Here are my top ten favorites from last year (because that’s all anyone looks at anyway). In terms of score, 1-5 are much higher than 6-10. Here’s to a great 2012
1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Bomb the Music Industry – Vacation
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
James Blake – James Blake
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
The Rosebuds – Low Planes Fly Low
Beirut – The Rip Tide
Starfucker - Reptilians
10. The Black Keys – El Camino
A small collection of my favorite tracks to jam out to from 2011. I can’t even pretend that I didn’t miss a ton of stuff for this one. I only included one track per album, so obviously some albums aren’t fully represented. The order is somewhat in ‘best of’ format, but very loosely. Some tracks get bonus points for sentimental value.
Ranking from bottom to top
Big D and the Kids Table "Walls"
Don Trip & Starlito "4th Song"
Tune-yards "Es-So" (1)
No real specific guidelines, these are my favorite releases from 2011. In general I would give these at least 7/10 on a ranking scale. I think I have everything, but of course there are plenty of albums I haven’t heard and I might have skipped over some randoms.
Arctic Monkeys "Suck it and See"
ASAP Rockey "Deep Purple"
Atlas Sound "Parallax"
Bad Meets Evil "Hell: The Sequel"
Beirut "The Rip Tide"
Big D "For the Damned the Dumb and the Delirious"
Big Krit "Return of 4eva"
The Black Keys "El Camino"
Bomb The Music Industry "Vacation"
Bon Iver "Bon Iver, Bon Iver"