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Kanye West Tops Rolling Stone's Best Albums Of 2010!

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kanye west tops rolling stone list of best albums of 2010

Kanye West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has taken the top spot in Rolling Stone's list of the Best Albums of 2010!

Curious to see who he beat out for the #1 position? Here's the list of Rolling Stone's top 30 albums of 2010:

1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. The Black Keys, Brothers
3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union
4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
5. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
6. Vampire Weekend, Contra
7. Drake, Thank Me Later
8. Robert Plant, Band of Joy
9. Eminem, Recovery
10. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening
11. The Dead Weather, Sea of Cowards
12. John Mellencamp, No Better Than This
13. Taylor Swift, Speak Now
14. Robyn, Body Talk
15. The National, High Violet
16. Kid Rock, Born Free
17. Beach House, Teen Dream
18. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
19. M.I.A., Maya
20. Neil Young, Le Noise
21. Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
22. Spoon, Transference
23. Elizabeth Cook, Welder
24. Maximum Balloon, Maximum Balloon
25. Superchunk, Majesty Shredding
26. Yeasayer, Odd Blood
27. Peter Wolf, Midnight Souvenirs
28. My Chemical Romance, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
29. The Roots, How I Got Over
30. Rick Ross, Teflon Don

What do U think of this list? Who do U think should have been #1?

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57 comments to “Kanye West Tops Rolling Stone's Best Albums Of 2010!”

  1. 1

    Kanye deserved it.

  2. 2

    wow im surprised Eminem is rated so low. He's much better then Kanye.

  3. 3

    Why isn't Eminem #1? His was the best album this year. Every track on "Recovery" is great!

  4. 4

    kaleidoscope heart~sara bareilles - she's totally underrated…….

  5. 5

    eminem should have been higher than 9. i have not heard an album that good in a very long time and i listen to a lot of music..all genres. there will never be anyone even close to his level. he is a true lyricist and blows kanye out of the water. every time i listen to any eminem album i hear new metaphors, new ways he has bent his words…it never gets old. he is brilliant. he is #1.

    eminem has won 73% of the awards he has been nominated for. kanye has won 33%. eminem has won more awards than kanye has been nominated for.

  6. 6

    Ummm Kings of Leon… derrrrrrrrr. Come Around Sundown all the way baby!

  7. 7

    Noticeably absent from this list..Nicki Minaj…. I guess her talentless fake azz couldn't fool Rolling Stone mag

  8. Dxxx says – reply to this


    Sad thing is, this accolade won't do one damn thing to humble him.

  9. 9

    How are Mumford & Sons not on this list but M.I.A, who's appeal completely escapes me, is. Argh.

  10. 10

    IMO The Dead Weather or The Black Keys should of been #1 :)

  11. 11

    Wow, this list is a joke. Katy Perry had 3 number one singles off her album Teenage dream. Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" just surpassed 3,000,000 records sold and it has only been out for 6 weeks. How did Kanye West win this?

  12. 12

    Re: Mrbrightside976 – Lol. Sales don't mean talent. If that were true Transformers is the best movie of all time.

  13. 13

    Re: Americana2

    Okay sorry, Taylor Swift sold out 70,000 seat Gillette Stadium in 5 minutes. Talent now?

  14. 14


  15. 15

    Re: Mrbrightside976 – Because it's not about who sold the most, it's about quality. "boom boom boom even brighter than the moon moon moon"………………………….

  16. 16

    Re: April 20th – Totally agree! This album is AMAZING through and through! I'd also have to add Court Yard Hounds…Also a great listen all the way through.

  17. 17

    Re: WTFUDGE – If that were true, then Kanye wouldn't even be on the chart. "Boom boom bye!"

  18. 18

    I love how T-Swift is #13…. seeing how it is her lucky number. Irony much?

  19. 19

    Kelis - Fleshtone

  20. 20

    Re: JAMlove – sara alone is amazing through and through - i'm insanely jealous of her talent and overall beauty……..(not a hater though, BIG difference) Never heard of court yard hounds….I'll check em out!

  21. 21

    Re: JAMlove – ahhhh, don't do country/folk…….sorry!! we can still agree on bareilles though!! ingrid michaelson is another one who's great but her last album was out in 09 i believe……….

  22. 22

    If Rolling Stone is anything like Spin magazine then this list is complete crap because it isn't based on talent, but rather which album was the most written about or promoted in the magazine this year. M.I.A had one of the wort albums of the year, yet it is in here because they talked about it so much with the producer problems.

  23. 23

    I don't know if I would rank Kanye that high but he definitely deserves to be on the list though like someone already said I doubt this will humble him if anything this will make his ego bigger. At least this is better than MTV's list of top 25 songs this year.

  24. ryaan says – reply to this


    it should have been eminem's :O
    no one can top him!! who's kanye to be at NO# i fucking hate kanye Eww

  25. 25

    Re: Mrbrightside976 – just because an album has great sales doesn't mean it's a great album i.e. Katy Perry's album is a typical pop album and there are a ton of those, while "Brothers" by the Black Keys (which IMO should be #1) is AMAZING music.

  26. 26

    I can think of a handful of albums that were just as good as the majority of these albums, and certainly a lot better than Drake's crapfest, Thank Me Later. He's not a rapper (at least not a good one), and he's not a singer, so why is he even doing well?!? And Taylor Swift being ranked ahead of Robyn? I am literally left without words (ironic considering both albums have titles to do with talking…). Speak Now isn't even that good, in fact, within 2 weeks, I stopped listening to it entirely out of boredom. And Rick Ross? And where's Teenage Dream, or even Rihanna's Loud, which is definitely as good as half of the albums on this list. Or Sleigh Bells 'Treats', which at least Spin had the decency to put on their list. Rolling Stone officially is irrelevant.

  27. 27

    This makes me so sad. I weep for the future.

  28. 28

    The only 2 albums that are really worth mentioning on this list are The Black Keys and Arcade Fire. What happened Rolling Stone? You used to be cool.

  29. 29

    I'm also surprised Eminem rated so low, Kayne is such an ass. Also, Taylor should have been #1. Just sayin.

  30. 30

    Re: hehewuzup – YES YES YES!!

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  32. 32

    Go Kanye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wooot wooot Go Kanye!!!

  33. 33

    the fact that drake is higher then eminem just….ugh.
    but congrats to Mr West. people may hate him as a person, but the man makes great music.

  34. 34

    well deserved. so tired of the accolades given to the likes of perry, gaga and swift. they do not create art, kanye does! the others simply produce "music" for the unsophisticated masses that could do the same with machines.

  35. 35

    Still not relevant. Kanye's publicist is paying off all these magazines and blogs that no one reads. We'll see all the Kanye lovers in 20 years and see if anybody still gives a sh*t.

  36. 36

    Have not heard his album yet but I know hes pretty creative so good for him! I am sooooooooo happy to see Maya on there. I am such a huge M.I.A. fan. WEEEEEE

  37. 37

    Re: geenuhyup – Well U may of thought so but critics loved her album. The critics that matter anyways. Plus shes signed to interscope and that gives her extra publicity within indie mags and such.
    Impressed the lame rolling stones fuckers actually liked it. WOOHOO hope in the world afterall. MIA deserves her success soo much. She's a great idol and shes hot, hot, hot and does her own thing and she doesnt sell her body~!

  38. 38

    The Black Keys are #2? Excellent! They deserve it!!

  39. 39

    Gorillaz, Plastic Beach is my #1.

  40. 40

    Re: Louis St-Pierre – I agree! I own drake nicki Eminem BEp albums etc..Im definitely a music lover…. but ever since I purchased Kanyes album it is the ONLY thing i listen to. Its truly dark beautiful and twisted . The music is original unlike alot of the music i brought this year.Ok everyone hates kanye but please do not take away the fact that he makes GREAT music!

  41. 41


  42. 42

    And guess who owns Rolling Stones Magazine? thats like betting on a Don King boxing match, Don owns both fighters.
    This story is invalid.

  43. 43

    HAHA LADY GAGA ISN'T ON HERE!!! I wonder if perez if pissed. How the hell is kanyes album #1? I didn't even think it should have been on this list! I think Eminem should have been #1

  44. 44

    Eminem deserves #1

  45. 45

    They obvisouly don't know what they are talking about. Drake beating Eminem? Ya right!

  46. 46

    Yeah boy! Kanye number one baby! Fuk da hatersss. Hahaha, look who has the last laugh.

  47. 47

    Can all the Eminem stans shut up please? You guys just make it harder for anyone to take the rest of us seriously when you can't hop off him pipe for 5 seconds. Be honest recovery was a 7/10, it was good but no where near his best like the eminem show or MMLp. So NO it shouldn't be #1. Believe it or not (it wont help his ego) but kanye's album is VERY good. For me it was between that and Arcade Fire's for #1.

  48. 48

    Brandon flowers flamingo…where is it???

  49. 49

    DRAKE GOT ROBBED!!! Best new artist and album in ages…

  50. 50

    DRAKE GOT ROBBED!!! BEST new artist and album in a LONG TIME…

  51. @v@ says – reply to this


    Neil Young, woo!

  52. 52

    I'm proud of Kanye. He deserved it!

  53. 53

    Re: macronin04 – You can't be serious. Drake got LUCKY, that's what he got.

  54. 54

    #1 "Aphrodite" by Kylie Minogue

  55. 55

    Eminem deserved #1. Has anyone even bought Kanye's new album? I haven't heard any sales numbers for it yet. Kanye sucks. His music is awful and he can't sing unless he's on autotune - and even then it totally sucks. But I guess being real doesn't count for anything in the music biz - as we can tell by all the sell outs and copy cats out there who are getting recognition in place of true artists. NO - Kanye is NOT an artist. He's a douche.

  56. 56

    I can practically see his ego blasting through the roof lol. But in all honesty, the album was pretty great. I think it definitely deserved to be #1. And some of you guys need to realize that album sales have nothing to do with this list. It would be a completely different list if it was based on sales.

  57. 57

    Kanye's album is well deserved as number 1. As much crap as he put up with in the past few years post 808s and Heartbreak and he still puts out a hot album where every song can be a hit says something about him and his level of talent. And someone said that Kanye won't be out in the next 20 years but he's not just a rapper he's also a great producer and he pushes hiphop to limits it hasn't been pushed to. To the Eminem fans stop bitching he's still on the top 10. Eminem had a great album but in my opinion Kanye's album was just superior