Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Best of 2011: Albums #100-51

Just for the sake of filling blog space during what's a traditionally slow season, I'm splitting the all-important Best Albums of the Year list over two days.

So today you get numbers 100 to 51:
100 Samantha Savage Smith Tough Cookie
99 Josh Reichmann After Live
98 2Cellos 2Cellos
97 James Vincent McMorrow Early In the Morning
96 David Lowery The Palace Guards
95 Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts
94 Dan Mangan Oh Fortune
93 Spank Rock Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar
92 Sills & Smith Uncertain Vista
91 Steve Earle I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
90 Lucinda Williams Blessed

89 The Lonesome Weekends Songs for Lonesome Weekends
88 Vivian Girls Share the Joy
87 The Dears Degeneration Street
86 Kidstreet Fuh Yeah
85 The Darcys The Darcys
84 Memphis Here Comes A City
83 Twilight Singers Dynamite Steps
82 Social Distortion Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
81 Canon Blue Rumspringa
80 DeVotchKa 100 Lovers
79 My Morning Jacket Circuital
78 The Pack A.D. Unpersons
77 Alexander Alexander
76 Dave Stewart The Blackbird Diaries
75 Peter Bjorn and John Gimme Some
74 J Mascis Several Shades of Why
73 Matthew Sweet Modern Art
72 High On Stress Living Is a Dying Art
71 Louise Burns Mellow Drama
70 Saul Williams Volcanic Sunlight
69 Carmen Townsend Waitin' and Seein'
68 The Mounatin Goats All Eternals Deck
67 JF Robitaille Calendar
66 Mick Harvey Sketches From The Book Of The Dead
65 Marissa Nadler Marissa Nadler
64 Okkervil River I Am Very Far
63 Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
62 Cuff The Duke Morning Comes
61 Wilco The Whole Love
60 Emm Gryner Northern Gospel
59 Tommy Stinson One Man Mutiny
58 Charge Of The Light Brigade The Defiant Ones
57 Mother Mother Eureka
56 Only Son Searchlight
55 Juliana Hatfield There's Always Another Girl
54 Al Tuck Under Your Shadow
53 Blitzen Trapper American Goldwing
52 Elliott Brood Days Into Years
51 The Decemberists The King Is Dead

Stay tuned for the second half of the list tomorrow.

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