Pretty much every time Boston-based Dear Leader releases a new album, one of their songs makes my year end list. This year is no different. 2009's Stay Epic is a more melancholy album, reflecting (I think) the melancholy of a post-Obama election where the realities of governing, and the time and effort required to overcome the inertia of an electorate beaten down by a crappy economy.
It's a slower album, without anything that breaks out quite as much as "Everyone Looks Better in the Dark", but it has some great tunes.
Tops is this one.