A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my top 20 albums of the year and promised that if you checked out the Friday Mixtape on New Year’s Eve, I’d let you know which albums rounded out my list of my 50 favorite albums of the year. I am a woman of my word, so here you go. Let’s hope 2011 brings us as much great music as 2010 did. Happy New Year!

21. Frightened Rabbit – FootShooter from The Winter of Mixed Drinks
22. Dean & Britta – Not a Young Man Anymore from 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
23. Chromeo – You Make It Rough from Business Casual
24. Prince – Sticky Like Glue from 20TEN
25. Club 8 – Western Hospitality from The People’s Record
26. Crowded House – Archer’s Arrows from Intriguer
27. Orgone – It’s Time Tonight from Cali Fever
28. Sarah Harmer – Captive from Oh Little Fire
29. Jenny and Johnny – Big Wave from I’m Having Fun Now
30. Cours Lapin – Mes Larmes SecrÁ©tes from Un Deux Trois
31. Laura Marling – Alpha Shallows from I Speak Because I Can
32. Mark Ronson And The Business Intl feat. Kyle Falconer & Spank Rock  – The Bike Song from Record Collection
33. Band of Horses – Dilly from Infinite Arms
34. Tracey Thorn – Hormones from Love and Its Opposite
35. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Come Undone from Hawk
36. Belle & Sebastian – The Ghost of Rockschool from Write About Love
37. Dominique Young Unique – Music Time from Domination Mixtape
38. The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together) from Together
39. The Living Sisters – Hold Back from Love To Live
40. Sia – You’ve Changed from We Are Born
41. Esperanza Spalding – Apple Blossom from Chamber Music Society
42. Broken Social Scene – Sentimental X’s from Forgiveness Rock Record
43. Philip Selway – The Ties that Bind Us from Familial
44. Stereolab – Two Finger Symphony from from Not Music
45. Allo Darlin’ – The Polaroid Song from Allo Darlin’
46. The Black Keys – The Only One from Brothers
47. Bryan Ferry – Shameless from Olympia
48. Best Coast – Our Deal from Crazy For You
49. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig) from Genuine Negro Jig
50. Reflection Eternal feat. Estelle – Midnight Hour from Revolutions Per Minute

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Kelly Stitzel

After shutting down her own blog, Looking at Them, in mid-2008, Kelly migrated over to Popdose, bringing with her Soundtrack Saturday, the most popular column from her old site. Kelly makes a living as a fashion and marketing copywriter, which takes up a lot of her time. However, when she is able to write about things that have nothing to do with her day job, she contributes reviews and musings on music, film and a variety of other topics. In addition to Soundtrack Saturday, columns she's written include Filminism and Pulling Rank.

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