This year, I was trying to narrow down my top ten and they just kept changing. I listen to too many types of music, and have too many musical moods for one list. So I made two top tens.
I didn’t include music with this list as I figure we’ve posted links to lots of these albums over the year and Shaun and Kris will likely overlap, so instead here’s just one great song that you can listen to while reading.
First, the electronica, hip-hop and noise type category.
10. Mount Kimbie- Crooks and Lovers
9. Hot Chip- One life stand
8. Kid Cudi- Man on the mood 2: the legend of Mr. Ranger
7. Sleighbells- Treats
6. Caribou- Swim
5. Kanye- My beautiful dark twisted fantasy
4. Baths- Cerulean
3. Bonobo- Black Sands
2. Fourtet- There is love in you
1. LCD sound system- This is happening
And the second list: top ten rock, folk and pop albums.
10. Bombay bicycle club- Flaws
9. Deerhunter- Halycon Digest
8. Vampire Weekend- Contra
7. Broken Bells- Broken Bells
6. Black Keys- Brothers
5. Beach House- Teen Dream
4. Diamond Rings- Special Affections
3. The National- High Violet
2. Yeasayer- Odd Blood
1. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs
Fitz and the tantrums- Picking up the Pieces
Yukon Blonde- Yukon Blonde
Jakob Dylan- Women + Country
I also want to include a few albums I missed last year that I have listened to a lot this year…
The Antlers- Hospice
Miike Snow- Animal