I've found it impossible to rank my albums, so I've grouped two lots of 10 albums. One exception to the ranking is Studio Killers and their self-titled debut album. Initially a guilty pleasure it quickly became the stand-out album of the year.
Love Love Love these...
Studio Killers - Studio Killers
Christophe Willem - Love Shot Me Down
The Saturdayss - Living for the Weekend
Ask Embla - Northern Light
Miriam Bryant - Raised in Rain
The Wanted - Word of Mouth
Blue - Roulette
CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
Katy Perry - PRISM
Capital Cities - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery