Three prominent Top 10 album lists released

The Loaf music staff, Snider and Tatangelo, will be issuing our Top 10 albums of the year later this month, but the ball is already rolling. Here are the year-end best-of lists from Time, New York and England's The Guardian. Click on the name of each mag and it'll take you directly to their survey.

Time

1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

2. TV On The Radio, Dear Science

3. Metallica, Death Magnetic

4. Girl Talk, Feed The Animals

5. Vampire Weekend

6. Kanye West, 808s And Heartbreak

7. Santogold

8. Portishead, Third

9. Lucinda Williams, Little Honey

10. Duffy, Rockferry

New York

1. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

2. TV On The Radio, Dear Science

3. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago

4. Portishead, Third

5. Hercules & Love Affair

6. Santogold

7. Fleet Foxes

8. Erykah Badu, New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War

9. Beck, Modern Guilt

10. Vampire Weekend

Guardian

1. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago

2. Amadou and Mariam, Welcome To Mali

3. Elbow, The Seldom Seen Kid

4. Glasvegas

5. Kings Of Leon, Only By The Night

6. MGMT, Oracular Spectacular

7. Vampire Weekend

8. Kanye West, 808s And Heartbreak

9. Portishead, Third

10. TV On The Radio, Dear Science