Yeah, it'd be welcome in OT.
Anyways, albums of this year?
I think that top one for me is definitely Gnarls Barkley's "St. Elsewhere". It's somehow... different.
I've been listening to a lot of Raconteurs' "Broken boy soilder", it's good though I with Jack White would go back to White Stripes later.
Weird Al is usually not my cup of tea, but I think that this year's "Straight outta lynwood" is rather good.
Oh, and of course, I've been gorging myself on Thom Yorke's "The eraser".
I was also more than happy that Ray Davies released his first solo album "Other people's lives" and that it's actually good, save for a bit too 90ies sound.
You probably haven't heard of him, but Darko Rundek has an excellent album issued this year.