The Top 10 Albums In Top 10 Lists (All of Which Nobody Paid For)

In this age of dying labels and dwindling resources, it’s with all certainty that when you see a top ten list with any of these albums, the (I use the term loosely) critic has either hounded a record label or publicist for a free copy. And what to do when that fails? Well, you download it for free, you dunce….

Band of Horses
– Cease to Begin
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Animal Collective –  Strawberry Jam
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
Battles – Mirrored
Deerhunter – Cryptograms
Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
M.I.A. – Kala
The National – Boxer
Dirty Projectors – Rise Above

More lists forthcoming. Suggestions are welcome in comments. And no, "go to hell" isn’t a suggestion. That’s advice.