Originally Posted by fenikz
my top 5 albums so far this year
1. My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters and Men
2. Shields - Grizzly Bears
3. Shrines - Purity Ring
4. Babel - Mumford and Sons
5. What We Saw from the Cheap Seats - Regina Spektor
For me, so far I'd have to say Babel is my far and away #1. It's my favorite album that I can think of that came out during my lifetime, if I'm being perfectly honest. But Mumford's style of music is right in my Wheelhouse of my favorite music, so I am geared more toward that anyway. Having said that, This album may just be the best thing that's been released in my lifetime, lol. After that it gets uneasy for me. If I had to put out a top 10 so far, IMO, it'd be something like.
1. Babel (Mumford)
?. My Head is an Animal (OMAM)
?. The Lumineers (The Lumineers)
?. El Camino (The Black Keys)
?. Blunderbuss (Jack White)
?. Uncgaed (Zac Brown Band)
?. The Sheepdogs (The Sheepdogs)
?. Here (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes)
?. The Lion The Beast The Beat (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
?. Big Moon Ritual (Chris Robinson Brotherhood)
I feel like I missed something, so I might come back and edit it then, but my personal favorites of the year so far look something like this.
I haven't gotten a chance to listen to Shields yet, fenikz, at least not the whole way through, but I do like what I hear a lot, its not exactly what I was expecting, which might be a better thing. Give me a few weeks and I might have to make room for it on this list.