Justin Vernon’s reinvention of Bon Iver as a full-band endeavour for its second album, replete with electronic washes, has been quietly but massively influential.
Passing under the radar slightly at the time and comparatively unloved since, ‘The King Of Limbs’ deserves re-evaluation.
A commercial juggernaut, Adele’s heartbreak epic ’21’ was seismic enough to instigate a sea change in the music industry.
Kanye West’s endlessly eclectic and inventive magnum opus, 2010’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ continues to influence new artists and silence his critics a decade later.
A masterwork of complex, multi-faceted and deeply moving dream-pop, Deerhunter’s 2010 album ‘Halcyon Digest’ was one of the decade’s most underrated records.
Grandiose yet heartfelt and nuanced, Arcade Fire’s 2010 album ‘The Suburbs’ cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest and best bands.
Written off as commercial suicide at the time, MGMT’s lysergic second album ‘Congratulations’ has aged incredibly well ten years on.
Economical, precise and immense fun, Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 debut ‘Tourist History’ gave indie a commercial shot in the arm at the start of the decade.
Beach House’s 2010 album ‘Teen Dream’ was the joyous sound of a band finally discovering the full extent and power of its own voice.
Minimalist, crystalline and intimate, The xx’s debut album contains the DNA of a subsequent decade of brilliant pop.