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Top 20 Albums of 2011

It doesn’t matter how rarely I post, I can’t help but throw out my list of favorite albums each year. What I do hate is trying to order them! I love them all equally!! Well… almost. Anyhow, here are the album’s that I’ve most enjoyed this year in some sort of loose order. If you’re on Spotify, I have a Best of 2011 list where you can listen to them all. My username is carmonium23.

#20 Phantogram – Nightlife

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#19 Alela Diane – Alela Diane and Wild Divine

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#18 WU LYF – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

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#17 Ollabelle – Neon Blue Bird

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#16 The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

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 #15 Braids – Native Speaker

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 #14 Neon Indian – Era Extraña

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 #13 Snowman – Absence

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 #12 EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints

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 #11 Smith Westerns – Dye it Blonde

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 #10 Yuck – Yuck

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 #9 Bon Iver – Bon Iver

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 #8 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

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 #7 Washed Out –  Within and Without

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#6 – Wild Beasts – Smother

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 #5 Papercuts – Fading Parade

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 #4 Cults – Cults

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 #3 Future Islands – On the Water

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 #2 The Antlers – Burst Apart

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 #1 Forest Fire – Staring at the X


Spike!

Spike Press comes out with some of my favorite band posters. The first 3 pictured below, for the National, are incredible. Does anybody know what the images are that make up the colored portion of the prints? It looks like Rodin’s Gates of Hell (which is mind-blowing in person – check it out if you’re ever in Paris) but it seems like it would be hard to make a print from a sculpture, so I’m lost. You can purchase prints from their site or view a collection of prints from past and present at Gig Posters.

Top Albums of 2008

Because I didn’t have this blog at the end of last year, I thought I’d post a list of my favorite albums of 2008. I would probably rearrange the order and swap some out with other albums now, but I’ll post them as I did at the end of December.

#20 Port O’BrienAll We Could Do Was Sing

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Port O'Brien

#19 Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances

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Titus Andronicus

#18 Amadou & Mariam – Welcome to Mali

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Amadou & Mariam

#17 Gang Gang Dance – Saint Dymphna

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Gang Gang Dance

#16 Deerhunter – Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.

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Deerhunter

#15 The Muslims – The Muslims

(Recently changed their name to The Soft Pack)

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The Muslims

#14 High Places – High Places

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High Places

#13 This Will Destroy You – This Will Destroy You

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This Will Destroy You

#12 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes

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Fleet Foxes

#11 DJ Rupture – Uproot

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DJ Rupture

#10 Marnie Stern – This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That is That

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Marnie Stern

#9 The Dodos – Visiter

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Dodos - Visiter


#8 Wolf Parade – At Mount Zoomer

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Wolf Parade

#7 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

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Bon Iver

#6 Crystal Stilts – Crystal Stilts

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Crystal Stilts

#5 Portishead – Third

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Portishead

#4 The Foals – Antidotes

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The Foals

#3 Alaska in Winter – Holiday

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Alaska in Winter

#2 Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing

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Fuck Buttons

#1 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

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Crystal Castles