Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Top Albums of 2011 so far

Yeah, thought I ought to do something like this to make up for the inactivity over the last few months, not to mention the first couple of months before the blog started. Although I divided the albums into genres as to avoid direct ranking there is definitely some overlap to be had. If you consider yourself to be a fan of a particular genre, I highly recommend checking out each of the albums displayed under the relevant heading. Only albums and EP's from January to June 2011 have been included, and no decision is ever final, more of just an idea of what I think of right now (a few might be the result of being recently passed through my speakers, but hopefully I've eliminated a great deal of bias). I'm bound to have missed a few good ones, so this is a great chance to start leaving me comments. Also apologies if the images are a little small, its the best my creative skills could manage.

(l-r)Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes, Gruff Rhys - Hotel Shampoo, The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts,
Givers - In Light, tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

(l-r) TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light, Fucked Up - David Comes to Life, Radiohead -  The King of Limbs

(l-r) Times New Viking - Dancer Equired, Iceage - New Brigade, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong,
Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil

(l-r) Death Grips - Exmilitary, Beastie Boys - Hot sauce Committee Pt.2, Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva,
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up, Tyler, the Creator - Goblin

(l-r) Cut Copy - Zonoscope, Junior Boys - It's All True, Metronomy - The English Riviera,
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact

(l-r) The Weeknd - House of Balloons, Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra, BeyoncĂ© -  4

(l-r) Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts, Julian Lynch - Terra, PJ Harvey - Let England Shake,
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

(l-r) Burial - Street Halo EP, Prefuse 73 - The Only She Chapters, James Blake -  James Blake,
Africa HiTech - 93 Million Miles, Panda Bear -  Tomboy

(l-r) Bon Iver - Bon Iver, The Antlers - Burst Apart, Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues, Destroyer - Kaputt

(l-r) Thee Oh Sees - Castlemania, Black Lips - Arabia Mountain, Dum Dum Girls -  He Gets Me High EP,
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unlnown Mortal Orchestra

(l-r) Battles - Gloss Drop, Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges,
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Tao of the Dead,
Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape/Rainforest EP

Any thoughts?

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