For me it's...
- Vidna Obmana: An Opera for Four Fusions Works (Act 3, Reflection on Scale). All four volumes have their merits, but I love the intentional static on this disc; I miss the pops and scratches of vinyl, and this, in addition to being interesting, sparse, well-constructed music, sounds oddly nostalgic as well.
- Mathias Grassow: Himalaya
- Mathias Grassow: Morpheus. I love Mathias's music and I never tire of it. Some might say it's one note droning on forever, but there are layers of music here and I feel after years of listening to these releases that there is so much yet to hear in them.
- Saul Stokes: Fields. This is the only release from Saul that I'm familiar with, though I've been told to check out others. Ambient? IDM? Something like that.
- Sigur Ros: Hvarf-Heim. 'New' release from Sigur Ros, half studio, half live performances. The studio tracks are apparently rerecordings of older tracks and the live tracks are acoustic performances which rival their studio counterparts. It might be old stuff, but it's new all over again. If you like them and haven't heard this album, don't write it off as a rehashing.
- Radiohead: In Rainbows. Better than 'Hail to the Thief', more song-oriented than 'Kid A' and 'Amnesiac', I think this is a great record.
- Bill Laswell: Dub Chamber 3. Like the title says, it's dub. Bill Laswell rarely does wrong as far as I'm concerned. This is a mellow dub album.
- Trentemøller: The Last Resort. Electronic music, sometimes driving beats, but well-conceived and composed. Sample the tracks on iTunes if you can - I think this is one of the best electronic music albums ever. Really.