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2011 year end review....Must have albums for 2011

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by g4string, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    2011 is 2 days away from officially becoming history. Lets hear what really stood out this year....so post your must have albums for 2011.

    FWIW, since some of these bands may not be as well known as others; posting the "genre/style' might help somebody who is looking to expand their library.

    I'll start, my stand-outs are;

    Gillian Welch - "The Harrow and the Harvest" (americana, traditional, folk)

    Tedeschi Trucks Band "Revelator" (rock, blues)

    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit "Here We Rest" (southern rock, americana)

    The Wood Brothers "Some Ring Halo" (traditional, americana, blues)

    The Black Keys "El Camino" (rock,blues)

    My biggest let down was Wilco "The Whole Love". Let down is an understatement (POS). After listening to "The Whole Love", I think I am kinda done with Wilco.
  2. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings - Soul Time! (soul) Not as good as "I Learned the Hard Way" but still damn good.

    Booker T - Road to Memphis (soul)

    Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming (soul, again)

    The Ex - Catch My Shoe (Anarcho punk with african rhythms) Not much bass in here, two baritone guitars and horns. Really recommended.

    Joe4 - Enola Gay EP (noise rock) Short, angry burst. Shellac and The Jesus Lizard comes to mind.

    The Gary - El Camino (rock or noise rock) They probably weren't happy that The Black Keys took their title ;)

    Earth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light (drone-y americana doom-y instrumental stuff) I guess the description says it all. If you want fusion jazz bass licks and/or poppy punk stay away. If you have a minimalist bone in you (that's what she said) this might be for you.

    Probably forgetting stuff. Good year for soul, if you ask me.
    Still need to buy The Root's Undun and Low's C'mon. And possibly the Black Keys' El Camino. Sounded really nice.
  3. Arch/Matheos, Sympathetic Resonance (progressive metal)
  4. Timmah

    Timmah Supporting Member

    May 19, 2011
    Man in motion- Warren Haynes (blues)
  5. mcglyph


    Aug 17, 2011
    Maynard's new Puscifer project, "Conditions of my Parole", is my new favorite. Like NIN mixed with Perfect circle. Really recommended.
  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    My favorite album from '11 was "Fly From Here" by Yes.
    Very good LP. Worthy of any collection, especially the Prog fans.
  7. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Moving Mountains - Waves
    blueneck - Repetitions
    Grails - Deep Politics
    Josh Garrels - Love & War & The Sea In Between
    This Will Destroy You - Tunnel Blanket
    Thrice - Major/Minor
    Russian Circles - Empros
  8. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Fleet Foxes -Helplessness Blues
    Yes - Fly From Here
    The Gazette- Toxic
    Wilco- The Whole Love -= I really liked it, oh well.
    Polysics - Oh! No! It's Heavy Polysick!!!
  9. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l was my favorite this year.

    Oh, and Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83.

    And then Last of the Country Gentlemen by Josh T. Pearson.

    Also Bon Iver's Bon Iver.

    Richard Buckner's Our Blood was awesome, as usual.

    Kaputt by Destroyer was pretty fantastic, too.
  10. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    Opeth "Heritage" is really good.
  11. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    The Harrow and the Harvest -Gillian Welch
    Blitzen Trapper- American Goldwing
    I'll never get out of this world alive- Steve Earle
    Blessed- Lucinda Williams

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