Looking through this list again I’ve realized how few new artists there are on it as compared to years past. For whatever reason, I didn’t have the energy to listen to a lot of new music this year so I stuck with new albums from artists I already knew. Maybe next year that will change.
10. Wye Oak – Civilian
9. Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
8. Okkervil River – I Am Very Far
7. Beirut – Rip Tide
6. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
5. Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest
3. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
2. Real Estate – Days
1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
- The Head and the Heart – S/T.
- J.Mascis – Several Shades of Why.
- The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient.