantastic...
11:46 AM on 12/21/10
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Matthew Tsai
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Contra is pretty fantastic...
Haha my thoughts on Contra are exactly the opposite.
12:43 PM on 12/21/10
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Haha my thoughts on Contra are exactly the opposite.
Hm...You're not the first person to voice that opinion. You either like 'em or you don't I guess?
12:59 PM on 12/21/10
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Very cool list. Probubaly most similiar to what mine would be of the ones I've seen. Good to see some love for Ben Folds.
03:26 PM on 12/21/10
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Haha my thoughts on Contra are exactly the opposite.
Your thoughts are WRONG
03:31 PM on 12/21/10
Matthew Tsai
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Hm...You're not the first person to voice that opinion. You either like 'em or you don't I guess?
Yeah that seems to be the trend with VW.
06:02 PM on 12/21/10
Gregory Robson
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Haha my thoughts on Contra are exactly the opposite.
Quite honestly I'm not sure what your reasons for disliking it are, and I'm actually blown away that you cannot appreciate it. You've always had a palate I can respect, so how you can find so much dispassion with it certainly rubs me the wrong way. Feel free to wax rhapsodic in a PM, we don't have to carry this out over threads.
06:19 PM on 12/21/10
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Quite honestly I'm not sure what your reasons for disliking it are, and I'm actually blown away that you cannot appreciate it. You've always had a palate I can respect, so how you can find so much dispassion with it certainly rubs me the wrong way. Feel free to wax rhapsodic in a PM, we don't have to carry this out over threads.

Haha it's simply a matter of taste, nothing more, nothing less.
07:35 PM on 12/21/10
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Your 21-30 is the best third by far, imo. TA, Janelle, Jonsi, LCD, etc.
09:04 AM on 12/22/10
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hell yes, justin townes earle. i'm in at least the 3rd month of a twice a day harlem river blues habit.
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