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#1 12-15-2011 1:38am

Saint Dan
From: UK
Registered: 06-10-2004
Posts: 174

2011 end of year lists

...shuffling through my CD's trying to work out the best albums of 2011. Always a good way to catch up on stuff you might of missed too.

Anyone care to start us off ?


#2 12-15-2011 2:16am

Make Like Paper 420
Registered: 05-16-2011
Posts: 71

Re: 2011 end of year lists

its always hard to tell if was a good year or not, but the following definitely made an impression on me -

• Fionn Regan - 100 acres of sycamore
• Idaho - You Were a Dick
• Chris Letcher - Spectroscope (very underground, check him out here -
• Piers Faccini - My Wilderness
• Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
• Feist - Metals

there weren't loads of crackers this year, but these few made 2011 seem way more worthwhile being alive.


#3 12-15-2011 4:15am

Saint Dan
From: UK
Registered: 06-10-2004
Posts: 174

Re: 2011 end of year lists

...assuming Union Chapel doesn't count, then I guess ;

Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells - Everything's getting older
Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Idaho - You were a dick
Lanterns on the lake - Gracious tide, take me home
Low - C'mon
Mary Lorson - BurnBabyBurn
Owen - Ghost Town
Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Souvaris - Souvaris Souvaris
A winged victory for the sullen - s/t

...disappointed with Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky, Superchunk hasn't sunk in really, and Sigur Ros live releases don't count...

Hands down winners are Lanterns On The Lake and Owen for my money.

Last edited by Saint Dan (12-15-2011 4:16am)


#4 12-15-2011 6:22am

Concern Charity Fundrazer
Registered: 10-29-2005
Posts: 475

Re: 2011 end of year lists

A brilliant year I thought
Favourites (in no particular order) include:

                         Metals by Feist

                         Strange Mercy by St Vincent

                         Burst Apart by The Antlers

                         A Creature I Dont Know by Laura Marling

                         Smother by Wild Beasts

                         Drawing of Threes by Desertshore (more I listen to it the better it gets)

                         S/T by Exit Pursued by a Bear

                         Let England Shake by PJ Harvey

                         Bad as Me by Tom Waits

                         Whokill by tUnEyArDs

                         A Different Kind of Fix by Bombay Bicycle Club

                         The King of Limbs by Radiohead

                         Today I realised I could go home backwards by We Cut Corners

                         Bon Iver by Bon Iver

                         50 Words for Snow by Kate Bush

                         ..................plenty more but that'll do I think

Last edited by Concern Charity Fundrazer (12-15-2011 6:23am)


#5 12-15-2011 8:45am

From: Chicago
Registered: 07-11-2011
Posts: 7

Re: 2011 end of year lists

Bob Schneider - A Perfect Day

Cave Singers - No Witch

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs

Wilco - The Whole Love


#6 12-22-2011 12:06pm

From: new orleans
Registered: 11-16-2004
Posts: 296

Re: 2011 end of year lists

for me, hands down album of the year was-

Gem Club - Breakers … re=related

runner up was-
Chad Van Gaalen - Diaper Island

And in my eyes, your smile


#7 12-22-2011 12:58pm

From: Florence, SC
Registered: 08-28-2007
Posts: 107

Re: 2011 end of year lists

No particular order:

Russian Circles: Empros
Desertshore: Drawing of Threes
Denison Witmer: The Ones Who Wait
Ryan Adams: Ashes and Fire
Jesu: Ascension
Amos Lee: Mission Bell
Bright Eyes: The People's Key
The Black Keys: El Camino
Tom Waits: Bad as Me
Mastodon: The Hunter

Last edited by Grumpy_Bear77 (12-22-2011 1:02pm)


#8 12-23-2011 3:10am

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Registered: 01-07-2005
Posts: 421

Re: 2011 end of year lists

Haven't been here for a while, but these lists are mandatory for me. smile

I'd say 2011 was a really good year, at least if your preference is spelled something like indie... Anyway, my list, in what could be a particular order, or not:

Veronica Falls – s/t
The Wild Swans - The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
Wake the President - Zumutung!
Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams
Beirut - The Rip Tide
Widowspeak - Widowspeak
My Sad Captains - Fight Less, Win More
Meg Baird - Seasons on Earth
Andreas Mattsson - Kick Death's Ass
The Unthanks - Last
Papercuts - Fading Parade
Real Estate - Days
Yuck – s/t
Alela Diane - Alela Diane & Wild Devine
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
Cults – s/t
Desertshore - Drawing of Threes
The Decemberists - The King is Dead
The Raveonettes - Raven in the Grave
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Low - C'mon


#9 12-25-2011 12:42am

Registered: 05-07-2010
Posts: 8

Re: 2011 end of year lists

1. Tom Waits - Bad as Me
2. Scott Matthew - Gallantry's Favorite Son
3. John Hiatt - Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns
4. Desertshore - Drawing of Threes
5. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
6. Dez Mona - Sága
7. Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
8. Bill Callahan - Apocalypse
9. Frank Boeijen - Genade
10. Joan as Police Woman - The Deep Field

Have a nice 2012 wink

Last edited by thebestfreaks (12-25-2011 12:43am)


#10 12-31-2011 7:13pm

christian b
Registered: 01-13-2011
Posts: 13

Re: 2011 end of year lists

My favorites from 2011, in no particular order:

Idaho - You Were A Dick
Todd Rundgren - Reproduction
The Fall - Ersatz GB
Friend Owl - Reconnoiter
Desertshore - Drawing of Threes
Mystery Palace - Nervio
Favourite Sons - The Great Deal Of Love
Wire - Red Barked Tree

Happy 2012.


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