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.