2011 favorite albums and other things

9 Dec

Happy 2011 – here are my favorite jams from 2011. Mostly albums; some EP’s. I probably forgot some. None of these are in numerical order. I listed them only as “absolute favortes” and everything else. As I roll in to the end of the year, hip-hop has saved my life.

My absolute favorites:
The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Drake – Take Care
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Black Keys – El Camino
Frank Ocean – nostalgia/ultra
The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
The Roots – Undun

Honorable mentions/Everything else:
James Blake – James Blake
Peaking Lights – 236
Teenage Cool Kids – Denton After Texas
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
Foster The People – Torches
Real Estate – Days
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit
Adele – 21
Hanni El Khatib – Will The Guns Come Out
Spanish Prisoners – Gold Fools
Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler
Alabama Shakes – Alabama Shakes
Wilco – The Whole Love
Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica
Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers
Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys
Cults – Cults
Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do
Hookworms – Hookworms
Beirut – The Rip Tide
Work Drugs – Aurora Lies
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

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