Yes, I know what you're thinking: what this board is crying out for right now is another thread poring over music from the past year. Anyway.
Fang Island have two of them: 2.08 in 'Daisy' surely can't be bettered, but the outro (peaking at 3.45) in 'Sideswiper' is amazing too.
Nicki Minaj's verse on 'Monster' obviously, and maybe when the beat kicks in on 'Runaway'.
That lovely little flute (?) solo bit on Wild Nothing's 'Live In Dreams'.
The 'it's a long life' section of 'Impossible Soul', peaking somewhere around the seventeen minute mark. 17.28 I think.
The last chorus of 'I Didn't See It Coming'.
The cathartic chorus after all the build-up in 'We Used To Wait'.