1. Divine Fits—A Thing Called Divine Fits
Best album from a “don’t call them an indie-rock supergroup” supergroup.
2. Cat Power—Sun
Best “don’t call it a comeback” comeback.
3. Father John Misty—Fear Fun
Best reason to quit Fleet Foxes and go it alone.
4. Will Johnson—Scorpion
Best reason to seclude yourself in a cabin and wait out the winter.
5. Grizzly Bear—Shields
Best album from an animal-related band.
6. The Walkmen—Heaven
Best contemplative album from a formerly raucous band.
7. Tame Impala—Lonerism
Best example of 21st century psychedelia, part one.
8. Melody’s Echo Chamber—Melody’s Echo Chamber
Best example of 21st century psychedelia, part two.
9. The Young—Dub Egg
Best Neil Young & Crazy Horse album not by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
10. Mind Spiders—Meltdown
Best punk album with a keyboard as its lead instrument.