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Top 10 Albums of 2011

December 29, 2011

This has been a truly awesome year for music both in the blogsphere and live entertainment world. The music industry has shifted so much that most artists with a sound sense of marketing and publicity can get their music exploited without help from major labels or corporate muscle. Below are 10 of my favorite albums this year which have all gotten great feedback through my shows on WVUM and through this here blog. There’s a mix of well known artists and some lesser-knowns who really pushed their own albums to make sure we heard them. This was a tough list to come up with considering all the great releases that have come out this year.

Hats off to all the groups below: (no particular order)

Metronomy – The English Riviera (Domino Records)

1. The English Riviera
2. We Broke Free
3. Everything Goes My Way
4. The Look
5. She Wants
6. Trouble
7. The Bay
8. Loving Arm
9. Corinne
10. Some Written
11. Love Underlined

PURCHASE ALBUM

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When Saints Go Machine – Konkylie (EMI)

1 Konkylie
2 Church and Law
3 Parix
4 Chestnut
5 Same Scissors
6 Jets
7 Kelly
8 On The Move
9 Whoever Made You Stand So Still
10 Add Ends

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Hercules And Love Affair – Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)

1. Painted Eyes
2. My House
3. Answers Come in Dreams
4. Leonora
5. Boy Blue
6. Falling
7. I Can’t Wait
8. Step Up
9. Visitor
10. It’s Alright

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Azari & III – Azari & III (Loose Lips Records)

1 Into the Night
2 Reckless (With Your Love)
3 Tunnel Vision
4 Indigo
5 Lost In Time
6 Infiniti
7 Change of Heart
8 Manhooker
9 Undecided
10 Hungry for the Power
11 Manic

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Junior Boys – It’s All True (Domino Records)

1. Itchy Fingers
2. Playtime
3. You’ll Improve Me
4. A Truly Happy Ending
5. The Reservoir
6. Second Chance
7. Kick The Can
8. ep
9. Banana Ripple

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Canyons – Keep Your Dreams (Modular)

01. Circadia
02. Under A Blue Sky
03. My Rescue
04. See Blind Through
05. Sun And Moon
06. The Bridge
07. Blu Snakes
08. Tonight
09. When I See You Again
10. And We Dance

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Tiger & Woods – Through The Green (Running Back)

01. Dr. Burner
02. Don’t Hesitate
03. Time
04. Love in Cambodgia
05. Curb Your Heart
06. El Dickital
07. Deflowered
08. Kissmetellme
09. Gin Nation
10. Speed of Light

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Ilija Rudman –  The Reveal (Bear Funk)

01. Inspectors Drive
02. Victory 2010
03. Prisoner of Passion
04. Congo Diamond
05. I Dub You So Much
06. Twenty Questions
07. Show Me the Magic
08. Romance Warrior
09. Gentle Fire
10. More Than a Memory

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Clap rules – Golden Hands (Bear Funk)

1 Silver Mountains
2 Get Excited
3 Fantasmi
4 Pericoloso
5 Golden Hands
6 Oh Uiba
7 Azzardo
8 Aria Tre
9 Approccio
10 Ecoteca

PURCHASE ALBUM

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Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin On (Arts & Crafts)

1.  Bad Ritual
2.  Obelisk
3.  Creep On Creepin’ On
4.  Black Water
5.  Swamp Magic
6.  Woman
7.  Too Old To Die Young
8.  Lonesome Hunter
9.  Do I Have Power
10. Souvenirs

PURCHASE ALBUM

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