I love this time of year because all of the year-end favorite music lists come out and I always discover a lot of great albums that hadn't made it onto my radar. The list put out by Other Music in NYC is one of my favorites and always contains lots of obscure picks. There's some overlap here with what will be on my year-end list but also a ton of stuff I've never heard of. I made a playlist of the stuff I could find in Rhapsody from their Rock picks. I'll post versions of their other genre lists later.