Best of the Decade / Adam Bubolz / National Albums

Adam Bubolz – Local Albums

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy A sweeping epic album that finally both sparked my interest in Kanye but stands up after a decade of review. Grandiose out the gate with the right amount of guests.
Charli XCX – POP 2 Charli’s 2nd mixtape collaboration with PC Music marks her full pivot from reasonably standard mainstream pop to something that sounds both catchy and alien at the same time.
Robyn – Body Talk Swedish teen pop star matures to writing some of the greatest heartbreak dancefloor anthems.
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, mAAD city While Kendrick’s next 2 albums were even more critically heralded, good kid maad city is the album that really launched Kendrick while weaving a narrative throughout.
Xetas – The Tower There have been hundreds of punk albums I’ve heard over the last decade but none have come close to impacting me the way The Tower has. Both catchy and ripping
Run The Jewels – RTJ2 RTJ put out 3 solid albums in the 2010s but 2 is what’s stuck with me the most.
Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion Interesting pop singer transitions seem to be my thing this decade as Carly transformed a memeable hit earlier into a critically lauded couple of albums that distill things down to a rush of joy.
Haim – Days Are Gone Somehow referencing the present, the 90s and the 70s all at once, the Haim sisters created something unique on their debut.
Beach House – 7 I was way late to Beach House which is probably why the last one is my favorite. Produced by Sonic Boom who added just the right amount of extra noise to make this the most interesting to me.
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Daft Punk never did much for me before this album but created a masterpiece here with an amazing group of collaborators. Just listen to “Get Lucky” again.