Love 'em or hate 'em ... our 2009 Top Tens have arrived.


1. Imogen Heap Ellipse 2. Coalesce OX 3. John Mayer Battle Studies 4. Miike Snow Miike Snow 5. Jay-Z The Blueprint 3 6. Wilco The Album 7. Paper Route Absence 8. Mute Math Armistice 9. Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 10. Mindy Smith Stupid Love

Top Ten "Honorable Mention"

1. Throwdown Deathless 2. Mastodon Crack The Skye 3. Switchfoot Hello Hurricane 4. Metric Fantasies 5. U2 No Line On The Horizon 6. The Boxer Rebellion Union 7. Blacklist Midnight Of The Century 8. I Am X Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction 9. Editors In This Light And On This Evening 10. Hot Leg Red Light Fever


1. White Lies To Lose My Life 2. Bat For Lashes Two Suns 3. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue 4. Metric Fantasies 5. Living Things Habeas Corpus 6. I Am X Kingdom Of Welcome Addiction 7. Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 8. Miike Snow Miike Snow 9. Dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion 10. Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe

Top Ten "Honorable Mention"

1. Doves Kingdom Of Rust 2. Paper Route Absence 3. Temper Trap Conditions 4. Blacklist Midnight Of The Century 5. Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions 6. Editors In This Light And On This Evening 7. Imogen Heap Ellipse 8. Grammatics Grammatics 9. Silversun Pickups Swoon 10. Prodigy Invaders Must Die

Ryan's Top Ten Metal:

1. Throwdown Deathless 2. Bury Your Dead It's Nothing Personal 3. Coalesce OX 4. Mastodon Crack The Skye 5. The Ascendicate To Die As Kings 6. Napalm Death Time Waits For No Slave 7. Karnivool Sound Awake 8. Unholy New Life Behind Closed Eyes 9. Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions 10. Devil Driver Pray For Villains