The New York Times' Top 10 Albums and Songs of 2010

  /  12.20.2010

Rick Ross

Everyone is sharing their best of the year lists. Before we unveil ours, here’s another interesting roundup from The New York Times. Pop music critic Jon Caramanica makes his selections and you may be surprised by some of his choices. Rick Ross takes top honors with his fourth album Teflon Don. “Finally, a new hip-hop superhero: on his fourth album, Rick Ross fully inhabits his Rick Rossness, celebrating his growth as a rapper and the return of new money as an aesthetic,” writes Caramanica. Find out which mixtape made the cut, where Justin Bieber landed, and the 10 songs that struck a chord with this critic.

Top 10 Albums of 2010

1. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
2. Taylor Swift – Speak Now
3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. Drake – Thank Me Later
5. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
6. Gary Allan – Get Off On the Pain
7. DJ Drama & Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service
8. Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
9. R. Kelly – Love Letter
10. Jerrod Niemann – Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury

Top 10 Songs of 2010

Waka Flocka Flame featuring Diddy, Rick Ross, & Gucci Mane – “O Let’s Do It (Remix)”
Rick Ross featuring Gucci Mane – “MC Hammer”
Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”
Chris Brown featuring Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, & André 3000 – “Deuces (Remix)”
Miguel featuring J. Cole – “All I Want Is You”
Kanye West feat. Pusha T – “Runaway”
Cults – “Go Outside”
Earl Sweatshirt – “Earl”
Ellie Goulding – “Starry Eyed”
Lloyd Banks featuring Juelz Santana – “Beamer, Benz, or Bentley”


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