1 LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver (DFA)
2 Battles Mirrored (Warp)
3 Aesop Rock None Shall Pass (Definitive Jux)
4 Kanye West Graduation (Island Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella)
5 The Shins Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)
6 Arcade Fire Neon Bible (Merge/Rough Trade)
7 Mark Ronson Version (Columbia)
8 The White Stripes Icky Thump (XL)
9 Freeway Free at Last (G-Unit/Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)
10 M.I.A. Kala (Interscope/XL)
My obsession with Sound of Silver began, actually, around this time last year, when I started listening to it over and over for a DIW cover story. Back then, I declared it my fave of 2007 before the year even really started, and not a damn thing came close to topping it. I blurbed it here (click on sixth album cover in top row).
Check out the list in all its sortable glory on CP's site.
Happy New Year to you and yours.