Friday, December 2, 2011

My Top 35 Albums of 2011



Tom Waits get decked out for the holidays!

This top 35 list is based on the ones I made the effort to purchase and which ones I listened to the most. I'm sure I missed a few good ones though. This was a damn good year for music!

Paste Magazine posted a Top 50 I like, but I didn't agree with it completely. They excluded the new Death Cab For Cutie, Tori Amos and others I loved. Even if you don't agree, maybe there is something awesome on this list you might have overlooked.

Enjoy!

35 Face to Face - Laugh Now, Laugh Later
34 The Strokes - Angles
33 Noah and the Whales – Life is Life
32 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
31 Gillian Welch – The Harrow And The Harvest
30 Flogging Molly – Speed of Darkness
29 Feist – Metals
28 The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines
27 J Mascis – Several Shades of Why
26 Bright Eyes – The People's Key
25 The Horrible Crowes – Elsie
24 TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light
23 The Belle Brigade - The Belle Brigade
22 Devotchka – 100 Lovers
21 Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
20 If Birds Could Fly – No Place to Roam
19 City and Colour – Little Hell
18 Wye Oak – Civilian
17 Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
16 Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
15 Deer Tick – Divine Providence
14 Adele – 21
13 My Morning Jacket – Circuital
12 Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
11 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
10 James Vincent Morrow – Early in the Morning
09 Amos Lee – Mission Bell
08 Man Man – Life Fantastic
07 Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
06 Tori Amos – Night of Hunters
05 The Black Key – El Camino
04 Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones
03 The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
02 Tom Waits – Bad As Me
01 The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

-Travis

Next time: I will shine some spotlight on just who the hell Joshua Hull is!