Top Tunes 2010-2019: Chris Pyle

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2020 marks a brand new decade, and what would a decade be without reflecting on the albums that defined it? This feature is part of a series highlighting what some of the most music-centric people in the region listened to over the past 10 years.

These are the albums that I couldn’t listen to enough over the last 10 years. I reviewed my past yearly lists and realized that I don’t listen much to some of the albums that made it onto my past lists. I also noticed that there are some albums that I listen to quite a lot that were either not ranked high or were not even on one of my yearly best of lists.

This gives me a chance to right some wrongs after having more time to assess many of these albums.

The only “rule” I used to make this list: no more than one album by an artist (even though Courtney Barnett, Jason Isbell and a handful of others would have had more than one). This rule was simply to be able to have more artists on the list to make it more dynamic and interesting.

1. Archandroid by Janelle Monae
2. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

3. Something More Than Free by Jason Isbell
4. Sometimes I Sit And Think . . . by Courtney Barnett

5. Coloring Book by Chance The Rapper
6. Love & Hate by Micheal Kiwanuka
7. Lemonade by Beyonce
8. Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes
9. Whokill by Tune Yards

10. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
11. Blackstar by David Bowie
12. A Better Understanding by The War On Drugs
13. Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
14. MCII by Michael Cronin
15. Strange Mercy by St. Vincent
16. Manipulator by Ty Segal
17. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean

18. Wakin On A Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
19. Melodrama by Lorde
20. Hope Downs by Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever
21. A Sailors Guide To Earth by Sturgill Simpson
22. This is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
23. Let’s Go by The McCrary Sisters
24. New Amerykah Part Two by Erykah badu
25. Malibu by Anderson Paak

26. I Learned The Hard Way by Sharon Jones and The Daptones
27. Halcyon Digest by Deer Hunter
28. No Cities To Love by Sleater Kinney
29. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
30. Cuz I Love You by Lizzo

31. Anti Socialites by Alvvays
32. Run The Jewels II by Run The Jewels

33. Benji by Sun Kil Moon
34. Be The Cowboy by Mitski
35. Designer by Aldous Harding
36. In Color by Jamie XX
37. Brothers and Sisters of The Eternal Sun by Damien Jurardo
38. Silence Yourself by Savages
39. Suburbs by Arcade Fire

40. Rome by Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi
41. Still Water by Frankie Lee
42. Ruby by Macy Gray
43. Swing Lo Magellan by Dirty Projectors

44. Days by Real Estate
45. 21 by Adele
46. Star Wars by Wilco
47. Blunderbuss by Jack White
48. Wild Flag by Wild Flag
49. Seat At The Table by Solange
50. Stone Rollin’ by Raphael Saadiq
51. She Devils by She Devils
52. Coming Home by Leon Bridges
53. The King Is Dead by The Decemberists
54. Madvilliany by Mad Villain

55. Country Squire by Tyler Childers