1. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand:
I didn't really know what to expect from this album when it came out. It seemed like a really odd couple, but I was immediately drawn into it. After a few listens it only kept getting better. The pairing of the two is truly magical. It would definitely be my top recommendation for this year.
Track to check out: Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us
2. Dragonette - Galore:
This is really one of the best dance-pop albums to come out in a long time. It wasn't something that I immedietly loved, it had to grow on me and I didn't listen to it for awhile. It was only after I decided to give it another try that I ended up falling in love with it.
Track to check out: I Get Around
3. Sara Bareilles - Little Voice:
I know she's kind of been one of the breakouts this year and I have to agree with everyone else this time. I discovered her when Love Song was the free track of the week on iTunes. …