Like I just said in the other thread, I think it's going to be Springsteen. Wandered away from it for awhile, but I don't think I'd feel quite right about having anything else at the top. My first listen to that record was one of those that I'll never forgot. Top three will be rounded out by Gaslight and The Killers probably.
Fuck man I dunno. This year is really tough. Last year, I knew it was gonna be Bon Iver from probably the third time I listened to that record on. The year before it was either Titus Andronicus or Kanye, very close call (I went with Kanye, but I regret that now). This year though...I feel like I could give it to Japandroids, Bruce, Titus, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, or hell maybe even Tame Impala. I don't have a clear-cut, top-of-the-pack favorite, and that bugs the shit out of me.
But yeah, I'm a goddamned sucker for anything remotely Replacements-like, so that points heavily towards Japandroids...or Titus haha.