we discussed it, but if they've heard them to this point, i'd say it counts. Plus, seeing some of those records on these lists has definitely pushed me to preorder a few (SYG especially).
Really good picks. I'm kinda surprised that nobody has listed Japandroids there, though. Have you listened to them? Not that it's better than anything in your list, but Post-Nothing is one of the most impressive records I've heard this year.
I'm actually doing a review of them right now.