The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse
**Best Anytime Album** Probably my fallback album of the year. Although I classify it as indie rock, it touches on more psychedelic tones in the instruments, while taking cues from oldies pop in the vocals. Every track feels epic as it shifts through musical and temperamental phases, but my favorites are probably the opening “Disaster,” the haunting “For Agent 13,” and the catchy “Devastation.” Not to be missed. Oh, Canada!
**Sexiest Album** The sophomore album from dubstep pioneer Burial, Untrueis a masterpiece of laid-back beats layered with haunting melodies. Although perhaps not as brilliant as his 2006 debut, it can still hold it’s own riding the fence between ambient and dance electronica. Add this to some sultry candlelight, and I guarantee you will get some action. My track picks: “Near Dark,” “Untrue,” and “Archangel.”