List is alphabetical.
Backyard Tire Fire - Good To Be - Kelsey Street Records
Black Mountain - Wilderness Heart - Jagjaguwar
Luke Doucet & The White Falcon - Steel City Trawler - Six Shooter Records
Dungen - Skit I Allt - Kemado
Foals - Total Life Forever - Sub Pop
The Hold Steady - Heaven Is Whenever - Vagrant
Tom Jones - Praise & Blame - Lost Highway
Midlake - The Courage of Others - Bella Union
Whitey Morgan & the 78's - Whitey Morgan & the 78's - Bloodshot
The National - High Violet - 4AD
So it's pretty hard picking ten albums. There's lots of great songs out there, but that doesn't make the whole album great. So these are the ten albums I came up with that I find myself going back to the most often and see myself listening too for some time to come. There were a couple honorable mentions that I left off, mainly due to the fact that they are some of my favorite bands and could not be as subjective about them, including Old 97's, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Drive-By Truckers, and Pat Metheny.