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It’s time to reveal my list of the 50 best albums of the decade (2010-2019). This has been long in the making, but the #1 has always been more or in place. Perhaps in another 10 years I’d feel more certain about the impact of something released in the last three years. It’s a fairly even spread across years but there seems to have been a slight dip around the middle of the decade:

2010 IIIIIIII
2011 IIII
2012 IIIIIII
2013 IIIIIII
2014 IIII
2015 III
2016 III
2017 III
2018 IIIIII
2019 IIII

It’s notable that every fifth record is from an Australian band. And 33 out of 50 are from the US, so together that seems to make up most of the list.

  1. Christmas – s/t (2011)
  2. Parsnip – When the Tree Bears Fruit (2019)
  3. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Coffin (2013)
  4. King Gizzard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (2013)
  5. Laurel – Dogviolet (2018)
  6. Triptides – Visitors (2018)
  7. Ty Segall – Melted (2010)
  8. Dead Ghosts – s/t (2010)
  9. Altin Gün – Gece (2019)
  10. Vexx – s/t (2013)
  11. The White Wires – WWII (2010)
  12. The Frowning Clouds – Whereabouts (2013)
  13. Cut Worms – Hollow Ground (2018)
  14. Bad Sports – Kings of the Weekend (2012)
  15. The Young Sinclairs – Chimeys (2013)
  16. Mattiel – s/t (2018)
  17. Straight Arrows – Rising (2014)
  18. Heaters – Baptistina (2016)
  19. Frankie & the Witch Fingers – ZAM (2019)
  20. Royal Headache – s/t (2012)
  21. MMOSS – Only Children (2012)
  22. RVG – A Quality of Mercy (2018)
  23. Sea Lions – Everything You… (2011)
  24. Audacity – Mellow Cruisers (2012)
  25. The Shivas – Whiteout (2012)
  26. Eddy Current Supression Ring – Rush to Relax (2010)
  27. Habibi – s/t (2014)
  28. Night Beats – Sonic Bloom (2013)
  29. Woollen Kits – s/t (2012)
  30. Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (2013)
  31. The Achtungs – Welcome to Hell (2015)
  32. ORB – Birth (2016)
  33. Sweet Nobody – Loud Songs For Quiet People (2017)
  34. The Intelligence – Males (2010)
  35. The Spits – V (2011)
  36. The Shacks – Haze (2018)
  37. Hana Vu – How Many Times Have You Driven By (2018)
  38. Hand Habits – Placeholder (2019)
  39. Blank Realm – Illegals In Heaven (2015)
  40. Molly Burch – Please Be Mine (2017)
  41. White Fence – Family Perfume 1-2 (2012)
  42. The Magnetic Mind – …Is Thinking About It (2015)
  43. Wax Museums – Eye Times (2011)
  44. Molly Nilsson – Zenith (2016)
  45. The Unwed Teenage Mothers – Blonde Girls (2010)
  46. Tyvek – Nothing Fits (2010)
  47. Moon Duo – Occult Architecture Vol. 1+2 (2017)
  48. Dinos Boys – Last Ones (2014)
  49. Harlem – Hippies (2010)
  50. The Mallard – Yes On Blood (2014)

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November 28, 2019

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