Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Top 10 Albums of 2011

2011 was a great year for music. Dubstep skyrocketed, Chillwave synth-pop came back in style, Rock died, Hip-Hop has widened from popcorn raps to intellectual lyricism, Electronic music is becoming mainstream and Indie has taken over. I will be focusing on the albums or mixtapes that have had the biggest impact on my life this past year. Each of the following albums listed I have listened to for hours on end. I hope you enjoy my favorites.



10. Drake - Take Care

Over My Dead Body
 


9. M83 - Hurry up We're Dreaming

Midnight City

 


8. Nero - Welcome Reality (Deluxe)

Reaching Out

 

Innocence
  



7. SBTRKT - SBTRKT

Wildfire

 



6. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l

Es-So
 

Bizness

 



5. Rustie - Glass Swords

  Surph
 



4. Little Dragon - Ritual Union

Ritual Union
 

Shuffle A Dream
 



3. The Weeknd - House of Balloons

What You Need
 

The Knowing

 



2. Washed Out - Within and Without

Amor Fati

 

Echoes
 



1. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia / Ultra

We All Try
 

Nature Feels
 



Honorable Mentions:


Kimbra - Vows

Settle Down

 


Kendrick Lamar - Section 80

Rigamortis

 


Kanye West and Jay-Z - Watch the Throne

New Day
 



J. Cole - Cole World

Can't Get Enough

 



Childish Gambino - Camp

Fire Fly
 



Kaskade - Fire & Ice

Lick It
 



Full Crate - Golden Glasses


Cherrie Hats

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