Those of you who check in on this blog from time to time won't be surprised at many of the choices here. Several of the folks below made appearances on the Friday Music Day posts. This was a great year for music, particularly music that resurrects some of the great rock styles. The list below has music that recreates the early 60s, the classic 70s, the New Wavy 80s, great Motown, and blistering bluegrass.
On top of it all are the Heartless Bastards. Arrow is just a great classic bar rock album. They can bring the crunch and they can slow it down a little too. This album just fits about any time.