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The Best Rock Albums of the 2010's

Appendix to my book "A History of Rock Music"
List compiled in Dec 2016 by Teun Romme based on piero scaruffi's ratings
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    8.5/10

  • Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (2010)

    8/10

  • Impossible Nothing: Phonemenomicon (2016)
  • Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid (2010)
  • Julia Holter: Tragedy (2011)
  • Pyrrhon: The Mother of Virtues (2014)

    7.5/10

  • Abu Lahab: Humid Limbs of the Torn Beadsman (2012)
  • Andy Stott: Luxury Problems (2012)
  • Birds Of Maya: Ready To Howl (2010)
  • Cleric: Regressions (2010)
  • Dalek: Untitled (2010)
  • David First: Privacy Issues (2010)
  • Demdike Stare: Tryptych (2011)
  • Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Interpenetrating Dimensional Express (2014)
  • Dirty Knobs: Field Recordings from the Edge of Hell (2011)
  • Giles Corey: Giles Corey (2011)
  • Gnod: Chaudelande Volume 1 (2011)
  • Gnod: Infinity Machines (2015)
  • Haxan Cloak: Excavation (2013)
  • I Am A Lake Of Burning Orchids: Innocence (2011)
  • Jenny Hval: Viscera (2011)
  • Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place (2011)
  • Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
  • Khun Narin: Electric Phin Band (2014)
  • King Tears Bat Trip: King Tears Bat Trip (2012)
  • Knife: Shaking The Habitual (2013)
  • Liturgy: Aesthethica (2011)
  • Mi Ami: Steal Your Face (2010)
  • Nice Face: Immer Etwas (2010)
  • Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise (2011)
  • Peste Noire: L'Ordure A L'Etat Pur (2011)
  • Robin Hayward: Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse (2014)
  • Roly Porter: Aftertime (2011)
  • Salem: King Night (2010)
  • Sarah June: In Black Robes (2010)
  • Seirom: 1973 (2012)
  • Skullflower: Strange Keys To Untune God's Firmament (2010)
  • Soft Moon: The Soft Moon (2010)
  • The Men: Leave Home (2011)
  • These New Puritans: Hidden (2010)
  • Titus Andronicus: The Monitor (2010)

    7/10

  • Actress: Splazsh (2010)
  • Algorithm: Polymorphic Code (2012)
  • Aluk Todolo: Occult Rock (2012)
  • Alvin Curran: Shofar Rags (2013)
  • Aphex Twin: Syro (2014)
  • Arca: Xen (2014)
  • Beach House: Teen Dream (2010)
  • Beach House: Bloom (2012)
  • Bent Knee: Shiny Eyed Babies (2014)
  • Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot (2010)
  • Black Dirt Oak: Wawayanda Patent (2014)
  • Bosse De Nage: Bosse De Nage (2010)
  • Braids: Native Speaker (2011)
  • Carlton Melton: Pass it on (2010)
  • Chance the Rapper: Acid Rap (2013)
  • Chromatics: Kill for Love (2012)
  • Clarinette: Nul (2010)
  • Clipd Beaks: To Realize (2010)
  • Cloud Nothings: Attack On Memory (2012)
  • Dan Deacon: America (2012)
  • Dan Joseph: Tonalization for the Afterlife (2011)
  • Danny Brown: OLD (2013)
  • Danny Brown: XXX (2011)
  • Date Palms: Of Psalms (2010)
  • Dead Skeletons: Dead Magick (2011)
  • Death Grips: Exmilitary (2011)
  • Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (2010)
  • Demdike Stare: Elemental (2012)
  • Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura: Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura (2013)
  • Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel (2012)
  • Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma (2010)
  • Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (2012)
  • Fucked Up: David Comes to Life (2011)
  • Full of Hell: Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home (2011)
  • Gigan: Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (2011)
  • Gnaw Their Tongues: L'Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante (2010)
  • Goat: World Music (2012)
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor: Allelujah Don't Bend Ascend (2012)
  • Guardian Alien: Spiritual Emergency (2014)
  • Gum Takes Tooth: Silent Cenotaph (2011)
  • Hail Architeuthis: Herald The Harbinger Of Impending Acoustics (2010)
  • How to Dress Well : Love remains (2010)
  • Iceage: You're Nothing (2013)
  • Ingenting Kollektiva: Fragments Of Night (2012)
  • James Blake: James Blake (2011)
  • Jar Moff: Financial Glam (2013)
  • Jatoma: Jatoma (2010)
  • Jim Haynes: Kamchatka (2012)
  • Jonathan Badger: Verse (2014)
  • Dear Hunter: Act V - Hymns With The Devil in Confessional (2016)
  • Julia Holter: Ekstasis (2012)
  • Killer Mike: R.A.P. Music (2012)
  • Lady Lamb the Beekeeper: Ripely Pine (2013)
  • Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence (2014)
  • Locrian: The Crystal World (2010)
  • Los Random: Pidanoma (2014)
  • Lumerians: Transmalinnia (2011)
  • Magic Lantern: Platoon (2010)
  • Maquiladora: Wirikuta (2010)
  • Mitochondrion: Parasignosis (2011)
  • Motion Sickness Of Time Travel: Seeping Through The Veil Of The Unconscious (2010)
  • Mugstar: Lime (2010)
  • Natural Snow Buildings: The Centauri Agent (2010)
  • Neil Young: Psychedelic Pill (2012)
  • Nick Edwards: Plekzationz (2012)
  • Nicolas Jaar: The Color of Pomegranates (2015)
  • Oranssi Pazuzu: Kosmonument (2011)
  • Oranssi Pazuzu: Varahtelija (2016)
  • Owen Pallett: Heartland (2010)
  • Parquet Courts: Human Performance(2016)
  • Peder Mannerfelt: Lines Describing Circles (2014)
  • Perfume Genius: Put Your Back N 2 It (2012)
  • Pete Swanson: Man with Potential (2011)
  • Peter Batchelor: Kaleidoscope (2014)
  • Puce Mary: Success (2013)
  • Puce Mary: The Closed Room (2011)
  • Pye Corner Audio: Black Mill Tapes Volumes 1-4 (2014)
  • Pyrrhon: An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master (2011)
  • Qa'a: Sang (2013)
  • Raime: Quarter Turns Over A Living Line (2012)
  • Richard Dawson: Nothing Important (2014)
  • Roll The Dice: In Dust (2011)
  • Skogen: Ist Gefallen in den Schnee (2012)
  • Slaves: Ocean On Ocean (2010)
  • Sleigh Bells: Treats (2010)
  • Solo Andata: Ritual (2010)
  • Squadra Omega: Altri Occhi Ci Guardano (2015)
  • St Vincent: St Vincent (2014)
  • Stara Rzeka: Cien Chmury Nad Ukrytym Polem (2013)
  • Sun Araw: Ancient Romans (2011)
  • Tea Rockers Quintet: Ceremony (2012)
  • Teeth of the Sea: Your Mercury (2010)
  • The Body: All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood (2010)
  • Theologian: The Chasms Of My Heart (2012)
  • Theresa Wong: The Unlearning (2011)
  • Thou: Heathen (2014)
  • Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972 (2011)
  • Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy (2015)
  • Troller: Graphic (2016)
  • tUnE-YaRDs: Whokill (2011)
  • Ty Segall: Slaughterhouse (2012)
  • Ulcerate: The Destroyers of All (2011)
  • Ulrich Krieger: /RAW:ReSpace/ (2016)
  • Valerio Tricoli: Miseri Lares (2014)
  • Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls (2011)
  • War On Drugs: Slave Ambient (2011)
  • Zammuto: Zammuto (2012)

EPs


7.5/10
Abu Lahab: We Beheld the Last Contraction of the Seraph (2012)
Arca: Baron Libre (2012) (EP)
Cave: Pure Moods (2010)
Deathspell Omega: Diabolus Absconditus (2011)
FKA Twigs: EP1 (2012) (EP)
Grouper: Dream Loss (2011) (mini)
Gultskra Artikler: Qwerty (2010)
Jar Moff: On How To Lubricate Capital's Effect (2014)
Pharmakon: Abandon (2013) (EP)
Rolo Tomassi: Cosmology (2010)
Slaves: Spirits Of The Sun (2012)
Sutekh Hexen: Behind The Throne (2012)
Thee Oh Sees: Carrion Crawler/The Dream (2011) (EP)
Yamantaka Sonic Titan: YT // ST (2011)

7/10
Abu Lahab: Of Heliotaxis and Cosmic Knifing (2013) (mini)
Burial: Kindred (2012)
Carlton Melton: Smoke Drip (2012)
Demdike Stare: Liberation Through Hearing (2010)
Fatima Al Qadiri: Genre-Specific Xperience (2011) (EP)
FKA Twigs: EP2 (2013) (EP)
Frankie Cosmos: Zentropy (2014)
Grimes: Geidi Primes (2010)
Grouper: Alien Observer (2011) (mini)
Keith Fullerton Whitman: Disingenuity/ Disingenuousness (2010)
Lapalux: When You're Gone (2012)
Laurel Halo: Hour Logic (2011) (EP)
Lee Gamble: Diversions 1994-1996 (2012)
Monument of Urns: Blaspheme (2010)
Murmuure: Murmuure (2010)
Nicolas Jaar: Don't Break My Love (2011)
Oren Ambarchi: Raga Ooty (2012)
Pop 1280: The Grid (2010)
Psychedelic Horseshit: Acid Tape (2010)
Purling Hiss: Hissteria (2010) (EP)
Secluded Bronte: Secluded in Jersey City (2014)

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