My Favorite Albums of 2011

I won’t call these “the best” albums of the year. I admit this is nothing more than my opinion on the albums I enjoyed most. I’m sure I missed out on more than a few great albums. I’d love to hear about your favorites – you may help me discover something I missed out on. Here are my favorites:

10. Wilco – The Whole Love

9. The Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Pt. II

8. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

7. Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces

6. Lupe Fiasco – Lasers/Friend of the People

LasersFriend of the People

5. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key

The People's Key

4. Feist – Metals

3. The Roots – Undun

2. James Blake – James Blake

James Blake

1. The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions


And here are a few others that didn’t quite make my top ten but could easily have tied for number eleven:

  • John Vanderslice – White Wilderness
  • Mates of State – Mountaintops
  • Panda Bear – Tomboy
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s a Corporate World
  • Danger Mouse & Danielle Lupi – Rome