The list author says: "I think of "years" in music as Fall through Spring/Summer more than January through December. First, music belongs to the young, so the school year means more than the calendar year. Second, I enjoy music more in the spring and summer, so I like to pick my favorites and catch up on the year then rather than winter. Here are my albums #1-8 of last fall through this spring (to leave room for a couple more in the fall-through-summer top 10)."
"#7. I expect most best-of lists will rank this higher. (My first guess for #1 non-metal album of 2010 on Glenn McDonald's The War Against Silence.) It's undeniably great stuff, but I prefer the singer's voice one song at a time, not an album-full at a time."