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Killrobotmusic's First Half Of 2011

Man this year is flying. Pretty soon I'll be moving to upstate New York to start graduate school. There's been plenty of stress looking for apartments/scheduling classes and of course getting ready to say goodbye to a lot of the people I know. Thankfully there's also been a lot of good music this year that I've been able to jam to. Here's what 2011 has done for me so far. At the bottom I also listed a few albums I still want to check out... let me know what I missed.
1Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


(4.5) Justin Vernon at his best... the atmosphere is incredible throughout the whole album. (TOP TRACK: Perth)
2Radiohead
The King of Limbs


(4.5) I feel like I'm one of the few people here who actually like this... (TOP TRACK: Separator)
3Glassjaw
Coloring Book


(4.5) Totally did not expect this to be this good... I love the experimental qualities this possesses. (TOP TRACK: Stations of the New Cross)
4Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


(4.0) An extremely solid album that feels much more mature than their eponymous debut. (TOP TRACK: The Plains/Bitter Dancer)
5Destroyer
Kaputt


(4.0) This is one sexy album. (TOP TRACK: Kaputt)
6WU LYF
Go Tell Fire to the Mountain


(4.0) A wonderful clash of abrasion and beauty... these guys really have a unique sound. (TOP TRACK: Concrete Gold)
7Thursday
No Devolucion


(4.0) Thursday's best album in years... the darker atmosphere really suits them. (TOP TRACK: No Answers)
8 Frank Ocean
Nostalgia/Ultra


(4.0) A really fun album. Ocean has a solid combination of pipes, wit, and heart. (TOP TRACK: Novacane)
9My Morning Jacket
Circuital


(3.5) Kind of a hit and miss album for me but the songs that do hit, hit fucking hard (TOP TRACK: Circuital)
10The Dodos
No Color


(3.5) Nothing beats Visiter but this is a good return to form after the somewhat disappointing Time to Die (TOP TRACK: Companions)
11Touche Amore
Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me


(3.5) A solid no-frills screamo album... nothing more, nothing less. (TOP TRACK: The Great Repetition)
12 Earth
Angels of Darkess, Demons of Light I


(3.5) Earth adds yet another impressive record to their lengthy discography. (TOP TRACK: Old Black)
13Cults
Cults


(3.5) A really fun summer album... my girlfriend loves this shit (TOP TRACK: Abducted)
14The Decemberists
The King is Dead


(3.5) Quite a few good songs here, the album just feels kind of stale considering how vibrant this group can be (TOP TRACK: Calamity Song)
15Glassjaw
Our Color Green (The Singles)


(3.5) Glassjaw at their heaviest is always fun, however this doesn't touch Coloring Book's level of creativity and impact. (TOP TRACK: Jesus Glue)
16Iron & Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean


(3.0) I wanted to like this album a lot more but there just are too many tracks that I end up skipping. Hopefully it's just a major label transitional record. (TOP TRACK: Walking Far From Home)
17The Strokes
Angles


(3.0) Same as above but with a lot more miss than hit. (TOP TRACK: Under Cover of Darkness)
18Blue Sky Black Death
Noir


(3.0) Definitely their best effort since Late Night Cinema, but still lacking the creative elements that made LNC such a powerful release (TOP TRACK: Sleeping Children Are Still Flying)
19Explosions in the Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care


(3.0) Nothing new or exciting here, but still some pretty moments scattered within (TOP TRACK: Last Known Surroundings)
20Rival Schools
Pedals


(3.0) I can't believe this is all that they could come up with after 10 years on hiatus. (TOP TRACK: Wring it Out)
21 ALBUMS THAT
I HAVE NOT YET CHECKED OUT


But want to!
22The Dear Hunter
The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)


Looks fucking rad but pretty intimidating
23Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math


I can't believe I don't have this yet
24Defeater
Empty Days and Sleepless Nights


Looks like something I might enjoy
25Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday


Yeah I've seen the lukewarm reviews but the nostalgia in me might not resist
26Panda Bear
Tomboy


Not really into AC or its constituents much anymore but this looks interesting
27 Thrice
Major/Minor


Fuck I can't believe I have to wait until September for this
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