Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Best of 2011: best albums of the first quarter

We're about to reach the quarter pole in 2011, so what better time to take a brief look back at the music that has struck me so far.

Out of the dozens and dozens of albums that have come across my desk, here are the twenty that I've been most struck by:

20. Carmen Townsend- Waitin' and Seein' (review)
19. The Mountain Goats- All Eternals Deck (review)
18. Charge Of The Light Brigade- The Defiant Ones (review)
17. Mother Mother- Eureka (review)
16. Only Son- Seachlight (review)
15. The Decemberists- The King Is Dead (review)
14. Dropkick Murphys- Going Out In Style (review)
13. The Joy Formidable- The Big Roar (review)
12. Adele- 21 (review)
11. Drive-By Truckers- Go-Go Boots (review)
Iron & Wine
10. Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes (review)
9. The Good Lovelies- Let the Rain Fall (review)
8. Nicole Atkins- Mondo Amore (review)
7. Wye Oak- Civilian (review)
6. Noah & the Whale- Last Night On Earth (review)
5. PJ Harvey- Let England Shake (review)
4. Valentiger- Oh, To Know (review)
3. Imaginary Cities- Temporary Resident (review)
2. Kalle Mattson- Anchors (review)
1. Iron & Wine- Kiss Each Other Clean (review)

Stay tuned for my best songs of the year so far, which will be posted tomorrow.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No love for Yuck????? And when you hear The Kills' new record Blood Pressures, it will jump right into your top 5, I guarantee