It’s one thing to produce a hot single, but some artists expanded their horizons and funneled creativity into their full-length albums more than others. In 2010, listeners were given Kanye West’s mesmerizing and imaginative masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as well as Eminem’s most self-realized album in years, Recovery. Rihanna returned to making upbeat dance hits with her fifth LP Loud, while her “What’s My Name?” collaborator Drake backed up his hype with his sonically pleasing debut Thank Me Later. Find out which 10 albums had us hitting play time and time again in 2010.
10. R. Kelly – Love Letter
9. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday
8. Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
7. Rihanna – Loud
6. Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid
5. B.o.B – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
4. Eminem – Recovery
3. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
2. Drake – Thank Me Later
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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