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{Favorite Albums of the Year}


These are my twenty five Favorite Albums of the Year...

Band of Horses - Infinite Arms (Key tracks: "Factory", "Laredo")


Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (Key tracks: "Stranger", "Shadow People")


Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (Key tracks: "Futile Devices", "I Walked")


Julieta Venegas - Otra Cosa (Key tracks: "Amores Platónicos", "Bien o Mal")


Best Coast - Crazy For You (Key tracks: "Crazy For You", "When the Sun Don't Shine")


Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Key tracks: "The Suburbs", "Modern Man")


Wild Nothing - Gemini (Key tracks: "Live in Dreams", "Bored Games")


The Black Keys - Brothers (Key tracks: "Next Girl", "Tighten Up")


Rocky Votolato - True Devotion (Key tracks: "Lucky Clover Coin", "Red River")

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Beach House - Teen Dream (Key tracks: "Silver Soul", "Take Care")

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Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Key tracks: "Devil in a New Dress", "Runaway")


Alex Anwandter - Odisea (Key tracks: "Casa Latina", "Cabros")


Local Natives - Gorilla Manor (Key tracks: "Airplanes", "Sun Hands")


The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang (Key tracks: "American Slang", "The Queen of Lower Chelsea")


Jonsi- Go (Key tracks: "Go Do", "Boy Lilikoi")


Drake Thank Me Later (Key tracks: "Fireworks", "The Resistance")


Perfume Genius - Learning (Key tracks: "Learning", "Mr. Peterson")


Joanna Newsom- Have One On Me (Key tracks: "Easy", "81")

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The Walkmen- Lisbon (Key tracks: "Juveniles", "Angela Surf City")


Tallest Man on Earth- The Wild Hunt (Key track: "Burden of Tomorrow", "Troubles Will Be Gone")


Foals - Total Life Forever (Key tracks: "Blue Blood", "Miami")


Shout Out Louds -Work (Key track: "1999", "Fall Hard")

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El Guincho - Pop Negro (Key tracks: "Bombay", "Ghetto Facil")


Jeremy Messersmith -The Reluctant Graveyard (Key track: "A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard", "Toussaint Grey, First in Life and Death")


Drums of Death - Generation Hexed (Key tracks: "Won't Be Long", "Science & Reason")

Here's thirty five more (damn me for only having one set of ears) noteworthy releases that you should run out and buy, if haven't done so already...

Hot Chip - One Life Stand

The National - High Violet

Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More

Vampire Weekend - Contra

The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

Harlem - Hippies

Darkstar - North

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown

Sade - Soldier of Love

Javiera Mena - Mena

Badly Drawn Boy - It's Not What I Am Thinking

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon

Cotton Jones - Tall Hours in the Glowstream

Wolf People - Tidings

Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP

Scissor Sisters - Night Work

Surfer Blood - Astrocoast

Toro y Moi - Causers of This

Junip - Fields

The Radio Dept - Clinging To A Scheme

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

Stornoway - Beachcomber's Windsill

Villagers - Becoming A Jackal

Atmosphere - To All My Friends, Bloody Makes The Blade Holy

Chromeo - Business Casual

Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard

Manuel Garcia - S/T

Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

Gepe - Audiovision

Josh Ritter - So Runs The World

Audio Bullys - Higher Than The Eiffel

Abe Vigoda - Crush

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