Ok OK so here is my nominees for the Top Ten Rock(?) discs of the year.
The Hold Steady-"Boys and Girls in America" (Damn, Deep Purple meets Thin Lizzy and Van Morrison with a library card)
Joanna Newsom-"Ys"( A poetic and orchestral masterpiece)
Tom Waits-"Orphans"(I'm still digesting this enormous work)
TV on the Radio- "Return to Cookie Mountain"
Tapes N Tapes-"The Loon"
Neko Case-"Fox Confessor Brings the Flood"(That Voice. Could be the clone of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn)
Vince Gill-"These Days"