Favorite Albums of 2011

I’ve touched on my favorite EPs of 2011 and favorite songs of 2011 and now I’ll present my list of favorite albums from the year before I jump onto my flight back to Denver.

I don’t feel the need to rank the entire list, but for the record The Year of Hibernation by Youth Lagoon was my favorite with Bon Iver’s self-titled and M83’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming just a hair behind. The complete list is after the page break. Hope you enjoy.


Complete List

Adele – 21
Balto – October’s Road
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Charles Bradley – No Time For Dreaming
Cults – Cults
Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
Evening Man – The Last Night
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Fort Frances – The Atlas
Future Islands – On the Water
Ghost Heart – The Tunnel
South of Lincoln – Homes (via Common Folk Music)
Jinja Safari – Locked By Land (via New Music Collaborative)*
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Of Monsters and Men – My Head Is An Animal (via New Music Collaborative)**
Other Lives – Tamer Animals
Real Estate – Days
Tearjerkers – Rare
The Antlers – Burst Apart
Wolf Gang – Suego Faults
Wye Oak – Civilian
Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation

*Now known as The Great American Desert instead of South of Lincoln

**Technically not out in America until sometime 2012 but among my most listened to albums since Jessica introduced me to it so yeah, it’s on the list.