Favorite Albums of 2011

Looking through this list again I’ve realized how few new artists there are on it as compared to years past.  For whatever reason, I didn’t have the energy to listen to a lot of new music this year so I stuck with new albums from artists I already knew.  Maybe next year that will change.

10.  Wye Oak – Civilian





9.  Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire





8.  Okkervil River – I Am Very Far





7.  Beirut – Rip Tide





6. The Decemberists – The King is Dead





5. Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean





4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest





3. My Morning Jacket – Circuital





2. Real Estate – Days





1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Head and the Heart – S/T.
  • J.Mascis – Several Shades of Why.
  • The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient.

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