Best Rock Albums of 2010

The Top Ten

1 A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park

Nightmare is great, but A Thousand Suns shows that LP can change their style and yet still make great music, they never fail to impress me. - lukestheman4

Defiently the best album rock album of the year! Linkin Park is constantly reinventing themselves and it shows. This is perhaps my favorite album of all time! - RickLp27

They might call it A Thousand Suns but it has 10000000000 listeners.

Everybody is linked by the parks (songs) of Linkin Park.

A thousands suns deserves 1st place as linkin park are one of the best rock bands of our time and has some amazing songs and had a amzing tour

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2 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Add up all the emotion from all the other albums listed and you still you won't come close to what Avenged put into this album.

And to top it all off, it's musically one of their best yet. They ranged from ballad to heavy thrash a la Pantera, with blistering, dueling guitars and perfect vocals.

Considering their friend, brother and drummer died before recording commenced, a less-than satisfactory record would have been acceptable and lightly critiqued. But these guys showed the resiliency to shred their way to a masterpiece. It's really commendable and awe-inspiring.

So even though the music speaks enough of its greatness, I think this album deserves to be higher listed as one of the best albums of the year when you combine the music with the emotion and work put in.

The worst Linkin Park album and the one that proves they have changed to more commercially succesful music and somehow a pop sound is top1 and Nightmare is just top5? No way, this album shows good metal is still done, insane solos, clean vocals for the most part and overall a very perfect sound, one of the few good bands around these days, the album deserves top1!

I loved Linkin Park back in the day but then they sold, no matter Avenged Sevenfold would still be number one in my book

As much as I love Linkin Park, this is way better. Even though ATS had the Catalyst, this has Nightmare, Welcome to the Family, God Hates Us, So Far Away, Fiction, and Natural Born Killer. FoREVer!

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3 Diamond Eyes - Deftones
4 Asylum - Disturbed
5 Le Noise - Neil Young
6 Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys - My Chemical Romance

How the hell is Mumford and Sons above My Chemical Romance? What has the world come to, jeez. Fair enough there awesome but not as awesome as the Fabulous Killjoys! For the win!

I love this album!

7 Plead the Fifth - Taproot
8 Fever - Bullet for My Valentine

Should be in top ten
The guitars, drums played are really amazing..!

9 Korn III: Remember Who You Are - Korn
10 No Apologies - Trapt

The Contenders

11 High Violet - The National
12 Monsters - D'espairsray
13 All American Nightmare - Hinder

There are damn amazing songs in there... Not an album with a theme and all.. But musically far better than a thousand suns.. Come on pl are you done overrating LP and underrating hinder? GET OVER IT..

this is one of their best albums... deserves this place... - mohits512

14 Imperfect Harmonies - Serj Tankian
15 The Oracle - Godsmack
16 Time for Annihilation - Papa Roach

1. Burn
2. One Track Mind
3. Kick in The Teeth
4. No Matter What
5. The Enemy
Five awesome tracks
still this album is not on top!

17 Majesty Shredding - Superchunk
18 Dance & Scream - Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
19 Sigh No More - Mumford And Sons

Best album ever created, by the best band ever formed. They bring a new twist on folk. With beautiful lyrics with such meaning, how can this album not be number 1?

This has to be number one Mumford and Sons is one the best rock/folk bands ever! I like linkin park but Mumford and Sons are so much better than Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park.

20 Audio Secrecy - Stone Sour
21 The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden

Really? The Final Frontier on 11th? All hope in humanity lost!

It deserves to be the No. 1! - CristhianR

22 Death to Analog - Julien-K
23 For We Are Many - All That Remains
24 Contra - Vampire Weekend
25 Lungs - Florence The Machine

I love that album! Drumming Song, Blinding, Cosmic Love, Rabbit Heart, You ve got the love, Dog Days Are Over... Amazing songs!

BEAUTIFUL. Nothing else to say. m/(^O^)m/ ROCK ON FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE! It is so awesome - Cowy_Gorilla

26 AB III - Alter Bridge

Definitely the best of all of these. Should be number 1! Can't wait to hear their new album Fortress. No one can compare with Myles Kennedy's stunning voice and Tremonti is a beast on the guitar. AB has more talent then any other band on this list!

This by far outclasses anything else in the list, except maybe Florence + The Machine and Deftones

27 Come Around Sundown - Kings of Leon
28 Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children - Mushroomhead
29 Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - Big Boi
30 Born Free - Kid Rock
31 Scream - Ozzy Osbourne
32 A Public Disservice Announcement - Methods of Mayhem
33 Slash - Slash

Really? It is the best album ever ; best guitarist with the best of the best from singers

34 Truth Rising - Hed Pe
35 Brothers - The Black Keys
36 Twilight Theater - Poets of the Fall
37 The Circle - Bon Jovi
38 Sting In the Tail - Scorpions
39 The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
40 Wake Up the Nation - Paul Weller
41 Äio - Metsatöll
42 Royal Blood - Royal Blood
43 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
44 This Is Happening - LCD Sound System
45 The Archandroid - Janelle Monae
46 Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
47 Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter
48 Teen Dream - Beach House
49 Odd Blood - Yeasayer
50 Before Today - Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
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Updated 27 Aug 2019

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Top Remixes (5)

1. A Thousand Suns- Linkin Park
2. Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Asylum - Disturbed
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1. Le Noise - Neil Young
2. Diamond Eyes - Deftones
3. Fever - Bullet for My Valentine
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1. Plead the Fifth - Taproot
2. Korn III: Remember Who You Are - Korn
3. Monsters - D'espairsray
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