The list author says: "This year has really been a lackluster year for really strong music in our industry. Yet, there were some surprising standouts for good albums. No 5 Star albums this year, but some good results though, and some surprises. This being Part 1 of the list delivers some surprises, and a few good albums & downloads that were worth the money to say this was 2010."
"Album Of The Year: It was a pretty tough year and a tough road back for Toni Braxton. But her latest effort Pulse really was the surprise winner. Despite a second bankruptcy, and health problems among other things. She still delivered a striking record that was worthy of a great return. It doesn't feel like yesterday with Toni around."
"Best Female Album (tie): With last year's I Look To You getting my album of the year win for Whitney, she also pulled out a great return to even her beginnings with the re-release of landmark debut. If you haven't bought it, than get this classic re-release."
"Best Male Album (tie): When I heard Paul deliver a great live album, he really brought out his A-game. Hey Jude to My Love & Sing The Changes, every one of Paul's hats are here in a great performance."
"Best Re-release: To celebrate what made Whitney Houston definitive from the beginning for her 25th anniversary is right here. Her debut album is still just as distinctive as 1985 was for her. Every song really sounds great again."
"Best Video Game Soundtrack (tie): Green Day took a great take of their music for anyone whom has felt they were bigger than American Idiot's. It is a great Rock Band take from their 21st Century Breakdown."
"Tragedy of The Year: The Death Of Teddy Pendergrass. From a nearly fatal car accident which left him unable to walk or move his body to his tragic death from cancer earlier this year, Teddy was a old school soul of a gem. So in his loving memory turn out those lights, and ligth a candle for his soul."
"Flop Of The Year: Miley Cyrus really lost her drive here. Miley proved too hard that she couldn't be tamed, and the fans just walked away. I think Miley needs to think harder, before she finds herself and finds her fans again that really own her heart."