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08.10.12 Sigur Ros Live04.20.12 Bought My Sigur Ros Tickets
10.12.11 Albums I'm Diggin (2011 So Far) 07.20.11 Top 5 Let-downs Of 2011 (7/20/11)
05.10.11 Gf Just Dumped My Sorry Ass04.27.11 Top 50 Albums Of 2011 (4/27)

Albums I'm Diggin (2011 So Far)

These are in no particular order - just diggin them nice and good.
1Apathy
Honkey Kong


Solid hip hop release. Clever rhymes and tight production.
2Arctic Monkeys
Suck It And See


Arctic Monkeys having fun is fun.
3Balkans
Balkans


Reminds me of the early work by the Strokes.
4Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two


Innovative beats + Classic Beastie Delivery
5Beirut
The Rip Tide


Love the horns, love the lyrics
6Bjork
Biophilia


Innovative and oddly entrancing - yup, Bjork.
7Blue Scholars
Cinemetropolis


Heartfelt lyrics atop great production - intelligent hippity hop for the masses.
8The Boxer Rebellion
The Cold Still


Well crafted indie rock with some heavy Radiohead influence.
9Braids
Native Speaker


Animal Collective + Bjork = Sonic Heroin.
10Charles Bradley
No Time For Dreaming


So much soul it hurts.
11 Chelsea Wolfe


Dark and moody excellence. The album is called ??????????! Fuck it, just search it, some weird word for Apocalypse.
12Colin Stetson
New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges


Jazz plus spoken word that feels experimental even for Jazz.
13Coma Cinema
Blue Suicide


Great emotion in the lyrics, oh, and it's free.
14Craft Spells
Idle Labor


80's please.
15Crystal Stilts
In Love With Oblivion


Pop music that is popping pills filled with punk and washing it down with a swig of f*ck life.
16CunninLynguists
Oneirology


Masterful production, rhymes aren't bad either.
17Danny Brown
XXX


Hands down the most clever rhymes ever spat.
18Death Grips
Exmilitary


DG or GTFO.
19Demdike Stare
Tryptych


What nightmares are made of.
20Destroyer
Kaputt


America embodied by a Canadian.
21Dumbo Gets Mad
Elephants at the Door


Good ol' fashioned psychedelic music.
22Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


Folk hero Pecknold does it again.
23Givers
In Light


male/female duet upbeat indie awesome.
24Gotye
Making Mirrors


Well crafted balladry at its finest.
25Grouplove
Never Trust A Happy Song


It's summer somewhere, right?
26Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown
Daily Bread


Hip hop album that reaches back to the roots.
27Havok
Time Is Up


No better album to rage to.
28Holy Ghost!
Holy Ghost!


Get your 80's dance party on!
29The Horrors
Skying


Loving the 80's alt rock throwback feel.
30James Blake
James Blake


Cold, inanimate, beautiful.
31 Laura Marling
A Creature I don't Know


Heartfelt lyrics projected by a powerful voice.
32Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist


Too cute to ignore.
33Little Comets
In Search of Elusive Little Comets


Indie Pop that doesn't suck!
34 Little Dragon
Ritual


Sexy, sexy voice.
35Swarms
Old Raves End


Stunning soundtrack to life.
36Mac Lethal
North Korean BBQ


Life is so much harder when you're older.
37Middle Brother
Middle Brother


Drunkenly sly lyrics atop 50's rock with elements rockabilly and southern rock.
38My Dad Vs. Yours
Little Symphonies


Pop post rock.
39Natural Snow Buildings
Waves of the Random Sea


What dreams are made of.
40Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise


Signals of isolation transmitted across space.
41Noah and the Whale
Last Night On Earth


Harmless fun, yea, I like it.
42 Old Man Markley
Guts n' Teeth


Punk + Bluegrass = wut?
43The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Belong


Sugary sweet fuzz.
44Portugal. The Man
In The Mountain In The Cloud


It's like MGMT made a second album that was actually pretty damn good.
45Radiohead
The King Of Limbs


Radiohead don't make bad noises, evar.
46Raekwon
Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang


Wu-Tang is back, except for ODB of course.
47 Raphael Saadiq
Stone Rollin'


Soul classic. Top album this year for sure.
48The Rural Alberta Advantage
Departing


Oddly charming, like in a Smashing Pumpkins kind of way.
49The Sand Band
All Through The Night


Awesome religious themed music, lolwut. The whole god in the notes of music thing is strangely deep.
50Scale the Summit
The Collective


An album long epic guitar solo.
51Shabazz Palaces
Black Up


Blacker than fried chicken and cooler than Obi-Wan Kenobi.
52The Sheepdogs
Learn and Burn


Classic classic rock. 60's and 70's bundled into one joint.
53Sims
Bad Time Zoo


Solid hip-hop is solid.
54Spokes
Everyone I Ever Met


The Arcade Fire comparisons are well deserved.
55St. Vincent
Strange Mercy


Strange but I'm still listening.
56Starfucker
Reptilians


Do you want to fuck with the stars?
57 Tech N9ne
All 6's and 7's


Tech N9ne shows his insanity and it couldn't be better.
58This Will Destroy You
Tunnel Blanket


Drone/Doom epic is epic.
59Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


What the soul of music sounds like as it is slowly ripped apart.
60 Timber Timbre
Creep On Creepin' On


Creepy - yes, Captivating - yes.
61Toro Y Moi
Underneath the Pine


I guess Pitchfork is occasionally right...
62Tune-Yards
w h o k i l l


Vocal looping is over 9000!
63The Twilight Singers
Dynamite Steps


Rock balladry about rock and roll and failures.
64Twin Brother
Best Frenzy


Schizophrenic indie rock.
65Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


Bon Iver doing more Bon Iver, which is good.
66The UV Race
Homo


Distributed on Cassette tape = Instant Sputnik Classic.
67Vessels
Helioscope


Slow when it needs to be, rocks when it needs to be.
68The War On Drugs
Slave Ambient


America Embodied by Americans
69Windmills By The Ocean
Windmills By the Ocean II


Ambient-post-rock-ish?
70WU LYF
Go Tell Fire To The Mountain


(Chants) WU LYF, WU LYF, WU LYF!
71Wye Oak
Civilian


Think Beach House but dirtier and less comprehensible.
72Youth Lagoon
The Year Of Hibernation


Sounds so small you can't help but smile.
73Frank Turner
England Keep My Bones


Quite the narrative Mr. Turner.
74...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Tao Of The Dead


Let us experiment with post rock says the post punk band
75Asobi Seksu
Fluorescence


Music for anime lovers.
76Beardfish
Mammoth


If Jack Black did prog rock.
77Boris
Heavy Rocks II


Because it rocks, duh!
78Foo Fighters
Wasting Light


Surprisingly consistent.
79Iron & Wine
Kiss Each Other Clean


ADD Folk
80Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor


Rad, tis all.
81Julianna Barwick
The Magic Place


She whispers ethereal clouds.
82The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
From The Stairwell


Smoke filled bar music for the depressed and disturbed.
83King Creosote and Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine


Not really folk, despite what you think.
84*Shels
Plains of the Purple Buffalo


Epic, um, yea, most definitely.
85The Antlers
Burst Apart


If this album were a color it would be yellow.
86Earth
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (Volume 1)


Mmmmmm, cello. Love me some cello, may I have some more?
87Sleepmakeswaves
...and so we destroyed everything


Another post rock release that pushes the genre ahead instead of residing complacently within it.
88BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG


Jazz that redefines Jazz, sort of.
89Girls
Father, Son, Holy Ghost


Father, Son, Holy Ghost is the sophomore followup to Album, featuring Just A Song.
90Frankie & the Heartstrings
Hunger


They say woah a lot, and it's awesome.
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Rec me some more music from 2011 so I can fill this list, yo.
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