@kerryrm’s Top Albums of 2011

Posted December 23rd, 2011 by k

10. Cults – Cults: Pastiche, but such a good pastiche.

9. James Blake – James Blake: Over-hyped by the British press, and yet…

8. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation: Hazy, dreamy bedroom pop from a 22yr old with heartache? Yes, please!

7. Class Actress – Rapprocher: Synths + Drum machines + Female vocals = sold!

6. Still Corners – Creatures of an Hour: Cinematic and lush.

5. Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong: Mature follow-up from these twee indie-pop darlings. Still catchy as fuck, too. POBPAH are aging well.

4. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming: There could have been 20 versions of Midnight City on this double album and I would have been happy.

3. Little Dragon – Ritual Union: This record makes me want to dance in the streets (of Gothenburg).

2. Architecture in Helsinki – Moment Bends: It’s ’80s shmaltz as all get out, but I love every bit of it.

1. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes: I won’t lie, I’ve listened to this album on repeat for days on end since March. I am beyond *smitten*.

Top Singles*: (in no particular order)
Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
Phantogram – Don’t Move
Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes
Jamie Woon – Night Air
Fitz and The Tantrums – Moneygrabber
Tom Vek – A Chore
Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks
Kelly Rowland – Feelin Me Right Now
Tinariwen – Asuf D Alwa
Chad Valley – Now That I’m Real
The Grates – Turn Me On
Holy Ghost – Wait and See

(*My rule is that my top singles can’t be on any of the albums in my top album list.)

Kerry’s previous lists: 2010, 2009, 2008

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eric Greenwood // Dec 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Katy Perry didn’t make your singles list? Hmm.

  • 2 K // Dec 23, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I still rock out to Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) and Teenage Dream from time to time. Love me some Katy.