My Favorite Albums Of 2011

1. (TIE)  Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues / Feist – Metals
I’ve mulled over this for a long time and there’s simply NO WAY for me to choose one of these albums over the other. In my opinion, these two stand far apart from the rest. Early in the year, I was blown away by Helplessness Blues, an album that really resonated with ME in this year of my life. Then, in October, Metals came out and I wasn’t really sure what to make of it at first. But the more I listened, the more it felt like my eyes were opening to a universally brilliant piece of art. I guess I could say that Helplessness Blues might be my FAVORITE of the year, while Metals is the BEST.

3. Paul Simon – So Beautiful Or So What

4. Adele – 21

5. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow

6. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead

7. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator

8. Lisa Hannigan – Passenger

9. Wilco – The Whole Love

10. Amos Lee – Mission Bell

11. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
12. Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong
13. Beirut – The Rip Tide
14. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
15. Middle Brother – Middle Brother
16. The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart
17. Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials
18. Alex Ebert – Alexander
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
20. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
21. The Strokes – Angles
22. Peter Bjorn & John – Gimme Some
23. Robbie Robertson – How To Become Clairvoyant
24. Chris Thile & Michael Daves – Sleep With One Eye Open
25. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs

Happy New Year!

-pH

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