This isn’t a “Best Of” list. I’m not trying to make any objective list of the finest albums of the year. This is my personal favorites list. These are the albums I kept finding myself coming back to this year.
- The Decemberists The King is Dead
- War on Drugs Slave Ambient
- Megafaun Megafaun
- Wye Oak Civillian
- Real Estate Days
- Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
- Mount Moriah Mount Moriah
- Future Islands On the Water
- Weekend Red (EP)
- Bon Iver Bon Iver
I probably should have made this list a top 15 or 20, or ever 25. So many great albums I’m leaving off, including release from Radiohead, Okkerville River, Beirut, Wilco, J Mascis, Dodos, Rosebuds, Dreamers of the Ghetto, Thee Oh Sees, Girls, Phil Cook’s Feat, My Morning Jacket, and a bunch of others.