In an audacious move to thwart the urge to list the year's best of, here's been the most listened to blog mixtapes of the year by a very country mile - When You Awake is over there on the left in the blogroll, but if you haven't sampled the delights of their previous artist cover compilations try the latest - Merle Haggard Goes Twang, just click the title of the compilation beneath his biog.
btw. 1. Fleet Foxes, 2. Dennis Wilson. Everything else is just noise.