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5th Gear, Brad Paisley (Arista)

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

Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird (Fat Possum)

Autumn of the Seraphs, Pinback (Touch and Go)

Crunk Hits, Vol. 4, Various Artists (TVT)

Curtis, 50 Cent (Aftermath)

Double Up, R. Kelly (Jive)

Drums and Guns, Low (Sub Pop)

Everybody, the Sea and Cake (Thrill Jockey)

Good Bad Not Evil, Black Lips (Vice)

It’s a Bit Complicated, Art Brut (Downtown)

Mapmaker, Parts and Labor (Jagjaguwar)

Myths of the Near Future, Klaxons (Geffen/Polydor)

New Wave, Against Me! (Sire)

Playtime Is Over, Wiley (Ninja Tune)

Sirens of the Ditch, Jason Isbell (New West)

The Stage Names, Okkervil River (Jagjaguwar)

Tones of Town, Field Music (Memphis Industries)

Two Sevens Clash: The 30th Anniversary Edition, Culture (Shanachie)

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