National Top 10s

Greg Beets

National Top 10s

1) Loudon Wainwright III, Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film 'Knocked Up' (Concord)

2) Bruce Springsteen, Magic (Columbia)

3) Peter Case, Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John (Yep Roc)

4) LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver (DFA/Capitol)

5) Arctic Monkeys, Favourite Worst Nightmare (Domino)

6) The Cynics, Here We Are (Get Hi)

7) Junior Senior, Hey Hey My My Yo Yo (Rykodisc)

8) The Woggles, Rock and Roll Backlash (Wicked Cool)

9) John Doe, A Year in the Wilderness (Yep Roc)

10) The Clutters, Don't Believe a Word (Chicken Ranch)


Jim Caligiuri

National Top 10s

1) The Dynamites Featuring Charles Walker, Kaboom! (Outta Sight)

2) Steve Earle, Washington Square Serenade (New West)

3) Ha Ha Tonka, Buckle in the Bible Belt (Bloodshot)

4) Levon Helm, Dirt Farmer (Vanguard)

5) Jason Isbell, Sirens of the Ditch (New West)

6) Norah Jones, Thinking About You (Blue Note)

7) Chuck Prophet, Soap and Water (Yep Roc)

8) Fionn Regan, The End of History (Lost Highway)

9) Sloan, Never Hear the End of It (Yep Roc)

10) Richard Thompson, Sweet Warrior (Shout! Factory)


Thomas Fawcett

National Top 10s

1) Brother Ali, The Undisputed Truth (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

2) Stephen Marley, Mind Control (Tuff Gong/Universal)

3) Antibalas, Security (Anti-)

4) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)

5) Mavis Staples, We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)

6) Common, Finding Forever (Geffen)

7) Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (Republic)

8) Bettye LaVette, The Scene of the Crime (Anti-)

9) M.I.A., Kala (XL/Interscope)

10) Saul Williams, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust


Doug Freeman

National Top 10s

1) Band of Horses, Cease to Begin (Sub Pop)

2) Radiohead, In Rainbows

3) The National, Boxer (Beggars Banquet)

4) Rock Plaza Central, Are We Not Horses (Yep Roc)

5) The Shins, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)

6) Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)

7) Richard Hawley, Lady's Bridge (Mute)

8) Ola Podrida (Plug Research)

9) MGMT, Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)

10) Feist, The Reminder (CherryTree)


Melanie Haupt

National Top 10s

1) Beirut, The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing)

2) Modest Mouse, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Sony)

3) Feist, The Reminder (CherryTree)

4) P.J. Harvey, White Chalk (Island)

5) Sigur Rós, Hvarf/Heim (XL)

6) The Shins, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)

7) Arcade Fire, Neon Bible (Merge)

8) Bloc Party, A Weekend in the City (Vice)

9) Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)

10) Stars, In Our Bedroom After the War (Arts & Crafts)


Andy Langer

National Top 10s

1) Jay-Z, American Gangster (Roc-a-Fella)

2) Lyle Lovett, It's Not Big It's Large (Lost Highway)

3) Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raising Sand (Rounder)

4) Kings of Leon, Because of the Times (RCA)

5) The Frames, The Cost (Anti-)

6) Sea Wolf, Leaves in the River (Dangerbird)

7) Mavis Staples, We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)

8) Against Me, New Wave! (Warner Bros.)

9) White Stripes, Icky Thump (Warner Bros.)

10) Josh Ritter, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (Sony)


David Lynch

National Top 10s

1) Eleni Karaindrou, Elegy of the Uprooting (ECM)

2) Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective, Wátina (Cumbancha/Stone Tree)

3) Tinariwen, Aman Iman: Water Is Life (World Village)

4) Arcade Fire, Neon Bible (Merge)

5) Marcel Khalife, Taqasim (Nagam/Connecting Cultures)

6) Rayssa Fatima Tabaamrant, Taghlaghalt: Echo of the Atlas (Institut du Monde Arabe/Harmonia Mundi)

7) Gilberto Gil, Gil Luminoso (DRG)

8) The Good, the Bad & the Queen (Virgin)

9) Andrew Bird, Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)

10) Tord Gustavsen Trio, Being There (ECM)


Margaret Moser

National Top 10s

1) Annie Lennox, Songs of Mass Destruction (Arista)

2) Mary Weiss, Dangerous Game (Norton)

3) Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad (Island/Def Jam)

4) Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (Republic)

5) Brandi Carlile, The Story (Sony)

6) Lucinda Williams, West (Lost Highway)

7) Linkin Park, Minutes to Midnight (Warner Bros.)

8) The Redwalls (Mad Dragon)

9) LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver (DFA/Capitol)

10) M.I.A., Kala (XL/Interscope)


Darcie Stevens

National Top 10s

1) Beirut, The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing)

2) The Besnard Lakes, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar)

3) Arcade Fire, Neon Bible (Merge)

4) The Shins, Wincing the Night Away (Sub Pop)

5) Panda Bear, Person Pitch (Paw Tracks)

6) M.I.A., Kala (XL/Interscope)

7) Radiohead, In Rainbows

8) Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (Republic)

9) Richard Swift, Dressed Up for the Letdown (Secretly Canadian)

10) The National, Boxer (Beggars Banquet)


Jay Trachtenberg

National Top 10s

1) Terence Blanchard, A Tale of God's Will (Blue Note)

2) Floratone (Blue Note)

3) Gaudi & Nasrat Fateh Ali Khan, Dub Qawwali (Six Degrees)

4) Stephen Marley, Mind Control (Tuff Gong/Universal)

5) Pacha Massive, All Good Things (Nacional)

6) William Parker, Corn Meal Dance (Aum Fidelity)

7) Matthew Shipp, Piano Vortex (Thirsty Ear)

8) Mavis Staples, We'll Never Turn Back (Anti-)

9) Laura Veirs, Saltbreakers (Nonesuch)

10) Wilco, Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)

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