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My ten fives of the 2010s

Annual lists for 2019, 2018, 2017201620152014201320122011 and 2010.

Top 10 Films

(Released in UK cinemas or on streaming services in the 2010s, which I have seen. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Boyhood
  2. The Raid
  3. Inception
  4. The Florida Project
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road
  6. American Honey
  7. The Wolf Of Wall Street
  8. Moonlight
  9. Marriage Story
  10. Arrival

Top 10 Albums

(Released in the UK in the 2010s, which I have heard. Links point to Spotify)

  1. Robyn – Body Talk
  2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  3. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
  4. The National – High Violet
  5. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
  6. Deafheaven – Sunbather
  7. LCD Soudsystem – This Is Happening 
  8. Beach House – Teen Dream
  9. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
  10. Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance

Top 10 TV series (non BBC)

(Majority of full series released in the UK in the 2010s, that I watched. Links point to IMDb)

  1. Breaking Bad
  2. The Americans
  3. Parks And Recreation
  4. Mad Men
  5. The Leftovers
  6. Succession
  7. Mr Robot
  8. Broad City
  9. Halt and Catch Fire
  10. The Good Place

Top 10 Books

(That I read in the 2010s. Links point to Amazon)

  1. Margaret Atwood – Oryx and Crake
  2. Jonathan Franzen – The Corrections 
  3. Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash
  4. Michael Chabon – The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
  5. Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch
  6. Haruki Murakami – 1Q84
  7. Tom Wolfe – Bonfire of the Vanities
  8. Mario Puzo – The Godfather
  9. Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell – From Hell
  10. Hillary Mantel – Wolf Hall

Top 10 Live performances

(That I attended in the 2010s. Links point to the act’s website)

  1. LCD Soundsystem @ Primavera (2016)
  2. Guns N’ Roses @ London Stadium (2017)
  3. Robyn @ Pitchfork Festival, Parc de Villette (2012)
  4. Fucked Up @ The Scala (2011)
  5. M83 @ Somerset House (2012)
  6. Sleater-Kinney @ Roundhouse (2015)
  7. At The Drive-In @ Brixton Academy (2018)
  8. Joanna Newsom @ Royal Festival Hall (2010)
  9. Bright Eyes @ The Scala (2011)
  10. The Postal Service @ Primavera Sound (2013)

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