As of now my favorite is the Besnard Lakes' ...Are the Roaring Night. But I haven't listened to it in a few months, and lots of other good stuff has come out so it could easily be overtaken in the near future.
5/22 - The Cure - Hollywood Bowl
5/31 - Brian Jonestown Massacre - Teragram (?)
6/07 - Chelsea Wolfe - Teragram (?)
6/14 - Silver Apples - Troubadour
6/16 - John Carpenter - Orpheum
Poor options, as I dislike Suburbs and Brothers hasn't grabbed me too much.
The best album of the year is Beach House's Teen Dream. It's not only immediately catchy upon first listen through, it gets better and better upon repeated attention even after more than a few dozen runs since it's release at the beginning of the year.
Great year for music in general with Teen Dream being its apogee imo.
Broken Bells.... im convinced is the best album of 2010.
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
Titus Andronicus' The Monitor is by far my favorite 2010 album. That band doesn't get nearly enough recognition. Mines, Brothers, Suburbs, How I Got Over and Teen Dream are also great albums. Haven't taken a good listen to the new Joanna Newsom album yet, so I'll probably end up getting really into that one too by the end of the year.
Overall, this has been a much better year for music than 2009, imo.
The Replacements - OutKast - The Knife - HAIM - Bonobo - Afghan Whigs - The Glitch Mob - The Cult - Shlohmo - Waxahatchee - Wye Oak
Queens of the Stone Age - Pharrell Williams - Pet Shop Boys - Empire of the Sun - Fatboy Slim - Nas - Kid Cudi - Warpaint - Mogwai - Foxygen - The Dismemberment Plan - Blood Orange
Arcade Fire - Beck - Neutral Milk Hotel - Disclosure - Motorhead - Duck Sauce - Little Dragon - Toy Dolls - Fishbone - Superchunk - Daughter - Surfer Blood
Out of the options, I'd probably say High Violet, but I think Heartland still probably has the prize for me personally. The Suburbs is somewhere in my Top Ten, but I haven't decided where, and This Is Happening just hasn't left enough of a lasting impression on me to really have an opinion just at the minute.