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Monday
Dec202010

'Entertainment Weekly' Names Best and Worst Albums, Singles of 2010

Photo Courtesy - Arista Records(NEW YORK) -- Best-of lists in music are common at the year's end but what about the stinkers?  Entertainment Weekly's new issue compiles a list of both the greatest records that came out over the past year and the worst.

According to the magazine, Santana's Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time, which featured the guitarist collaborating with people like Chris Daughtry, Rob Thomas and Train's Pat Monahan, is one of the top five worst albums of 2010.  EW called it "one long layover in the airport karaoke lounge."

Bret Michaels' disc Custom Built was also deemed a failure by EW, as well as Christina Aguilera's BionicEW called it "not nearly the worst album of the year, just one of the most disappointing...too often, it's a mess" with "diva antics," "bratty throwaway" and too many songs about sex.

EW also singled out the worst singles of the year, which include, according to the magazine, the "We Are the World" remake for Haitian earthquake relief, and Train's "Hey Soul Sister."  The magazine writes, "Everything about this corny hit makes us cringe.  Why oh why does it have to be so damn catchy?"

As for the best albums of the year, EW singled out Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as number one, and also gave props to records by Cee-Lo Green and the rock band Arcade Fire.  Among EW's best singles were Taylor Swift's "Back to December," Pink's "Raise Your Glass" and Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone."  Getting honorable mention: Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" and Sade's "Soldier of Love."

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