Do you looooove unsolicited opinions about the totally subjective? You’re in luck! In anticipation of the Mercury’s last issue of the decade, I asked my fellow editorial staffers to pick their top five albums released in the last 10 years. From Beyoncé’s Lemonade (mentioned six times) to Historian by indie rocker Lucy Dacus, these are the sonic masterpieces we think will stand the test of time, perfectly encapsulating the 2010s in our memories forever.

JENNI MOORE, MUSIC EDITOR

Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE (2012)

Drake, Nothing Was the Same (2013)

Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN (2017)

Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer (2018)

Because-I’m-the-Music-Editor Honorable Mentions:

Lady Gaga, Born This Way (2011)

Rihanna, ANTi (2016)

Anderson .Paak, Malibu (2016)

H.E.R., H.E.R. (2017)

SZA, Ctrl (2017)

SUZETTE SMITH, ARTS EDITOR

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)

Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE (2012)

Fred Thomas, All Are Saved (2015)

Kitty Pryde, D.A.I.S.Y. Rage (2013)

Wm. STEVEN HUMPHREY, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)—OF COURSE!

Ariana Grande, thank u, next (2019)—OF COURSE!

Lizzo, Cuz I Love You (2019)—OF COURSE!

Rihanna, ANTi (2016)OF COURSE!

Katy Perry, Teenage Dream (2010)—Controversial... but if you think about it, OF COURSE!

ROBERT HAM, COPY CHIEF

Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)

David Bowie, Blackstar (2016)

Lou Reed and Metallica, Lulu (2011)

Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music (2012)

Maryam Saleh/Maurice Louca/Tamer Abu Ghazaleh, Lekhfa (2017)

BOBBY ROBERTS, CALENDAR EDITOR

Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer (2018)

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Beyoncé, Lemonade (2016)

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

Anderson .Paak, Malibu (2016)

Kamasi Washington, The Epic (2015)

CHIPP TERWILLIGER, CALENDAR EDITOR

Hop Along, Get Disowned (2012)

Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (2015)

Mitski, Puberty 2 (2016)

Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me (2017)

Lucy Dacus, Historian (2018)

ERIK HENRIKSEN, MOVIES & TV/EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (2010)

Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2012)

Gustavo Santaolalla, The Last of Us (Video Game Soundtrack) (2013)

Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)

Ludwig Göransson, The Mandalorian (Original Score) (2019)

ALEX ZIELINSKI, NEWS EDITOR

Beyoncé, Beyoncé (2013)

Sylvan Esso, Sylvan Esso (2014)

Angel Olsen, Burn Your Fire for No Witness (2014)

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie and Lowell (2015)

BLAIR STENVICK, NEWS REPORTER

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

Frank Ocean, channel ORANGE (2012)

Joanna Newsom, Divers (2015)

Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (2018)

Lana Del Rey, Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019)

KATHLEEN MARIE, ART DIRECTOR

Circa Survive, Descensus (2014)

RX Bandits, Gemini, Her Majesty (2014)

Kid Cudi, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ (2015)

MONO, Requiem for Hell (2016)

Princess Nokia, 1992 Deluxe (2018)