There have been many many great albums released in 2010… albums from Annie Lennox, Christina Aguilera, Katie Melua, Diana Vickers, I Blame Coco, Marina & The Diamonds, Toni Braxton, KT Tunstall, Esmée Denters, Goldfrapp, Sia, Agnes, Kylie Minogue, Lissie, Tracey Thorn, Rox, Sheryl Crow, Jessica Mauboy, Morcheeba, Sugababes, Janelle Monáe, Diane Birch, Fantasia, Sarah McLachlan, Katy Perry, Erykah Badu, Goldfrapp, Amy MacDonald and Ciara all deserve a place in the Top 5.
However, these are THE albums of 2010…
1. Eliza Doolittle – Eliza Doolittle
Eliza’s debut album is a shining gem – musically it has a touch of everything. It’s a simple yet colourful album full of charm, personality and character. Eliza’s vocals are glorious throughout too!
Eliza has worked so hard throughout the year, she seems to have been playing live somewhere almost every night of the year! Eliza is in another league when you experience her in live setting – her live vocals knock spots off the likes of Ellie and Marina – that’s why we’ve seen her perform seven times in 2010!
The album campaign, artwork and video’s have all worked in sync to create a perfect debut outing!
2. Alesha Dixon – The Entertainer
A magnificent third album… upbeat, focused, stylised and altogether completely brilliant. Production is flawless, Alesha sounds formidable and even returns to MC-ing!
3. Frances Ruffelle – Imperfectly Me
Imperfectly Me is a gorgeous album – Frances brings the classic standards to a new audience and showcases her incredible voice in the process. Heartfelt, passionate and completely delicious – an absolute treat of a record.
4. Robyn – Body Talk
The three EP’s within the space of six months was an exciting adventure. Each EP is brilliant, each sounds exciting and fresh. Together the Body Talk series is a fantastic collection of pop music, fused with experimental dance beats – superb!
5. Kelis – Flesh Tone
Flesh Tone is a remarkable record, sonically it’s relentlessly upbeat, lyrically she discusses her freedom from marriage and her newborn son without ever sounding sickly sweet, which makes for a totally thrilling ride.