10. The Shivers – More
More reads like a series of vignettes with a common theme of love. Or, more specifically, lost love. A musically diverse batch of songs that draws on soul, garage and a little electro-pop, but all with a gritty NYC edge.
9. David Wax Museum – Everything Is Saved
On Everything Is Saved, local favorites David Wax Museum deftly marry influences as diverse as Mexican son jarocho, american folk and klezmer. A deeply personal and joyous record.
8. Wilco – The Whole Love
The Whole Love shows off the band's impressive range - but this is no Wilco-by-numbers genre exercise. The songs push creative limits and show that as the band isn't ready to start coasting yet.
7. Fleet Foxes – Helplessnes Blues
Fleet Foxes' 2008 debut thrust them onto the national spotlight as poster childs for the new wave of folk. Helplessness Blues proves that their success was not a fluke. Rich harmonies and reverby vocals remain, but the lyrics seem a bit more personal.
6. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
The Harrow & The Harvest was a long time coming. 8 years after her last release, Gillian Welch returns with another set of timeless folk songs. It was well worth the wait.