National Top 10s

Chronicle critics list their Top 10 National albums

National Top 10s

GREG BEETS

1) OutKast, Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (Arista)

2) Ted Leo + Pharmacists, Hearts of Oak (Lookout!)

3) The New Pornographers, Electric Version (Matador)

4) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell (Interscope)

5) Junior Senior, D-D-Don't Stop the Beat (Crunchy Frog/Atlantic)

6) (smog), Supper (Drag City)

7) Various Artists, The American Song-Poem Anthology: Do You Know the Difference Between Big Wood and Brush? (Bar/None)

8) Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Unclassified (Dare/Warner Bros.)

9) Dressy Bessy, Little Music (Kindercore)

10) Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won (Atlantic)

National Top 10s

JIM CALIGIURI

1) Rodney Crowell, Fate's Right Hand (Epic/DMZ)

2) My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves (ATO/RCA)

3) Drive-by Truckers, Decoration Day (New West)

4) Fred Eaglesmith & the Flathead Noodlers, Balin (AML)

5) Jayhawks, Rainy Day Music (American)

6) Michael Franti & Spearhead, Everyone Deserves Music (Boo Boo Wax)

7) Kings of Leon, Holy Roller Novocaine (RCA)

8) Tim Easton, Break Your Mother's Heart (New West)

9) Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, Static Transmission (DBK Works)

10) Stephen Dawson & Diane Christiansen, Duets (Undertow)

National Top 10s

MICHAEL CHAMY

1) The Delgados, Hate (Mantra/Beggars Banquet)

2) Crooked Fingers, Red Devil Dawn (Merge)

3) Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People (Arts & Crafts/Paper Bag)

4) My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves (ATO/RCA)

5) Arab Strap, Monday at the Hug & Pint (Matador)

6) The Postal Service, Give Up (Sub Pop)

7) Landing, Passages Through (K)

8) Clear Horizon (Kranky)

9) The Mountain Goats, Tallahassee (4AD)

10) The Hurricane Lamps, Sing Me a Song (Sonic Boomerang)

National Top 10s

MATT DENTLER

1) 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Interscope)

2) Ryan Adams, Rock N Roll (Lost Highway)

3) Nada Surf, Let Go (Barsuk)

4) Damien Rice, O (Vector)

5) The White Stripes, Elephant (V2)

6) Maria, My Soul (DreamWorks)

7) OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)

8) Aceyalone, Love & Hate (Red Urban)

9) The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

10) Kinky, Atlas (Nettwerk)

National Top 10s

ROBERT GABRIEL

1) OutKast, Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (Arista)

2) Jaylib, Champion Sound (Stones Throw)

3) Little Brother, The Listening (ABB)

4) Lifesavas, Spirit in Stone (Quannum)

5) Zion I, Deep Water Slang V2.0 (Raptivism)

6) Abstract Rude, Showtyme (Battle Axe)

7) Aceyalone, Love & Hate (Red Urban)

8) Paris, Sonic Jihad (Guerilla Funk)

9) Nappy Roots, Wooden Leather (Atlantic)

10) T.I., Trap Muzik (Atlantic)

National Top 10s

MELANIE HAUPT

1) Damien Rice, O (Vector)

2) Mojave 3, Spoon and Rafter (4AD)

3) The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

4) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell (Interscope)

5) Belle & Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Rough Trade)

6) Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism (Barsuk)

7) Crooked Fingers, Red Devil Dawn (Merge)

8) Grandaddy, Sumday (V2)

9) Radiohead, Hail to the Thief (Capitol)

10) June Carter Cash, Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)

National Top 10s

Raoul Hernandez

1) The White Stripes, Elephant (V2)

2) Cat Power, You Are Free (Matador)

3) 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Interscope)

4) OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)

5) Al Green, I Can't Stop (Blue Note)

6) Drive-by Truckers, Decoration Day ( New West)

7) Kings of Leon, Youth & Young Manhood (RCA)

8) My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves (ATO)

9) Molotov, Dance and Dense Denso (Surco/Universal)

10) Kinski, Airs Above Your Station (Sub Pop)

Honorable Mentions: The Datsuns; Damien Rice, Live From the Union Chapel; Tord Gustavsen Trio, Changing Places

ANDY LANGER

1) White Stripes, Elephant (V2)

2) OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)

3) Matthew Ryan, Regret Over the Wires (Hybrid)

4) The Bad Plus, These Are the Vistas (Columbia)

5) Ryan Adams, Rock N Roll (Lost Highway)

6) Al Green, I Can't Stop (Blue Note)

7) Tywanna Jo Baskette, Fancy Blue (Terminus)

8) The Rapture, Echoes (Universal)

9) The Coral (Columbia)

10) Adam Green, Friends of Mine (Sanctuary)

National Top 10s

DAVID LYNCH

1) Madlib, Shades of Blue: Madlib Invades Blue Note (Blue Note)

2) Joseph Arthur, Redemption's Son (Enjoy/Real World)

3) Iron & Wine, The Sea & the Rhythm (Sub Pop)

4) Paris, Sonic Jihad (Guerilla Funk)

5) Bembeya Jazz, Bembeya (World Village)

6) Ghazal, The Rain (ECM)

7) Richard Goode, Bach: Partitas Nos. 1, 3 & 6 (Nonesuch)

8) Jeff Beck, Jeff (Epic)

9) Tord Gustavsen Trio, Changing Places (ECM)

10) Daniel Lanois, Shine (Anti-)

National Top 10s

MARGARET MOSER

1) John Cale, Hobo Sapiens (EMI)

2) Allman Brothers Band, Hittin' the Note (Peach/Sanctuary)

3) Dropkick Murphys, Blackout (Hellcat)

4) Lucinda Williams, World Without Tears (Lost Highway)

5) David Olney, The Wheel (Loudhouse)

6) Fleshtones, Do You Swing? (Yep Roc)

7) Kings of Leon, Youth & Young Manhood (RCA)

8) Caitlin Cary, I'm Staying Out (Yep Roc)

9) Michelle Malone & the Lowdown Georgia Revue, Stompin' Ground (Daemon)

10) Drive-by Truckers, Decoration Day (New West)

JERRY RENSHAW

1) The Paybacks, Knock Loud (Get Hip)

2) Reigning Sound, Time Bomb High School (In the Red)

3) P.W. Long, Remembered (Touch & Go)

4) The Black Keys, Thickfreakness (Fat Possum)

5) Drive-by Truckers, Decoration Day (New West)

6) Lazy Cowgirls, I'm Going Out and Get Hurt Tonight (Reservation)

7) Dirtbombs, Dangerous Magical Noise (In the Red)

8) The Soledad Brothers, Voice of Treason (Loog)

9) Immortal Lee County Killers, Love Is a Charm of Powerful Trouble (Estrus)

10) Bobby Bare Jr., OK I'm Sorry (Bloodshot)

National Top 10s

JAY TRACHTENBERG

1) Sidestepper, 3am: In Beats We Trust (Palm)

2) Blue Series Continuum, GoodandEvil Sessions (Thirsty Ear)

3) Ry Cooder & Manuel Galvan, Mambo Sinuendo (Nonesuch)

4) Tord Gustavsen Trio, Changing Places (ECM)

5) Easy Star All-Stars, Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Star)

6) Taj Mahal, Hanapepe Dream (Tone Cool)

7) Ted Nash, Still Evolved (Palmetto)

8) Los Hombres Calientes, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance (Basin Street)

9) Hamell on Trial, Tough Love (Righteous Babe)

10) Derek Trucks Band, Soul Serenade (Columbia)

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