My standout tracks are pretty much picked the same way - the songs (not necessarily singles) that I play over and over.
P.O.D. - Murdered Love
Thousand Foot Krutch - The End Is Where We Begin
Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal
Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
Silversun Pickups - Neck Of The Woods
Lamb Of God - Resolution
Demon Hunter - True Defiance
Standout track: "Crucifix".
And now, the top 3...
Becoming The Archetype - I AM
The other metal band I'm still waiting to see Down Under. Grooving heavy metal with harsh growling, beautiful harmonies, intricate melodies and haunting instrumentals.
Standout track: "I AM".
The Classic Crime - Phoenix
I was a Kickstarter backer of this album project, so clearly I'm a fan, but this album was close to my absolute favourite this year. I love the way Matt McDonald works specific Seattle references into their songs.
Standout track: "City Of Orphans".
Third Day - Miracle
Standout track: "I Want To Believe In You".