Rolling Stone's 30 Best Albums of 2010: Kanye's on Top Eminem enjoys a comeback, too By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Dec 7, 2010 12:38 PM CST 14 comments Comments In this Nov. 12, 2010 file photo, Kanye West performs in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi, File) (Newser) – Kanye West's comeback must be complete: Rolling Stone awarded him the top slot in its list of 2010's 30 best albums. The top 10: Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: "Music as sprawlingly messy as his life," these songs are "hip-hop epics ... full of the kind of grandiose gestures that only the foolish attempt and only the wildly talented pull off." The Black Keys, Brothers: "Their best record yet: vivid tunes stripped bare and rubbed raw ... it's rock minimalism pushed to the max." Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union: "Two rock giants ... rekindle a friendship and make music that ranks with their best." Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: "An album of vast, orchestral rock that locates the battle for the human soul amid big houses and manicured lawns." Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song: "Nashville's gruffest and grittiest star turns out to be its most reliable traditionalist, a Music Row pro who can write a song for every emotional season." Vampire Weekend, Contra: The band can "do just about anything: dubby, slo-mo gorgeousness, clattering pseudo-punk, African guitar riffs, choral swells, songs that rhyme 'horchata' with 'Aranciata' and 'Masada.'" Drake, Thank Me Later: "Sumptuous beats, airtight rhymes, and nuanced introspection." Robert Plant, Band of Joy: A "psychedelic exploration of blues and country" that's "edgier and rootsier" than 2007's Raising Sand. Eminem, Recovery: "The post-rehab victory lap that the schlocky Relapse wasn't." LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening: "A heavy-duty breakup album." See the complete list, or click for more of 2010's best (and worst).