Alright folks, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Here it is, a list of my favorite albums of 2011. This list was super hard to make, almost didn’t even bother, but I did it.

I narrowed it down to 30 and it was a process for sure. These albums basically stayed in my ears for days, even weeks after I first heard them. I still listen to these albums at least once or twice or three times a day.

2011 was crazy good, 2012 is going to have to rock out hard to live up to 2011’s standards. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and HOORAY FOR MUSIC!

These are in no particular order.

Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation

White Denim – D

The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Twin Sister – In Heaven

Summer Camp – Welcome To Condale

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic

Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

Minks – By The Hedge

Bass Drum Of Death – GB City

St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Jacuzzi Boys – Glazin’

Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Ford & Lopatin – Channel Pressure

Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams

Steffaloo – Meet Me In Montauk

Cults – Cults

Real Estate – Days

Quilt – Quilt

Gem Club – Breakers

Wild Flag – Wild Flag

Megafaun – Megafaun

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Nerves Junior – As Bright As Your Night Light

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Yuck – Yuck

Other Lives – Tamer Animals

The Antlers – Burst Apart

Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer