My Favorite Albums & Mixtapes Of 2010

Okay so here are my favorite albums & mixtapes in 2010. In no particular order:

1.

Standout track(s): Baby Father

Thoughts: Classic return by the group that brought us hits such as “Smooth Operator”, “No Ordinary Love” and “Paradise”.

2.

Standout track(s): Role Reversal, 1000 Faces, Inseperable, Stuck In The Moment

Thoughts: Another great album from Joey in which it shows some of his best work yet.

3.

Standout track(s): Tangerine, You Ain’t No DJ, Back Up Plan

Thoughts: Great debut album from Big Boi.

4.

Standout track(s): Nothin’ On You, Airplanes (I & II), The Kids, Magic

Thoughts: Hip Hop’s 2010 Rookie Of The Year caught radio and video play with Nothin’ On You. He opened for Eminem and Jay-Z during the “Home & Home” concert series and nabbed some Grammy nods as well. He also released a mixtape entitled “No Genre” in late 2010.

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Standout track(s): Glory Box, Civil War, Liberation Time

Thoughts: A great mixtape that showed that some female artists are still worthy of putting out great music.

6.

Standout track(s): The Strong Survive, Love U Crazy, Make It Back Home

Thoughts: An EP that Nikki Lynette release in September 2010 that showed more of her artistic range.

7.

Standout track(s): Stutter, Never Gonna Leave This Bed, Out Of Goodbyes

Thoughts: Excellent album. If you purchased the Deluxe, there’s a great live cover of Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You”.

8.

Standout track(s): Cheers, California King Bed, Fading

Thoughts: Surprisingly enjoyable album.

9.

Standout track(s): Authenticity, Maybe She’ll Dream Of Me, This City Ain’t The Same Without You

Thoughts: Excellent album that shows the ups and downs of relationships.

10.

Standout track(s): All Of The Lights, Devil In A Blue Dress, Hell Of A Life

Thoughts: Very excellent album by Kanye West.

Other notable standouts:

Duffy – Endlessly

Redman – Reggie

Plain White T’s – Wonders Of The Young

Chrisette Michele – Let Freedom Ring

The Floacist – Floetic Soul

J. Cole – Friday Night Lights