Madeline Virbasius-Walsh (Editor):

PJ Harvey – White Chalk
Blonde Redhead – 23
Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
Jarvis Cocker – Jarvis
Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
Interpol – Our Love to Admire
The White Stripes – Icky Thump
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Babyshambles – Shotter’s Nation

Carrie Alison (Asst. Editor):

1. Albert Hammond, Jr. – “Yours to Keep”
2. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Baby 81″
3. The White Stripes – “Icky Thump”
4. Interpol – “Our Love to Admire”
5. Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black”
6. Bat for Lashes – “Fur and Gold”
7. Feist – “The Reminder”
8. PJ Harvey – “White Chalk”
9. Rilo Kiley – “Under the Blacklight”
10. Clare & The Reasons – “The Movie”

Brian Lightbody (Art Director):

1. Lewis & Clarke “Blasts of Holy Birth”
2. Stars of the Lid “And their refinement of the Decline”
3. Bat For Lashes “fur and Gold”
4. Spoon “ga ga ga ga ga”
5. pissed jeans “hope for men”
6. The Black Swans “change”
7. Blonde Redhead “23″
8. goodnight stars goodnight air “72″
9. The good the bad and the queen
10. Tigercity “pretend not to love”

Tear-n Tan (staff photographer): 

1    Klaxons-Myths of the Near Future (I HEART, with a capital H-E-A-R-T, this album)
2    The Fratellis-Costello Music (Paid import prices-totally worth it!)
3    The View-Hat’s Off to the Buskers (Too bad for crack)
4    The Automatic Automatic-Not Accepted Anywhere (I exercise to this album)
5    Hard-Fi-Once Upon a Time in the West (Nothing beats stars of CCTV)
6    Jarvis-The Jarvis Cocker Record (He’s like royalty)
7    The Pigeon Detectives-Wait for Me (Very 90s Britpop, that’s a compliment)
8    Dorian Wood-Bolka (Had to plug my buddy…he’s awesome!)

Brittany Lange (Staff Writer):

Radiohead: In Rainbows
White Stripes: Icky Thump
Arctic Monkeys: Worst Favourite Nightmare
Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Art Brut : It’s a Bit Complicated
The Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil
Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
Feist: The Reminder
White Rabbits: Fort Nightly

Clint Stewart (Staff Writer):

1. Radiohead – In Rainbows
2. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3. Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
4. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
5. Patrick Wolf – The Magic Position
6. Justice – Cross
7. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
8. M.I.A. – Kala
9. Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
10. Blonde Redhead – 23

Honorable Mentions: The National, Wilco, Andrew Bird, Interpol, The Good,
the Bad, & the Queen
Gavin Paul (Staff Writer):

Nina Nastasia and Jim White – You Follow Me
Elliott Smith – New Moon
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Phosphorescent – Pride
Shout Out Louds – Our Ill Wills
Justice – Cross
Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
Akron Family – Love Is Simple
The Good Life – Help Wanted Nights

Lavinia Wright (Staff Writer):

Dr. Dog – We All Belong
Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
Queens of the Stone Age – Era Vulgaris
Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
The Teeth – You’re My Lover Now
Okkervil River -The Stage Names
Apples in Stereo – New Magnetic Wonder
The Comas – Spells
Bill Calahan – Woke on a Whaleheart

Teresa Sampson (staff writer):

1) IAMX – The Alternative (2006 EU, 2007 US release)
2) The Cinematics – A Strange Education
3) Moving Units – Hexes For Exes
4) Husky Rescue – Ghost Is Not Real
5) Division Kent – Gravity
6) New Young Pony Club – Fantastic Playroom
7) Klima – Klima
8) Piano Magic – Part Monster
9) Interpol – Our Love To Admire
10) Bloc Party – A W

Jeremy Krinsley (staff writer):

- sunny day in glasgow / scribble mural comic journal
- black dice / load blown
- health / health
- no age / weirdo rippers
- prefuse 73 / preparations
- el-p / i’ll sleep when you’re dead
- deerhunter / cryptograms
- deerhoof / friend opportunity
- brother ali / the undisputed truth
- a place to bury strangers / a place to bury strangers

Julie Pinsonneault (staff writer):

Amy Winehouse – “Back to Black”
Feist – “The Reminder”
Bat for Lashes – “Fur and Gold”
PJ Harvey – “White Chalk”
Queens of the Stone Age – “Era Vulgaris”
Radiohead – “In Rainbows”
Alicia Keys – “As I Am”
Minus the Bear – “Planet of Ice”
Tori Amos – “American Doll Posse”
Björk – “Volta”

Karen Fu (staff writer):

1. M.I.A. – Kala
2. dirty projectors – rise above
3. radiohead – in rainbows
4. white stripes – icky thump
5. castanets – in the viens
6. vampire weekend – the blue ep