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Best of 2011: Albums

16 Jan

This post is a little more word heavy than Best of 2011: Songs. Hence the delay.

These are the albums I felt were front to back special. So I’ve posted the first single from each and a personal song choice from each. Enjoy.

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Best of 2011: Songs

5 Jan

To narrow the list down to 10 seemed impossible; 20 was no easier. And so, here are my 25 favorites from 2011. Enjoy.

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Zeitgeist 2010

4 Jan

Hype Machine’s annual Zeitgeist is now online here.

To me this is the most exciting list made each year, because it is aggregated off of mass opinion, not just someone like me voicing their own (which is good in its own way, now that I write it).

Anyways, make sure to check the artists mixes – The Knocks have done a really great job…

The Knocks – Top 50 of 2010:

Blackbird Blackbird – Top 50 of 2010:

I’ll post as they are released.

Best from 2010

14 Dec

The final, updated list of my top 15 albums from 2010.

Click here for the full list.

Best from 2010

29 Oct

With the year coming to a close it’s time for my first cumulative best of list. Compared to last year (Phoenix, The XX, Passion Pit etc.) this year has been a lot less exciting – but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been some good music. So here it is – my top 15 albums from the year.

Click the album art for original posts on the artists.


1. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

Undercover Martyn:

2. Foals – Total Life Forever

Black Gold:

3. Broken Bells – Broken Bells

The High Road:

4. Morning Benders – Big Echo


5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Some Kind of Nature:


6. Little Red – Midnight Remember

Rock It:

7. Jonsi – Go

Go Do:

8. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains):

9. Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More

Awake My Soul:

10. Vampire Weekend – Contra


11. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

World News:

12. Hot Chip – One Life Stand

Alley Cats:

13. Geographer – Animal Shapes


14. Sun Airway – Nocturn of Exploded Crystal Chandelier

Put the Days Away:

15. CEO – White Magic

Come With Me:

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