Both series are cool, but Im more addicted to the Fabric Live series which are different than the Fabric ones. Fabric is more to house,techno,electro, a 4/4 straight beat pattern. Fabriclive ones are more oriented to breaks/drum and bass, great! Ive not heard many Kicks albums but my list of favorites is:
DJ Kicks: Kruder and Drofmeister, Thievery Corporation, Nightmares on Wax, Four tet
Fabric 01 : Craig Richards
Fabric 07 : Hipp-E And Halo
Fabric 08 : Radioactive Man
Fabric 13 : Michael Mayer
Fabric 15 : Tyrant
Fabric 17 : Akufen
Fabric 19 - Andrew Weatherall
Fabric 29 : Tiefschwarz
Fabric Live 01 : James Lavelle
Fabric Live 02 : Ali B
Fabric Live 06 : Grooverider
Fabric Live 08 : Plump Djs
Fabric Live 09 : Jacques Lu Cont
Fabric Live 12 : Bugz in the Attic
Fabric Live 16 : Adam Freeland
Fabric Live 18 : Andy C & DJ Hype
Fabric Live 22 : Scratch Perverts
Fabric Live 25 : High Contrast
Fabric Live 26 : The Herbaliser
Fabric Live 28 : Evil Nine
Fabric Live 29 : Cut Copy
Fabric Live 30 : Stanton Warriors
Fabric Live 32 : Tayo
Ellen Allien's Fabric 34 comes out on may, and it will definitely rock!
Fabriclive 29: Cut Copy was one of my favorites albums of last year. I also really like the Diplo disc and I can't wait to get my hands on the Spank Rock disc, which supposedley is a continuation of Diplo's mix.
You left out my favorite one by far:
FabricLive 07:John Peel
where he includes country versions of punk songs like Lust For Life by the Bad Livers and Purty Vacant by The Kingwoods.
I also highly enjoyed the Jacques LuCont one it's got Wordy Rappinghood,Sweet Dreams and Brian Eno's Here Come The Warm Jets on it,along with Royksopp,Mirwais,and the Pixies.