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15 Jan 2012, 00:00 by airfigaroAs the years go on, it's getting more and more difficult to make these lists. I'm finding that I have less time that I can devote solely to devouring albums. Often my music listening time is occupied but other chores, leaving me only a certain percentage of concentration devoted to the music. Also with a subscription to mog.com and a free Spotify account, I have access to way more music. It used to be that I would collect MP3s from blogs, and purchased albums based of these samples. Now I can sample the entire album, and often I listen one album, enjoy it, but never take the time to really get to know it. I know, poor, cry me a river.
So... this list is composed of albums that I spent a lot of time listening to, but also have rated high on rateyoumusic.com. Coming in a little late this year, here are my favorite albums released in 2011:
1.) PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2.) Tune-Yards - w h o k i l l
3.) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
3 Jan 2012, 03:32 by theLchord"Son, you should know that my recommendation is essentially a guarantee" - Ron Swanson
2011 was a fantastic year for music. I can tell because my top 10 list turned into a top 20. Then 25. And in it's final form, a top 30.
My favorite part of this year in music was its spread. On this list, you'll find a lot of electro-pop (DOM,Toro Y Moi, Modern Skirts), and on a similar level, a bunch of dream pop (Starfucker, Craft Spells, Memory Tapes). But 2011 also followed up a lot of what i loved a year ago- Beach Fossils, Real Estate, Male Bonding and Wavves were among the bands that set the tone for me in 2010. Joining the sound of a beach house basement was newcomer Cloud Nothings who had two solid releases, with a third expected in early 2012. And this was all pretty well rounded-out by Yuck, whose self-titled managed to become a best-of 90's indie rock.
Everything that was released in 2010 was pretty much rendered pointless once My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy arrived. …
31 Dec 2011, 09:02 by AlxSavageThese are just my two cents about the things that I loved about 2011.
Top 10 Songs
10.- Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
9.- Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
8.- Circuital - My Morning Jacket
7.- Civilian - Wye Oak
6.- Holocene - Bon Iver
5.- The Bad in Each Other - Feist
4.- Shake It Out - Florence + the Machine
3.- Cruel - St. Vincent
2.- Vomit - Girls
1.- Midnight City - M83
Top 10 Albums
10.- Civillian - Wye Oak
9.- The King Is Dead - The Decemberists
8.- Circuital - My Morning Jacket
27 Dec 2011, 00:19 by aabowmanThis list is simply my top 15 scrobbled albums which were released in 2011. It is not directly a top 15 list of my favorite albums from 2011, but does represent my collective casting-of-votes via scrobbling. The number in parentheses is the number of scrobbles.
I guess it isn't that much of a coincidence,but it just occurred to me that I have seen many of the artists on this list, live this year..... in addition to having tickets to see M83 in April 2012, I have seen the following 5 in 2011: Fleet Foxes, The Rosebuds, Other Lives, Deer Tick, Guards.
1. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (368) http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/5913/4ee765c90387f.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
2. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming (240) http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2159/4eeb0bec7df55.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
3. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low (205) http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1927/4ee71c4ce0788.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
19 Dec 2011, 16:07 by jacobdope1. The Horrors - Skying
2. Destroyer - Kaputt
3. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
4. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
5. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
6. Real Estate - Days
7. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
8. Cat’s eyes - Cat’s Eyes
9. L-Vis 1990 - Neon Dreams
10. Wilco - The Whole Love
11. Katy B - On a Mission
19 Dec 2011, 08:53 by readaryanThis is not a ranked list, just a random order. I enjoyed listening to all these albums. I've tried to put the genres next to Albums where possible, if you decide to give them a listen. Direct link to the albums is in blue, along with youtube previews at the bottom.
1. White Denim - D (D) psychedelic rock, experimental, dub, blues
The jam on 'at the farm' is brilliant. They are topping my list for must see in 2012.
2. Moby - Destroyed (Destroyed) electronica
Great late night album, talk about hotel insomnia. I describe it as a soundtrack to a movie where someone is about to kill himself.
3. Nero - Welcome reality (Welcome Reality) dubstep, drum & bass, electronica
Just listening to Innocence puts me back into festival mood.
4. Cage the Elephant - Thank you, Happy Birthday (Thank You, Happy Birthday) garage, grunge, alternative rock, punk
5 Dec 2011, 22:17 by IronPenguin1. Metronomy - The English Riviera
2. Housse de Racket - Alesia
3. Justice - Audio. Video. Disco.
4. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
5. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
6. Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
7. Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure
8. Friendly Fires - Pala
9. Penguin Prison - Penguin Prison
10. Strange Talk - Strange Talk
18 Jul 2011, 23:59 by danpeakeIn no particular order...
Hurry Up We're Dreaming
Far From The Maddening Crowds
3 Jun 2011, 17:04 by macasev