In alphabetical order only:
- Allo Darlin’ . Europe
- Cloud Nothings . Attack On Memory
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor . Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
- Japandroids . Celebration Rock
- Low . C’mon
Perfume Genius . Put Your Back N 2 ItTEEN . In Limbo
- Shearwater . Animal Joy
- Van Etten, Sharon . Tramp
- Walkmen, The . Heaven
- White, Jack . Blunderbuss
Note that I still have to listen to this year’s releases by Lightships (update: meh), A.C. Newman, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Band Of Horses (update: rubbish), Bat For Lashes (update: rubbish), Beach House, Calexico (update: meh), Chromatics (update: meh), The Happy Jawbone Family Band (update: rubbish), Metz (update: meh), Passion Pit (update: rubbish), Grizzly Bear (update: meh),Tallest Man On Earth (update: quite good), Tame Impala (update: meh), TEEN (update: excellent!), Titus Andronicus (update: meh), and Ty Segall, and that I’m still working on Divine Fits (update: meh), Sigur Ros (update: good), and Swans (update: meh).
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