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.
9. Mister Heavenly//Out of Love
Key tracks: Bronx Sniper. Mister Heavenly. Pineapple Girl. Your Girl.
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.
7. Lykke Li//Wounded Rhymes
Key tracks: Sadness Is A Blessing. I Follow Rivers. Get Some. Youth Knows No Pain.
6. Girls//Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Key tracks: My Ma. Honey Bunny. Alex. Vomit.
5. The Antlers//Burst Apart
Key tracks: No Widows. Putting The Dog To Sleep. French Exit. Rolled Together.
4. Youth Lagoon//The Year Of Hibernation
Key tracks: Montana. 17. Cannons. Daydream.
3. Future Islands//On The Water
Key tracks: The Great Fire, Balance, Before the Bridge, Give Us the Wind. Where I Found You.
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.
Key tracks: Abducted. You Know What I Mean. Rave On. Bad Things. Go Outside. Oh My God.