I look forward to this list every year. The Playlist, a movie blog with a deceiving background as a music-in-movies specialty, released their list of the best scores/soundtracks of the year. Some are quite unsurprising ("Drive", "Attack the Block"), while others are delightful, less-than-expected inclusions.
I personally don't think it gets much better than Cliff Martinez's stunning work on "Contagion", and kudos to Steven Soderbergh for allowing his pulsating, monotone electronic work provide the backbone to his chilling disease control procedural.
And I love the inclusion of Alex Turner's (of the Arctic Monkeys) work on "Submarine". Lovely acoustic tunes.