15. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
Because “Jesus Fever”, “Baby’s Arms” and “In My Time” should be played on classic rock radio till the end of time.
14. Panda Bear – Tomboy
Because Noah Lennox brought us with him to meditate in a European cathedral after Person Pitch‘s beach party.
13. Atlas Sound – Parallax
Because the most prolific man in rock keeps getting more in tune with his inner Michael Stipe.
12. Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Because only these two can make something so inappropriately out of touch with the times so universally entertaining.
11. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
Because Annie Clark makes the grotesque beautiful in her most pop-oriented album yet. And because of this.