Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
Very rarely does an album have the air of such an instant classic around it. But this definitely does. Simply works as a collective work of art with beautifully sad arrangements mixed with dark probing lyrics. Pyramids, Lost, Thinking about you, Pink Matter, and Forest Gump are the real standouts.
This whole movement of darker, more disturbing R and B is probably my favorite movement going on in music right now. The Weeknds stuff may be even better. House of Balloons was my album of the year last year.