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.

3 comments:

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.