Favorite Albums of 2011

Here’s my annual list of my favorite albums.

  1. Wilco – The Whole Love
    This is their best album since “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”.

  2. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
    Much more sophisticated than their first album, yet it still keeps their wonderful folk rock sound and beautiful vocal harmonies.

  3. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
    Just plain beautiful.

  4. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
  5. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
  6. Adele – 21
  7. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  8. Foster the People – Torches
    Some of the catchiest songs of the year.

  9. Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
  10. Tinariwen – Tassili
    I’m addicted to their music, which has an almost hypnotic trance-inducing effect. Their latest album enhances their Desert Blues sounds with some English lyrics and guest artists like Nels Cline, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and members of TV On The Radio.

Here’s a Spotify playlist with some of my favorite songs.

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