To make sure things are clear in the beginning, we are not solely promoting the individual songs from each album that made our list, but instead just giving you an example of their sound by the track of our choice. This is the Top 20 Albums of the Year, and therefore, these choices were made based off of the quality of the album in its entirety. There are individual tracks out there released by other artists that we may actually rank higher than some of our examples here, thus the reason for a Top Songs of 2010 as well. So, we encourage you to get on your iTunes and sample multiple tracks from each album (or be old-school and play it from start to finish), because we guarantee you can’t go wrong with any of these. Enjoy.
20. Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
19. Sleigh Bells – Treats
18. Vampire Weekend – Contra
17. Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
16. Toro y Moi – Causers of This