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Jason Tate’s Top Albums of the Decade

Today we launched our best albums of the decade feature. Lists like these are really hard to make, and even after I finished my list I knew I was missing things. But, at some point hard cuts have to get made and you just have to accept that you’re not going to be able to put everything on and that you’re going to forget a few albums along the way.

Here’s what my final best of the decade, top 50, looked like:

  1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  2. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
  3. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep…
  4. The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
  5. Against Me – Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  6. Bleachers – Strange Desire
  7. Noah Gundersen – Ledges
  8. The Hotelier – Home, Like Noplace Is There
  9. Thursday – No Devolucion
  10. Phoebe Bridgers – Strangers in the Alps
  11. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
  12. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
  13. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
  14. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  15. The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely
  16. Taylor Swift – 1989
  17. A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher
  18. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  19. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
  20. Now, Now – Saved
  21. Sturgill Simpson – A Sailors Guide to Earth
  22. Charli XCX – Pop 2
  23. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
  24. Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse
  25. Hellogoodbye – What It Kill You?
  26. The Menzingers – On the Impossible Past
  27. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
  28. Haim – Days Are Gone
  29. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle
  30. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
  31. Paramore – After Laughter
  32. My Chemical Romance – Danger Days
  33. POP ETC – Souvenir
  34. The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry…
  35. Copeland – Blushing
  36. Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll
  37. Sigrid – Sucker Punch
  38. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
  39. Fun – Some Nights
  40. Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math
  41. Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
  42. Marianas Trench – Ever After
  43. Jamie xx – In Colour
  44. Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues
  45. Tiger Army – V
  46. Allie X – Collxtion
  47. Anti-Flag – American Fall
  48. Wet – Don’t You
  49. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
  50. Adele – 21
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