Archives For 2011

Top Albums of 2011

December 24, 2011 — 2 Comments

2011 was a fantastic year for new music and it was super diverse, taboot. I always feel that there’s a lot that I’ve missed and for some reason this year I feel that more than most.

I discovered right after putting this list together that the top 20 or so congele as a cohesive favorite. I like them all and listened to them a ton, whereas the top 5 were really special in one way or another. I guess I found them more thought provoking, more inspired, and easier to lean on throughout the year. But anyway…

Here’s my top 25 Albums 0f 2011:

25. Kurt Vile  – Smoke Rings For My Halo

25 - Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

24. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Mirror Traffic

23. Destroyer – Kaputt

23-Destroyer -Kaputt

22. Jay Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne

22- Watch the Throne

21. Cass McCombs – Wit’s End

21 - Cass McCombs - Wit's End

20. The Roots – Undun

20- The Roots- Undun

19. Fucked Up – David Comes to Life

19- Fucked Up -David Comes To Life

18. Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire

19- Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire

17. Iceage- New Brigade

17- Iceage- New Brigade

16. Washed Out – Within and Without

16 -WASHED-OUT-WITHIN-AND-WITHOUT

15. Cloud Nothings – s/t

15 - Cloud-Nothings

14. Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing

14 - RAA - Departing

13.  Wilco- The Whole Love

13 - Wilco - The Whole Love

12. Panda Bear – Tomboy

12 - PANDA-BEAR-TOMBOY

11. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harves

11- Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest

10. The Strokes – Angles

10- the-strokes-angles

9. The Decemberists – The King is Dead

9-The-Decemberists-The-King-Is-Dead

8. Woods – Sun and Shade

8 - Woods -  Sun and Shade

7. Megafaun- s/t

7- MEGAFAUN - Megafaun

6. Real Estate – Days

6- Real Estate - Days

5. Yuck – s/t

5-Yuck - Yuck

4. James Blake – s/t

4 - James Blake - james blake

3. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

3- Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

2. Carter Tanton – Freeclouds

2 - Carter Tanton - Freeclouds

1. The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

1 - The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient

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