I think British music has been great this year, because 8 of my 10 favourite albums seem to have (so far) been by British artists
Let's count the really, REALLY good ones:
Micachu & the shapes
The Phantom Band
Future of the left
Super Furry Animals
These were good too:
Joe Gideon & the shark
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Aidan Moffat & the Best-Ofs
I suspect Fuck Buttons will sneak in there too if early snippets turn out to be as good as I think.
I don't recall any of these being European / American artists? And if so, that's a pretty decent set of output, wouldn't you agree?