Trombone Shorty -- For True
For True is a very solid follow-up to Trombone Shorty's excellent debut album from 2010, Backatown. Their are a few elements to this sophomore release, most of which seem to have been forced on him by his new major label Universal, that will keep this off my year-end favorite list (i.e. guest appearances by Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz, and a couple packaged attempts at radio singles)....but a very enjoyable album all the same.
Deer Tick -- Divine Providence