Our collective 2011 film lists will be coming up soon, but most of us are pretty big music fans, too, so we wanted to share some of the things we’ve been listening to the most in 2011. Rules for inclusion are pretty lax; soundtracks, cover albums, it’s all fair game. There’s a great deal of diversity among our lists, but we managed to come up with a collective Top Ten, arrived at by some fancy math and the requirement that the album appear on more than one list. Even so, most are only on two lists, with a few on three, and one Miss Florence Welch landing her sophomore album on FIVE of our lists.
10. Last Night on Earth by Noah and the Whale (Listen on Spotify)
9. Wasting Light by The Foo Fighters (Listen on Spotify)
8. Smother by Wild Beasts (Listen on Spotify)
7. Bon Iver by Bon Iver (Listen on Spotify)
6. Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will by Mogwai (Listen on Spotify)
5. Mission Bell by Amos Lee (Listen on Spotify)
4. Young the Giant by Young the Giant (Listen on Spotify)
3. Elsie by Horrible Crowes (Listen on Spotify)
2. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes (Listen on Spotify)
1. Ceremonials by Florence + the Machine (Listen on Spotify)
Every entry on most lists has a music video or live performance video linked, which will open in a lightbox when you click it, plus a link to Spotify when the album is available there. In addition, there’s a playlist of almost everything on Spotify here, with our favorites right up top.
What were some of your favorite albums in 2011?
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