The Premise:

I know that the beginning of 2021 is an odd time to be posting a list of my favorite albums from 2010-2019, but I’ve off-and-on been spending 2020 polling my friends on their favorite music from the previous decade. I really like the idea of having a community of similar-minded people gathering around to appreciate music, so that’s what I’ve been trying to build a little bit of. One way to see how we’re all connected is to make compilation lists like this and see what most of us have in common. I asked for my Twitter mutuals and a few non-tweeters to let me know what their favorite albums and artists of the 2010s were, and then I tallied them up. I’m super-excited about how it turned out! Thanks to all who have stopped by to take a look, and to all who participated.

InEverglow & Friends Favorite Albums of The 2010s:

Just Missed The Top 10:

Jars of Clay – Inland (2013)

Copeland – Ixora (2014)

Andrew Peterson – Light For The Lost Boy (2012)

Paper Route – The Peace of Wild Things (2012)

Anberlin – Vital (2012)

10. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface (2015)

9. Thrice – Major/Minor (2011)

8. The National – High Violet (2010)

7. Relient K – Air For Free (2016)

6. Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver (2011)

5. My Epic – Behold (2013)

4. Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh (2011)

3. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)

2. Attalus – Into The Sea (2015)

1. Falling Up – Falling Up (2015)

The Artists of The 2010’s:

10. Wolves At The Gate

9. Kendrick Lamar

8. Taylor Swift

7. Thrice

6. My Epic

5. Chvrches

4. Andrew Peterson

3. Young Oceans

2. Twenty One Pilots

1. Falling Up

The Playlist:

I asked some participants to submit a few of their favorite songs for a 2010s playlist to coincide with the release of this post. You can find that playlist here.


I want to sincerely thank all of you who participated in this endeavor. Some have been waiting very patiently for me to get this done, and then some newer friends I only asked for some quick input within the last week. Some settled tie-breakers for me (I may have also settled a couple ties myself, but hey, I’m in the drivers seat here). So, whether you participated in bigger or smaller ways, I’m blessed to call all of you friends, and this is literally not possibly without you:

Aarik Danielsen – Check out his full decade-end round-up here.

Aaron Collins

Adam Stutsman

Andrew Voigt

Benjamin Daniel Kunz

Benjamin PowerGriffin

Chase Tremaine

Chvrches Fans’ Papa

Danny Lockerbie

David Martin

Garret Godfrey

Jessy Ribordy

John Mark Amos

Josh Balogh

Lauren McCoy

Matt from Matt’s Music

Michael Graham

Phil Stasyszen

Richard Matthews

RJ Conti

Sarah McPhail

Scott Fryberger

Travis Estes