These are the stand-out albums of the year as far as I'm concerned. I liked Bon Iver and Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes upon first listening, but I've only listened to each two or three times more.
The Black Keys: El Camino
Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring for my Halo
Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise
Radiohead: King of Limbs
The Weeknd: House of Balloons
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake