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NY Times Popcast: Best Albums of 2010

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Friday December 17, 2010

From The New York Times

This week on Popcast, The Times’s weekly music podcast: the first of a three-part review of the year in pop and jazz, with our critics discussing their Top 10 lists, 2010’s most intriguing artists and the fine art of listmaking itself.

In a roundtable conversation about the best albums of 2010, Jon Pareles recounts how he fell for the Arcade Fire’s reflections-turned-anthems, Jon Caramanica argues that Rick Ross has gotten better as he’s gotten more famous, and Ben Ratliff and Nate Chinen explain why it was a great year for jazz. Also, each critic explains the inevitable “wild card” on his list. Ben Sisario is the conversation’s moderator and Devil’s advocate.

To listen to the podcast click here