This time last year, 40 From The Noughties began. Over the course of a month, Just Played examined some of the finer releases from the previous decade. This process provoked a lot of debate and prompted plenty of people to engage a little more with the site. As a result, it seemed logical to offer a more expansive end of year round up this time out and it is this list which commences today. Between now and the new year, you’ll be able to follow the countdown of Just Played’s Top 30 albums of the year, along with various additional round-ups which will look at those bubbling under or released to late to have their full impact. As ever, your feedback is invited and please feel free to disagree vehemently with any (or perhaps all) of this list. 2009’s list can be found with some explanation here or you can quickly skim through it, along with 2008’s list, down the right hand side of this page. Also, if you’d like to look back over the 2010 music covered on Just Played, click here for an index. The first post will appear later today. To keep fully up to date on the countdown, you can either subscribe to the site or follow Just Played on Twitter – @justplayed – so you don’t miss a thing.