What's been the best CD released this year?
It seems the consensus pick, at least among music magazines and newspapers, is "Dear Science" by TV on the Radio.
Another popular choice has been "Fleet Foxes" by Fleet Foxes (Pitchfork Media, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, NME, etc.).
Pitchfork is considered the Bible of independent music, so their choice carries a lot of weight within the music industry. Consequently, expect more accolades for this Seattle folk-rock quintet in the coming weeks.
My choice? "Stay Positive" by The Hold Steady.
The classic rockers from Brooklyn just keep getting better. Although "Stay Positive" made most top 10 lists, it didn't seem top reach No. 1 on any of them. Now it has.
Click here to listen to "Halfway Home" by TV on the Radio.
Click here to listen to "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes.
Click here to listen to "Sequestered in Memphis" by The Hold Steady.