- Adele - 19
- British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
- Burial - Untrue
- Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
- Estelle - Shine
- Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
- Neon Neon - Stainless Style
- Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep in the North Sea
- Rachel Unthank & The Winterset - The Bairns
- Radiohead - In Rainbows
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
- The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
If it was up to me, though, I'd hand the award to Elbow. 'The Seldom Seen Kid' is a magnificent epic of an album, made as a tribute to a dear friend of the band, and is in equal parts desperately sad and gloriously joyful.
The winner is announced on September 9th. What do you make of this list? What was missed off? Do you even care?