10. Songs of Innocence - U2

Under the cloud of misplaced hype, one of the most important bands in the history of rock released one of their most vulnerable and deeply spiritual records. Songs of Innocence may have been born under less than ideal conditions, but to miss this level of artistry would be a shame. Besides, you already have it on your phone. Give it a spin.

9. Lazaretto - Jack White

Jack White returned this year with yet another slice of his wonderfully tweaked blues-based rock…  [more]