I pick these myself (~Trailer) because with 5 contributors, there'd be no easy way to come to a consensus on best songs, so you'll just have to live with these selections. …Which are pretty damn good by the way. I'm listing 12-30 today, then 1-11 tomorrow. Why? Because I felt that the 11 tunes really stood out as my favorite songs of the year and couldn't narrow it to 10. We do whatever we want around here.
These are in no particular order.
Andrew Combs - Lauralee
Steve Earle - Fixin' to Die
Vagabon - Fear and Force
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - If We Were Vampires
Shinyribs - I Don't Give a Shit
Drew Kennedy - House
Travis Meadows - Sideways