My Favorite 10 Albums of 2011

This isn’t a “Best Of” list. I’m not trying to make any objective list of the finest albums of the year. This is my personal favorites list. These are the albums I kept finding myself coming back to this year.

  1. The Decemberists The King is Dead
  2. War on Drugs Slave Ambient
  3. Megafaun Megafaun
  4. Wye Oak Civillian
  5. Real Estate Days
  6. Fleet Foxes  Helplessness Blues
  7. Mount Moriah Mount Moriah
  8. Future Islands On the Water
  9. Weekend Red (EP)
  10. Bon Iver Bon Iver

I probably should have made this list a top 15 or 20, or ever 25. So many great albums I’m leaving off, including release from Radiohead, Okkerville River, Beirut, Wilco, J Mascis, Dodos, Rosebuds, Dreamers of the Ghetto, Thee Oh Sees, Girls, Phil Cook’s Feat, My Morning Jacket, and a bunch of others.