1. Iron & Wine, Woman King (Sub Pop)
2. Low, The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop)
3. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy, Superwolf (Drag City/Caroline)
4. Death Cab for Cutie, John Byrd EP (Barsuk)
5. M. Ward, Transistor Radio (Merge)
6. Mogwai, Government Commissions: BBC Sessions 1996-2003 (Matador)
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7. The Postal Service, We Will Become Silhouettes (Sub Pop)
8. Arcade Fire, Funeral (Merge)
9. Black Mountain, Black Mountain (Jagjaguwar)
10. LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem (Capitol)