Amazon.com Announces Best Music of 2010

*Amazon music editors reveal the best music of the year; Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire are top editors’ picks; Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum lead Customer Favorites* 

SEATTLE, Dec 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon.com, Inc. today announced its picks for best music of 2010. The list includes the editors’ picks for the Top 100 Albums of the Year, Top 100 Customer Favorites and a breakdown of Best of the Year lists in a variety of musical genres. To see all of the Best of 2010 music lists go to www.amazon.com/bestmusic2010. 

“From the stunning debut of editors’ pick Broken Bells, to the triumphant return of customer favorite Eminem, we heard a lot of great music this year,” said Craig Pape, director of Music at Amazon.com. “Our Best Music of 2010 lists are designed to help customers navigate through the rich selection of releases and discover new artists they might not normally pick on their own.” 

The Best of the Year Music Store is now live on Amazon.com, offering customers a large variety of music to browse, along with unique lists such as “50 outstanding albums of 2010 you may have missed.” 

“Creating Amazon’s Best of the Year music list is a big process, but it is a lot of fun for the music team. We dig into music in every genre we can think of,” said Jeff Reguilon, a music editor at Amazon.com. “From rock to pop, to new age, country and everything in between, we do our best to highlight awesome music that we think our customers will love.” 

Top 10 music editors’ picks for best albums of the year: 

1. Mumford & Sons, “Sigh No More” 

2. Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs” 

3. The Black Keys, “Brothers” 

4. The National, “High Violet” 

5. LCD Soundsystem, “This Is Happening” 

6. Kanye West, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” 

7. Broken Bells, “Broken Bells” 

8. Vampire Weekend, “Contra” 

9. Deerhunter, “Halcyon Digest” 

10. Big Boi, “Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son of Chico Dusty” 

Top 10 customer favorites for 2010: 

1. Taylor Swift, “Speak Now” 

2. Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now” 

3. Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs” 

4. Susan Boyle, “The Gift” 

5. Eminem, “Recovery” 

6. Kanye West, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” 

7. Sade, “Soldier of Love” 

8. James Taylor and Carole King, “Live At The Troubadour” 

9. Vampire Weekend, “Contra” 

10. Mumford & Sons, “Sigh No More” 

*Source: Amazon.com

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