Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of 2010: Billboard

Yes, Billboard magazine is pretty much the bible of the recording industry, but this isn’t a list compiled by sales and charts. This is the list of the Best Albums of the Year, as selected by Billboard’s music critics:

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1. Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
2. Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”
3. Robyn’s “Body Talk”
4. Mumford & Sons’ “Sigh No More”
5. Beach House’s “Teen Dream”
6. LCD Soundsystem’s “This Is Happening”
7. Drake’s “Thank Me Later”
8. MGMT’s “Congratulations”
9. Rick Ross’ “Teflon Don”
10. Big Boi, “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”

And just in case you’re wondering, here’s the list of the best selling albums of the year, according to Billboard:

1. Susan Boyle’s “I Dreamed a Dream”
2. Eminem’s “Recovery”
3. Lady Antabellum’s “Need You Now”
4. Lady Gaga’s “The Fame”
5. Justin Beiber’s “My World 2.0”
6. Andrea Bocelli’s “My Christmas”
7. Taylor Swift’s “Fearless”
8. Justin Beiber’s “My World”
9. Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now”
10. Black Eyed Peas’ “The E.N.D.”

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One Response to “Best Albums & Best Selling Albums of 2010: Billboard”

  1. Andy M. says:

    Interesting how there are no overlaps from the “best of” list to the “best selling” list. Very telling…

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