Thursday, December 22, 2011

The 55 Best Albums of 2011 (12-22)

No song was more infectious this year than Foster the People's Pumped up Kids.  What started as a catchy indie rock diddy took off and became an international hit rocketing up the Billboard charts and propelling rock album sales.  Most people still don't know the song is about a school shooting.  Maybe that why despite its popular success, it's still retained its indie cred.  Hopefully this is a sign that there's still a place for rock music on the charts...or maybe it's opening the floodgates for a rock music revival.  One can only hope.

Send in your BEST OF LISTS!!!  I want your top 20 albums of the year...or as many as you would like to send.  Just stick them in the comment section or email them to me.  I will compile a list by New Year's and share it with you all.

Here are the 55 Best Songs of 2011 (12-22):

12.       War on Drugs - Slave Ambient (Baby Missiles)
13.       Bright Eyes - The People's Key
14.       Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
15.       Middle Brother - Middle Brother (Portland)
16.       Wye Oak - Civilian
17.       Jeff the Brotherhood - We Are Champions
18.       Foster The People - Torches
19.       Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne
20.       Jason Isbell - Here We Rest
21.    VHS or Beta - Diamonds and Death
22.    Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong

1 comment:

mgood27 said...

Hey Man Here is my top twenty for the year.
1) M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
2) The Roots Undun
3) Bon Iver Bon Iver
4) Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost
5) Florence + The Machine Ceremonials
6) St. Vincent Strange Mercy
7) Foster The People Torches
8) Handsome Furs Sound Capitol
9) Foo Fighters Wasting Light
10) The Sounds Something To Die For
11) Grouplove Never Trust A Happy Song
11) Yuck Yuck
12) Childish Gambino Camp
13) R.E.M Collapse Into Now
14) The Weekend Both Albums
15) Feist Metals
16) Atlas Sound Paradox
17) James Blake
18) The Black Keys El Camino
19) JAY Z and Kanye West Watch The Throne
20)ADELE 21

Those are my choices