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The 70 Best Albums of 2010

2010's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.

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Rogue Wave + Midlake: 5 October 2010 - Knoxville, TN

The bands all brought their A-game. It’s too bad that the crowd didn’t always bring theirs.

Ryan Reed
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John Grant: Queen of Denmark

John Grant, with able help from Midlake, delivers scintillating, personal songwriting.

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Various Artists: Secret Love 4

A compilation that merely intends to explore the possibilities of modern folk music but winds up articulating your deepest yearnings with surprising potency.

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Could Denton, Texas, be the nation's next hot spot for indie rock?

When it comes to Texas and music, Austin typically grabs all the glory. But the "live-music capital of the world" might need to watch its back.

Cary Darling and Preston Jones
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Midlake: The Trials of Van Occupanther

Is it a concept album? Is it a rock opera? It doesn't matter because ultimately this is one of the best albums of 2006.

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