22.12.10

Words by: Ruth Saxelby

The 61 best albums of the year

  1. ‘7AM’ Teengirl Fantasy
  2. ‘ANIDEA’ Guido
  3. ‘AUTRE NE VEUT’ Autre Ne Veut
  4. ‘BEFORE TODAY’ Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
  5. ‘BLACK CITY’ Matthew Dear
  6. ‘BLACK NOISE’ Pantha Du Prince
  7. ‘CHICAGO’ Efdemin
  8. ‘CROOKS & LOVERS’ Mount Kimbie
  9. ‘DA TRAK GENIOUS’ DJ Nate
  10. ‘DOES IT LOOK LIKE I’M HERE?’ Emeralds
  11. ‘EMERALD FANTASY TRACKS’ Lone
  12. ‘FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE STOP BEING POLITE AND START GETTIN’ REEL’ Hype Williams
  13. ‘GEMINI’ Wild Nothing
  14. ‘GLASS EIGHTS’ John Roberts
  15. ‘HALFAXA’ Grimes
  16. ‘HIDDEN’ These New Puritans
  17. ‘I’M NEW HERE’ Gil Scott Heron
  18. ‘IMMERS & DAARENTEGEN’ San Soda
  19. ‘INSTRUMENTAL KINGS 5’ Araabmuzik
  20. ‘IVORY TOWER’ Chilly Gonzales
  21. ‘KING NIGHT’ Salem
  22. ‘LANDINGS’ Richard Skelton
  23. ‘LATIN’ Holy Fuck
  24. ‘LEARNING’ Perfume Genius
  25. ‘LOVE KING’ The-Dream
  26. ‘LOVE REMAINS’ How To Dress Well
  27. ‘LUCKY SHINER’ Gold Panda
  28. ‘MECHANICAL GARDENS’ Altar Eagle
  29. ‘MOVEMENT IN A STORM’ James Yuill
  30. ‘MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY’ Kanye West
  31. ‘NEW LOVE’ Former Ghosts
  32. ‘NIGHT AND DAY’ Oriol
  33. ‘NORTH’ Darkstar
  34. ‘ODD BLOOD’ Yeasayer
  35. ‘ONE LIFE STAND’ Hot Chip
  36. ‘OUTSIDE THE BOX’ Skream
  37. ‘PALINOPSIA’ D’eon
  38. ‘PLASTIC BEACH’ Gorillaz
  39. ‘PLEASE TURN ME INTO THE SNAT’ Connan Mockasin
  40. ‘RETURN II SPACE’ Digital Mystikz
  41. ‘RETURNAL’ Oneohtrix Point Never
  42. ‘RING’ Glasser
  43. ‘SISTERWORLD’ Liars
  44. ‘SPLAZSH’ Actress
  45. ‘STRIDULUM II’ Zola Jesus
  46. ‘SWIM’ Caribou
  47. ‘THE CRACK CAPONE’ DJ Roc
  48. ‘THE FOOL’ Warpaint
  49. ‘THE TRAVELER’ Shed
  50. ‘THERE IS LOVE IN YOU’ Four Tet
  51. ‘THIS IS HAPPENING’ LCD Soundsystem
  52. ‘TOMORROW, IN A YEAR’ The Knife
  53. ‘TOTAL LIFE FOREVER’ Foals
  54. ‘TREATS’ Sleigh Bells
  55. ‘UNDENIABLE’ Terror Danjah
  56. ‘VOICES OF DUST’ Demdike Stare
  57. ‘VOLUME ON’ Tanlines
  58. ‘VOLUSPA’ The Golden Filter
  59. ‘WALLS’ Walls
  60. ‘WE CAN’T FLY’ Aeroplane
  61. ‘WHB’ We Have Band

The above 61 albums were selected by Dummy contributors. Some were picked by everyone, some selected by just one person, some met with universal adoration, some divided the team, but we’re very glad each and every one exists. We’ll be posting more prose-based lookbacks, lost interviews, other lists and Spotify pressies as the year turns, but in the meantime, have a great holiday and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.