My favorite music of the first half of 2010:
(No particular order)

Cults: 7” single: available here for free.
Dum Dum Girls: I will be
Beach House: Teen Dream
Woods (nu folk): At Echo Lake
The New Pornographers: Together
Otis Gibbs (alt country): Joe Hill’s Ashes
Pascal (swedish rock): Orkanen närmar sig
The National: High Violet
Fang Island: Fang Island