For me it was - Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Probably IMO the stand out album of the year. "Underdog" "Where Did All the Love Go?" "Fast Fuse" "Take Aim" "Vlad the Impaler" "Fire" Awesome live. Awesome in CD format. Great packaging as well (on the deluxe version). * Downloads don't count - only albums you bought or stole from shops count.