Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best of 2011: Best albums #50-1

After giving you the bottom half of my top 100 albums of 2011 yesterday, I'm back to complete the chore with the top 50.

Here they are:
50 Florence + The Machine Ceremonials
49 Sara Lowes Back To Creation
48 St Vincent Strange Mercy
47 A.A. Bondy Believers
46 Sexy Mathematics Future Nights
45 Eddie Spaghetti Sundowner
44 Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style
43 Nathaniel Sutton Nathaniel Sutton
42 Liam Finn FOMO
41 Hurricane Bells Tides and Tales
40 Rich Aucoin We're All Dying To Live

39 The Good Hunters Love You Baby
38 Hooded Fang Tosta Mista
37 Ohbijou Metal Meets
36 Mathieu Santos Massachusetts 2010
35 Chilly Gonzales The Unspeakable Chilly Gonzales
34 Classified Handshakes and Middle Fingers
33 One Hundred Dollars Songs Of Man
32 The Joy Formidable The Big Roar
31 Das Racist Relax
30 Adele 21
29 The Black Keys El Camino
28 Wild Flag Wild Flag
27 Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'
26 Dog Is Blue Tortoise
25 Timber Timbre Creep On Creepin' On
24 Drive-By Truckers Go-Go Boots
23 Good Lovelies Let The Rain Fall
22 Coeur de Pirate Blonde
21 Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes
20 Nicole Atkins Mondo Amore
19 Wye Oak Civilian
18 Bella Clava Holy Crow
17 Noah & the Whale Last Night On Earth
16 Gabrielle Papillon The Currency of Poetry
15 Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers In the Time of Great Remembering
14 The War On Drugs Slave Ambient
13 Paley & Francis Paley & Francis
12 Tom Waits Bad As Me
11 Movits! Out Of My Head
10 Library Voices Summer of Lust
9 Fucked Up David Comes To Life
8 Little Foot Long Foot Oh, Hell
7 PJ Harvey Let England Shake
6 Valentiger Oh, to Know!
5 Imaginary Cities Temporary Resident
4 Kalle Mattson Anchors
3 Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean
2 Whitehorse Whitehorse
1 Lindi Ortega Little Red Boots

So there you have it.  It was a great 2011 for new music from where I sit.  With a ton of great releases on the horizon, 2012 is looking even better.


Anonymous said...

I would think that Laura Marling's Creature I Don't Know is missing from the list.

Brian said...

Love this list! There's even some bits on here I haven't heard of and I'm excited to check out. Many thanks and Happy New Year from Ireland!

Anna said...

Found many good things on this list thanks! I'm enjoying the blog from over in Australia. Did you hear "get well soon" by sarabeth tucek? that would be number 1 on my list. Also I recommend "when we reach the city" by bethany larson and the bees knees and "until morning comes" by cilla jane.