10 is the magic number

 

10 of our critics pick their 10 best albums of 2010

Lauren Murphy

1 John Grant
2 Villagers
3 Laura Marling
4 Beach House
5 Cathy Davey
6 Owen Pallett
7 Janelle Monáe
8 Jónsi
9 O Emperor
10 The Drums


Tony Clayton-Lea

1 Villagers
2 Tracey Thorn
3 Strands
4 Oliver Cole
5 Rumer
6 Teenage Fanclub
7 John Grant
8 Jónsi
9 Divine Comedy
10 Laura Marling

Ailbhe Malone


1 Everything

2 Hurts
3 Rihanna
4 Best Coast
5 Villagers
6 Tinie Tempah
7 Music Go Music
8 Robyn Body
9 Laura Marling
10 Joanna Newsom

Ray Comisky

1 Django Bates
2 Food
3 Tom Harrell
4 Lee Konitz
5 Loose Tubes
6 Charles Lloyd
7 Neon Quartet
8 Gwilym Simcock
9 Christine Tobin
10 Norma Winstone

Brian Boyd

1 Deerhunter
2 Band of Horses
3 Robert Plant
4 MGMT
5 O Emperor
6 Jónsi
7 John Legend and The Roots
8 Gorillaz
9 Villagers
10 Beach House

Joe Breen

1 Bruce Springsteen
2 Richard Thompson
3 Taylor Swift
4 Willie Nelson
5 Robert Plant
6 Basia Bulat
7 Rachel Harrington
8 Natalie Merchant
9 The Duke and the King
10 Neil Young

Sinéad Gleeson


1 Beach House
2 Caribou
3 Joanna Newsom
4 The National
5 Tame Impala
6 Sufjan Stevens
7 Stornoway
8 Villagers
9 Warpaint
10 Pearly Gate Music

Michael Dervan

1 Mark Padmore (tenor), Paul Lewis (piano)
2 Maurizio Pollini (piano)
3 Freiburger Barockorchester/ Petra Müllejans, Gottfried von der Goltz
4 La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler (violin)
5 Chor der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel/Anthony Rooley
6 Nina Janßen (clarinet), Ensemble Modern/Franck Ollu, Johannes Kalitzke
7 Belcea Quartet, Valentin Erben (cello)
8 Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Thomas E Bauer (bass), Furio Zanani (bass), La Risonanza/ Fabio Bonizzoni (harpsichord)
9 Andreas Scholl (counter tenor,baritone), Shield of Harmony
10 London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev

Jim Carroll

1 Flying Lotus C
2 Villagers
3 Janelle Monáe
4 Beach House
5 Gorillaz
6 Sleigh Bells
7 Gil Scott Heron
8 Kanye West
9 Lindstrøm & Christabelle
10 Perfume Genius

Siobhan Long

1 Peadar Ó Riada, Martin Hayes & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

2 Andy Cutting

3 Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly
4 Louis de Paor & Ronan Browne
5 BrendAn Begley & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
6 Nuala Kennedy
7 Lunfardia
8 Téada
9 Andy Irvine
10 Chris Wood