Really, really awesome debut EPs you should check out:
Supermelodic Pulp - Astronauts, etc.
Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever - No
My favorite 31 albums of the year:
1. Lonerism - Tame Impala
This is what I imagine the Beatles would sound like in 2012.
2. An Awesome Wave - Alt-J
Most unique and mesmerizing album I listened to this year.
3. Bloom - Beach House
Another flawless album in the vein of Teen Dream. Excellent live show if you get the chance.
4. Gone - Vacationer
Saw them at their first ever headlined show. Such a happy, catchy album. Nicest dudes ever too, looking forward to seeing their audience grow.
5. Mondo - Electric Guest