Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pulse Check - 20 Best Albums of 2011... (So Far)

So it felt like it was time to take stock of the musical year that has been thus far and try to make some sense of what does not suck. All mid stream music nerd lists are subject to change, so I reserve the right to turn up the suck for any of the noted 20 best from 2011, seven months in so far.

In no particular order, because I will just hate the ordering two minutes after it's done anyway.

The Horror The Horror - Wilderness

Battles  - Gloss Drop

Frankie & The Heartstrings - Hunger

The Pains Of being Pure At Heart - Belong

Army Navy - Last Place

Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Panda Bear - Tomboy

Wild Beasts - Smother

Cut/Copy - Zonoscope

The Horrors - Skying

Junior Boys - It's All True

Elbow - build a rocket boys!

Pharoahe Monche - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

Telekinesis! - 12 Desperate Straight Lines

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde

Radiohead - The King of Limbs

Toro Y Moi - Underneath The Pine

The Dears - Degeneration Street