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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
The lovely Steffaloo is at it again, wowing folks with her sweet voice and awesome ukulele. This time the loveliness comes in the form of a covers album. She croons her way through nine covers that include songs like “Believe” by Cher, “Wake Me Up Before You Go” by Wham! and “My Love” by Justin Timberlake! Definitely check Covers out. The whole thing is just great.
Check out “My Love” below and then head on over to Steffaloo’s Soundcloud page and listen to the whole thing!
Listen to this dreamy track from Steffaloo. It’s a gorgeous tune with a playful sound combined with Steph Thompson’s whispery vocals. “I’m Sorry” is a nice track to hear on this chilly autumn day.
This track originally appeared on the Goldrush Music Festival‘s compilation.
I am so very excited about Los Angeles-based Steffaloo aka Steph Thompson’s upcoming EP release on JAXART Records this August. On Fire EP is limited to 300 copies on marbled 7” vinyl. You definitely need to hop on over to JAXART and pre-order it now, here the link :: tinyurl.com/5vbejk5
To hold you over until August, check out this lovely, absolutely gorgeous track.
mp3 :: The Red Runs Free – Steffaloo
‘meet me in montauk’ was literally the first song i ever wrote that i thought was any good, haha. it was the beginning, though i didn’t know it at the time, of what was to be this.. my love affair with music. really this album is something of a memoir; a raw journal, a pile of homemade tracks that i’ve somehow poured more emotion into than i thought was possible. i’ve been collecting these songs, so to speak, over the past five years and have finally come to peace with letting them all go. each one of them has come to represent those moments alone in my room at night (which is where i recorded all of these, if the white noise wasn’t already a give away ha), those moments i wished i could find the courage to say certain things to a certain someone, those moments where i felt my heart swallowing me, those moments where i was too happy to do anything else. they have, in essence, represented the messiness and the joy of simply being alive.
I think the music does a good job speaking for itself. Go check it out.