|Doug's 2011 |
Ok, I did a list a coupld of weeks ago and things have changed quite dramatically since then due to the hashed working of said list! So here is my fully thought through list!
Into The Flame
EP of the year.
|19|| ||Albums of the|
|15|| ||Boy & Bear|
|14||The Mountain Goats|
All Eternals Deck
|13||Sleep Party People|
Sleep Party People
House of Balloons
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Electronica done right.
This girl has the world at her feet, and is ready for the kill. A mix of soul, pop and indie/rock that is sure to please anyone.
More agressive and emotionally bare, Manchester Orchestra have created a beast in Simple Math. An album that really encaptulates all things complex, contridicting what the album seems to be based on.
Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
On many of my first listens to Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, I was really struggling to find the reason why Wu Lyf was gaining so much hype, but then one night, Spitting Blood came on shuffle and it just felt right. We Bros is definitely a highlight.
|6||Laura Stevenson and the Cans|
A touch of beauty with a touch of brash, Sit Resist is an album the grows whole heartedly into something majestic.
The Year of Hibernation
The Year of Hibernation is an album that really dwells upon you. It dips and dives through climaxes and pleasantly haunting swells of reverb. Youth Lagoon encaptulates everything that is beautiful.
|4||The Middle East|
I Want That You Are Always Happy
I Want That You Are Always Happy isn?t what anyone was expecting from The Middle East, and that is was makes it so good. A indulge of much simpler folk, and straight forward melodies show that the band is full of flexibility and aren?t afraid to show that they are not just a one trick pony and is not just trying to put out ?Blood version 2?. The sound is barebones, but don?t let that put you off as that?s what draws you in to the awkward, yet familiar offerings that I Want That You Are Always Happy is.
My Love, My love is dead... I buried it!
The voice of a generation, or the voice to inspire the incoming generation? James Blake has been able to capture amazing soundscaped and climatic instrumentation to create an album that is essential music of the modern time.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
When an album as good as For Emma... is your debut, releasing another album that matches that standard of work is always going to be a daunting task. Nonetheless, with gorgeously layered out melodies and intricately buried harmonies, Bon Iver, Bon Iver can easily be regarded as good as its predecessor but one must not get stuck on comparing these two pieces of art work, as they are completely and utterly contrasting in sounds, contexts and musicality.