Seems like 2012 is going to go down as a fantastic year for new music getting heard. Not just any kind of music (but every kind) but good music. Stuff that matters. Here's a brief rundown of the standouts, off the top of my head.
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
This is what the year started with .. and things only got better. ...
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
... more to come.