Welcome to Last.fm’s Best of 2010, the hottest and most popular artists of the year based on your scrobbles.

This year’s chart was compiled by looking at scrobbles for albums released between 1st October 2009 and 31st October 2010. We left out live albums, greatest hits collections, EP’s and singles and pulled them together into the lovely list you see here now.

For every album in the list we looked up the most scrobbled tracks and the month-by-month plays, as well as checking with our playlinks partners to find places you can listen to the albums in full.

So fetch a cuppa, get comfortable, and get ready for this year’s chart: the most popular music of 2010, based on your scrobbles.


Fancy building your own tools to explore the Best of 2010? Download the latest version of the data and start hacking! The rest of the comprehensive Last.fm API is at your disposal too.

Here’s a few ideas to get you started: build.last.fm – a collection of data visualisations and tools built by the developer community; and Playground – where Last.fm developers post projects from the labs.

We’re releasing all the data that we used to generate Best Of 2010 for developers to play with. Basic data is available as a TSV (Tab Separated Value) file, and we also provide an XML file with a lot more additional data for those who don’t want to make a lot of webservice calls.

With a little help from our friends Thanks!

From the 510,000 concert photos tagged by Last.fm users on Flickr in 2010, we pulled in a selection of the ones with the most "interestingness".

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