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






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




5. Rustie - Glass Swords


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



1. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia / Ultra

We All Try

Nature Feels

Honorable Mentions:

Kimbra - Vows

Settle Down


Kendrick Lamar - Section 80



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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