The 2011 Music-Givers Guide

James Blake | Enough Thunder


It is now (at the time of this post) four days from the magical day. That being the case, this is my official “Merry Christmas” post. At the onset of this blog, I had envisioned having a typical music blog – ‘year in summation’ review post. Well lucky you, because you are now reading it. I do realize that shopping has been cut close, but if you are still looking for a last minute gift for a music-loving child, friend or spouse, this list could actually have some actual purpose!

Keep in mind that these are no particular genre, just a collection of what is most memorable to me. Also, don’t focus too much on the ranking system. Just think of it as a shopping list wink wink.

Now, without further ado. My Top 10 Releases from 2011.

1 | Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

2 | Bon Iver – Bon Iver

3 | TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light

4 | The Black Keys – El Camino

5 | The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar

6 | Feist – Metals

7 | The Roots – Undun

8 | Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation

9 | Grouplove – Never Trust a Happy Song

10 | Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts

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There are some honorable mentions…to mention…

James Blake – Enough Thunder EP

Surfer Blood – Tarot Classics EP

The Dear Hunter – The Color Spectrum

City & Colour – Little Hell

Hopefully you might consider giving these away as a gift this holiday season.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!!


3 Responses to “The 2011 Music-Givers Guide”
  1. Very solid list. Grouplove is going to be very popular in 2012.

  2. thecurlysideofthings says:

    sooo nice! love the list

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