Dinosaur, Jr., Farm (Jagjaguwar Records, 2-LP, includes free mp3 download of album). Like most Dino Jr albums, beautiful riffs rise from the din, just more so on this album. Also wins the prize for the worst album cover of the year. I can't imagine anyone thinking it's a good cover, even when stoned.
God Help the Girl, God Help the Girl (Matador Records). Precious x 10.
[Ed.-The Love Is All album is disqualified from this list because it was released in late 2008. However, the video of the Unabomber's hand-puppet show with Osama bin Laden laughing and dancing in the background is too brilliant to take down.]