Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Top Twenty Albums of 2011

Here's my top twenty albums of 2011. The top album of the year is The Wild Swans - 'The Coldest Winter In A Hundred Years', but the other nineteen are pretty good too.

Look forward to receiving your lists and recommendations.

1. The Wild Swans - The Coldest Winter In A Hundred Years

2. Wild Beasts - Smother

3. John Foxx & the Maths - Interplay

4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver

5. The Horrors - Skying

6. Wire - Red Barked Tree

7. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know

8. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

9. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

10. Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow

11. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

12. The Unthanks - Last

13. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys

14. TV on the Radio - Nine Types Of Light

15. Metronomy - The English Riviera

16. Battles - Gloss Drop

17. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

18. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo

19. P J Harvey - Let England Shake

20. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials

All the albums are available to preview or purchase from the Amazon widget on the right hand panel of this site.


Hoops Hooley said...

Nice list. Again some choices in common with my own top 20. I probably need to give some of these a go: the Wild Swans one has sort of been on my radar but I haven't heard much of it, TV on the Radio are another band I've heard good things about, and maybe Noel's worth a go too. Good stuff.

Ian Harry Aspinall said...

Glad you like it! The Wild Swans album has been ignored by the critics, but is well worth a listen.
Do you have any particular favourites this year?

Ian Harry Aspinall said...

Pete - Should have spotted the link to your list - Doh!
Have a great Xmas.