Published Feb 02, 2011To wrap up 2010, we published our lists of the best albums of the year, which were topped by outstanding releases by Arcade Fire, the Sadies, White Lung and many more. Now, we're officially putting 2010 to bed by releasing the results of our year-end readers poll.
The poll gave you, the fans, a chance to vote on your favourite albums released during 2010. Several of your picks were the same as those selected by the writers here at Exclaim!: Arcade Fire are on top in Pop & Rock; Janelle Monáe is the queen of Soul/Funk; the Sadies rule in Country/Folk; and White Lung triumphed in Punk.
On the other hand, some of your choices deviated from those of the Exclaim! staff: LCD Soundsystem were your favourite in Electronic; Deftones won out in Metal; and the always newsworthy Kanye West was No. 1 in Hip-Hop.
Each album included on the poll comes with quotes from readers who voted, explaining their picks. Be sure to check out each section to read their words. Also, be sure to click through to check out the full readers poll lists. You're sure to be reminded of some of the best releases of 2010, as well as catch up on any that may have slipped under your radar.