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Best of 2010: Albums #25-21

#21 The Rocket Summer.

Welcome to the Backstage Pass year-end countdown. Happy holidays! This week, we'll be counting down the best albums of 2010 and next week we'll tackle the singles.

25. Terrible Things, “Terrible Things” (Universal Motown): The catchiest concept album about serial arsonists ever!

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24. Spoon, “Transference” (Merge): The underdogs get some indie-rock swagger.

23. John Legend and The Roots, “Wake Up!” (Columbia): Inspirational civil-rights era soul for the new millennium.

22. David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, "Here Lies Love” (Nonesuch): The catchiest disco concept album about Imelda Marcos ever!

21. The Rocket Summer, “Of Men and Angels” (Island): Gorgeous, emotional piano-driven rock that dares you not to sing along.

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