Well... I've kinda been doing that with 1517 by The Whitest Boy Alive and Just War off of Dark Night of the Soul. I'll avoid placing an obvious Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors song and go for a record that's gonna end up flying under people's radars this year.
1. Animal Collective - Bluish (buddy)
2. Julie Doiron - Spill Yer Lungs (PassiveTheory)