Staff Picks: Best Albums of 2010

I’m no music expert, but here’s some stuff I came across this year that I kept going back to. Maybe some of you would like them too.

Burning Love’s “Songs for Burning Lovers”

Burzum’s “Belus”

First Aid Kit’s “The Big Black and the Blue”

Sarah Jaffe’s “Suburban Nature”

Coliseum’s “House with a Curse”

Charlie Parr and the Black Twig Picker’s “Glory in the Meeting House”

The National’s “High Violet”

Deer Tick’s “Black Dirt Sessions”

The Tallest Man on Earth’s “The Wild Hunt”

Trap Them’s “Filth Rations”

Honorable mentions
“A Small Turn of Human Kindness” by Harvey Milk
“Summit” by Thou
“The Courage of Others” by Midlake
“I Speak Because I Can” by Laura Marling
“History from Below” by Delta Spirit
“Cruising” by Slices
“Lawless Darkness” by Watain
“The Fool” by Warpaint
“Omni” by Minus the Bear
“Wilderness Heart” by Black Mountain