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Top 50 Albums of 2011

As promised, here are my favorite albums of 2011. Starting with 50 and counting down to my favorite album of the year! Unlike other lists, I tried to include albums that came out earlier in the year too…I mean they deserve recognition! This was a really hard list to make. I felt like I could have easily rearranged the top 20 albums around for different results because I liked each album so much.

50) Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness

Favorite tracks: By Your Hand, Baby I Got The Death Rattle

49) Cut Copy -Zonoscope

Favorite tracks: Need You Now, Where I’m Going

48) Childish Gambino - Camp

Favorite tracks: Kids, Heartbeat, LES

47) Yuck - Yuck

Favorite tracks: Suck, The Wall, Shook Down, Get Away

46) Telekinesis - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Favorite tracks: You Turn Clear In The Sun, Dirty Thing, Country Lane

45) Oh Land - Oh Land

Favorite tracks: White Nights, Sun of a Gun, Voodoo

44) Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Days

Favorite tracks: Last Name London, I Stand Alone, Why Even Try

43) Panda Bear - Tomboy

Favorite tracks: Last Night at the Jetty, Slow Motion, Surfer’s Hymn

42) Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack

Favorite tracks: Immigrant Song, People Lie All The Time, What If We Could?

41) Friendly Fires - Pala

Favorite tracks: Hawaiian Air, Pala, Blue Cassette

40) James Blake - Enough Thunder

Favorite tracks: A Case of You, Fall Creek Boys Choir, Enough Thunder

39) M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

Favorite tracks: Reunion, Midnight City

38) Drive soundtrack

Favorite songs: Nightcall, A Real Hero, Under Your Spell

37) Frank Ocean -Nostalgia, Ultra

Favorite tracks: Novacane, Strawberry Swing, Swim Good

36) Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne

Favorite tracks: Gotta Have It, Welcome to the Jungle, No Church in the Wild

35) Gotye - Making Mirrors

Favorite tracks: Somebody That I Used To Know (ft. Kimbra), Eyes Wide Open, I Feel Better

34) Active Child - You Are All I See

Favorite tracks: Hanging On, Playing House, High Priestess

33) Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix

Favorite tracks: How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep, Shuffle, Lights Out Words Gone

32) Jonsi - We Bought A Zoo Soundtrack

Favorite tracks: Gathering Stories, AEvin Endar, Sink Ships (To be honest I am in love with this whole album, but a lot of the tracks are from Jonsi’s solo album which wasn’t released in 2011)

31) Givers - In Light

Favorite tracks: Meantime, Up Up Up, Ceiling of Plankton, Saw You First

30) Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Favorite tracks: Polish Girl, Hex Girlfriend, Fallout

29) Metronomy - The English Riviera

Favorite tracks: The Bay, Everything Goes My Way, We Broke Free

28) Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Favorite tracks: Cannons, July, Montana, 17

27) Foster the People - Torches

Favorite tracks: Houdini, Don’t Stop, Pumped Up Kicks, Miss You

26) Cold War Kids - Mine Is Yours

Favorite tracks: Royal Blue, Louder than Ever, Skip the Charades

25) Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics

Favorite tracks: Miranda, I’m Not Ready, Voyager Reprise

24) Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

Favorite tracks: Jesus Fever, Puppet to the Man, Baby’s Arms

23) The Drums - Portamento

Favorite tracks: Money, Book of Revelation, How It Ended

22) The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Thursday/Echos of Silence

Favorite tracks: Wicked Games, D.D., High For This, What You Need

21) Real Estate - Days

Favorite tracks: Green Aisles, Kinder Blumen, All the Same

20) Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Favorite tracks: Give Up the Ghost, Lotus Flower, Bloom

19) Bright Eyes - The People’s Key

Favorite tracks: Jejune Stars, Shell Games, One For You One For Me

18) The Rapture - In The Grace of Your Love

Favorite tracks: How Deep Is Your Love?, Sail Away, Miss You

17) The Decemberists - The King is Dead

Favorite tracks: Rox in the Box, Calamity Song, January Hymn

16) Atlas Sound - Parallax

Favorite tracks: Te Amo, Doldrums, Terra Incognita

15) Boy & Bear - Moonfire

Favorite tracks: Milk & Sticks, Feeding Line, Part Time Believer, My Only One

14) Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Favorite tracks: I Follow Rivers, Love Out of Lust, Sadness is a Blessing

13) Other Lives - Tamer Animals

Favorite tracks: For 12, As I Lay My Head Down, Tamer Animals

12) Cults - Cults

Favorite tracks: Never Saw The Point, Abducted, Go Outside, You Know What I Mean

11) The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart

Favorite tracks: Rivers and Roads, Down in the Valley, Lost in My Mind, Couer d’Alene


10) The Antlers - Burst Apart

Favorite tracks: Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out, French Exit, Parentheses

9) tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

Favorite tracks: Gangsta, Doorstep, Bizness, Es-so, My Country

8) Adele - 21

Favorite tracks: Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain, Rolling in the Deep, He Won’t Go, Rumour Has It

7) The Black Keys - El Camino

Favorite tracks: Little Black Submarines, Gold on the Ceiling, Lonely Boy, Run Right Back

6) James Blake - James Blake

Favorite tracks: Lindisfarne II, Why Don’t You Call Me?, I Never Learnt to Share, The Wilhelm Scream

5) Of Monsters and Men - My Head is an Animal

Favorite tracks: King and Lionheart, Little Talks, From Finner, Love Love Love, Six Weeks

4) Beirut - The Rip Tide

Favorite tracks: Goshen, East Harlem, A Candle’s Fire, Santa Fe, Port of Call

3) Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Favorite tracks: Honey Bunny, Love Like a River, Saying I Love You, Jamie Marie, Magic, Just a Song, My Ma, Vomit

2) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Favorite tracks: Helplessness Blues, Montezuma, Lorelai, Bedouin Dress, Battery Kinzie, Grown Ocean

And my number one album of the year is….

1) Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Favorite tracks: Holocene, Beth/Rest, Perth, Towers, Michicant, Wash., Calgary

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