From banjo-led English folk to bone-crushing Miami rap, 2010 offered a plethora of superb albums that dominated the stereos of Billboard's staff. Check out our picks of the top 10 albums of the year, and tell us your personal favorites of 2010 in the comments section.
10. Big Boi, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty"
After years of delays, the solo debut from the less flashy Outkast rapper dazzled when it was finally released in July. Mixing old-school wordplay with futuristic beats, Big Boi delivered explosive Southern rap ("General Patton"), soulful R&B ("Be Still") and funky party jams ("Shutterbugg").