Top Music of 2011

While it’s impossible to acknowledge all of the great songs and albums that come out in a year, below are my personal favorites of 2011.

For those interested, I will be sending out my Top 25 songs. Just leave a comment with your email address.

Top Albums:
1. Cold War KidsMine is Yours
2. Bon IverBon Iver, Bon Iver
3. The Horrible CrowesElsie
4. Dirty GoldRoar
5. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
6. Social DistortionHard Times & Nursery Rhymes
7. SamiamTrips
8. The StreetsComputers and Blues
9. Danny ElfmanReal Steel (Original Motion Picture Score)
10. Foo FightersWasted Light

Honorable Mentions: Blink 182Neighborhoods, Hotels & HighwaysLost River, AwolnationMegalithic Symphony, Noah & the WhaleLast Night on Earth

Top Songs:

1. The Americans – Gospel Roads
2. Cold War Kids – Royal Blue
3. The Horrible Crowes – Behold the Hurricane
4. The Vaccines – Norgaard
5. Bon Iver – Holocene
6. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
7. The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires
8. The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
9. Foo Fighters – Dear Rosemary (feat. Bob Mould)
10. Face to Face – All for Nothing
11. The Knux – Run (feat. Kid CuDi)
12. Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up in Flames)
13. Viva Brother – Darling Buds of May
14. Blink-182 – Up All Night
15. Social Distortion – Writings on the Wall
16. The Streets – Going Through Hell
17. Brett Dennen – Sydney (I’ll Come Running)
18. Against Me! – Russian Spies
19. Gavin DeGraw – Not Over You
20. The Damnwells – Werewolves
21. Florence + the Machine – Shake it Out
22. Noah & the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
23. Adele – Rolling in the Deep
24. Awolnation – Jump On My Shoulders
25. Hotels & Highways – Train Whistle

Honorable Mentions: Red Hot Chili Peppers – Brendan’s Death Song, Dark Mean – Happy Banjo, Bob Geldof – Dazzled by You, tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta, The Twilight Singers – Gunshots

Best Cover:
Alkaline Trio – Movin’ Right Along

Guilty Pleasure: Daughtry – Crawling Back to You

Next Big Things of 2012:
Lana Del Rey
Gary Clark Jr

Happy Holidays.


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