13 thoughts on “IHRTN Poll – Your Favorite / Least Favorite Albums Of 2011?

  • I must be the only semi-hipster that doesn't get Bon Iver. He's on so many 2011 Best Ofs it makes my head spin. Anyway, he's not on my list. 🙂

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  • And

    Cave In – White Silence

    Probably my favorite album of 2011

  • No order:

    Virgin Islands – Ernie Chambers V. God

    Tom Waits – Bad As Me

    Police Teeth – Awesomer Than the Devil

    The Blind Shake – Seriousness

    Wild Flag – Wild Flag

    Poison Control Center – Stranger Ballet

    Hurry Up Shotgun – Hurry Up Shotgun

    Helms Alee – Weatherhead

    Mountain Goats – All Eternal's Deck

    Obits – Moody, Standard and Poor

    aaaaaand.

    Victory and Associates – These Things are Facts

  • Matt Greezy

    Instead of listening to albums, I've been hooked on Turntable.fm for the past 6 months. So, here's my heavy rotation on TT.FM instead – most songs not from 2011, but all got heavy play by the Greezster in 2011! In order of most TT spins:

    1. Cat Daddy – Rej3ctz

    2. Did It On 'Em – Nikki Minaj

    3. 6 Foot 7 Foot – Lil Wayne

    4. Bone Digger – Punkin Pie

    5. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Rage to Live

    6. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat – Dump

    7. I Want a Cookie – Evolution Control Committee

    8. 212 – Azelea Banks

    9. Little League – Cap'n Jazz

    10. Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Ol Dirty Bastard

    11. I've Got An Ape Drape – The Vandals

    12. In The Evening – Led Zeppelin

    13. Disposable Hustler – Baseball Furies

    14. Radical Businessman – Japanther ft. Spank Rock

    15. Back Of My Hand – The Jags

    16. The Horizon Is A Beltway – The Low Anthem

    17. Telstar – The Tornados

    18. Fat Lady In The Wicker Chair – Click

    19. Havin' A Roni – Vanilla Ice

    20. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

  • It wasn't a thing of 'worst' this year as much as albums I hoped would kill it and were just ok. For me it was mostly some of the metal releases with the new Toxic Holocaust just not being as fun as their last album. Stuff that a lot of people pounced on like Loutallica we couldn't even take seriously.

    I do want to add that while this didn't make it on my list, I feel like it should have.

    Heinali and Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

  • hideousman

    My two favorites:

    Lydia Loveless – Indestructible Machine

    Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin

  • jz

    Here's five em, off the top of my head (in no order):

    Peaking Lights – 939

    Sex Church – Growing Over

    The People's Temple – Sons of Stone

    Max Tannone – Ghostfunk

    Tycho – Dive

    Wooden Shjips – West

  • Lance Freely

    1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra; S/T

    2. Girls; Father, Son, Holy Host

    3. Decemberist: The King is Dead

    4. Man Man: Life Fantastic

    5. X-Ray Eyeballs, Not Nothing

  • Blue Skye

    Before I give you some of my lists, I'd have to "iterate" that I have been buying more used CDs than I have new ones these days. Here are some records this year that I liked in no order.

    1. Flash Bang Grenada – 10 Haters

    2. Amon Tobin – ISAM

    3. Kimya Dawson – Thunder Thighs

    4. Bjork – Biophilia

    5. Ladytron – Gravity the Seducer

    6. Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder

    7. CunninLynguists – Oneidology

    8. Jenova 7 – Dusted Jazz Vol. One (was that released this year? If not, then substitute it with Daedelus' Bespoke)

    9. Animal Nation presents…Tall Man – A Day in the Life

    10. Hail Mary Mallon – Are you gonna eat That?

    11. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

    12. The Streets – Computers and Blues

    13. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never DIe, But You Will

    14. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

    15. (insert album I forgot about)

    But here is my pick of bands that haven't got enough attention, but really should next year:

    1. Baby Baby

    2. Whir (I hope so)

    3. nerdkween

    4. Himalayan Bear

    5. Other bands that are currently still making music after the fold of Absolutely Kosher

    6. Animal Nation (they are sort of known in Canada, but not so much here)

    7. Take your pick of Grime artists in the UK

    8. Miss fairchild

    9. Young & Old

    Albums I'm looking forward to? Busdriver and Tim Fite are the only two I can currently mention.

    I haven't been listening to albums enough to find the worst or just the most disappointing. The obsessive music lover in me is slipping! Heh! :- But if it helps, I don't really know how I feel about the latest Deerhoof album. Perhaps, another listen will sink in? Anyway, I hope to hear some great stuff next year.

    • admin

      Good that you mentioned Whir…their track is going to be on the next installment of Boston Not LA…

  • My top 10:

    Battles – Gloss Drop

    Manorexia – Dinoflagellate Blooms

    dEUS – Keep You Close

    No Mas Bodas – Flesh EP

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Make A Scene

    Radiohead – The King of Limbs

    Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

    Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts

    DJ Food – Magpies, Maps and Moons EP

    Guai Li – Flight of Delusion

  • Best of 2011:

    1. Bridget Hayden – A Siren Blares In An Indifferent Ocean LP

    2. Julie Mittens – Recorded 23|24072011 LP

    3. Manuel Mota – Untitled LP & Dias Das Cinzas LP

    4. VidnaObmana – 1987 – 2007 Chasing The Odyssee 8XLP

    5. Ellende – Heavy Metal Drones 10" + CDR

    6. Elodie – Echos Pastoraux LP

    7. Daniel Menche & Anla Courtis – Yaguá Ovy LP

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