50 favourite albums of the 2010s

Couldn't resist putting this together after reading a few lists and becoming quite bored at how Beyonce, Kanye, Kendrick, Frank, Taylor, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver and Arcade Fire have locked down all the top numbers. I guess that's inevitable when individual lists are amalgamated and the artists at the centre of the Venn Diagram rise to the top. Personal lists are often more interesting, and the one below is entirely personal, rather than an attempt to rank according to what is a "better" or more deserving work. The top spot is awarded out of loyalty more than anything – and there is a faint echo of the Kieron Gillen rules in the list, where an artist's overall work pushes up an individual album. But these things are always a reflection of your own prejudices. These have been mine over the last ten years.

Johnny Foreigner - Mono No Aware
Dawn Richard - Goldenheart
Wiley - It's All Fun And Games Till vol. 1 / Twitter Downloads 2012
Purity Ring - Shrines
The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace Is There

The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Robyn - Body Talk (alternative tracklist)
tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
American Football - American Football (LP3)
SZA - Ctrl

Dawn Richard - Redemption
Gulfer - Dog Bless
Clairo - Immunity
Charly Bliss - Guppy
Skee Mask - Compro

Johnny Foreigner ‎– You Thought You Saw A Shooting Star... EP
Japanese Breakfast - Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
Ariana Grande - Yours Truly
Charli XCX - Pop 2

fka twigs - LP1
Dawn Richard - Blackheart
Katy B - On a Mission
Waxahatchee - American Weekend
Kehlani - You Should Be Here

Future - Monster / Beast Mode / 56 Nights
The Ophelias - Almost
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Jacquees & Dej Loaf - Fuck A Friend Zone
Rustie - Glass Swords

Ramadanman - Ramadanman EP
Danny Brown - XXX
Proc Fiskal - Insula
Night Slugs - Allstars Volume 1
Tinashe - Aquarius

J Hus - Common Sense
Octo Octa - Where Are We Going?
Kero Kero Bonito - Time 'n' Place
pronoun - i'll show you stronger
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

Ciara - Basic Instinct
Sleigh Bells - Treats
E.M.M.A - Blue Gardens
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Congo Natty - Jungle Revolution

Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
Jhené Aiko - Souled Out
Sam Binga - Wasted Days
Dom - Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner