We're proud to present to you the first of our three part Year End List Orgstravaganza. Today we bring you the picks from our staff reviewers. You can find them below:

Each of these upstanding individuals has volunteered a significant portion of their time to the site this year and we can't thank them enough.

We also welcome back our alumni editor Scott Heisel to get his picks. Scott was a major contributor to Punknews in its formative years and now works for Alternative Press. You can see his list here.

Next week we'll have lists from each member of the Punknews editorial team, a summary list tallied from all the writers and editors' picks, and most importantly the community list built from your album ratings over the past year.