idobi’s Top Albums of the 2010s

#idobiLUVSthe2010s By | December 16, 2019 at 2:00 PM

The 2010s have given us some gems from The 1975 to Twenty One Pilots to The Maine and beyond. It’s almost impossible to choose just one album to reflect a whole decade but our staff have spent the past few weeks arguing, digging out their old iPods, and scouring their Myspace pages to narrow their personal picks down. Check out their albums of the decade below and don’t forget to tell us your pick!

Blurryface – Twenty One Pilots (2015)

What can I say other than, yeah it’s an obvious choice. And don’t lie, you know and love every damn song on this perfect album.

–Eddie Barella, Program and Music Director & host of It’s News to Us

Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd (2015)
/ The Definition – Jon Bellion (2014)
–Sherin Nicole, Chief Creative Officer and CMO & host of Geek Girl Riot

A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships – The 1975 (2018)
–Fish, Programming Assistant & host of Gone Fishkin

Youth Authority – Good Charlotte (2016)
–Alex Bear, Senior Editor & host of Geek Girl Riot

The Wonder Years – The Upsides (2010) / Veil of Maya – Matriarch (2015) / Wage War – Blueprints (2015) / Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks (2016) / Polaris – The Mortal Coil (2017) / Ice Nine Kills
The Silver Scream (2018)

Maaaaaan this is so hard. So so so so so so so hard. I think the album of the decade, for its impact not only on myself but for a lot of other people. The Wonder Years – The Upsides (2010), Veil of Maya – Matriarch (2015), Wage War – Blueprints (2015), Knocked Loose – Laugh Tracks (2016), Polaris – The Mortal Coil (2017), Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream (2018) are notable mentions among the tons and tons of other records that came out this decade that ruled. 

–Patrick Walford, Howl Music Director & host of Rock the Walls

Supermegafantastic – IAMDYNAMITE (2011)
–Scott Waldman, host of Waldman’s Words

Sonic Highways – Foo Fighters (2014)
–Brett Davern, host of The Brett Davern Show & Radioactive Dads

Fear Inoculum – Tool (2019)
–Wesam Keesh, host of Wesam’s World

Concept Unification – Pinkish Black (2019)
–Shawn Kupfer, host of Metal DNA

White Noise – PVRIS (2014)
–Emillie Marvel, Podcast Producer/Specialist

Saved – Now, Now (2018)
–Tommy Wooldridge, Video Director

Something To Tell You – HAIM (2017)
–Aud Lew, Events and Live Activations Manager

You Are OK – The Maine (2019)
–Sam Devotta, Book Reviews Editor & host of Geek Girl Riot

Lemonade – Beyoncé (2016) / Hamilton Musical Soundtrack (2015)

Lemonade (2016) by Beyoncé was such a cultural “moment” that was beautifully-done throughout. But the album I actually listened to the most in the 2010s was probably the Hamilton Musical Soundtrack (2015), which represented a different kind of “moment”. But both of them encapsulated a very specific feeling of cultural empowerment for people of color in America towards the end of the Obama Administration.

–Alice Meichi Li, writer

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West (2010)
–Joe DeAndrea, writer