Not sure if this has been done recently but I just wanted to know what have been your favorite albums so far this year? For me I have discovered some excellent music (and some old music). I thought I might share my favorite so far...
Beach House - Bloom
In one word, beautiful. Writing my dissertation for the last 5 months has been very stressful and if it wasn't for this album I may have not survived. From start to finish it is amazing. I you are looking for some relaxing music look not further.
Friendly Fires - Pala
Sort of a cheat. This album came out in 2011 however I didn't start listening to this band until this year after a friend took me to one of their gigs. This album is a pure summer album. It makes me happy every time I listen.
alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Quite simply one of the best albums I have heard in quite some time. Amazing from start to finish. I wont say anything else other that listen because it truly is so good.
2012 has been good for music so far for me. Other mentions go to Azealia Banks and Passion Pit who haven't released albums so far this year but from what I'v heard they should be good.
I'm always looking for new music so please tell me what albums to listen to :)