Best Albums of the 2010s

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One of the big themes about entertainment in the past decade is the incomprehensible explosion of available content in every medium. While this may be a recent development in cinema and television, it’s been the case for music for centuries, or even millennia. Since humans have been banging on rocks and clapping their hands, really. Of course, it was a little more recent than that when recorded music became readily available.

This is all to say, I of course haven’t listened to every album of the past ten years that made its way onto SoundCloud or Spotify, or even all the Billboard chart-toppers. But I did listen to enough of them to be able to assemble a vibrant and varied soundtrack of my life in the 2010s. Here are the musical collections of the era that I just haven’t been able to stop pushing play on.

[4/2/20 2:00 PM UPDATE: This post originally mistakenly included Justice’s , which came out in 2007.]


This Is a (Quickie) Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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The score of Batman v Superman has a tendency to continue the same musical phrase from one scene to the next, making it feel as if there is no clear demarcation between the various pieces of this absolute mess of a movie. This was probably unintentional, but it is appropriate. No idea is given room to make much (or any) sense. The plot holes and ridiculous character motivations pile up to an astounding degree. Perhaps, though, they are not plot holes at all, and this film is operating on its own sort of dream logic. Or maybe that is just the illusion created by sitting through 2 and a half hours of this stunner.

I give Batman v Superman 200 Craters out of 500 Property Damage Points.