The Best Albums of 2010

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John Metzger's Top Albums of 2010

1) Elton John / Leon Russell - The Union

2) John Mellencamp - No Better than This

3) Neil Young - Le Noise

4) Tom Petty - Mojo

5) Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs

6) Mary Gauthier - The Foundling

7) Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs - God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise

8) Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave

9) Jakob Dylan - Women and Country

10) Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

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11) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

12) The Roots - How I Got Over

13) Eric Clapton - Clapton

14) Belle and Sebastian - Write about Love

15) Elvis Costello - National Ransom

16) The National - High Violet

17) Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone

18) Band of Horses - Infinite Arms

19) Jerry Lee Lewis - Mean Old Man

20) Willie Nelson - Country Music

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21) The Black Crowes - Croweology

22) Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am

23) Robert Plant - Band of Joy

24) Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust

25) Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs of Love

For more information, please also see our annotated list:
Music Box Editor John Metzger's Top 10 Albums of 2010.

 

Best Reissues

1) John Lennon / Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy / Stripped Down

2) David Bowie - Station to Station: Deluxe Edition

3) Paul McCartney - Band on the Run: Special Edition / Archive Collection

4) Miles Davis - Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition

5) Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather: Legacy Edition

6) Elvis Presley - On Stage: Legacy Edition

7) Santana - Supernatural: Legacy Edition

8) Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite: Legacy Edition

For more information, please also see our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide.

 

Best Live Albums / DVDs

1) Various Artists - The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts

2) Grateful Dead - Crimson, White, & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989

3) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 3, No. 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70

4) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 3, No. 2: Austin, 11/15/71

5) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 3, No. 1: Oakland, 12/28/79

6) Robert Cray Band - Cookin' in Mobile

7) John Prine - In Person & On Stage

8) David Bowie - A Reality Tour

9) Various Artists - Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert, Volume 3

10) Indigo Girls - Staring Down the Brilliant Dream

 

Best Holiday Outings / Reissues / Compilations

Indigo Girls - Holly Happy Days

 

Best Documentaries / Films

Legends of the Canyon: The Music and Magic of 1960s Laurel Canyon

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