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Best Of 2011

More great releases
30Thundercat
The Golden Age Of Apocalypse


Love his sense of melody + FlyLo production
29GridLink
Orphan


Very fast, heavy album
28Neutral Milk Hotel
Ferris Wheel on Fire


Some brilliant songs on this with raw production (it may be live recordings...)
27The Antlers
Burst Apart


Thought this was pretty bland at first, but in the right mood you begin to appreciate the atmosphere
26Trap Them
Darker Handcraft


First time I'd listened to a full record by these guys, hopefully there will be a new one soon
25Panda Bear
Tomboy


A lot more poppy than Person Pitch, not as good but still has some great tracks
24Yuck
Yuck


Lacking in originality but I find myself returning to this every now and then just for the tunes
23Big K.R.I.T.
ReturnOf4eva


This guy is still under appreciated.
22Real Estate
Days


Like with Yuck, this style has been done before but these guys just execute it so well, amazing summer record.
21Foxygen
Take The Kids Off Broadway


They may never top this
20SBTRKT
SBTRKT


Great, great producer. Love his EPs as well (Step in Shadows)
19Andy Stott
Passed Me By


Hard to split with We Stay Together but this one just got there first. Such a physical sound
18Deafheaven
Roads to Judah


Violet is one of my favourite tracks from 2011
17 Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX
We're New Here


Great collab
16Burial
Street Halo


In retrospect a very odd release for Burial as the production is unusually clean and seemingly sequenced
15 M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


Almost bored of Midnight City now but what a tune it was initially
14James Blake
James Blake


Not given enough credit for this release. Great use of space and reverb
13The Field
Looping State of Mind


Not his best (which many suggest) but again a mesmerizing set of trance tracks
12Swarms
Old Raves End


Thanks Dev
11Kendrick Lamar
Section.80


Has been overshadowed by Good Kid, but is also one of the best Hip-Hop releases this decade. Smooth production, mix of flows and very lyrical.
10Zomby
Dedication


One of his more focused efforts. Love Florence
9St. Vincent
Strange Mercy


Still her best imo
8Oneohtrix Point Never
Replica


Amazing sampling on this record. Very interesting listen
7PJ Harvey
Let England Shake


Still return to this every now and then. Amazing how consistent she has been
6Nicolas Jaar
Space Is Only Noise


Music for a Space Nightclub. Middle stretch is impeccable (includes Keep Me There)
5Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


Some of the second half is weaker than the first, but with tracks like Perth, Holocene, Towers and Michicant its understandable.
4Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


Mixture of ambient, noise, drone. In the Fog is incredible, this whole album flies by tbh
3Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues


Such a beautiful and soulful album. Hard to see how they can top this without a slight reinvention, they have perfected this sound
2Danny Brown
XXX


Everyone talks about Danny Brown as if he is merely an amusing crackhead. Whilst his interviews are generally really funny this album has to be one of the most acutely observed portraits of life in Detroit + one of the most emotional tales of personal struggle. 30 is one of the best performances ever by a rapper
1Radiohead
The King of Limbs


Many people say if this was by any other band it wouldn't have got any attention. Really though, the opposite is true, just listen to the technical ability, melodies and song writing on display. Bloom, Little by Little, Lotus Flower, Codex + Separator are all top drawer tracks. Also, people complaining about the length are just retarded. Loads of amazing and acclaimed records are far shorter than this
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