The AllMusic editors are recapping the year in recordings with well over a dozen posts in which they present their favorites within specific genres and styles. Right now, on the AllMusic Blog, they provide a list of their favorite indie pop and rock releases of 2010. It was the usual bumper crop of great records this year; ranging from the chart-topping grandeur of Arcade Fire to the scrappy craziness of Zach Hill and many, many points in between. Such a big year, in fact, that we had to split the list in two. (Come back tomorrow for the rest of the alphabet.)

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Beach House - Teen Dream
Best Coast - Crazy for You
Betty and the Werewolves - Teatime Favourites
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (II)
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Rush to Relax
Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
Glasser - Ring
Grass Widow - Past Time
Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
Harlem - Hippies
Zach Hill - Face Tat
How to Dress Well - Love Remains
Kisses - The Heart of the Nightlife
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Liars - Sisterworld
The LimiƱanas - The LimiƱanas
LoneLady - Nerve Up
Magic Kids - Memphis
Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
MGMT - Congratulations
Mi Ami - Steal Your Face
The Morning Benders - Big Echo