2011 Summary: Best Albums

December 22, 2011

So this is it. I give you 30 magnificent records that made 2011. They represent various genres, from electronica to R&B, from folk to New Age. Some of them were delivered by acclaimed artists while other by newcomers who wait for true recognition to come. Nevertheless, they have all taken me to places I just could imagine of. Emotions they evoked were different: sadness, euphoria, longing… What they all have in common is the passion behind them. I may have underrated few of them in my reviews but my ears have opened just in time. I believe you should listen to them (if you haven’t already). Thank you for reading and see you next year!

 

30. Zambri Glossolalia EP

http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/listen_glossolalia_ep_by_zambri/

 

29. Baths Pop Music / False B-Sides

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgU8EP0YDQ

 

28. St. Vincent Strange Mercy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iOniCjeCjE

 

27. Toro Y Moi Underneath the Pine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4J6bFDvvwY&ob=av2e

 

26. Ford & Lopatin Channel Pressure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i8ScfOnjLs

 

25. Cities Aviv Digital Lows

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwV3mNpy9gM

 

24. Feist Metals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2uVRMBD5RY&ob=av2n

 

23. EMA Past Life Martyred Saints

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dPIK9Qe7K4

 

22. Anna Calvi Anna Calvi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKVy0EVu2ZI

 

21. PJ Harvey Let England Shake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1lFM1K8R1s&ob=av2n

 

20. Thao & Mirah Thao & Mirah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m0IEC6Q4QM

 

19. Wild Beasts Smother

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPHQSWPjdk8

 

18. Atlas Sound Parallax

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rY5Uf4E0e4&ob=av2e

 

17. The Weeknd House of Balloons & Thursday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ex38L8xtNI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdH1kXzquQo

 

16. Peaking Lights 936

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omGnzAd28YM

 

15. Zola Jesus Conatus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7VhbL94WN0

 

14. Cat’s Eyes Cat’s Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKPcOQinl50

 

13. John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMku-GbafEg

 

12. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TTPGAy5H_E&ob=av2e

 

11. Austra Feel It Break

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJtMrhb558&ob=av2e

 

10. Panda Bear Tomboy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWq_XMT5i4

 

9. Oneohtrix Point Never Replica

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiwi7d0f91Y

 

8. Julianna Barwick The Magic Place

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H34gnFIpI-U

 

7. Chelsea Wolfe Ἀποκάλυψις

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA5HbCtlbFM

 

6. James Blake James Blake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOKXHzL6UVs&ob=av2e

 

5. Kate Bush 50 Words for Snow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JoPFIWOONU

 

4. Grimes / d’Eon Darkbloom EP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bWmLFaJA-Q

 

3. Cults Cults

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0pSo58K5aY

 

2. Gang Gang Dance Eye Contact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_bkNR-zOn8

 

1. Björk Biophilia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQiT9ibMw_c

5 Responses to “2011 Summary: Best Albums”

  1. BB said

    Where is Britney bitch?

  2. Britney’s beyond any list. Don’t you know that?

  3. BritFan said

    that’s right! I know she is soooo good that you didn’t list her, but c’mon! she deserves it. She’s the best female vocalist like in the whole universe! it’s not too late to make it right! if not, she’ll be haunting your dreams forever!

  4. Paper planes said

    Who cares about britney? she’s just another slutty cheerleader. She and her stupid songs can both fuck themselves. Because of artists like Björk, Grimes, Zola Jesus or M.I.A. there’s still sth to live for.

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