Wednesday, 14 December 2011

2011: Albums Of The Year - Honourable Mentions

It's that time of year. Again. Enough of the platitudes that get thrown around year in year out. You know the ones. There's so much to choose from, yada yada yada. Yes, I've been guilty of it myself over the years. Below are the honourable mentions that narrowly missed out on the final cut of my favourite albums this year. The top thirty will follow next week.

Artist: Buffalo Tom
Album: Skins
Label: Scrawny Records

Artist: Walls
Album: Coracle
Label: Kompakt

Artist: The Boxer Rebellion
Album: The Cold Still
Label: Self Released

Artist: Gang Gang Dance
Album: Eye Contact
Label: 4AD

Artist: Boris
Album: Heavy Rocks
Label: Southern Lord

Artist: Anna Calvi
Album: Anna Calvi
Label: Domino

Artist: Kurt Vile
Album: Smoke Ring For My Halo
Label: Matador Records

Artist: Bon Iver
Album: Bon Iver
Label: Jagjaguwar

Artist: Gang Of Four
Album: Content
Label: Gronland

Artist: M83
Album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Label: Mute

Artist: The Field
Album: Looping State of Mind
Label: Kompakt

Artist: East River Pipe
Album: We Live In Rented Rooms
Label: Self Released

Artist: Zola Jesus
Album: Contatus
Label: Sacred Bones

Artist: Idaho
Album: You Were a Dick
Label: Talitres

Artist: Jane's Addiction
Album: The Great Escape Artist
Label: Capitol Records

Artist: Akron/Family
Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
Label: Dead Oceans

Artist: Wye Oak
Album: Civilian
Label: Merge Records

Artist: My Morning Jacket
Album: Circuital
Label: ATO Records

Artist: Okkervil River
Album: I Am Very Far
Label: Jagjaguwar

Artist: Crooked Fingers
Album: Breaks in the Armor
Label: Merge Records

Artist: ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Album: Tao of the Dead
Label: Richter Scale

Artist: Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks
Album: Mirror Traffic
Label: Matador Records

Artist: Explosions In The Sky
Album: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Label: Temporary Residence

Artist: Dum Dum Girls
Album: Only In Dreams
Label: Sub Pop