So here is my year end list of the best albums according to me in 2011. I have been a faithful listener of NPR’s All Songs Considered for 3 years now and they have year end shows dedicated to both their opinions and their listeners votes. The following list below is my top ten. I really had a hard time with my top 6 for they all were very special to me this year. I would have to say this has been a pretty amazing year in music. So here it goes:
- Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
- Bon Iver – Bon Iver
- Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
- Black Keys – El Camino
- Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
- Wilco – The Whole Love
- Radiohead – The King of Limbs
- Fruit Bats – The Tripper
- tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
- Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth
Honorable mentions include Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials, Feist – Metals, Alison Krauss And Union Station – Paper Airplanes, Death Cab For Cutie – Codes And Keys, James Blake – James Blake, Brown Recluse – Evening Tapestry, Metronomy – The English Riviera and Cass McCombs – Humor Risk
If you want to give them a listen on Spotify “here” is my playlist what include all of the above albums. (including the honorable mentions).
So what are your favorites? What do you think of my list? What did I miss? What is your Top 10?
Here are some great link to others top ten lists.
NPR All Song Considered Year in Music – (Bob Boilen’s, Stephen Thompson’s and Ann Power’s Top Albums)
Metacritic’s Top 1o of 2011 – this one includes the top ten list’s from 50+ different sources!