Step right up, get your Year-end Lists right here. Here are a few big sites that have released lists so far: NME, Mojo, Rolling Stone and Paste. I'm not sure how Rolling Stone is still around, they gave U2 the top spot and Bruce Springsteen number two.
There are some common choices here too, St. Vincent, War On Drugs, Caribou. At least it's a good way to get some listening ideas but to each his/her own.