Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top 50 Albums of 2011 (50 - 26)

R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
50) R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now (Warner Bros)
49) Kaki King - Junior (Rounder)
48) Buffalo Tom - Skins (Scrawny)
47) Battles - Gloss Drop (Warp)
46) Obits - Moody, Standard and Poor (Sub Pop)
45) Rubblebucket - Omega La La (Megaforce)
44) Lex Land - Were My Sweetheart To Go... (Intelligent Noise)
43) Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts (Matador)
UME - Phantoms
42) UME - Phantoms (Modern Outsider)
41) Jeff The Brotherhood - We Are The Champions (Infinity Cat)
40) The Feelies - Here Before (Bar None)
39) Old 97's - The Grand Theater Vol. 2 (New West)
38) My Morning Jacket - Circuital (ATO)
37) Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
36) Various Artists - SPIN Presents Newermind: A Tribute (SPIN)
35) Noah's Ark Was A Spaceship - Hanga-Fang (Slumber Party)
34) The Ettes - Wicked Will (Krian)
Jolie Holland - Pint of Blood
33) Jolie Holland - Pint of Blood (Anti)
32) Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (Sonic Unyon)
31) Wild Flag - Wild Flag (Merge)
30) Low - C'mon (Sub Pop)
29) Cold War Kids - Mine Is Yours (Geffen)
28) Radiohead - The King of Limbs (ATO)
27) TV On The Radio - Nine Types of Light (Interscope)
26) J Mascis - Several Shades of Why (Sub Pop)

(originally posted at thedarkstuff.com)


JordyC said...

Radiohead didn't garner nearly as much buzz for this release as for a normal Radiohead album. Could be because the promo cycle for it was really short, it lacked a strong single, or because, as your ranking seems to indicate, it was good...but not great.

Dave Splash said...

Well, the promo cycle didn't include any advance notice. If you remember, it was announced on a Thursday that Radiohead was releasing an album the next day. Then, the CD was not released until a few months after that. Weird.

And it was decent, but not amazing.

Snave said...

I don't know... I found it to be extremely amazing under specific circumstances. 8-)

Nice list, Dave! Lots of stuff for me to check out here!