Posts tagged "Best albums of 2011"

bLISTerd: The Popblerd Staff Presents The Best Music of 2011…And Some Playlists!!

We’ve spent much of the past week looking back at the year that was, with many of the writers on staff posting their lists of their 11 favorite albums of 2011. Everything from indie rock to hip-hop got mentioned, and every writer that contributed an individual list (and a couple that didn’t) ranked their albums. Those rankings were then compiled and the result…a quick and dirty list of the site’s 40 favorite albums of the year. Suck it, Billboard! 1) […]

bLISTerd Presents: Mike A's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Mike A’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

I think I listened to more new albums in 2011 than any other year of my life. Between searching for quality releases to review for my own blog and being asked to contribute to Popblerd!, my quest to find new music easily took me through a few hundred albums. Some I couldn’t make it past more than a couple songs before I knew it wasn’t for me. There were plenty of disappointments and yes, I’m looking at you Coldplay. Some […]

bLISTerd Presents: Nick's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Nick’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Aw…they look so cute. Mastodon leads the charge on Nick’s list of the top 11 albums of 2011.

bLISTerd Presents: Tom's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Tom’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

My favorites jumped around a lot this year but the two at the top– despite one’s “newness”– are easily ahead of the rest.  2011 wasn’t the best year ever for music, but it produced a small number of records that I really like. *1. Foo Fighters, Wasting Light I called this my record of the year halfway through 2011.  “If there is a better second half of the year release I’ll console myself with that hypothetically brain-punchingly excellent album.”  Bands get sharper […]

bLISTerd Presents: Big Money's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Big Money’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

2011 was a weird year for me musically. There was certainly a wealth of good music released this year. I can remember as recently as 2007 or 2008, struggling to find 20 albums to fill a list. This year, not so much of a problem. An interesting cast of old reliables and young bucks stepped up to the plate and delivered this year, and there were also a couple of noteworthy comebacks and collaborations. Initially, I had these albums ranked, […]

bLISTerd Presents: GG's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: GG’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

I’ve become very good at buying music these days. I rarely dislike anything I purchase, but that is a problem. With the ability to sample nearly anything and everything before I buy, my taste has become so narrowed down. Thus, my list is probably the most predictable list of all. But I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. The great thing about music is that it’s so subjective. You like what you like. I don’t listen to music as much […]

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Brittany’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Okay, I’ll admit it- I didn’t listen to a lot of music released this year. I can’t really explain why- I think partially it was because I was listening to some of the albums released last year still (because Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz is still my favorite from 2010), and the other reason is probably because I tend to procrastinate when it comes to buying/listening to new albums anyway. For example: Bon Iver’s self-titled release (which is on the […]

bLISTerd Presents: Stephen's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Stephen’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

As someone who usually finds himself spinning the same couple dozen favorites over and over again, joining the Popblerd! team gave me new reason to leave my musical bubble and dive head first into the year’s new music. Needless to say, it was a wonderful experience. I ended up with over thirty albums all told in my final tally of the year’s best, but like any bad parent, I was able to pick favorites. So without further ado, here are […]

bLISTerd Presents: Gonzo's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Gonzo’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

I’m not going to get too detailed in my blurbs here. Partially due to time, and partially because I hope to make more in depth annotations for my annual mix on my own dormant blog later this week. But here are 11 artists/albums/tracks that I very much think are worth checking out from this year: 11. M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming I was nervous about M83 doing a double album – it seemed excessive. And it is excessive. None of the […]

bLISTerd Presents: KBox's Top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: KBox’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

Ryan Adams, Bon Iver, plus Kanye and Jigga. Another Best of ’11 list. That shit cray!

bLISTerd Presents: Koomdogg's top 11 Albums of 2011

bLISTerd Presents: Koomdogg’s top 11 Albums of 2011

There were a lot of terrific rock albums in 2011, but the one that stood out for me was Fucked Up’s David Comes to Life, and not just because I can’t say the band’s name in front of my mom. The Toronto hardcore act has been around for a decade or so, signed to Matador for the last three. David Comes to Life is a sprawling rock opera about a factory worker in 1970s-era England, but more importantly, it kicks […]

bLISTerd Extra: Dr. Gonzo’s Top 8 of ’11!

8. Puro Instinct-Headbangers in Ecstasy Sisters Piper and Skylar Kaplan present an album of dreamy pop landscapes not unlike their pal Ariel Pink’s last album Before Today.  In fact, one of the album’s strongest cuts is “Stillyagi,” which features Mr. Pink.  The airy and hazy music may not be ground enough to be palatable for some listeners, but I think it’s a lovely album – one that’s particularly good for late spins when you’re pulling an all-nighter. 7. Raphael Saadiq-Stone Rollin’ […]