As the year progresses I continually re-think and alter my list of favorite albums of the this year. Here is where my list stands at the moment.
1. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
This is my favorite album of theirs so far. Although it brings nothing new to folk music, it's fantastically produced with lush sounds and details.
2. Destroyer - Kaputt
Fantastic album that takes inspiration from old soft rock and smooth jazz. What really makes it for me are the Lyrics and the way Dan Bejar sings.
3.PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
One of my favorite albums from PJ Harvey. She takes less of rock approach this time around than in her previous albums and creates some great music with the use of an autoharp.
4. Tune Yards - W H O K I L L
My favorite Art Rock album to come out so far this year. Far outdoes their first Album in my opinion.
5. James Blake - James Blake
Although I'm not a fan of your typical dubstep, Minimal Dubstep seems to be right up my ally. I listened to this album about 10 times in the first week of its release.