Albums:
1. Amadou & Mariam-WELCOME TO MALI (Nonesuch)
2. Maxwell-BLACKSUMMERS’ TEETH (Columbia)
3. Animal Collective-MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION (Domino)
4. Dirty Projectors-BITTE ORCA (Domino)
5. LindstrÝm/Prins Thomas-II (Eskimo)
6. Jay Reatard-WATCH ME FALL (Matador)
7. Terror Danjah-GREMLINZ (Planet Mu)
8. Arve Henriksen-CARTOGRAPHY (ECM)
9. Baroness-BLUE RECORD (Relapse)
10. Porcupine Tree-THE INCIDENT (Roadrunner)

RUNNERS-UP:
Dam Funk-TOEACHIZOWN (Stones Throw)
Fuck Buttons-TAROT SPORT (ATP)
G-Side-HUNTSVILLE INTERNATIONAL (Slow Motion Soundz)
Isis-WAVERING RADIANT (Ipecac)
Jay-Z-THE BLUEPRINT 3 (Roc Nation)
Katatonia-NIGHT IS THE NEW DAY (Peaceville)
Legion of Two-RIFFS (Planet Mu)
Nite Jewel-GOOD EVENING (Human Ear)
Oh No-DR. NO'S ETHIOPIUM (Stones Throw)
Pains of Being Pure at Heart-s/t (Slumberland)

SINGLES:
Beyonce-”Sweet Dreams” (Columbia)
Clipse featuring Kanye West-”Kinda Like A Big Deal” (Columbia)
Drake featuring Trey Songz and Lil Wayne-”Successful” (Cash Money)
Green Day-”Know Your Enemy” (Reprise)
Jay-Z featuring Rhianna and Kanye West-”Run This Town” (Roc Nation)
Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys-”Empire State of Mind” (Roc Nation)
Kid Cudi-”Day ‘N Nite” (Universal Motown)
MGMT-”Kids” (Columbia)
Phoenix-”1901” (Glassnote)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-”Zero” (Interscope)