I love Bradford’s voice. It’s so sweet. This album just flows along like a dream and it’s perfect. I’ve never really heard another album like this, and that’s what I really like about it. I really want to see this band live.
Helicopter, Revival, Desire Lines.
14. Crystal Castles (II) - Crystal Castles
This album is great. I feel like I’m far away from my problems when I listen to it. This band is just rad and so is this album. Alice Glass doesn’t give a fuck, and I love her for it.
Celestica, Empathy, Pap Smear.
13. Contra - Vampire Weekend
I’ll admit it, I loved Vampire Weekend’s first album a lot more than I liked Contra. But, I still like Contra a lot. This album is a lot of fun to listen wherever. Sometimes, I don’t know what a song means at all, but I don’t care because it’s awesome.
White Sky, Horchata, Giving Up the Gun.
12. Before Today - Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
When I listen to this album, I feel like I just traveled back in time 40 years. I love music that makes me feel this way. Every song is like a tiny adventure. This is a very well put together album. Some songs make me want to laugh too! In a good way though.
Round and Round, Beverly Kills, Hot Body Rub.
11. The Drums - The Drums
At first, I didn’t really like The Drums. I thought their was something missing from their music. I eventually gave the album a chance, and I fell in love with it. I don’t know, but something about their songs gives me a feeling of nostalgia. I just love the way the music sounds.
It Will All End in Tears, Let’s Go Surfing, Me and the Moon.
10. Up From Below - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
I love everybody in this band. I just want to chill with them. When they’re performing, happiness just radiates from them. The music is amazing. I love music that reminds me of simpler times. I just love this album.
Home, Janglin, 40 Day Dream.
9. Causers of This - Toro y Moi
I love Chaz Bundick. He’s so cute and innocent looking and his music is amazing. From the remixes he does, to this album, I love everything. This is the music I imagine if I wanted a soundtrack to my life. Everything about it just makes me happy and ready to do something.
Talamak, Low Shoulder, Blessa.
8. Manners - Passion Pit
I used to like Passion Pit, but when I saw them live, I truly fell in love with them. That concert was one of the best nights ever. You would think that Passion Pit is only good with upbeat songs, but there’s a lot of slowed down songs that have wonderful messages. The lyrics are beautiful. This album really changed my life.
Little Secrets, Folds in Your Hands, Eyes as Candles.
7. Gorilla Manor - Local Natives
This band is great! I remember listening to Sun Hands for the first time and I was so amazed. I Instantly loved it and put it on repeat. I then listened to the rest of their album and it was equally great. The harmonies are what gets me the most. I love Taylor Rice’s mustache. I hope he never shaves it off. This album makes me really relaxed and makes me want to sing along. I love it.
Wide Eyes, Sun Hands, Who Knows Who Cares.
6. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire never ceases to amaze me. I love every song they do and the way they do them. The whole band just looks so happy and alive and just enjoying what they do. I love everything about this album!
Rococo, Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains), We Used to Wait.
5. Teen Dream - Beach House
Victoria Legrand’s voice is amazing. I’ve never heard anything like it. I love this whole album. I could listen to it over and over again if I could. Every song on this album is so pretty and if I listen to a song over and over again it starts to feel like it isn’t real anymore. I don’t know. I just know that I love this album.
10 Mile Stereo, Zebra, Norway.
4. Tourist History - Two Door Cinema Club
I’m so happy I was introduced to this band. I’ve been listening to it ever since. It’s filled with upbeat, feel good music that makes you just want to party or rock out. Alex Trimble’s voice is so cute and fits the music really well. I’m so happy that they’ve been noticed and getting the recognition for it.
What You Know, Undercover Martyn, Cigarettes in the Theatre.
3. Total Life Forever - Foals
Wow. I’m just amazed by this album. Every song is beautiful. I just love everything about it. It’s a different sound than their last album, but I love it just the same. I love Total Life Forever so much. This band is genius.
Black Gold, Total Life Forever, This Orient.
2. Innerspeaker - Tame Impala
This whole album is just amazing. I love every single song on it. This band is amazing. The music on this album is wonderful. I love the way it makes me feel. I can’t even explain what it makes me feel. When I saw them live, I just got so lost in the music that I was dizzy after the concert. Maybe it was the weed everywhere, but I don’t care. It was so good.
Alter Ego, It Is Not Meant To Be, Solitude is Bliss.
1. Congratulations - MGMT
Maybe I’m a little biased, but I fucking loved this whole album. When it first came out, I was like what the fuck is this? It sounds so different! But I really wanted to like it, so I just listened to the whole thing. After that, I fell in love with it. I can honestly say that I love every single song on that album and I always will. I never get tired of listening to it. It was so amazing live. MGMT can’t do wrong in my eyes. I’m so glad they made this album the way it is. It got rid of the mainstream listeners and it provided amazing music for the people that actually knew more than 3 songs. I jam out to this album with my 10 year old sister who has a dance for every song on it. Thank you MGMT for making this album and for changing the way I look and think about things. I look forward to the new album and hopefully going to another concert!
Siberian Breaks, Brian Eno (my sister’s favorite song), and every other song on the album. Just listen to it if you haven’t already.
Odd Blood - Yeasayer
King of the Beach - Wavves
Crazy For You - Best Coast
Gemini - Wild Nothing
Life of Leisure EP - Washed Out
Psychic Chasms - Neon Indian
Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
Broken Bells - Broken Bells
Shame, Shame - Dr. Dog
Surfing the Void - Klaxons
Memphis - Magic Kids
Big Echo - The Morning Benders
Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
The Orchard - Ra Ra Riot
Treats - Sleigh Bells
Astro Coast - Surfer Blood
Brothers - The Black Keys
Weathervanes - Freelance Whales
False Priest - Of Montreal
It’s a lot of honorable mentions but I really wish there was enough room on the list for them. They’re all great.