10. The Constanitines: Kensington Heights
I never really understood The Cons until I saw them live. This album is full of slow burn tracks that they are totally gonna kill live!
9. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive
A bit of a let down comapred to Boys and Girls of America but if you get the bonus track that I found on my torrent the whole thing turns into a killer album
8. City and Colour: Bring Me Your Love
Someday EMO will be cool and this will be one of the best
albums of that genre. This might be the first decent emo-folk crossover album...but why would anyone care enough to prove me wrong.
7. Wolf Parade: At Mount Zoomer
I'm not sure if I ever gave this album enough time...perhaps over the next few months it will become amazing but for now it is just a decent follow up to "Apologies...". I may have thought more about this band than any other band (except The Beatles) in the last 3 years so my expectations might be exceedingly high. Also the album title and artwork really sucks.
6. Hot Chip: Made In The Dark
Makes me want to dance in the dark! Equal parts fast and slow dance music.
5. Los Campesinos: Hold on Now, Youngster.../We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
This year this band matured in front of my ears. They went from the joyousness of a twee 21 year old to the jaded cynicism of a 22 year old!
4. She and Him: Volume 1
Zoey Dachenel (of Elf fame and sister of "Bones") conqured the indie music world with the help of M Ward. A mix of classics and new classics made this album timeless (when I say timeless I mean it sounds exactly like it was made at a very specific time. So maybe this album is "timeful" but thats not a word). I think my mom might even like it
3. Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell
This band delivered exactly what they promised on their "Lesson In Crime" EP. This album is just full of catchy tunes...hard not to like.
2. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
This album was released in January but it is full of summer songs and survived a full year's worth of hype. It might be an instant classic. Again, Mom might like it too.
1. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: We Brave Bee Stings And All
I already told you what I thought of this...don't make me repeat myself, the internet has only so much space.