OK it's a tough call every year, and Brad and Tim have very different lists. So I'm going out on a limb here for the older generation, who still love the 60's, 70's 80's and 90's and that other decade. Of course, I am always 'problematised' by music that I discovered this year and found that it was actually from last year...
"Lost in the Dream" - The War on Drugs - really great, takes me back to to The Silencers. Go for a late night drive and turn it up loud.
"The Merri Soul Sessions" - Paul Kelly - no surprise that his songs can be bluegrass or R'n'B... Turn it up loud and dance with your sweetheart in the lounge.
"Built on Glass" - Chet Faker - Aussie James Blake. excellent. play it when you need to chill or more importantly need other people who have never heard of him to think you're cool and ask, "Is that
"Whispers" - Tina Dico - I love a mournful woman with a guitar. Light the fire. Pour some red wine. Get out your guitar, because you'll be writing sad songs.
"Bad Self Portraits" - Lake Street Drive - young people playing R'n'B. Put in your earbuds. Go to work on the train and see the other people looking at you boogie.
"Invisible Hour" - Joe Henry - I've been a fan for a couple of decades. Possibly his best yet. Sit on the porch. Get out the banjo. Look at the sky.
"The Ambassador" - Gabriel Kahane - I love his music. This is Paul Simon plus Jeff Buckley plus I don't know who. THIS GUY! He's a proper composer. Like Sting, but someone who learned about music properly.
"Eagle Rock Fire" - Joe Purdy - Full moon. Go for a long drive out beyond the city lights. Sit under the stars. Light a campfire. Sip some bourbon.
"Good Light" - Drew Holcomb and the Neighbours - Gosh, he's Harry Nillson married to Ryan Adams. He just gets better and better.
"Migrations of Glass" - Desertshore - Mark Kozelek (aka Sun Kil Moon)'s current band does an instrumental album...
Yes this seems very rootsy. I could have listed other stuff, but this is what I liked...