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Mar 1 2012, 1:17 di youshouldbefreeIt's well into 2012 by now, but for archival purposes, at the very least - my favorite music of 2011:
10. Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde
Begrudgingly on this list - the album is great, but possibly the most off-putting live band I've ever seen.
9. Das Racist - Relax
Even though it wasn't as good as either mixtape (and the best track was from Shut Up, Dude).
8. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
7. Chad VanGaalen - Diaper Island
You wouldn't think it from the title, but actually his most accessible album yet.
6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
5. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Can't believe this isn't closer to the top, but I guess it was a good year.
4. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
One of my favorite discoveries this year - so cool and unique.
3. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
I've said it before: they need to be more popular than they are.
2. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
I got pulled in by the campaign leading up to it, and it totally delivered by making me excited about hardcore again. …
Gen 21 2011, 20:46 di desaparecid0This year I think I listened to more albums than I ever have before. I've tried to actively check out anything I hear about that sounds interesting or that someone tells me about. New genres, new labels, there was some serious innovation.
My biggest music crush of the year ended up being chillwave. Coming out of a year where I was listening to every dubstep single I could find, chillwave provided the perfect music for this past summer. Even now, listening to jj or Washed Out takes me back to roof top parties and 90 degree days.
Here is a list of the albums I liked the most from 2010. I'm sure I missed a bunch of stuff. Subject to change.
1. The Wild Hunt by The Tallest Man on Earth
2. Foxy Shazam by Foxy Shazam
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
4. Marrow of the Spirit by Agalloch
5. Glowing In The Darkest Night/Spilling Over Every Side/Make Up a Changing Mind by Pretty Lights
6. The Suburbs by The Arcade Fire
7. The Monitor by Titus Andronicus
8. n° 3 by jj
Gen 2 2011, 20:32 di happy_archer
Dic 30 2010, 0:11 di mrmocha...because adding "definitive" pisses people off.
Yeah yeah yeah... Vampire Weekend...
Face it, had you not heard 'Holiday' 500+ times on those Honda/Tommy Hilfiger commercials, Contra would be on your list too. This album seems so old that it feels like it belongs on a Best of 2009 list. Who knows, maybe VW's next album will be that phenomenal flop that everyone thought Contra was going to be.
Best Songs: Diplomat's Son, Cousins, Taxi Cab
last.fm playcount: 238
Pitchfork lost their shit when Collector dropped in March, as did I... Pitchfork found their shit and packed it up when Pigeons dropped a few months later. They cited scatter-shot style and lack of narrative as the albums downfall. I was attracted to Pigeons because it was so random and quirky, variety ended up being its selling point for me.
Dic 12 2010, 6:14 di zbrad129I've wanted to make a favorite albums of the year list for about the last 4 years or so and got too lazy or forgot about it each and every time. This year I finally pulled it off.
1. Odd Blood
This is an awesomely upbeat and catchy album for me (even at times when it's probably not intended to be). They put on a great live show and I really have trouble choosing a favorite song out of the bunch. Some people have criticized the second half of the album as a letdown, but I think it's great all the way through.
2. Astro Coast
These guys had my attention from the first time I heard Swim. Astro Coast is a fantastic debut for this bunch of Floridians and it shows great range as they can play the slow stuff just as well as they can rock out. Bonus points for using the word jabroni well before Always Sunny. This was simply a beautiful and catchy album that I always seemed to end up putting on when I was driving around.
Dic 10 2010, 4:46 di Dr_MoonOrGun