10. The Tallest Man on Earth - There’s No Leaving Now
Still not convinced this belongs on the list, but I love this guy. Not nearly as great as his previous albums, but still solid.
9.. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m. A. A. d. City
This cover art says it all.
9. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Although this album is somewhat on par with what they've done in the past, I was still really surprised by it.
Mature, self-assured rock. Good stuff.
7. Crystal Castles - III
Perfect example of a genre that I am not completely into, where one band singularly changes my mind.
5. Freelance Whales - Diluvia
This is no sophomore slump. This takes the good points of their first album, and expands everything.
4. Jack White - Blunderbuss
Much like the White Stripes' Get Behind Me Satan, White's first solo effort is surprisingly keyboard dominated. Unexpected, but very welcome.
3. Grizzly Bear - Shields
A natural and expected album in the evolution of this fantastic band. At the height of their talents.
2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
1. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
This kind of rock seems more and more rare each year. Maybe that's why why I was so pulled in by the album. The album couldn't be more aptly titled.
What about you? Did I leave anything out?