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Albums of the Year 2011

Wednesday December 28, 2011 in music |

My favourite albums of 2011.

  1. Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

    Listen to: AKA … What a Life!

  2. Arctic Monkeys: Suck it and SeeArctic Monkeys: Suck it and See

    Listen to: The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala.

  3. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: RomeDanger Mouse and Daniele Luppi: Rome

    One of two appearances by the great Brian Burton in this list.

    Listen to: Season’s Trees.

  4. Low: C'MonLow: C’Mon

    Listen to: Especially Me.

  5. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness BluesFleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues

    Listen to: The Plains/Bitter Dancer.

    One of my best dicoveries of the year and well worth checking out, along with their eponymous debut.

  6. Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!

    Listen to: Jesus was a Rochdale Girl.

  7. Kate Bush: 50 Words for SnowKate Bush: Director’s Cut/50 Words for Snow

    With two Kate Bush albums the world went mad in 2011.

    Listen to: This Woman’s Work/Snowed in at Wheeler Street.

  8. The Black Keys: El CaminoThe Black Keys: El Camino

    Another new discovery of 2011 and produced by Danger Mouse.

    Listen to: Mind Eraser.

  9. Bon IverBon Iver: Bon Iver

    Listen to: Calgary.

  10. P.J. Harvey: Let England ShakeP.J Harvey: Let England Shake

    Listen to: The Words that Maketh Murder.

  11. The Horrors: SkyingThe Horrors: Skying

    All other end of the year lists put Ms Harvey at the number one spot, although I’m going for The Horrors. Maybe not the most original offering from 2011, but an undeniably enjoyable one.

    Listen to: Moving Further Away.

And this Year’s Christmas playlist

  • A Very She and Him ChristmasFree Christmas by Johnny Marr and the Healers.
  • Sweet Little Baby Boy from James Brown’s Funky Christmas album.
  • Thanks for Christmas by XTC.
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Bruce Springsteen.
  • Christmas Wish from the excellent A Very She and Him Christmas.

mine be james blake I really liking that album at moment but p j’s is such a great album a instant classic really ,all the best for the coming year stu

stujallen    Saturday December 31, 2011   

James Blake – I have been meaning to listen to that one.

The Book Tower    Sunday January 1, 2012   

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