Friday, June 03, 2011

Albums of the Almost-Half-Of-A-Year 2011

WITH 2011 barging recklessly into June already like a drunk in a moshpit, I thought I'd tentatively put out a longlist of possible contenders for Album Of The Year 2011 that have already been released.
Statistically, about half of them should be sitting in my rack or on my hard drive by now, surely?

  • 40 Winks - It's The Trip
  • And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs
  • Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise
  • Fink - Perfect Darkness
  • Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  • Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
  • The Haunted - Unseen
  • Icicle - Under The Ice
  • Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
  • The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
  • Lower Than Atlantis - World Record
  • Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
  • Max Raptor - Portraits
  • Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
  • Mr President - Number One
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
  • Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
  • Rival Schools - Pedals
  • The Strokes - Angles
  • Thursday - No Devolucion
  • Times Of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
  • Vessels - Helioscope
  • Wagon Christ - Toomorrow (pictured)
  • William Fitzsimmons - Gold In The Shadow
You can listen to samples of nearly all of these with a Spotify playlist I've compiled by clicking here.
And feel free to add your thoughts below - any corkers that I've missed? Are there any of the above you wouldn't touch with a barge pole?


  1. If Metronomy's The English Riviera were on this list, it'd be perfect.

    Still can't get into Foo Fighter's new songs though. They just feel so... strained, in a way.

  2. I know what you mean about Foo Fighters. They churn out tracks almost to a formula - but when it works, it really does. I suppose they're almost a singles band nowadays.
    I have to say I've never been a fan of Metronomy, and this one hasn't grabbed me either.
    This list has expanded since I posted this BTW - click the Spotify link to see the full list.


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