ALBUMS:
1. M.I.A.-KALA (Interscope)
2. El-P-I’LL SLEEP WHEN YOU’RE DEAD (Definitive Jux)
3. Jesu-CONQUEROR (Hydra Head)
4. Radiohead-IN RAINBOWS (ATO)
5. Various Artists-SOUNDBOY PUNISHMENTS (Skull Disco)
6. Jay-Z-AMERICAN GANGSTER (Roc-A-Fella)
7. Boredoms-SUPER ROOTS 9 (Shock City)
8. Oh No-DR. NO’S OXPERIMENT (Stones Throw)
9. Amy Winehouse-BACK TO BLACK (Universal Republic)
10. Xasthur-DEFECTIVE EPITAPH (Hydra Head)

RUNNERS-UP:
Various Artists-AFTER DARK (Italians Do It Better)
Arcade Fire-NEON BIBLE (Merge)
James Blackshaw-CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (Tompkins Square)
Bloc Party-A WEEKEND IN THE CITY (Vice)
Burial-UNTRUE (Hyperdub)
Lupe Fiasco-LUPE FIASCO'S THE COOL (Atlantic)
Field-HERE WE GO SUBLIME (Kompakt)
LCD Soundystem-SOUND OF SILVER (Capitol)
New Pornographers-CHALLENGERS (Matador)
White Stripes-ICKY THUMP (Warner Brothers)

SINGLES:
Battles-”Atlas” (Warp)
Bloc Party-”I Still Remember” (Vice)
Lupe Fiasco featuring Matthew Santos-”Superstar” (Atlantic)
Justice-”D.A.N.C.E.” (Ed Banger/Vice)
Peter, Bjorn and John-”Young Folks” (Almost Gold)
Shins-”Phantom Limb” (Sub Pop)
Spoon-”The Underdog” (Merge)
Kanye West-”Stronger” (Roc-A-Fella)
White Stripes-”Icky Thump” (Warner Brothers)
White Stripes-”You Don’t Know What Love Is” (Warner Brothers)

REISSUES:
Afghan Whigs-UNBREAKABLE (Rhino)
Dinosaur L-24-24 MUSIC (Sleeping Bag/Traffic)
Various Artists-DIRTY SPACE DISCO (Tigersushi)
Various Artists-ELASTE SLOW MOTION DISCO VOLUME 1 (Compost)
Pylon-GYRATE PLUS (DFA)
Les Rallizes Desnudes-YODO GO A GO-GO (10th Avenue Freeze-Out)
Brenda Ray-WALATTA (EM)
Omar Souleyman-HIGHWAY TO HAKASSE (Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists-THAI POP SPECTACULAR 1960S-80S (Sublime Frequencies)
Sarolta Zolatnoy-s/t (B-Music/Finders Keepers)