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Top 10 Albums of 2011

Here you go, my top 10 albums of 2011.  The top 5 were actually really easy to settle on and went back and forth quite a bit with 6-10, which was somewhat of a surprise.  But no going back now, my picks are official and floating around the world wide web for everyone to scrutinize.  And speaking of scrutiny, I would love some feedback.  Do you agree/disagree with my picks?  What were your favorites this year?  Heck, what were your least favorites?  Leave a comment below and keep the conversation going.

[p.s. see how my final top 10 compared to my favorites back in July]

 

10. Childish Gambino//Camp

Key tracks: Heartbeat. Bonfire. Kids. Backpackers.

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9. Mister Heavenly//Out of Love

Key tracks: Bronx Sniper. Mister Heavenly. Pineapple Girl. Your Girl.

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8. Acid House Kings//Music Sounds Better With You

Key tracks: Are We Lovers Or Are We Friends?. Would You Say Stop?. Under Water. There Is Something Beautiful.

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7. Lykke Li//Wounded Rhymes

Key tracks: Sadness Is A Blessing. I Follow Rivers. Get Some. Youth Knows No Pain.

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6. Girls//Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Key tracks: My Ma. Honey Bunny. Alex. Vomit.

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5. The Antlers//Burst Apart

Key tracks: No Widows. Putting The Dog To Sleep. French Exit. Rolled Together.

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4. Youth Lagoon//The Year Of Hibernation

Key tracks: Montana. 17. Cannons. Daydream.

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3. Future Islands//On The Water

Key tracks: The Great Fire, Balance, Before the Bridge, Give Us the Wind. Where I Found You.

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2. M83//Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Key tracks: Midnight City. Intro. Raconte-Moi Une Histoire. My Tears Are Becoming a Sea. Year One, One UFO. Claudia Lewis.

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1. Cults//Cults

Key tracks: Abducted. You Know What I Mean. Rave On. Bad Things. Go Outside. Oh My God.

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Favorites Albums of 2011 (So Far)

2011 is more than half-way through and in a mere seven months, a boat-load of fantastic new music has hit the airwaves (we’ve also survived yet another prophesied apocalypse…not too shabby plant earth).

Anyways, I did this last Summer and it was fun to look back and see what albums held up when “Best of” season was full effect.  So without further ado, I’m pleased to present my favorite albums of 2011 (so far) and be sure to check back in on December 15th to see if any of these picks make my Top 10.

(in alphabetical order)

Acid House Kings – Music Sounds Better With You

♫ Are We Lovers or Are We Friends ♫


Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

♫ Blackout ♫


The Antlers – Burst Apart

♫ No Widows ♫


Braids – Native Speaker

♫ Lemonade ♫


Childish Gambino – EP

♫ Freaks and Geeks ♫


Clock Opera – Belongings 7”

♫ Belongings ♫


Cults – Cults

♫ You Know What I Mean ♫


Cut Copy – Zonoscope

♫ Need You Now ♫


Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s A Corporate World

♫ Morning Thought ♫


Diego Garcia – Laura

♫ You Were Never There ♫


The Go! Team – Proof of Youth

♫ T.O.R.N.A.D.O. ♫


Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

♫ Sadness is a Blessing ♫


NewVillager – NewVillager

♫ Rich Doors ♫


Panda Bear – Tomboy

♫ Last Night At The Jetty ♫


The Postelles – The Postelles

♫ White Night ♫


Radiohead – The King of Limbs

♫ Codex ♫


Starfucker – Reptilians

♫ Bury Us Alive ♫

Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines

♫ Car Crash ♫


TennisCape Dory

♫ Marathon ♫


Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchersta

♫ How Can You Luv Me ♫


The Vaccines – What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?

♫ Post Break-Up Sex ♫


The White Panda – Pandamonium

♫ I Want Brooklyn Back ♫

Woods – Sun and Shade

♫ Pushing Onlys ♫