Originally Posted by RichRed
"Sigh No More" was easily my favorite too. Rounding out my top three are "Contra" by Vampire Weekend and "Astro Coast" by Surfer Blood.
And I know it doesn't count since it came out in 2009, but I only discovered it in '10: "I and Love and You" by the Avett Brothers is outstanding.
I also really like the band Girls - only just found out about them.
Same here with the Avett Brothers album. I spent all summer with it. I guess I first heard the material on Austin City Limits, which I think was late last year, but the album was a 2010 experience for me. I'm an old guy who's just discovering how much great music's still being made.
I've bought more new albums this year than I have in some time, and there's still music out there I want to get, such as the Phoenix ans the National lps.