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Hurrr I listened to music in 2011

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Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 11:01:21 GMT -5
Happy December folks! It's that time again. What were your favorite albums of the last full calendar year on earth as we know it? Post your top 10, 20 30, 100, I don't care! Try to at least order your top 10, beginning with your album of the year on top, and then after that feel free to just dump your other albums here in any order that suits you. Hopefully through others' lists we'll all find an album or two that somehow slipped through our fingers. Who knows, maybe by the end of the month some of us will have a brand new favorite!

I went ahead and ordered my top 20, and then followed that list up with a handful of other goodies that I've enjoyed throughout the year as well.

1. The Antlers - Burst Apart
2. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
3. Portugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud
4. Nick 13 - Nick 13
5. Blind Pilot - We Are the Tide
6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
7. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
8. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
9. Cults - Cults
10. Lady Gaga - Born this Way
11. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
12. Black Keys - El Camino
13. Washed Out – Within and Without
14. Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
15. Mates of State – Mountaintops
16. The Whip - Wired Together
17. Neon Indian – Era Extrana
18. James Blake – James Blake
19. Active Child – You are All I See
20. Justice - Audio, Video, Disco

Beirut - The Rip Tide
Generationals - Actor/Caster
The Decemberists – The King is Dead
Origin – Entity
The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Braids - Native Speaker
William Fitzsimmons – Gold in the Shadow
Russian Circles - Empros
The Field - Looping State of Mind
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's a Corporate World
Glasvegas – Euphoric//Heartbreak
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum
Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style
Zola Jesus - Conatus
Excision - X
Posted by wompwomp
Dec 1, 2011 11:05:28 GMT -5
I need to give The Roots album a couple more listens before I decide...it is definitely going to be on my list
Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 11:13:21 GMT -5
Haha I already made an edit to my list after posting it. Modifications are more than welcome throughout the month.
Posted by wompwomp
Dec 1, 2011 11:23:11 GMT -5
I'll do my top 9, with the caveat that I will come back and put The Roots somewhere.

1. Cut Copy - Zonoscope
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
3. Watch The Throne
4. Feist - Metals
5. Adele - 21
6. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
7. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
8. Jamie xx/Gil Scott Heron - We're New Here
9. Justice - Audo, Video, Disco
Posted by emptyfox
Dec 1, 2011 11:40:16 GMT -5
Pea. Feed Me's big adventure was released in 2010. I know because I was gonna use it in the EDM thread. lol
Posted by Horned Gramma
Dec 1, 2011 11:40:43 GMT -5
1. Primus - Green Naugahyde
2. David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
3. The Residents - Lonely Teenager
4. They Might Be Giants - Join Us
5. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
6. Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I Hoped
7. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
8. Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise
9. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
10. The Antlers - Burst Apart

...the Paul Simon record got pooped at the last minute for that Antlers record, which is just as weird for me as it is for you.
Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 11:41:29 GMT -5
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Pea. Feed Me's big adventure was released in 2010. I know because I was gonna use it in the EDM thread. lol


Oops!
Posted by Horned Gramma
Dec 1, 2011 11:43:35 GMT -5
Also the Residents' Coochie Brake would absolutely be on there if I had been able to hear it more rhan once.

Collecting Rz shit has become incredibly cutthroat. :(
Posted by Drew
Dec 1, 2011 12:02:21 GMT -5
It's so funny because I respect both Womp's and HG's taste, but between the two lists I think only the Feist album and maybe the Antlers album would be in my top ten.

Which I'll decide at home, later.
Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 12:25:44 GMT -5
Drew doesn't respect my taste. Note taken.
Dec 1, 2011 13:02:55 GMT -5
1) David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
2) Primus - Green Naugahyde
3) Man Man - Life Fantastic
4) They Might Be Giants - Join Us
5) Drive-By Truckers - Go Go Boots
6) Tom Waits - Bad As Me
7) Destroyer - Kaputt
8) Pepper Rabbit - Red Velvet Snowball
9) Bon Iver - Bon Iver
10) Wilco - The Whole Love
11) The Perfect Vessels - Name Our Own Stars
12) Moonface - Organ Music and Not Vibraphone Music Like I'd Hoped
13) My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
14) Atlas Sound - Parallax
15) Radiohead - King of Limbs
16) Panda Bear - Tomboy
17) Boston Spaceships - Let It Beard
18) Feist - Metals
19) 13 and God - Own Your Ghost
20) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
21) Glorie - Glorie
22) Colin Stetson - New History Of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
23) Paul Simon - So Beautiful So What
24) If By Yes - Salt on Sea Glass
25) Beyonce - 4
Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 13:09:21 GMT -5
I love your list, FD. Many of those I'm unfamiliar with and plan on checking out.
Dec 1, 2011 13:11:48 GMT -5
Thanks Pea! I made it myself.
Dec 1, 2011 13:13:43 GMT -5
I'm gonna check out what a Nick 13 and a Blind Pilot is, never hwoid of either.
Posted by Pea
Dec 1, 2011 13:18:56 GMT -5
Blind Pilot is just a really nice acoustic band. They do west coast tours by bicycle. Pretty neat.

Nick 13 is the debut Americana album from the frontman of Tiger Army. Hints at a lot of classic country and just an overall wonderful listen.