Yes, that time has come. The year is drawing to a close, and Murmaider and Hell22 have compiled their respective lists. It gets harder and harder to narrow down the field, but with a lot of deliberation, thought, and tough decisions, here they are. Remember, these are our FAVORITE albums of the year. There is no point in arguing what the "best" album is, seeing as how it is all subjective. These are the ones that we kept going back to, kept putting back in rotation, and just couldn't get away from. Some big bands, some small. All great.