Ryan Fitz

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Top Albums Of 2011 (8 Months Early)

It's that time of year...wait, no it isn't.
1Iron & Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean

Sam Beam forsakes tender folk melodies for fuzzed out indie rock. Prefer it or not, it's the most dynamic set of songs in his discography. "Fake Name Is Good Enough Me" is the closer of the year thus far.
2Demdike Stare

Who knew dark ambience could be this engaging. Who knew that three hours of it could be so damn good.
3Wye Oak

Breathtaking narcotic folk from a budding indie band.
4The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

Catchiest album of the young year...need I say more.

Post Rock this engaging hasn't been made in years. Write down "Meatman, Piano-Tuner, Prostitute" as the wierdest song title ever and also a strong contender for SOTY
6James Blake
James Blake

James Blake's experimentations with minimalism and dubstep are one of the most exciting developments of this year. His brother and sister may not speak to him, but personally I can't get enough of him.
The King Of Limbs

Once you get pas the fact that they have enough bravado to ignore their entire fanbase, and enough gumption to only put eight tracks on the album, you realize that it's another impressive collection of songs. What did you expect? This is Radiohead.

Indie Rock legend decides to make cheesy 80's contemporary jazz pop songs. There is no fucking way this could work...right?...Actually it's not the fact this it works, it's the fact that the whole album is almost flawless
9Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise

I think I've developed a fetish for this album.. and it might be the greatest fetish I have ever developed. Nicolas Jaars meditation of space, not only in theory but also in sound, is the most complete collection of music released this year. Ranging from everything from fucked up dance music to latin violins to hazed jazz to Ray Charles, Nicolas Jaars has created a Tour De Force with few modern equals. (Yeah, I stole that last sentence from my own review, sue me :P)
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