2010 has been the best year for music for a long time. I remember 2007 and 2008 being particularly great, too, but I wasn't expecting this year to be so good. This list was incredibly hard to compile and has probably been thought about way too much over the past month. Even the albums that don't make the top ten have all been so thoroughly enjoyable to listen to, so if your favourite seems quite low, it's only because the standard was so frickin' high all round. There's all the usual suspects featured here and a few others. My top three are almost too difficult to separate (they are all equally my top album of the year), yet this list demands a distinct order and a distinct order is what it will have.
I'll begin with a few albums that didn't quite make the mark.Vampire Weekend
The biggest disappointment of the year, along with the album directly below.M.I.A.
What happened?Best Coast
/ Crazy for You
Probably the single most obvious example on this list of an album that is as catchy as it is annoying. …