15. The General Store -- Mountain Rescue
So what's so great about this disc that put it above efforts from Gnarls Barkley, Shelby Lynne, Randy Newman and even Coldplay (the four other artists who had the same number of plays)? Simply put, it's a very comfy record. There's nods to the rootsy charm of The Band, the harmonic beauty of those classic Beach Boys singles, all the while balancing singer-songwriter songcraft with studio experimentation a la Buffalo Springfield. In many ways, this should have been The Thrills' follow up to So Much for the City; as it stands, hopefully it's a good sign of more to come.
14. The Roots -- Rising Down