Friday, 16 December 2011

2011: Albums Of The Year - Top 30


Below consists of my top thirty albums of the year 2011. Enjoy.


30.
Artist: Baxter Dury
Album: Happy Soup
Label: Regal








29.
Artist: Yuck
Album: Yuck
Label: Fat Possum








28.
Artist: Glasvegas
Album: Euphoric Heartbreak
Label: Columbia









27.
Artist: Real Estate
Album: Days
Label: Domino







26.
Artist: Grouper
Album: A I A: Dream Loss/ Alien Observer
Label: Yellowelectric








25.
Artist: The Joy Formidable
Album: The Big Roar
Label: Atlantic








24.
Artist: The Fall
Album: Ersatz GB
Label: Cherry Red Records








23.
Artist: Eleventh Dream Day
Album: Riot Now!
Label: Thrill Jockey








22.
Artist: Jesu
Album: Ascension
Label: Caldo Verde








21.
Artist: The Rural Alberta Advantage
Album: Departing
Label: Saddle Creek








20.
Artist: Tom Waites
Album: Bad As Me
Label: ANTI-








19.
Artist: Ryan Adams
Album: Ashes & Fire
Label: PAX AM








18.
Artist: Battles
Album: Gloss Drop
Label: Warp Records








17.
Artist: Russian Circles
Album: Empros
Label: Sargent House








16.
Artist: Destroyer
Album: Kaputt
Label: Merge Records








15.
Artist: Fucked Up
Album: David Comes To Life
Label: Matador Records








14.
Artist: Grails
Album: Deep Politics
Label: Temporary Resident








13.
Artist: Wire
Album: Red Barked Tree
Label: Pink Flag







12.
Artist: Wilco
Album: The Whole Love
Label: dBpm








11.
Artist: Wild Flag
Album: Wild Flag
Label: Merge Records








10.
Artist: Mogwai
Album: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Label: Rock Action/Sub Pop








9.
Artist: The Twilight Singers
Album: Dynamite Steps
Label: Sub Pop








8.
Artist: Low
Album: C'mon
Label: Sub Pop








7.
Artist: Julianna Barwick
Album: The Magic Place
Label: Asthmatic Kitten








6.
Artist: Radiohead
Album: The King of Limbs
Label: XL Recordings








5.
Artist: Josh T. Pearson
Album: Last of the Country Gentlmen
Label: Mute








4.
Artist: Parts & Labor
Album: Constant Future
Label: Jagjaguwar








3.
Artist: The Horrors
Album: Skying
Label: XL Recordings








2.
Artist: PJ Harvey
Album: Let England Shake
Label: Vagrant








1.
Artist: The War On Drugs
Album: Slave Ambient
Label: Secretly Canadian









Congratulations to The War On Drugs. They held off some stiff opposition on the way, however Slave Ambient's ability to remain entrenched in my CD player made the decision to award them with the highest accolade was really a no-brainer.

SK.