I've also decided on my favorite three albums of the year.
Kerli—Love Is Dead
OneRepublic—Dreaming Out Loud
It's tough to pick one out of those, and all three are the sort of album that I want to restart as soon as it ends, but I have to give it to Dive Deep by Morcheeba. It's soothing without being boring, varied enough, and there's not a bad song on the disc.
Interestingly enough, all three of those are the first CD I've bought by each artist, and two of them are debuts. I strongly recommend all three.