- James Blunt: Some Kind of Trouble
- The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
- Science & Faith: The Script
- Pearl Jam: Live on Ten Legs
- The Jayhawks: Tomorrow the Green Grass
A few solid releases from Cage the Elephant, Cake and Steel Magnolia last week, next week's releases from Iron & Wine, Amos Lee and Cold War Kids, and January 2011 will make up a good chunk of what will turn into the best music of 2011.
Maybe I'll get around to writing up a list of my favorite new albums of 2010 before the first month of 2011 is over. If not, there's always next year. That's the beauty of the music industry. It continues to release new music and you can bet if it is the third day of the week, it's new music Tuesday.