My Top 10 Albums of 2011

In no particular order:

1. Adele – “21”
2. My Morning Jacket – “Circuital”
3. Girls – “Father, Son, Holy Ghost”
4. We Were Promised Jetpacks – “In the Pit of the Stomach”
5. Elbow – “Build a Rocket Boys”
6. Cut Copy – “Zonoscope”
7. M83 – “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”
8. The Joy Formidable – “The Big Roar”
9. The Black Lips – “Arabia Mountain”
10. Radiohead – “The King of Limbs”

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Horrors – “Skying”
  • Death Cab for Cutie – “Codes and Keys”
  • The Black Keys – “El Camino”
  • Yuck – “Yuck”
  • Tapes n’ Tapes – “Outside”
  • Little Dragon – “Ritual Union”
  • Youth Lagoon – “The Year of Hibernation”
  • The Chain Gang of 1974 – “Wayward Fire”
  • Wilco – “The Whole Love”
  • Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. – “It’s a Corporate World”
  • The Cold War Kids – “Mine Is Yours”
  • Beirut – “The Rip Tide”
  • TV on the Radio – “Nine Types of Light”
  • The Rapture – “In the Grace of Your Love”
  • Washed Out – “Within and Without”

As you can see, hard to get down to 10, even harder to try to put them in order.  Great year for new music…much thanks to Nate V from Dropbox for maintaining an excellent folder of new music this year.


4 thoughts on “My Top 10 Albums of 2011

  1. Here is the top 10 list of the infamous “Nate V” from Dropbox (also in no order):

    PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
    White Denim- D
    Hello Echo- Hello
    The Donkeys- Born With Stripes
    The Head And The Heart- S/T
    The Rapture- In The Grace Of Your Love
    Beirut- Rip Tide
    Radiohead- The King Of Limbs
    Charles Bradley- No Time For Dreaming
    My Morning Jacket- Circuital

  2. No P.J. Harvey Let England Shake?

    Chuck, chuck, chuck….

    The rest of your list however is very similiar to mine. I’m gonna put mine together soon.

    • Yeah, I’ve listened to that one a few times, but haven’t really spent some time with it. I saw it on Nate’s top 10, so I’m definitely going to spend some more time with it. She’ll never do anything better than Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.

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