1. MIA / Kala : This is the start of something big.
2. Jens Lekman / Night Falls Over Kortedala : How can you not love these lyrics?
3. The National / Boxer : I'll probably still be listening to this album 5 years from now. It's a keeper.
4. New Pornographers / Challengers : The only album all year I can listen to 24-7
5. Feist / The Reminder : 1234 was my favorite song all year.
6. Iron & Wine / The Shepherd's Dog : I think this is Sam's finest work so far.
7. Amy Winehouse / Back To Black : Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n Roll, and Beehives
8. Arcade Fire / Neon Bible : Solid and polished. Round two takes it's time to hit the wow factor. But it gets there.
9. Yeasayer / All Hour Cymbals : Global music that lots of people like .......finally.
10. Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger : Can't explain, I just like it.