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Top 10 Albums | 2011

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Now that Santa is done checking off his list, it’s time for me to do the same.  The votes have been cast (all by me) and the results are in for the Top 10 Albums of Winter 2011.  Those lucky enough to make this list then went on to contend with the veterans of my Top 40 Albums of 2011.  When all was said and done, it was a tough decision paring the list down to a Top 10 overall, but I reached deep within and summoned the strength to….oh who am I kidding, I chose the music that kept my iTunes chugging and put the biggest smile on my face.

Hopefully you have found some great music in 2011 and are as excited as I am for more to come in 2012.  Cheers to all and on to the lists!!

Top 10 Albums | Winter 2011

  1. Florence + The Machine | Ceremonials
  2. Childish Gambino | CAMP
  3. M83 | Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  4. Jay-Z and Kanye West | Watch The Throne
  5. The Black Keys | El Camino
  6. Spank Rock | Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar
  7. My Morning Jacket | Circuital
  8. Middle Brother | Middle Brother
  9. Phantogram | Nightlife
  10. Ryan Adams | Ashes & Fire

Oh. Em. Gee.  You’re sooooo close to seeing the final top 10 list.  Are you ready?  Are you excited?  Did you already skip over this sentence because you’re tired of reading stupid text and for the love of Jeebus you just want to see the damn list?  Fine….be that way.  See if I care.

Top 10 Albums | 2011

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#10:  The Rapture | In The Grace of Your Love

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#9:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | It’s A Corporate World

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#8:  Jamie Woon | Mirrorwriting

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7:  Cut Copy | Zonoscope

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#6:  Childish Gambino | CAMP

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#5:  Florence + The Machine | Ceremonials

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#4:  Cults | Cults

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#3:  Givers | In Light

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#2:  Bon Iver | Bon Iver

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#1:  The Antlers | Burst Apart

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As anyone who has read this blog for a while knows, I’m quite partial to The Antlers so it’s no surprise that they maintained the top spot for the better part of the year.  But there is plenty of variety in that list so don’t discount one because of another.

Curious about the 30 albums that fill in the remainder of the Top 40?  Find out by taking a look at the extended list at Amazon.com.  Complete with album pictures and the ability to purchase the tunes!!

There you have it.  My year in music condensed into a nice, compact list.  Feel free to tell me it’s awesome or to let me know that I suck, and my music sucks, and my face is stupid, and that if I were wasting away on a deserted road during the Siberian winter you wouldn’t even light a fart to heat my ugly face GODIHATEYOUSOMUCH.  That works too.

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TALKING POINTS
What was YOUR favorite album of 2011?  Have more than one?  Share them all!
What was the most overrated album of the year?  (My Pick:  Iceage | New Brigade)
What was the most disappointing album of the year?  (My Pick:  Radiohead | The King of Limbs)

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