Here’s my top picks for the year:

1. Iron & Wine: The Shepherd’s Dog

2. Lewis Taylor: The Lost Album

3. The National: Boxer

4. Rilo Kiley: Under The Blacklight

5. Radiohead: In Rainbows

6. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible

7. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha

8. Mark Ronson: Version

9. Patty Griffin: Children Running Through

10. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Dona Got A Ramblin Mind