Saturday, December 17, 2011

#BestOf2011 Top 30 Albums

My selection of Best Albums of 2011 is very diverse, from straight up pop to avant-garde experimental music, I take the opportunity to introduce to you these albums and invite you to take a look and open your mind to the ones that you don't really get, google a little about their history and sit back and enjoy some of the most experimental, sweet, sexiest and reflective albums I came across this year.

As you will see, I go from number one hit billboard dance records, a rock n' roll hall of fame legend and a grammy nominee album, to some other material sometimes simple and sometimes edgy.

This list doesn't necessarily reflect the albums that had the best songs, it's more about the artists that created a well rounded concept (Tim Hecker, PJ Harvey...), that handled well in terms of production (Metronomy, Twin Sister...) or simply the ones that did something no one never did before them (Colin Stetson, Shabazz Palaces...)

Ofcourse there are some albums that are not in the list that define the 2011 sound, such is the case of M83, Adele, EMA, Jamie XX or The Weeknd, and I'll leave these 5 like my honorable mentions, the 30 below still will make your 2011 experience a very complete one.


30. Twin Sister - In Heaven

29. The Black Keys - El Camino

28. Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva

27. Battles - Glass Drop


25. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

24. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

23. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow

22. Little Dragon – Ritual Union

21. The Mountain Goats – All Eternal Decks

20. The Antlers – Burst Apart

19. Young Galaxy – Shapeshifting

18. Atlas Sound - Parallax

17. Real Estate - Days

16. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

15. Yuck - Yuck

14. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

13. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

12. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

11. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will

10. Tim Hecker – Rivendeath, 1972

9. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

8. James Blake – James Blake

7. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges

6. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise

5. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

4. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

3. Metronomy – English Riviera

2. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

1. Destroyer – Kaputt

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