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