Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
Easily my favorite of the year. There are some other songs on this album that might have made this list, but I'm limiting myself to one song per album
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
This song will probably get old, but right now it's a fun, sweet song.
Florence and the Machine - Kiss with a Fist
Apparently this song is not about domestic violence, although it is hard to tell.
Lily Allen - The Fear
Kind of hard to decide which one off of this album to go with. There are several good songs on this album, and rather different than her first album, but they're both pretty good.
Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart
Simple, enjoyable song. Somewhat reminds me of the Mountain Goats, although I think I like this better than anything the Mountain goats put out this year
Metric - Gimmie Sympathy
Metric puts out a lot of good songs, and this is one of them.
Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
There are two types of groups that could have made this song. From the video, it seems that Cage the Elephant is of the lamer type. Still, quite enjoyable.
Swell Season - The Rain
I'm running out of comments, but still, nice song.
Matt and Kim - Daylight
It's such a happy song, and when you look at the video, they're such happy people.
Amadou and Mariam - Sabali
No idea what they are saying, but it sure sounds beautiful.