A bit late this year but carrying on tradition, I've compiled my favourite albums into a 'best of the year' list. In alphabetical order, here they are...

ASM (A State of Mind) – The Jade Amulet (Hip Hop)
Creeper – The Callous Heart (Punk Rock/Pop Punk)
Deceptikon – Presidio (Downtempo/Electronic)
Defeater – Abandoned (Hardcore)
Emile Haynie – We Fall (Pop)
Golden Rules – Golden Ticket (Hip Hop)
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern (Electronic/Dubstep)
Jedi Mind Tricks – The Thief and The Fallen (Hip Hop)
Kognitif – Soul Food (Trip Hop/Abstract Soul)
L'Orange & Kool Keith – Time? Astonishing! (Hip Hop)
Moderator – The World Within (Trip Hop/Downtempo)
Odjbox – Oak Sessions (Electro Swing/Trip Hop)
Richie Branson & Solar Slim – Life After Death Star (Hip Hop)
Rob Dougan – The 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Classical)
Roots Manuva – Bleeds (Hip Hop)
Shahmen – All In The Circle (Hip Hop)
Sigma – Life (Drum & Bass)
Sixfingerz – Endromidae (Downtempo/Electronic)
The Sorcerers – The Sorcerers (Ethio Jazz)
The Wonder Years – No Closer To Heaven (Pop Punk)