We're going to start bombarding you with lists next week, breaking down our favorite albums of the year by genre and style. Mostly here in the blog but also in AllMusic Loves 2010, where we'll have the editors' picks. I'm throwing my top 20 albums and top 10 reissues in there too, but it was such a good year for records I thought I'd share a bunch that just missed the cut. Strangely, it didn't seem like such a good year until I started trying to narrow things down and realized there was the usual flood of interesting stuff; weirdly compelling mixtapes, sweetly sung girl pop, blown out rap genius, bedroom surf jams, disco shoegaze, and tons more. Check out my list and come back next week to immerse yourself in 2010 nostalgia.

Aias – Aias
Allo Darlin’ - Allo Darlin'
Altar Eagle – Mechanical Gardens
The Art Museums – Rough Frame
Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
B.o.B - B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray
CFCF – Slow R&B For Zellars Locations Canada-Wide Mix
Cheat Sheet - Songs To Yawn To
Fabienne DeSol – On My Mind
Dominique Young Unique – Domination Mixtape
Rose Elinor Dougall – Without Why
Drake – Thank Me Later
Eternal Summers - Silver
Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody – I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years
Goldfrapp – Head First
Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
The Like – Release Me
Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life is No Cool
Mos Def – Mos Dub (Mixed by Max Tannone)
No Joy – Ghost Blonde
The Parting Gifts – Strychnine Dandelion
The Pipettes – Earth vs. the Pipettes
Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns
Soundpool – Mirrors In Your Eyes
Summer Camp – Young
Swimsuit – Demo
Toro Y Moi – Causers of This
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Wild Nothing - Gemini