That new War on Drugs album is simply amazing, Meredith. I would've totally shared that if you hadn't beaten me to it.
I'm gonna share The Roots' new album "...and then you shoot your cousin". Their recent gig as the house band for Jimmy Fallon's show has given them the financial backing needed to allow them to focus on more artistic pursuits rather than raw sales, so they've recently been putting out more politically conscious records and lyrically deeper concept albums. This newest record is a concept album that depicts several caricatures of people living in the hood. Really cool, but dark stuff.
Edit: Tracks 1, 4, and 7 are not available on Spotify for some reason. Could be a copyright issue or something. Those tracks are all short intros/interludes and not actual songs, so them not being available doesn't really detract from the entire album too much.
There had been lots of good releases this year, but i'm only going to post this one album of a girl from the Netherlands She writes her own music and plays the guitar. Hers songs are amazing and everyone should definitely check out.