2010 in alternative rock
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This article is about 2010 in alternative rock music. For a timeline of events in alt-rock history, see Timeline of alternative rock.
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The following is a list of notable events and releases in alternative rock that occurred in 2010.
- January 1 – Frontman Chris Cornell announces the reunion of Soundgarden.
- January 11 – Jay Reatard dies in his home at the age of 29.
- January 20 – Vampire Weekend's album Contra debuts at number one on the Billboard 200 after selling 124,000 copies in its first week; becoming only the 12th independent album to hit number one on record.
- January 24 – Radiohead plays benefit show for Haiti raising $572,754 for Oxfam.
- January 29 – Red Hot Chili Peppers will make their live comeback with the full line-up on January 29, 2010, paying tribute to Neil Young at MusiCares.
- May – The 18th Annual KROQ KROQ Weenie Roast took place.
- June 8 – Green Day: Rock Band was released.
- June 24 – Vans Warped Tour 2010 kicked off in San Diego.
- Dec 11 & 12 – The 21st Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas took place.
All releases are LPs unless otherwise stated.
|11||Hold Me Down by You Me At Six|||
|Acolyte by Delphic|||
|12||Of the Blue Colour of the Sky by OK Go|||
|Die Stadt Muzikanten by Woodpigeon|||
|Contra by Vampire Weekend|||
|18||The Betrayed by Lostprophets|||
|19||Transference by Spoon|||
|Behave Yourself (EP) by Cold War Kids|||
|My Dinosaur Life by Motion City Soundtrack|||
|End Times by Eels|||
|Astro Coast by Surfer Blood|||
|26||Be In Love by Locksley|||
|Teen Dream by Beach House|||
|Besides, Nothing (B-Sides and Rarities, 2003-2009) by PlayRadioPlay!|||
|Ancient Electrons by Analog Rebellion|||
|1||Romance Is Boring by Los Campesinos!|||
|2||The Courage of Others by Midlake|||
|19||The Magician's Private Library by Holly Miranda|||
|23||This Addiction by Alkaline Trio|
|1||Be Human (Deluxe Edition) by Fightstar|
- Woodpigeon preps Die Stadt Muzikanten. consequenceofsound.net, October 26, 2009.
- "ultratop.be – Holly Miranda – The Magician's Private Library". Ultratop 50. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-09-17.