At the beginning of December 2010, we asked YOU, the web-savvy Criminal customer to submit your list to the Criminal Customer Created Top 10 Albums of 2010. And submit you did! We took everyone's list and meshed them into one supreme list. And to top it off, we offered a prize to the person who's list was an exact match to the CCC list. Since no list was a match, runner-up prizes were issued to the three people who were the closest. And now, without further adieu, here is...

The Criminal Customer Created Top 10 Albums of 2010:

1. Arcade Fire - Suburbs
2. Black Keys - Brothers
3. Deerhunter - Hacylon Digest
4. National - High Violet
5. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
6. Beach House - Teen Dream
7. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
8. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
9. Sufjan Stevens - Age Of Adz
10. Vampire Weekend - Contra

Staff Picks
Top Albums Of 2010

Wayne's Top 15 Albums of 2010:

1. Black Keys - Brothers
2. Best Coast - Crazy For You
3. Woods - Echo Lake
4. Frederick Squire - March 12
5. Doug Paisley - Constant Companion
6. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
7. Beach House - Teen Dream
8. Women - Public Strain
9. Daniel Fred And Julie - s/t
10. Tallest Man On Earth - Wild Hunt
11. Yukon Blonde - s/t
12. Hooded Fang - s/t
13. Forest City Lovers - Carriage
14. Sadies - Darker Circles
15. Arcade Fire - Suburbs

Josh's Top 20 Albums of 2010:

1. Deerhunter - Hacylon Digest
2. Caribou - Swim
3. Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People
4. S. Carey - All We Grow
5. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Leftfoot
6. Owen Pallett - Heartland
7. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
8. The Sadies-Darker Circles
9. Grinderman - Grinderman 2
10. Autolux - Transit Transit
11. Tallest Man On Earth - Wild Hunt
12. Janelle Monae - Archandroid
13. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffit - Before Today
14. Women - Public Strain
15. Arcade Fire - Suburbs
16. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
17. Basia Bulat - Heart Of My Own
18. Roots - How I Got Over
19. Beach House - Teen Dream
20. Black Keys - Brothers

Paul's Top 20 Albums of 2010:

1. Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People
2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
3. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
4. Maps & Atlases - Perch Patchwork
5. Sufjan Stevens - Age Of Adz
6. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
7. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
8. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man
9. Beach House - Teen Dream
10. Caribou - Swim
11. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
12 .Black Keys- Brothers
13. Warpaint - The Fool
14. Tallest Man On Earth - Wild Hunt
15. Owen Pallett - Heartland
16. Janel Monae - The ArchAndroid
17. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot
18. National - High Violet
19. Zeus - Say US
20. Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love

Paul's Most Overrated Albums of 2010:

1. Twin Shadow - Forget
2. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II
3. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
4. Robyn - Body Talk
5. Best Coast - Crazy For You

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Paul's Picks

Top 10 of 2008

1. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
2. Fleet Foxes - s/t
3. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
4. Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
5. Bowerbirds - Hymns for a Dark Horse
6. Johnny Flynn - A Larum
7. Portishead - Third
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
9. Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light
10. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer

Top 10 of 2009

1. Dan Mangan - Nice Nice Very Nice
2. Tom Waits - Glitter And Doom
3. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca.
4. Flaming Lips - Embryonic
5. Antlers - Hospice  
6. Timber Timbre - s/t
7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
8. Hayden - The Place Where We Lived
9. Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
10. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs


Jameson's Picks

Top 10 of 2008

1. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
2. Portishead - Third
3. Fleet Foxes - s/t
4. Delta Spirit - Ode To Sunshine
5. The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
6. Mars Volta - Bedlum In Goliath
7. Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
8. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
9. Mates of State - Re-arrange Us
10. Sun Kil Moon - April

Top 10 of 2009

1. Mew - No More Stories
2. Doves - Kingdom Of Rust
3. Flaming Lips - Embryonic
4. The XX - XX
5. Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
7. Bad Plus - For All I Care
8. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
9. Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - s/t
10. Fever Ray - s/t

Josh's Picks

Top 10 of 2008

1. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
3. Hayden - In Field & Town
4. Portishead - Third
5. Bonnie Prince Billy - Lie Down In The Light
6. Chad Van Gaalen - Soft Airplane
7. Fleet Foxes - s/t
8. Black Keys - Attack & Release
9. Lykki Li - Youth Novels
10. Plants & Animals - Parc Avenue

Top 10 of 2009

1. Flaming Lips - Embryonic
2. Wilco - Wilco (the album)
3. PJ Harvey / John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
4. Daredevil Christopher Wright - In Deference To A Broken Back
5. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
6. Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
7. Julie Fader - Outside In

8. Dan Mangan - Nice Nice Very Nice 9. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

10. Cuff The Duke - Way Down Here

Wayne's Picks

Top 10 of 2008


1.DAVID VANDERVELDE - WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE
2.CHAD VAN GAALEN - SOFT AIRPLANE
3.ONEIDA - PRETEEN WEAPONRY
4.JOHNNY FLYNN - A LARUM
5.THE HELIO SEQUENCE - KEEP YOUR EYES AHEAD
6.FLEET FOXES - S/T
7.BON IVER - FOR EMMA FOREVER AGO
8.BONNIE PRINCE BILLY - LIE DOWN IN THE LIGHT
9.PLANTS AND ANIMALS
10.DEER HUNTER - MICROCASTLE


Top 10 of 2009

1. Wilco - Wilco (the album)
2. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
3. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus
4. Timber Timbre - s/t
5. Julie Fader - Outside In
6. Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship
7. Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
8. Wooden Sky - If I Don't Come Home You'll Know I'm Gone
9. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
10. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca




* Last updated August 18, 2010