Albums Of 2011
We’ve already brought you our songs of the year and Texas albums of the year, so now it’s time for the much anticipated albums of the year list. I’m sure many of you will notice some big names off the list and you will be ready to plead your case about why we are wrong. We’ll hear ya out… Feel free to drop us a comment with your own list or just to debate with us. Follow the jump for list.
50) The New Tigers – s/t
49) Secret Cities – Strange Hearts
48) AM & Shawn Lee – Celestial Electric
47) Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing
46) Blue Skies for Black Hearts – Embracing the Modern Age
45) Geoffrey O’ Connor – Vanity is Forever
44) Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
43) Destroyer – Kaputt
42) Obits – Moody, Standard and Poor
41) The Rosebuds – Loud Planes Fly Low
40) Tim Cohen – Magic Trick
39) Bad Sports – Kings of the Weekend
38) Chelsea Wolfe – Apokalypsis
37) Chad Van Gaalen – Diaper Island
36) Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
35) Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion
34) Cold Cave – Cherish the Light Years
33) Devon Williams – Euphoria
32) Okkervil River – I Am Very Far
31) Sonny and the Sunsets – Hit After Hit
30) Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
29) Wax Idols – No Future
28) Grooms – Prom
27) Cut Off Your Hands – Hollow
26) The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient
25) Ducktails – Ducktails III
24) Papercuts – Fading Parade
23) Atlas Sound – Parallax
22) Mind Spiders – s/t
21) Craft Spells – Idle Labor
20) Yuck – s/t
19) The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
18) Comet Gain – Howl of the Lonely Crowd
17) The Drums – Portamento
16) Snowmine – Laminate Pet Animal
15) King Creosote and Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
14) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
13) Girls Names – Dead to Me
12) Light for Fire – s/t
11) Other Lives – Tamer Animals
10) Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
9) Iceage – New Brigade
8 The Antlers – Burst Apart
7) Seapony – Go With Me
6) Pure X – Pleasure
5) Cloud Nothings – s/t
4) Real Estate – Days
3) Gold Leaves – The Ornament
2) The Twerps – s/t
1) Wye Oak – Civilian
So that’s it ladies and gents, we are officially putting an end to 2011. What do you like and what do you not like? Let’s hear it.
Still pissed about not having Cut Copy in the Top 50. But whatever…
Don’t be mad B. It’s just a silly little list. Of opinions, not facts.
Now I have something to do over the holidays. Lots here to discover. Thanks.
No Gem Club? Very disappointing!
Gem Club was up there, but you gotta keep in mind that we have 3(sometimes 4) people to please, so things get squeezed out. Sorry to let you down. It’d probably make a top 100.
OK, not mad, just disappointed. Would you at least give it 51st? Tips.
AM and Shawn Lee– best album of the year!! yes!
WZRD will be number 1 in 2012
Nice list guys. For a contributor, I’m ashamed to say there’s a ton here I have never even heard of. Regardless, I have a few on my personal annual spin list to add:
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – s/t
Apparat – The Devil’s Walk
City and Colour – Little Hell
Peter Broderick – Music for Confluence
Son Lux – We Are Rising
Good call on Civilian at #1. Jenn has that certain, um… je ne sais quoi.
nice to see a list not loaded with the expected P-fork endorsed discs.
Yeah. We’re not trying to be huge, but we’re definitely in love with things of our own liking, not just what we’re supposed to like. Thanks for the kind words.
SO much better than pitchfork’s. THANK YOU, best list yet!
son lux woulda been cool
My (humble) best of 2011: