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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


Top Albums of 2009: 21-30

December is the worst. I hate that it’s dark when I get to work and dark when I get home. I despise wearing socks. Digging my car out from its icy tomb makes me want to take hostages. And if Silent Night were a person I’d punch him in his glasses.

But there is one thing that makes me giddy for this time of year – top album lists! They’re such a great way to be a lazy researcher.. just let everyone else sift through the crap and present the gems. With that said, here’s some of what I was left with after my yearly sift. Starting at 30 and working backwards…

Also I’d love to hear what albums you were crazy for this year!

#30 The RaveonettesIn and Out of Control

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#29 TelepatheDance Mother

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#28 Portugal. The ManThe Satanic Satanist

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#27 Flaming LipsEmbryonic

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#26 Washed OutLife of Leisure

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#25 Fever RayFever Ray

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#24 The ShiversIn the Morning

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#23 Matt and KimGrand


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#22 CrocodilesSummer of Hate

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#21 Smith WesternsSmith Westerns

(#20-#11 next week…)