*Super tight runner up: Washed Out- Within & Without
10. Pure Bathing Culture - MOON TIDES
dreamy :: smooth :: atmospheric
9. Caroline Smith- HALF ABOUT BEING A WOMAN
sultry:: everything you loved about TLC:: sophisticated
best heard live :: decent offering from an incredible band :: damn good indie rock
7. Daft Punk- RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES
addictive :: booty shakin goodness :: electro-retro
pure summer :: clam bake soundtrack :: SO them.
lemonade and bare feet :: Americana :: A different time and place
6. 3-way tie: Arctic Monkeys- AM
funky :: sexy :: totally black keys
3. Local Natives- HUMMINGBIRD
incredible :: One too many downers tho :: anguished?
2. Flaming Lips- THE TERROR
dark :: epic :: very surprising
And the # 1. Arcade Fire- REFLEKTOR
super intelligent :: best highs and lows :: dance-y
I have to say- even though Local Natives, Foals and Flaming Lips did not take the number one spot, we saw each in concert and I was BLOWN away by all three. Local Natives, just damn good performers... Flaming Lips- holy crap what a concert.... and Foals, WOW. I feel kinda bad but I still had to give it to Arcade Fire though, since Reflektor was just a *flawless* album, in my opinion. So, there you have it! Check out the 2012 list here!