This band came out of nowhere and surprised me in the best way possible. Their pop is so enjoyable, sweet, and thoughtful. This band is (cliche word coming folks) magical.
Mumford & Sons
These English folk rockers are such a great new band. Great things are happening for them now and I believe they are a band that will last a long time. They really have a unique sound. Marcus Mumford sings with such raw emotion. Their album came out early in the year and has been playing all year long for me.
Y La Bamba
Frank (Just Frank)
Band of Horses – Infinite Arms
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame
Shad – TSOL
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
The National- High Violet
Mumford & Sons- Sigh No More
The Tallest Man On Earth- Wild Hunt
The Hold Steady- Heaven Is Whenever
Shearwater- The Golden Archipelago
Broken Social Scene- Forgiveness Rock Record
Band of Horses- Infinite Arms
Blitzen Trapper- Destroyer of the Void, Josh Ritter- So Runs the World Away, Sam Amidon- I See The Sign, The Black Keys- Brothers, The Dead Weather- Sea of Cowards, She & Him- Volume Two, The New Pornographers-Together, Mimicking Birds- Self Titled, Joanna Newsome- Have One On Me, The Radio Dept.- Clinging To A Scheme.
Here are some tracks from some of the best albums of 2010: http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/playlist/Best+of+2010+So+Far/30448083