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09.11.13 Three Years On The Sput 07.10.13 Mid Year Performance Review
06.05.13 Started A Vinyl Collection...01.02.12 Irving's Top 25 Albums Of 2011
07.07.11 Awesome Albums With Only Six Tracks06.13.11 My 2011 Thus Far; Ranked.
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Irving's Top 25 Albums Of 2011

In retrospect, 'twas an amazing year in terms of my personal musical enjoyment. I tried out a whole bunch of new albums - most of them from artists I had never managed to sample previously -, managed to not give two hoots about my student budget and went out and spent waaaayyy too much on CDs anyway, and even managed to make Contributor on here! (yay!!) Very much looking forward to 2012. Hope y'all will have a fantastic year ahead of you, my beloved Sputbuds. As the title indicates, my personal Top 25 of 2011 follows. Comments/thoughts/insults are welcome.
25Feist
Metals


I have no idea why the song "The Circle Married The Line" reminds me of that "And so the lion fell in love with the lamb" line from Twilight so much.
24Neon Indian
Era Extrana


Like distilling a 1980s arcade machine into your ears.
23Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


Sim sala bim on your tongue.
22Opeth
Heritage


GODDDD IS DEEEEHHHHHDDDDD!!!
21Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors


RIKKI TIKKI, RIKKI TIKKI, RIKKI TIKKI TAVI!!! RIKKI TIKKI, RIKKI TIKKI, RIKKI TIKKI TAVI!!!
20Zee Avi
Ghostbird


Without a shadow of a doubt, Malaysia's finest English-language musical export.
19Coldplay
Mylo Xyloto


I turn the music up; I got my records on.
18Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


Euphonious, but in a cacophonous sort of way.
17The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)


The Purple EP is, by far, clearly the very best of the lot. You agree?
16James Blake
James Blake


Listen to Deviant's recs - Part II.
15Brian Eno
Drums Between The Bells


Brums between the dells.
14Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math


Believe me; all is brilliant.
13Girls
Father, Son, Holy Ghost


This album makes me feel like I can really relate to Christopher Owens - or to his bony body at least.
12Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist


"Don't tire of...don't tire of me yet..." How could we ever?
11Iron & Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean


The random outburst of profanity in "Monkeys Uptown" really caught me off-guard the first time.
10tUnE-yArDs
w h o k i l l


DUN-TEK-MAI-LYF-AWEI-DUN-TEK-MAI-LYF-AWEI!!
9City and Colour
Little Hell


I'd shag this bloke's voice any day.
8Washed Out
Within and Without


So this is chillwave.
7Lou Reed and Metallica
Lulu


Wait wut.
6Kate Bush
50 Words For Snow


"Snowed In At Wheeler Street" wins my song of the year award, hands-down.
5M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


We could be a whole group of friends; a whole group of frogs.
4Radiohead
The King of Limbs


Jew, Jew (wall), Jew, Jew (wall), Jew, Jew.
3St. Vincent
Strange Mercy


CRUU-UUU-UUEELLL!!! *angry guitar whirring*
2Submotion Orchestra
Finest Hour


From now on I'm going to listen to Deviant when he recs me things.
1Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


We all saw this coming from Irving.
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