My picks for album of the year...
1. Fever Ray "Fever Ray"- Karin and her eerie electro sound was downright genius (and a bit scary, not going to lie). I'll give her concert of the year as well. Her Webster Hall show was surreal.
2. Phoenix "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix"- The perfect band: Imported, great dressers and great musicians.
Favorite Track: 1901
3. Passion Pit "Manners"- These nerds really had us hooked in 2009 with their catchy songs, like Sleepyhead.
4. Yeah Yeah Yeah's "It's Blitz!"- Heads Will Roll was EPIC. None of us will ever be as cool as Karen O.
Favorite Track: Soft Shock
5. The XX "XX"- Simple, shy, yet elusive. A great, easy listen from start to finish.
Favorite Track: Heart Skipped a Beat
6. Arctic Monkeys "Humbug"- I just had to include them cause I love them too much. Plus, Alex Turner's accent when he sings is too sexy.
Favorite Track: Dangerous Animals
7. Animal Collective "Merriweather Post Pavilion"- This is what an acid trip probably feels like.
Favorite Track: My Girls
8. Dan Auerbach "Keep it Hid"- This guy is a force to be reckon with when it comes to the guitar. Bluesy rock at its finest.
Favorite Track: Heartbroken, In Disrepair