favorite albums of 2011

You know you listen to a lot of music when you have trouble narrowing down your favorite albums to 10. Or even 15 or 20. Here are my favorites from 2011:

  • The Belle Brigade – The Belle Brigade
  • The Black Keys – El Camino
  • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  • Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
  • Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys
  • Decemberists – The King is Dead
  • Over the Rhine – The Long Surrender
  • Markéta Irglová – Anar
  • Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire
  • Wilco – The Whole Love

Honorable Mention: 

  • St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  • Drive-By Truckers – GoGo Boots
  • Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
  • Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest
  • Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Also worth checking out: 

  • Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing
  • Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
  • Lucinda Williams – Blessed
  • Guy Clark – Songs and Stories
  • Sigur Rós – Inni(live)



2 Comments on “favorite albums of 2011”

  1. great list – you and i share a lot of common musical likes.

  2. amy clifford says:

    Thanks. It was hard to narrow it down. And I have a feeling some of those on the bottom of the list will rise as I listen to them more.

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