2010's Most Anticipated Albums

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2010 brings with it the hope of a new, much better decade chock full of impressive albums
​Some of you may or may not have noticed that the 2000s, or aughts for the cool kids, was a pretty crappy decade. That sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent as we inch toward a brand new decade, and Billboard decided to hammer home just how shitty the past decade was by naming Canada's Nickelback the top group of the decade. While we cannot do much about Nickleback and Chad Kroeger's reign of terror over good taste, we can look ahead to a new year -- a 2010 that is full of plenty of top notch upcoming albums, of which a good amount are  being released in the next couple of months.

This list is by no means complete, nor is it in any chronological or ranking order. It is simply to ramp up some interest in 2010 and show that there is hope for this new, yet-unnamed decade.

Yeasayer - Odd Blood
February 9 (Secretly Canadian)

Vampire Weekend - Contra
January 12 (XL)

Lightspeed Champion - Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You.
February 16 (Domino)

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
February 9 (Astralwerks)

Beach House -Teen Dream
January 26 (Sub Pop)

Spoon - Transference
January 26 (Merge)

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
January 19 (Kanine)

Toro y Moi - Causers of This
February 23 (Carpark)

Field Music - Measure
February 16 (Memphis Industries)

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
March 9 (Matador)

Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring
January 26 (Arts & Crafts)

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
March 9 (Fatcat)

Linsdstrøm & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool
January 19 (Smalltown Supersound)

Four Tet - There Is Love In You
January 26 (Domino)

Good Shoes - No Hope, No Future
January 19 (Brille)

These New Puritans - Hidden
March 3 (Domino)

RJD2 - The Colossus
January 19 (Electrical Connections)

Aloha - Home Acres
March 9 (Polyvinyl)

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love
February 23 (Todomundo/Nonesuch)
Featuring Santigold, Tori Amos, Steve Earle, St. Vincent, Cyndi Lauper, Natalie Merchant, Sharon Jones, My Brightest Diamond and others.

Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Spring (Anti-)

And now for some of the highly anticipated albums with no set release dates or titles, for that matter:

Arcade Fire
May (Merge, perhaps?)

The Strokes
Late 2010 (RCA)

LCD Soundsystem
March (DFA)

Panda Bear

The Hold Steady
TBA (Vagrant)

Sleigh Bells 
Early 2010 (TBA) I am personally very excited for this band. Listen to "Infinity Guitars" and see for yourself.

James Mercer & Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton
Early 2010 (Columbia)

TBA (Barsuk)

Finally, the album that may or may not come out in 2010, but one which we will all hold our collective breaths for:

Jens Lekman

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