Fishpork’s 10 Favorite Albums of 2010

We’re wondering if the end-of-the-year list makers have actually listened to Sufjan’s Steven’s The Age of Adz more than once (or even at all). It’s truly and unquestionably our favorite release for 2010. While we enjoyed some of the popular choices (This Is Happening, Halcyon Digest, The Suburbs, etc.) just as much as the next guy, there were some less popular albums that we really appreciated over the past 12 months (Down There, DISCO2, Shame, Shame). And is there any reason why a soundtrack cannot get some love? Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross may be the reason why The Social Network wins a Best Picture Oscar this year! Here are our favorite 20 albums of a tremendous year for music:

1. Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz

2. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening

3. Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles II

4. Caribou – Swim

5. The National – High Violet

6. Avey Tare – Down There

7. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

8. Owen Pallett – Heartland


10. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Honorable Mention:

Yeasayer – Odd Blood

Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame

The Walkmen – Lisbon

Mark Written by:

Avid concert goer and film buff obsessed with indie and electronic music.


  1. iwalruz
    December 17, 2010

    THANK GOD somebody has their head on straight. I’ve been searching for a year end list that actually makes sense and I believe I’ve finally found it. THANK YOU!

  2. Mark
    December 18, 2010

    Thanks for the love, bro! What were your favs this year?

  3. Max
    December 19, 2010

    Agreed with the walrus-man. Glad to see that THIS site doesn’t have a DRAKE album in their Top Albums of the Year.. Good job fishpork!

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