Sunday, December 25, 2011

Favorite Albums Of 2011

Here we go. After listening to hundreds of albums over the last twelve months, I've composed a list of my Favorite Albums Of 2011. Please feel free to leave any comments/thoughts, or albums I might have overlooked. Happy Holidays everyone.

50. Tapes 'n Tapes - Outside [Ibid]
49. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake [Vagrant]
48. Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island [Sub Pop]
47. The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Still [Absentee]
46. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar [Atlantic]
45. Young Man - Ideas Of Distance [Frenchkiss]
44. The Low Anthem - Smart Flesh [Nonesuch]
43. Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some [StarTime International]
42. Cass McCombs - Wit's End [Domino]
41. Milagres - Glowing Mouth [Kill Rock Stars]
40. Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour [Sub Pop]
39. Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder [Tri Angle]
38. The Drums - Portamento [Frenchkiss]
37. The Strokes - Angles [RCA]
36. Cut Copy - Zonoscope [Modular]
35. White Denim - D [Downtown]
34. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming [Mute]
33. A.A. Bondy - Believers [Fat Possum]
32. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes [Atlantic/LL Recordings]
31. Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys [Atlantic]
30. Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me [Nonesuch]
29. Luke Temple - Don't Act Like You Don't Care [Western Vinyl]
28. Givers - In Light [Glassnote]
27. Cults - Cults [In The Name Of/Columbia]
26. Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind Of Fix [Island]
25. The Kills - Blood Pressures [Domino]
24. tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L [4AD]
23. Low - C'mon [Sub Pop]
22. Braids - Native Speaker [Kanine]
21. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys! [Fiction/Downtown]
20. Lia Ices - Grown Unknown [Jagjaguwar]
19. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues [Sub Pop]
18. Wye Oak - Civilian [Merge]
17. Tom Vek - Leisure Seizure [Downtown/Coop/Island]
16. TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light [Interscope]
15. Feist - Metals [Cherrytree/Interscope]
14. Real Estate - Days [Domino]
13. Youth Lagoon - The Year Of Hibernation [Fat Possum]
12. Panda Bear - Tomboy [Paw Tracks]
11. Radiohead - The King Of Limbs [TBD/Ticker Tape]

10. Foster The People - Torches [Columbia]

09. The Dodos - No Color [Frenchkiss]

08. James Vincent McMorrow - Early In The Morning [Vagrant]

07. Other Lives - Tamer Animals [TBD]

06. Washed Out - Within And Without [Sub Pop]

05. The Elected - Bury Me In My Ring [Vagrant]

04. Peter Wolf Crier - Garden Of Arms [Jagjaguwar]

03. The Black Keys - El Camino [Nonesuch]

02. Son Lux - We Are Rising [Anticon]

01. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On [Arts & Crafts]

Honorable Mention (in no particular order)

Atlas Sound - Parallax [4AD]
Beirut - The Rip Tide [Pompeii]
British Sea Power - Valhalla Dancehall [Rough Trade]
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto [Capitol]
David Bazan - Strange Negotiations [Barsuk]
Destroyer - Kaputt [Merge]
Explosions In The Sky - Take Care, Take Care, Take Care [Temporary Residence]
Fionn Regan - 100 Acres Of Sycamore [Heavenly]
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther]
Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer / Dream Loss [Yellowelectric]
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo [Matador]
Liam Finn - Fomo [Yep Roc]
Marissa Nadler - Marissa Nadler [Box of Cedar]
The Middle East - I Want That You Are Always Happy [Missing Piece]
My Morning Jacket - Circuital [ATO]
Papercuts - Fading Empire [Sub Pop]
Rue Royale - Guide To An Escape [Very Fine]
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing [Saddle Creek]
Vetiver - The Errant Charm [Sub Pop]
Wilco - The Whole Love [dBpm]

[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2010
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[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2006
[Count Me Out] Favorite Albums Of 2005

1 comment:

  1. Excellent list. I did like "Dye it Blonde" by Smith Westerns and Yuck's self titled release. I would also add Steven Malkmus and the Jicks' "Mirror Traffic".