Top New Albums of 2011
i’m a little early with this, as there’s still a few weeks left til the new year. but i can’t resist!
here are my fav new albums of this past year. there are more than what’s on this list, but i narrowed it down to top 20.
20. the horse thieves | valley of decision | fav tracks: dakota wild, fast asleep, valley of decision
19. joshua rosen | illogical affair | fav tracks: i need you, bow your head, make you new
18. gillian welch | the harrow & the harvest | fav tracks: tennessee, scarlet town, the way it will be
17. blitzen trapper | american goldwing | fav tracks: love the way you walk away, astronaut, american goldwing
16. a.a. bondy | believers | fav tracks: down in the fire (lost sea), surfer king, highway/fevers
15. the middle east | i want that you are always happy | fav tracks: as i got to see janey, months, jesus came to my birthday party
14. coldplay | mylo xyloto | fav tracks: u.f.o., us against the world, every teardrop is a waterfall
13. sara groves | invisible empires | fav tracks: i’ll wait, miracle, obsolete
12. brandi carlile | live at benaroya hall | fav tracks: hallelujah, before it breaks, i will
11. burlap to cashmere | self-titled | fav tracks: the other country, love reclaims the atmosphere, closer to the edge
10. mutemath | odd soul | fav tracks: prytania, blood pressure, all or nothing
9. matthew perryman jones | until the dawn appears | fav tracks: until the dawn appears, waiting on the light to change
8. needtobreathe | the reckoning | fav tracks: the reckoning, slumber, able
7. lupe fiasco | lasers | fav tracks: coming up (feat. mdma), the show goes on
6. beirut | the rip tide | fav tracks: the rip tide, goshen, a candle’s fire
5. fleet foxes | helplessness blues | fav tracks: battery kinzie, montezuma, bedouin dress
4. bon iver | self-titled | fav tracks: holocene, towers, wash.
3. feist | metals | fav tracks: woe be, caught a long wind, the bad in each other
2. folly & the hunter | residents | fav tracks: raising the dead, cost
1. josh garrels | love & war & the sea in between | fav tracks: flood waters, pilot me, ulysses