Jody Rosen's Best of 2010

Trey Songz, Best Coast, Easton Corbin and our critic's other picks for the year's top albums and singles

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Albums

1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam)

2. Sleigh Bells, Treats (Mom & Pop)

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3. Busy Signal, D.O.B. (V.P.)
The Jamaican dancehall star Busy Signal is one world's great rappers — a wit and a charmer, with fearsome flow and great taste in beats. His latest album is his finest yet. Don't sleep, U.S. hip-hop headz!

4. Joanna Newsom, Have One on Me (Drag City)

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5. Calle 13, Entren Los Que Quieran (Sony)

6. Trey Songz, Passion, Pain & Pleasure (Atlantic)
Step aside, R. Kelly and The-Dream. Trey Songz is R&B's sexiest, silliest, and most pop-savvy Casanova.

7. Standard Fare, The Noyelle Beat (Bar None)
This trio from Sheffield, England supplied one of the year's most unexpected pleasures: a very smart, very tuneful, old-fashioned Britpop album, full of bright melodies and vivid little stories about new love, bad love and lost love. A record to savor, a band to root for.

8. Best Coast, Crazy for You (Mexican Summer)

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9. Of Montreal, False Priest (Polyvinyl)

10. Fabolous, There Is No Competition 2 (The Funeral Service) (Mixtape)

Next: Jody Rosen's Best Singles of 2010

Singles

1. Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris, "Baby"
Resistance is futile.

2. Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That"
In an off-year for country, newcomer Easton Corbin was a standout. This Number One hit was a declaration of down-home traditionalism with clever lyrics and limpid singalong tune.

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3. Ke$ha, "Your Love is My Drug"
The world's most obnoxious human being has the world's catchiest choruses.

4. Trey Songz, "Love Faces"

5. Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream"

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6. Easton Corbin, "Roll With It"

7. The-Dream, "Turnt Out"

8. Taio Cruz, "Dynamite"

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9. Lindstrom & Christabelle, "Lovesick"

10. Waka Flocka Flame, "Hard in Da Paint"

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