10 Alternative Albums Turning 10 in 2020

A look back at how the decade started
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A new decade is upon us and we're now ten years removed from 2010. It's amazing to see how much some of our favorite bands have evolved in just 10 short years, some leaving and returning again in the time since, all of them putting an undeniable mark on us with their music.

Before we hit that big twenty-twenty, here is a look back at how the 10s began with some of our favorite albums from 2010.

The Black Keys - Brothers

Brothers was the sixth studio album from The Black Keys and the one that catapulted the band to another level, thanks to hits like "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' For You."

My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys

Prior to MCR's hiatus the band gave us this concept album in the fall of 2010. It featured tracks like "Na Na Na" & "Sing." Now that they're reunited, will we see more of My Chemical Romance in 2020?

Vampire Weekend - Contra

The second part of the Vampire Weekend trilogy, another step on the way to something really special for the band who is nominated for Album of the Year at the 2020 GRAMMYs.

Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns

10 years after the release of their debut, Hybrid Theory, Linkin Park took a more electronic direction with their fourth studio album released in September of 2010.

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

One of the 2010s most loved indie albums came out in the first half of the first year of the decade. It includes the indie anthem, 9-minute opening track "Dance Yrself Clean". LCD Soundsystem has disbanded and gotten back together in the years since.

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Gorillaz long-awaited third album might not have reached the commercial success of their first two, but this 16-track LP received mostly positive reviews and became a fan-favorite.

Weezer - Hurley

While Weezer's eighth studio album isn't particularly well-remembered, it did come out prior to their 'Memories' tour where the band played cities for two nights where each night they played either The Blue Album, or Pinkerton in their entirety.

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Arcade Fire's third album is one of their most critically-acclaimed and even took home the GRAMMY for Album of The Year.

Kings Of Leon - Come Around Sundown

This was the follow-up to Kings of Leon's 2008 breakthrough album Only By The Night and featured singles like "Radioactive," and "Pyro."

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

What you get when you combined James from The Shins and Danger Mouse, the stellar collaboration of Broken Bells.

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