Got some free time on your hands? Well, we've got a great way to spend it! Here at See Tickets, we are all for discovering new music, but sometimes it's great to take a step back and take a look at albums of years gone by. You might have missed an essential album, one that's just waiting to be added to your library. Today, we're looking at 10 albums that you need to revisit from the year 2010. Take a look, and let us know if we've missed any. We're always looking for new or old albums to discover!
Marina & The Diamonds - The Family Jewels
Released: 15 February 2010
UK Chart Position: 5
Biggest Hit: 'Hollywood'
As the first studio album from Welsh singer Marina Diamandis, 'The Family Jewels' was a formidable debut. It was considered by critics as an imaginative pop record, with comparisons drawn to Kate Nash, Regina Spektor and Kate Bush. It was one of the top 100 best-selling albums of the year, and the start of a promising career for Marina.
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Released: 17 February 2010
UK Chart Position: 24
Biggest Hit: 'Something Good Can Work'
Debut album 'Tourist History' earned Two Door Cinema Club their first ever award: Irish Album of the Year at the Choice Music Prize. They donated the prize money to charity. Critics noted similarities with fellow indie rock stalwarts Editors and Foals. With their debut, Two Door Cinema Club started out with greatness - definitely worth a revisit.
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Released: 3 March 2010
UK Chart Position: 2
Biggest Hit: 'On Melancholy Hill'
Conceived from an unfinished project entitled 'Carousel', 'Plastic Beach' was the third studio album from Gorillaz and was produced primarily by the band's own Damon Albarn. It features guest appearances by artists such as Snoop Dogg and Gruff Rhys, and was named one of the decade's greatest albums by a number of critics.
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Released: 22 March 2010
UK Chart Position: 4
Biggest Hit: 'Devil's Spoke'
Of the album, Laura Marling said it deals with "responsibility, particularly the responsibility of womanhood". 'I Speak Because I Can' features backing vocals from Mumford & Sons lead vocalist Marcus Mumford. The album was heralded by critics, and led to Laura Marling winning the BRIT Award for British Female Solo Artist.
Kate Nash - My Best Friend Is You
Released: 19 April 2010
UK Chart Position: 8
Biggest Hit: 'Do-Wah-Doo'
Kate Nash's sophomore album stepped away from the bubblegum pop that found her success on her debut album 'Made of Bricks' and provided a sound inspired by nostalgia, doo-wop and the riot grrrl movement. Critics praised Kate Nash for her growth as a songwriter. 'My Best Friend Is You' was the final album Kate Nash released on a label, before self-releasing her later LPs.
Foals - Total Life Forever
Released: 10 May 2010
UK Chart Position: 8
Biggest Hit: 'This Orient'
Abstractly, Foals refered to the sound of their second album as "like the dream of an eagle dying". Whatever that means. The album was widely well received, and saw award nominations from both The Mercury Prize and the NME Awards. The Fly voted this the best album of 2010, both by the magazine's writers and their readers.
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Released: 18 May 2010
UK Chart Position: 51
Biggest Hit: 'Tightrope'
Last year's West Holts Stage headliner at Glastonbury Festival, Janelle Monáe, released her debut album in 2010 in the form of 'The ArchAndroid'. The album drew comparisons to David Bowie and Prince, among others, and showcases her eclectic musical range in a stunning debut which led the singer-songwriter from strength to strength.
Eminem - Recovery
Released: 18 June 2010
UK Chart Position: 1
Biggest Hit: 'Love The Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna'
'Recovery' was an album of huge collaborations, including Pink, Lil Wayne and Rihanna. Eminem's seventh album showed that the rap legend had no intention of slowing down, and was one of his most successful to date, having since been certified triple platinum in the US. AllMusic claimed the album was Eminem's most "unfiltered and proud since 'The Marshall Mathers LP'".
Take That - Progress
Released: 15 November 2010
UK Chart Position: 1
Biggest Hit: 'The Flood'
'Progress' is an essential Take That album for many reasons. It was the first and only album to feature Robbie Williams since he first left the band in 1995. It was also the final album to feature Jason Orange, before his departure four years later in 2014. Critics praised its electronic influence, and the album became one of the band's most successful.
My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Released: 22 November 2010
UK Chart Position: 14
Biggest Hit: 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'
This album was somewhat of a change in direction since My Chemical Romance's seminal release 'The Black Parade'. Nonetheless, 'Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys' was received well by critics. Their last release before their hiatus began in 2013, the album built on the legacy the band had already created.
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