Archive for December, 2011

My favorite albums of 2011

December 18th, 2011  |  Published in better-than-you, music

I know you have been clawing at your computer screen, crying out "Why won't Karl talk at me about music" for the last 12 months.

Well look, you can cease your agonized cries now.

(Note that 2011 inexplicably had like half the number of really good albums 2010 had, so if I were to combine this with my 2010 list, most of these would appear pretty far down the list).

Anyways, my top 10:

  • 10: Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped

  • 9: Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972

  • 8: Cut Copy - Zonoscope

  • 7: The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck

  • 6: Cults - Cults

  • 5: The Weeknd - House of Balloons

  • 4: Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo

  • 3: EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints

  • 2: Bill Callahan - Apocalypse

  • 1: Wye Oak - Civilian