Even though I've heard it's not as good as the first one,I'm expecting/hoping the new Giuda lp will take the prize this year.
Not bought or heard much new this year in general though.
Some good ones I got(although not necessarily "best")
Hard Skin-on the balls/why do birds suddenly appear lp
Dread Sovereign-pray to the devil in man 12"
Active Minds/Satanic Malfunctions-split lp
Jaded Eyes-gods and monsters lp
HDQ-lost in translation lp
Violent Arrest-distorted view lp
Mudhoney-vanishing point lp
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Ripely Pine
Born Ruffians - Birthmarks
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Hospital Ships - Destruction in Yr Soul
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
I'd like to include that Haim album but it's hard to take such musical pastiche seriously. Still have to give the Throwing Muses and Goldfrapp albums a bunch more listens before I figure them out.
Loads of individual tracks though, i'm a gonna throw together a playlist from it all.