Yeah, yeah. It’s that time of year again. Everyone is doing it, and so am I. My top albums of 2011.
This was a really tough list to gather. 2011 was crammed with amazing music, so that just made the decision making that much harder.
34 people e-mailed and messaged me with suggestions of what my final top number should be this year. Suggestions ranged from “Top 10” to “Top 53”! That wasn’t going to happen anyway. But the most common number suggested was “Top 24”.
I didn’t implement any rules into this years list. As that was too much of a pain last year. So, it all comes down to what I was personally listening to the most this year.
Hopefully you’ll find an album or two on here that aren’t on anyone else’s lists.
This list is in no particular order.
– Yes And Also Yes by Mike Doughty
– Dark And Bloody Ground – Fifth On The Floor
– I’m Dead – Micah Schnabel (NOTE: Even though the physical album doesn’t get released until 2012, the pre-order instant download makes it a 2011 contender)
– Mergers & Acquistions – Have Gun, Will Travel
– Grand Theatre Vol. 2 – Old 97’s
– Long Live All Of Us – Glossary
– Low Down – The Mallett Brothers Band
– Go-Go Boots – Drive-By Truckers
– The King Is Dead – The Decemberists
– Moving On – Lauderdale
– Here We Rest – Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
– Gravel & Wine – Gin Wigmore
– Indestructible Machine – Lydia Loveless
– Manifesto – Matt Woods
– England Keep My Bones – Frank Turner
– Death Of A Decade – Ha Ha Tonka
– Knife Man – Andrew Jackson Jihad
– American Stranger – The Only Sons
– Kiss Each Other Clean – Iron & Wine
– 37 – Roger Bryan & The Orphans
– The Bluebird Sessions – Memphis Train Union
– Number Seven – Will Hoge
– A New Home In The Old World – Austin Lucas
– Yours Truly – 16 Horsepower
I don’t have any explanations for my choices to type out to you. I will give my opinions when the show returns on January 5th with episode 126.