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Publications' 2011 Top Albums

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Posted by Drew
Nov 29, 2011 14:18:16 GMT -5
It took me a long time to title this thread. This is not for our list of top albums of 2011, but a place to post top albums lists from various publications. I'll start:

Uncut:
stereogum.com/891311/uncuts-top-50-albums-of-2011/list/

50 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
49 Arbouretum – The Gathering
48 Cornershop Featuring Bubbley Kaur – Cornershop And The Double-O Groove Of
47 The Caretaker – An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
46 Iceage – New Brigade
45 Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin
44 chune-yArDs – w h o k i l l
43 St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
42 Jenny Hval – Viscera
41 Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’
40 Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow
39 Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
38 His Golden Messenger – From Country Hai East Cotton
37 Little Dragon – Ritual Union
36 Jonny – Jonny
35 My Morning Jacket – Circuital
34 Fatoumata Diawara – Fatou
33 Low – C’Mon
32 Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX – We’re New Here
31 Destroyer – Kaputt
30 Tim Hecker – Ravendeath, 1972
29 Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What
28 King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
27 Björk – Biophilia
26 The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
25 Bill Callahan – Apocolypse
24 Real Estate – Days
23 Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
22 Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
21 James Blake – James Blake
20 Ry Cooder – Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
19 Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots
18 Tinariwen – Tassili
17 Feist – Metals
16 Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit
15 Wilco – The Whole Love
14 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
13 Tom Waits – Bad As Me
12 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
11 Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
10 The War On corn chips – Slave Ambient
09 Bon Iver – Bon Iver
08 Wild Beasts – Smother
07 Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
06 The Horrors – Skying
05 Josh T. Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen
04 White Denim – D
03 Metronomy – The English Riviera
02 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
01 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Generally I trust a list where I haven't listened to at least some of the albums in the top ten, and this one looks relatively balanced.
Posted by Cbats
Nov 29, 2011 14:37:16 GMT -5
wow at the rate they're going, stereogum's lists will be identical to rolling stone's in the next few years.
Posted by know ID yuh
Nov 29, 2011 14:51:07 GMT -5
Is Stereogum anti hip-hop/rap? There are six or seven names on there I know nothing about, otherwise I don't see anything remotely close.
Posted by Cbats
Nov 29, 2011 14:53:11 GMT -5
oh god I lack reading comprehension skills. That's uncut's list. It made no sense as a stereogum list.

that list is pretty awful
Posted by StormyPinkness
Nov 29, 2011 14:54:50 GMT -5
PJ HARVEY SASQUATCH 2012 HEADLINERZ
Posted by Cbats
Nov 29, 2011 14:58:01 GMT -5
Here are two more that came out today:

Q magazine:

50 Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
49 Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra.
48 Noah And The Whale – Last Night On Earth
47 Mastodon – The Hunter
46 SBTRKT – SBTRKT
45 Miles Kane – The Colour Of The Trap
44 Death In Vegas – Trans-Love Energies
43 King Creosote – Diamond Mine
42 Josh T. Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen
41 Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
40 Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi – Rome
39 James Blake – James Blake
28 Feist – Metals
37 Washed Out – Within And Without
36 Katy B – On A Mission
35 Cass McCombs – Humour Risk
34 Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
33 chune-yArDs – w h o k i l l
32 Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
31 Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two
30 Lady Gaga - Born This Way
29 Kasabian – Velociraptor
28 Gillian Welch – The Harrows And The Harvest
27 Ed Sheeran – +
26 Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
25 Wild Beasts – Smother
24 Real Estate – Days
23 Björk – Biophilia
22 White Lies – Ritual
21 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
20 The Weeknd – Thursday
19 Cass McCombs – WIT’S END
18 Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
17 Metronomy – The English Riviera
16 Kurt Vile – Smoke Rings For My Halo
15 Baxter Drury – Happy Soup
14 The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
13 Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind Of Fix
12 Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
11 The Horrors – Skying
10 Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys
09 WU LYF – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
08 St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
07 Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
06 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
05 Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
04 Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
03 Adele – 21
02 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
01 Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials





Paste:

50 Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
49 Mates Of State – Mountaintops
48 Drake – Take Care
47 Real Estate – Days
46 Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!
45 Those Darlins – Screws Get Loose
44 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
43 The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar
42 Wild Flag – Wild Flag
41 James Blake – James Blake
40 Portugal. The Man – In The Mountain, In The Cloud
39 Gillian Welch – The Harrow And The Harvest
38 Over The Rhine – The Long Surrender
37 The War On corn chips – Slave Ambient
36 Mister Heavenly – Out Of Love
35 Childish Gambino – Camp
34 Seryn – This Is Where We Are
33 The Head And The Heart – The Head And The Heart
32 Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
31 Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines
30 Tom Waits – Bad As Me
29 Feist – Metals
28 Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
27 Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
26 The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh
25 The Antlers – Burst Apart
24 TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light
23 The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
22 The Black Keys – El Camino
21 Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming
20 Beirut – The Rip Tide
19 Cults – Cults
18 Wye Oak – Civilian
17 The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
16 Yuck – Yuck
15 Deer Tick – Divine Providence
14 Adele – 21
13 Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
12 Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
11 St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
10 The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
09 M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
08 Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
07 Wilco – The Whole Love
06 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s A Corporate World
05 Middle Brother – Middle Brother
04 chune-yArDs – w h o k i l l
03 My Morning Jacket – Circuital
02 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
01 Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Nov 29, 2011 14:58:48 GMT -5
Cornershop had an album out this year? Sweet, imma check that out.
Posted by Pea
Nov 29, 2011 15:02:20 GMT -5
I like this thread! Between these lists and the board member lists (I'm going to start that thread tomorrow after all) we'll all have some great albums to explore.
Posted by wompwomp
Nov 29, 2011 15:27:03 GMT -5
Wow, I had no idea The Low Anthem released an album this year
Posted by Pea
Nov 29, 2011 15:31:24 GMT -5
I've been afraid to listen to it for some reason. Charlie Darwin is outstanding though.
Nov 29, 2011 15:58:17 GMT -5
Personally I think it's criminal that Primus isn't on any of these lists, but the fact that a newer band like Man Man is completely missing seems nuts.

Sad to see no mention of TMBG either.
Nov 29, 2011 15:59:55 GMT -5
know ID yuh Avatar
Is Stereogum anti hip-hop/rap?


Vaht iz ziss Hip Hop?
Posted by newjersey
Nov 29, 2011 16:13:25 GMT -5
The Paste list is really bad. Radiohead, The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket, and Wilco are all as high as they are only due to name recognition. Camp kinda sucked, and it's the only rap album on the list. It is in no way exciting to say that Bon Iver had the #1 album of the year, nor do I really think it's true - it just was pretty good to a lot of people, so it showed up on a lot of ballots. Any aggregated list will have that problem, which I hope is what that is.
Posted by Drew
Nov 29, 2011 17:17:21 GMT -5
Which hip hop albums were worth mentioning this year? The Throne, maybe Drake, maybe Lil B...? I liked Curren$y's album. I don't know, I guess I just don't listen to enough.
Posted by wompwomp
Nov 29, 2011 17:20:47 GMT -5
Drew Avatar
Which hip hop albums were worth mentioning this year? The Throne, maybe Drake, maybe Lil B...? I liked Curren$y's album. I don't know, I guess I just don't listen to enough.


Atmosphere or The Roots (hopefully)