Ok, the top 10 songs thread is here http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4270324 and I've been sorta fearing this thread for a while but here's my top 10 favourite (not best, not reflective of anything but my personal choice) albums in no particular order...
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
The National - Boxer
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
Panic at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Deftones - White Pony
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Cat Power - You Are Free
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Justice - †
(not sure how I managed to do that without putting in any m83, Phoenix, The Kills, PJ Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Sparklehorse.... or Love. Angel. Music. Baby. or Justified?!)
Optional: 5 under-rated albums you loved that you feel not enough people checked out that you'd like to highlight without tokenistically slipping one of them into your top 10...
The Veils - The Runaway Found
Jeniferever - Choose a Bright Morning
Colder - Heat
Q and Not U - No Kill, No Beep Beep
Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia - My Elixir: My Poison
So, what're yours?