Spin Magazine Names Best 40 Albums of 2010

Spin Magazine just ranked their Top 40 albums of 2010. Even though the magazine has a tendency to skew more alternative-rock, the list includes several hip-hop and pop acts. In fact, the top spot goes to Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy“. Earlier this week, West’s opus also claimed the No. 2 spot on MySpace’s year end list. In an earlier album review, Spin called the album:

“a ballsy, self-aware admonition that luxuriates in its grandiose reveal as an Assholes Anonymous orgy that gets nowhere close to serenity.”

Homorazzi.com favorite Robyn also made the list. Surprisingly it was only her Body Talk Pt. 1 CD that made the cut. You would’ve thought Spin would’ve included all three parts of her amazing trilogy on the list. Unfortunately for the Swedish singer, she also didn’t receive a lot of love during this year’s Grammy nomination announcement. She received only one nod for “Dancing On My Own“. Check out what other albums made Spin Magazine’s cut below.

  • 10. Robyn — Body Talk Pt. 1?
  • 9. Kid Cudi — Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager?
  • 8. M.I.A. — Maya?
  • 7. Grinderman — Grinderman 2?
  • 6. Janelle Monae — The ArchAndroid?
  • 5. Jamey Johnson — The Guitar Song?
  • 4. LCD Soundsystem — This Is Happening?
  • 3. Arcade Fire — The Suburbs?
  • 2. Deerhunter — Halcyon Digest?
  • 1. Kanye West — My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Other notable albums that made the list outside the Top 10 include Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Legend Of Chico Dusty (#13), Drake’s Thank Me Later (#16), Cee Lo Green’s The Lady Killer (#22, Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach (#23), and Eminem’s Recovery (#38). For the complete Top 40 list, head over to Spin Magazine.

What do you think of Spin’s list? Who would’ve you named as the best CD of the year? Post your suggestions below.