AWESOME ALBUMS OF 2011

Most babyboomers may still live in the 60s daze, but I hear a lot of criticism about today’s music from post-babyboomers. Looking back, 2011 produced as many innovative albums as had any other year in the 80s or 90s. The chief intent of this list is to prove the cynics wrong.

(In alphabetical order; artist, album title, record label)

40 Watt Sun, The Inside Room (Metal Blade)

Beady Eye, Different Gear, Still Speeding (Dangerbird Records)

Video of the third single “The Beat goes on” featured below:

Black Lips, Arabia Mountain (Vice)

Blut Aus Nord, 777: Sects and 777: The Desanctification (Season of Mist)

Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

The music video of “Holocene,” plausibly the best song of 2011, is featured below:

Braids, Native Speaker (Kanine Records)

Cults, Cults (Itno)

Music video of the first single released, “Abducted,” featured below:

Cut Copy, Zonoscope (Modular Recordings)

Destroyer, Kaputt (Merge)

Explosions in the Sky, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Temporary Residence)

The Field, Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)

Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

Foster the People, Torches (Startime)

PJ Harvey, Let England Shake (Vagrant)

Title track, “Let England Shake” live from a concert in Paris, France

The Horrors, Skying (XL Recordings)

The 10-minute closer, “Moving Further Away” live from Webster Hall, New York NY featured below:

James Blake, James Blake (Universal Republic)

John Maus, We must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music)

Music video for “Believer” featured below:

Julianna Barwick, The Magic Place (Asthmatic Kitty)

Kate Bush, 50 Words for Snow (Noble and Brite)

M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute)

Music video of the title track featured below:

Mastodon, The Hunter (Reprise)

Metronomy, The English Riviera (Because)

Moonface, Organ Music not Vibraphone like I’d Hoped (Jagjaguwar)

Opeth, Heritage (Roadrunner)

Panda Bear, Tomboy (Paw Tracks)

Radiohead, The King of Limbs (TBD Records)

Shabazz Palaces, Black Up (Sub Pop)

An allegorical short film, “Belhaven Meridian” featured below:

Tom Waits, Bad as me (Anti)

Ulterior, Wild in Wildlife (Dependent)

Ulterior’s first single of the album, “Sex Wars Sex Cars Cars Sex” featured below:

Washed Out, Within and Without (Sub Pop)

“Eyes be Closed” featured below:

Wilco, The Whole Love (dBpm)

Wombats, This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna)

Music video of “Techno Fan” featured below:

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One response to “AWESOME ALBUMS OF 2011

  • Sudio Sudarsan

    Here are the NME Albums of 2011

    01. LET ENGLAND SHAKE – PJ HARVEY
    02. THE ENGLISH RIVIERA – METRONOMY
    03. SKYING – THE HORRORS
    04. SMOTHER – WILD BEASTS
    05. SMOKE RING FOR MY HALO – KURT VILE
    06. SUCK IT AND SEE – ARCTIC MONKEYS
    07. STRANGE MERCY – ST VINCENT
    08. ON A MISSION – KATY B
    09. WHOKILL – TUNE-YARDS
    10. GO TELL FIRE TO THE MOUNTAIN – WU LYF
    11. ANNA CLAVI – ANNA CALVI
    12. AGAIN INTO EYES – SCUM
    13. ZEROES QC – SUUNS
    14. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES ? – THE VACCINES
    15. WILD FLAG – WILD FLAG
    16. A DIFFERENT KKIND OF FIX – BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
    17. GLOSS DROP – BATTLES
    18. CAT’S EYES – CAT’S EYES
    19. A CREATURE I DON´T KNOW – LAURA MARLING
    20. THE KING OF LIMBS – RADIOHEAD
    21. VELOCIRAPTOR! – KASABIAN
    22. LAST NIGHT ON EARTH – NOAH & THE WHALE
    23. YUCK – YUCK
    24. BIG TALK – BIG TALK
    25. W – PLANNINGTOROCK
    26. FATHER, SON, HOLY GHOST – GIRLS
    27. ARABIA MOUNTAIN – BLACK LIPS
    28. LOOPING STATE OF MIND – THE FIELD
    29. DYE IT BLONDE – SMITH WESTERNS
    30. PALA – FRIENDLY FIRES
    31. CEREMONIALS -FLORENCE THE MACHINE
    32. SUBMARINE OST – ALEX TURNER
    33. AUDIO,VIDEO,DISCO – JUSTICE
    34. UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
    35. NINE TYPES OF LIGHT – TV ON THE RADIO
    36. NEW BRIGADE – ICEAGE
    37. D – WHITE DENIM
    38. BIOPHILIA – BJÖRK
    39. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
    40. CHERISH THE LIGHT YEARS – COLD CAVE
    41. EXMILITARY – DEATH GRIPS
    42. LUPERCALIA – PATRICK WOLF
    43. WASTING LIGHT – FOO FIGHTERS
    44. KAPUTT – DESTROYER
    45. FEEL IT BREAK – AUSTRA
    46. BON IVER – BON IVER
    47. DAYS – REAL ESTATE
    48. PARADISE – SLOW CLUB
    49. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
    50. WATCH THE THRONE – JAY Z/KANYE WEST

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