You could be thinking, isn't a bit early for this? Well, it's a lot easier to write an annual list when you have three or four quarterly lists. What sounds good now might not be remembered in November, after all.
So here goes:
The xx - VCR
Jakob Dylan - Holy Rollers For Love
First Aid Kit - Sailor Song
The Tallest Man on Earth - Burden Of Tomorrow
The album "Wild Hunt" was released last week and there are easily three songs on that album that should be on this list, but I chose this one because I haven't played it on any other site of mine. Expect a review on this LP sooner or later.
Owen Pallet - Oh Heartland, Up Yours
Erykah Badu - Window Seat
The Watson Twins - Modern Man
April Smith & The Great Picture Show - Colors
Scout Niblett - The Calcination of Scout Niblett
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
Laura Veirs - July Flame
Ok, one note about this song. I've been a Laura Veirs fan for years now and finally saw her live last fall. She played a number of songs from the new album (and was offering it for sale, too...) and I wasn't partial to it when I first heard it. But the album grew on me when I heard it on wax. This song wasn't my favorite, but it eventually got stuck in my head and wouldn't leave.
Dr. Dog - Shadow People