Best Rock Albums Of 2010

Best Rock Albums Of 2010

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Our Best Rock Albums of 2010 list features new albums by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Heart, Robert Plant and Elton John. The latter being a fabulous duo album between Elton John and Leon Russell who Elton John described as one of his biggest influences. The Heartbreakers Mojo album was their first album in eight years. It was a commercial success hitting number two on the Billboard Top 200. Heart’s Jupiter Darling was probably one of the most underrated releases of the year as the Wilson sisters rocked hard on this fabulous album. Robert Plant continued his solo career releasing a record that defined his desire to keep releasing music that sounded nothing like the material from his Led Zeppelin days.

As a new decade began, it starts to become harder to find classic rock sounding releases, as hip-hop and rap continued to dominate the commercial markets. Yet the new bands of the 21st century like Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, Tame Impala continue to generate buzz among the younger audiences giving them their own rock and pop music to call their own.

# 50 – Hellbilly Deluxe 2Rob Zombie

Hellbilly Deluxe 2 - Rob Zombie

# 49 – Peace and LoveJuliana Hatfield

Peace and Love - Juliana Hatfield

# 48 – Slash – Slash

Slash - Slash

# 47 –Year of the Black RainbowCoheed and Cambria

Year of the Black Rainbow - Coheed and Cambria

# 46 –  We Stitch These WoundsBlack Veil Brides

We Stitch These Wounds - Black Veil Brides

# 45 – All Night LongBuckcherry

All Night Long - Buckcherry

# 44 – What If…Mr. Big

What If... - Mr. Big

# 43 – HabitsNeon Trees

Habits - Neon Trees

# 42 – Cold Day MemorySevendust

Cold Day Memory - Sevendust

# 41 –  Option ParalysisThe Dillinger Escape Plan

Option Paralysis -The Dillinger Escape Plan

# 40 – Hang Cool Teddy BearMeat Loaf

Hang Cool Teddy Bear - Meat Loaf

# 39 – Leave Your SleepNatalie Merchant

Leave Your Sleep -Natalie Merchant

# 38 – The OracleGodsmack

The Oracle - Godsmack

# 37 – Rocksteady –  Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Rocksteady -  Big Head Todd and the Monsters

# 36 – Transference – Spoon

Transference - Spoon

# 35 – CardiologyGood Charlotte

Cardiology - Good Charlotte

# 34 –Black Swans and Wormhole WizardsJoe Satriani

Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards - Joe Satriani

# 33 – Your Future Our Clutter – The Fall

Your Future Our Clutter - The Fall

# 32 – Memphis BluesCyndi Lauper

Memphis Blues - Cyndi Lauper

# 31 – FlamingoBrandon Flowers

Flamingo - Brandon Flowers

# 30 – Going BackPhil Collins

Going Back - Phil Collins

# 29 –  Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place – Anberlin

 Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place - Anberlin

# 28 – HurleyWeezer

Hurley - Weezer

# 27 – The Dissent of ManBad Religion

The Dissent of Man - Bad Religion

# 26 – Something for the Rest of UsGoo Goo Dolls

Something for the Rest of Us - Goo Goo Dolls

# 25 – Stone Temple Pilots  – Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots  - Stone Temple Pilots

# 24 – InfestationRatt

Infestation - Ratt

# 23 – Innerspeaker – Tame Impala

Innerspeaker - Tame Impala

# 22 – The Innocent OnesWillie Nile

The Innocent Ones - Willie Nile

# 21 – Pills And Ammo – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 

Pills And Ammo - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 

# 20 –Sting in the Tail – Scorpions

Sting in the Tail - Scorpions

# 19 – Y NotRingo Starr

Y Not - Ringo Starr

# 18 – Pickin’ Up the Pieces – Fitz and the Tantrums

Pickin' Up the Pieces - Fitz and the Tantrums

# 17 – Light Me Up – The Pretty Reckless

Light Me Up - The Pretty Reckless

# 16 – IntriguerCrowded House

Intriguer - Crowded House

# 15 -Habits – Neon Trees

Habits - Neon Trees

# 14 -Belle & Sebastian Write About Love – Belle and Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian Write About Love - Belle and Sebastian

# 13 – Come Around Sundown – Kings of Leon

Come Around Sundown - Kings of Leon

# 12 – American Slang – The Gaslight Anthem

American Slang - The Gaslight Anthem

# 11 – Scream – Ozzy Osbourne

Scream - Ozzy Osbourne

# 10 – The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

The Suburbs - Arcade Fire

# 9 – Diamond Eyes – Deftones

Diamond Eyes - Deftones

# 8 – Le Noise – Neil Young

Le Noise - Neil Young

# 7 – Nobody’s DaughterHole

Nobody's Daughter - Hole

# 6 –  Band of Joy – Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

Band of Joy - Robert Plant and the Band of Joy

# 5 – The Day After Everything Changed – Ellis Paul

The Day After Everything Changed - Ellis Paul

# 4 – The Union – Elton John and Leon Russell

The Union - Elton John and Leon Russell

# 3 – Black Country CommunionBlack Country Communion

Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion

# 2 – Red Velvet CarHeart

Red Velvet Car - Heart

# 1 – Mojo – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Mojo - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

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