Top 21 International Albums of 2010

Time to have fun! This year, we have lots of choices of the good foreign music. From Jazz to Country, from R&B to Hardcore Metal.

Listed below are the Top 21 International Albums of 2010. Rate was counted by using legitimate critical sources coupled with ours, then we rank the albums according to their aggregate performance.

1. The Resistance 

Artist: Muse
Label: Atco/ Mushroom/ Helium 3 Records/ Warner Music
Release Date: September 14, 2009
Tracks: 11
Highlights: Guiding Light, United States of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage), Exogenesis: Symphony, The Resistance, Uprising, Undisclosed Desires
Overall Rating: 5

2. Recovery

Artist: Eminem
Label: Aftermath/ Interscope/ Shady Records
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Tracks: 17 (including a hidden track)
Highlights: Not Afraid, No Love, Love the Way You Lie, Talkin' 2 Myself, Won't Back Down
Overall Rating: 4,9

3. The Final Frontier

Artist: Iron Maiden
Label: EMI
Release Date: August 13, 2010
Tracks: 10
Highlights: El Dorado, Satellite 15... The Final Frontier, Coming Home, Starblind, The Alchemist
Overall Rating: 4,8

4. Wake Up!

Artist: John Legend & The Roots
Label: GOOD Music/ Sony BMG/ Columbia Records
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Tracks: 14 (including 2 bonus tracks on Deluxe Edition)
Highlights: Wake Up Everybody, Hard Times, Our Generation, Wholy Holy, Little Ghetto Boy
Overall Rating: 4,75

5. The Suburbs

Artist: Arcade Fire
Label: Merge Records
Release Date: August 2, 2010
Tracks: 16
Highlights: Empty Room, We Used to Wait, Half Light II (No Celebration), The Suburbs, City with No Children
Overall Rating: 4,7

6. Need You Now

Artist: Lady Antebellum
Label: Capitol Nashville Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: January 26, 2010
Tracks: 13 (including 2 bonus tracks)
Highlights: Need You Now, Hello World, American Honey, Our Kind of Love, If I Knew Then
Overall Rating: 4,6

7. Thank Me Later

Artist: Drake
Label: Young Money/ Cash Money/ Universal Motown Records
Release Date: June 15, 2010
Tracks: 14
Highlights: Over, Find Your Love, Fireworks, Miss Me, Fancy
Overall Rating: 4,5

8. Basic Instinct

Artist: Ciara
Label: LaFace/ Jive Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Tracks: 11
Highlights: Ride, Gimmie Dat, Speechless, Heavy Rotation, I Run It, Girls Get Your Money
Overall Rating: 4,3

9.  Soldier of Love

Artist: Sade
Label: RCA/ Epic Records
Release Date: February 5, 2010
Tracks: 10
Highlights: Soldier of Love, Babyfather, The Moon and the Sky, The Safest Place, Long Hard Road
Overall Rating: 4,25

10. MAYA

Artist: M.I.A.
Label: N.E.E.T./ XL/ Interscope Records
Release Date: July 2010
Tracks: 16 (including 4 bonus tracks)
Highlights: XXXO, Born Free, Tell Me Why, Meds and Feds, Teqkilla
Overall Rating: 4,2

11. Korn III: Remember Who You Are

Artist: Korn
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: July 13, 2010
Tracks: 11
Highlights: Oildale (Leave Me Alone), Move On, Let the Guilt Go, The Past, Pop a Pill
Overall Rating: 4,1

12. Kaleidoscope Heart

Artist: Sara Bareilles
Label: Epic Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Tracks: 13
Highlights: King of Anything, Let the Rain, Hold My Heart, Uncharted, Not Alone
Overall Rating: 4

13. Untitled

Artist: R. Kelly
Label: Jive Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: December 1, 2009
Tracks: 15
Highlights: Echo, Number One, Supaman High, Pregnant, Religious
Overall Rating: 3,9

14. The Element of Freedom

Artist: Alicia Keys
Label: J Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: December 11, 2009
Tracks: 14
Highlights: Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down, Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready), Wait Til You See My Smile, Put It in a Love Song
Overall Rating: 3,85

15. Raymond v. Raymond

Artist: Usher
Label: LaFace Records/ Sony BMG
Release Date: March 26, 2010
Tracks: 14
Highlights: OMG, There Goes My Baby, She Don't Know, Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)
Overall Rating: 3,8

16. We Are Born

Artist: Sia
Label: Monkey Puzzle Records
Release Date: June 18, 2010
Tracks: 14
Highlights: You've Changed, I'm in Here, Clap Your Hands, Bring Night
Overall Rating: 3,6

17. Battle Studies

Artist: John Mayer
Label: Columbia Records
Release Date: November 17, 2009
Tracks: 11
Highlights: Half of My Heart, Perfectly Lonely, Crossroads, Who Says
Overall Rating: 3,5

18. B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

Artist: B.o.B
Label: Grand Hustle/ Rebel Rock/ Atlantic Records
Release Date: April 27, 2010
Tracks: 14 (including 2 bonus tracks on Deluxe Edition)
Highlights: Nothin' on You, Airplanes, Magic, Don't Let Me Fall
Overall Rating: 3,45

19. Come Around Sundown

Artist: Kings of Leon
Label: RCA/ Sony BMG
Release Date: October 15, 2010
Tracks: 16 (including 3 bonus tracks on Deluxe Edition)
Highlights: Radioactive, The Face, Mary, The End
Overall rating: 3,25

20. Head First

Artist: Goldfrapp
Label: Mute Records
Release Date: March 19, 2010
Tracks: 9
Highlights: Rocket, Believer, Alive, Head First, I Wanna Life
Overall Rating: 3,2

21. Bionic

Artist: Christina Aguilera
Label: RCA/ Sony BMG
Release Date: June 4, 2010
Tracks: 23 (including 5 bonus tracks on Deluxe Edition)
Highlights: Elastic Love, Birds of Prey, Lift Me Up, You Lost Me, Monday Morning
Overall Rating: 3

Notes: For albums released during September 2009 - December 2010