In a month of many best-ofs, top 10s and and 2010-loving lists, here’s a [somewhat] unexpected pick to peruse today as Rick Ross tops the New York Times‘ Pop Top 10 albums list for 2010 with Teflon Don, released in July.

The rapper’s fourth studio album, Teflon Don, beats projects from the likes of Taylor Swift, Kanye West , Drake, Justin Bieber, R Kelly and the surprising inclusion of DJ Drama and Fabolous‘ mixtape, There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service, to the top spot.

“Finally, a new hip-hop superhero: on his fourth album, Rick Ross fully inhabits his Rick Rossness, celebrating his growth as a rapper and the return of new money as an aesthetic. On this meaty record he’s devastating 10 different ways, an artist who keeps awakening new skills and ambitions, and burying his past deeper and deeper,” NYT proclaims.

Mind you, this is their ‘Top Song’…

>> Read the full list over at NYTimes.com.

Teflon Don is out now via Maybach Music/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam – click to read our review.