Virtual Festivals' Top 10 albums of 2010

Perfect for those looking for a last minute Christmas gift!

Virtual Festivals' Top 10 albums of 2010

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestDaniel Fahey on 14 December 2010

We’ve been crushing their mince pies and hopes simultaneously until they came up with a list of top ten albums that opened their minds and changed their world in the past 12 months.

Each of the LPs comes highly recommended, so if you’re still stuck for a last minute Christmas present, make sure that special person is unwrapping these gems on 25 December.

Virtual Festivals’ Top Ten albums of 2010:

10 - Best Coast – ‘Crazy For You’
9 - Warpaint - 'The Fool'
8 - Band Of Horses - 'Infinite Arms'
7 - Everything Everything – ‘Man Alive’
6 - Deftones – ‘Diamond Eyes’
5 - Laura Marling – ‘I Speak Because I Can’
4 - Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
3 - Gil Scott-Heron – ‘I’m New Here’
2 - Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’
1 - Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

But that’s not all, here are the top three albums of the year from our contributors too:

Jade Bowen

You Me At Six - 'Hold Me Down'
Attack Attack! (US) - 'Attack Attack!'
A Day to Remember - 'What Seperates Me from You'

Patrick Burke
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Flaws’
Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
Mt. Desolation – ‘Mt. Desolation’

Sam Chapman

Arcade Fire - 'The Suburbs'
Foals - 'Total Life Forever'
Warpaint - 'The Fool'

Dane Cobain

Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Neil Young – ‘Le Noise’
Broken Bells – ‘Broken Bells’

Matt Cook

Bonobo – ‘Black Sands’
ASM (A State of Mind) – ‘Platypus Funk’
Magnetic Man – ‘Magnetic Man’

Chris Eustace

Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’
Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Flaws’
Everything Everything – ‘Man Alive’

Alex Fahey

Laura Marling – ‘I Speak Because I Can’
Gil Scott Heron – ‘I'm New Here’
Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’

Daniel Fahey

Gil Scott-Heron – ‘I'm New Here’
Mount Kimbie – ‘Crooks And Lovers’
Diskjokke – ‘En Fin Tod’

Laura Foster

The National – ‘High Violet’
Maps and Atlases – ‘Perch Patchwork’
Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’

Lisa-Marie Ferla
Best Coast – ‘Crazy For You’
The National – ‘High Violet’
Sleigh Bells – ‘Treats’

Hollie Garraway
Hole - 'Nobody's Daughter'
Band Of Horses - 'Infinite Arms'
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 'Beat The Devil's Tattoo'

Howard Jones
Drake – ‘Thank Me Now’
Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
Gold Panda – ‘Lucky Shiner’

Kai Jones

Beach House – ‘Teen Dream’
Warpaint – ‘The Fool’
Trentemøller – ‘Into the Great Wide Yonder’

Leanne Kelsall
Kings Of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
Foals – ‘Total Life Forever’
The Skints – ‘Live Breath Build Believe’

Ali Kerry

Best Coast – ‘Crazy For You’
Gil Scott-Heron – ‘I'm New Here’
Gold Panda – ‘Lucky Shiner’

Gavin McInally
Deftones – ‘Diamond Eyes’
Rolo Tomassi – ‘Cosmology’
Alcest – ‘Ecailles de Lune’

Chris Marron
Titus Andronicus – ‘The Monitor’
Avi Buffalo – ‘Avi Buffalo’
The Morning Benders – ‘Big Echo’

Luke Morton
Gorillaz – ‘Plastic Beach’
Everything Everything – ‘Man Alive’
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

Phil Petty
Jim Jones Revue – ‘Burning Your House Down’
Stornoway – ‘Beachcomber's Windowsill’
Laura Marling – ‘I Speak Because I Can’

Daniel Pratley
Local Natives – ‘Gorilla Manor’
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
Band Of Horses – ‘Infinite Arms’

Ali Ryland
Random Hand – ‘Another Change Of Plan’
Los Campesinos! – ‘Romance Is Boring’
Against Me! – ‘White Crosses’

Chris Swindells

LCD Soundsystem – ‘This is Happening’
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’
Deftones – ‘Diamond Eyes’

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