Mirel Wagner's s/t from last year was completely overlooked and it is beautiful. Sad folk.
The Weeknd's trilogy is the first thing that comes to mind because I listened to it today.
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming hasn't lost any steam IMO. I just listened to it today on the way to work.
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
Austra's Feel it Break is the one that's gotten the most rotation for me. Nothing terrifically earth shattering, but really well crafted.
Danny Brown's XXX and Kendrick's Section 80. Ty Segall's Goodbye Bread. Peaking Lights' 936. James Blake's LP.
Bon Iver, M83, Wilco, St Vincent have all kind of diminished a bit in my eyes, but they're all still great albums. I probably just overplayed them to begin with, so they'll come back around.
Nils Frahm - Felt
Willamette - Echo Park
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges
Austra - Feel it Break
these are the ones I still return to often
Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon
This is a country/folk band out of Durham, North Carolina. Vocals remind me of Tallest Man on Earth, and the instrumentation is just so rich. I am so deeply in love with this record and I hope these guys get big, they sure deserve it.
Also the mix/mastering is excellent. Lots of space and very clean.