The G-Man Album of the Year 2010 : 50-11

Last years list was a Top 25 but, after weeks of sifting through various albums and revisiting January to May releases (which seems so far away now) it became quite clear that this figure would have to be doubled. I must admit I even found it tough to whittle the shortlist (from 92) down to 50 which shows how good a year it has been for music no matter what the big record label fatcats try to tell us.
To add a little excitement to the unveiling this post will contain album 50 down to album 11. Ooooooooo.....


The G-Man Top 50 Albums 2010

50. Pearly Gate Music by Pearly Gate Music
49. Band of Joy
by Robert Plant
48. Through Low Light And Trees
by Smoke Fairies


47. Becoming A Jackal
by Villagers
46. The Fool
by Warpaint
45. Odd Blood
by Yeasayer
44. Brothers
by The Black Keys
43. The Courage Of Others
by Midlake



42. Forgiveness Rock Record
by Broken Social Scene
41. Head First
by Goldfrapp

40. Queen of Denmark
by John Grant
39. We Built a Fire
by Seabear


38. Pigeons
by Here We Go Magic
37. Heartland
by Owen Pallett
36. Together
by The New Pornographers
35. Swanlights
by Antony & The Johnsons
34. I'm Having Fun Now
by Jenny & Johnny



33. The Golden Archipelago
by Shearwater
32. The Wonder Show Of The World
by Bonnie "Prince" Billy & The Cairo Gang
31. The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
by The Besnard Lakes

30. End Times
by Eels
29. You Are Not Alone
by Mavis Staples
28. The Suburbs
by Arcade Fire
27. All We Grow
by S. Carey



26. Swim
by Caribou
25. There Is Love In You
by Four Tet
24. Astro Coast
by Surfer Blood



23. Before Today
by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
22. Stridulum II
by Zola Jesus
21. Special Moves
by Mogwai

20. The Dial Waltz
by Boa Morte
19. Volume II
by She & Him
18. Everything In Between
by No Age
17. Have One On Me
by Joanna Newsom


16. Teen Dream
by Beach House
15. Ring
by Glasser




14. Here Lies Love
by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
13. The Age Of Adz
by Sufjan Stevens
12. Infinite Arms
by Band Of Horses
11. Admiral Fell Promises
by Sun Kil Moon