My favorite albums of 2010-2019

I started ranking my favorite albums of the year in 2015. Really, it started back when I would do my own weekly Much Music Countdown list in a journal, but there are sadly no longer records of my rabid Third Eye Blind stanning. Instead, the official record begins in 2015.

That made creating an all-decade list a little stressful, as it required me to remember things from 10 years ago and hope that Wikipedia records of album releases and other people’s lists jotted my memory enough. And that was before remembering 2015-2018 albums I discovered after each of those years, excluding them from my annual lists. I failed. Upon sending these in to the team at Columbia House Party, I realized I’d left out at least one album (sorry, Danny Brown). It’s also a little difficult to balance recency bias, how an album feels to me now versus when it came out, and so on. I tried my best.

What follows are the albums I enjoyed most from 2010 to 2019. We also discussed these on a Columbia House Party bonus episode.

2019 List (2019 Playlist) | 2018 List (2018 Playlist) | 2017 List (2017 Playlist) | 2016 List (2016 Playlist) | 2015 List (2015 Playlist)

100. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife (2015)
99. Origami Angel – Somewhere City (2019)
98. Into It. Over It. – Standards (2016)
97. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
96. Future Teens – Breakup Season (2019)
95. Beach Slang – The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us (2015)
94. blink-182 – Neighborhoods (2011)
93. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Harmlessness (2015)
92. Lil Peep – Hellboy (2016)
91. K.Flay – Every Where Is Some Where (2017)

90. Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)
89. Liza Anne – Fine But Dying (2018)
88. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (2019)
87. Nicole Dollanganger – Natural Born Losers (2015)
86. PUP – PUP (2013)
85. oso oso – the yunahon mixtape (2017)
84. Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs (2019)
83. insignificant other – i’m so glad i feel this way about you! (2019)
82. Nick Jonas – Last Year Was Complicated (2016)
81. Retirement Party – Somewhat Literate (2018)

80. Swordfish – Rodia (2017)
79. The Menzingers – After the Party (2017)
78. Mom Jeans. – Puppy Love (2018)
77. Joyce Manor – Million Dollars to Kill Me (2018)
76. Lil Peep – Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 (2018)
75. Coeur de Pirate – en cas de tempete, ce jardin sera ferme (2018)
74. Clairo – Immunity (2019)
73. Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center (2019)
72. Robyn – Honey (2018)
71. Lorde – Melodrama (2017)

70. Los Campesinos! – No Blues (2013)
69. Sorority Noise – You’re Not as __ As You Think (2017)
68. PUP – The Dream is Over (2016)
67. oso oso – basking in the glow (2019)
66. Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights (2017)
65. Tegan and Sara – Hey, I’m Just Like You (2019)
64. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Whenever, If Ever (2013)
63. Gang of Youths – Go Farther in Lightness (2017)
62. Blowout – No Beer, No Dad (2016)
61. Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY. (2016)

60. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (2016)
59. CHVRCHES – Love is Dead (2018)
58. Drake – Thank Me Later (2010)
57. Vince Staples – Prima Donna (2016)
56. Joyce Manor – Cody (2016)
55. Press Club – Late Teens (2018)
54. The Front Bottoms – Back on Top (2015)
53. boygenius – boygenius (2018)
52. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
51. SZA – Ctrl (2017)

50. Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap (2013)
49. Tegan and Sara – Love You to Death (2016)
48. The Wonder Years – The Upsides (2010)
47. Mitski – Bury Me At Makeout Creek (2014)
46. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
45. Charly Bliss – Young Enough (2019)
44. Alex Lahey – The Best Of Luck Club (2019)
43. worlds greatest dad – get well soon (2018)
42. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels (2013)
41. Hop Along – Get Disowned (2012)

40. Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside (2015)
39. Camp Cope – How to Socialise & Make Friends (2018)
38. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (2017)
37. Soccer Mommy – Clean (2018)
36. Touche Amore – Stage Four (2016)
35. Panic! at the Disco – Vices & Virtues (2011)
34. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
33. Mitski – Be the Cowboy (2018)
32. Charly Bliss – Guppy (2017)
31. The Menzingers – On the Impossible Past (2012)

30. Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life (2010)
29. Joyce Manor – Never Hungover Again (2014)
28. The Front Bottoms – Talon of the Hawk (2013)
27. Frank Ocean – Blonde (2016)
26. Vince Staples – Summertime ’06 (2015)
25. Hop Along – Painted Shut (2015)
24. Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle (2015)
23. The Wonder Years – No Closer to Heaven (2015)
22. PUP – Morbid Stuff (2019)
21. Great Grandpa – Four of Arrows (2019)

20. Drake – Take Care (2011)
19. Mitski – Puberty 2 (2016)
18. Modern Baseball – You’re Gonna Miss It All (2014)
17. The Beths – Future Me Hates Me (2018)
16. Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes (2017)
15. The Hotelier – Goodness (2016)
14. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
13. CHVRCHES – Every Open Eye (2015)
12. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (2012)
11. Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour (2018)

10. The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (2013)
9. Robyn – Body Talk (2010)
8. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)
7. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial (2016)
6. Modern Baseball – Sports (2012)
5. Paramore – After Laughter (2017)
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – E-MO-TION (& Side B, 2016) (2015)
3. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (2012)
2. Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps (2017)
1. The Hotelier – Home, Like NoPlace is There (2014)

As mentioned, these are discussed on a Columbia House Party bonus episode.

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