My 10 Favourite LPs of 2011*1. The Antlers - Burst Apart (my interview with them)2. SBTRKT - Sbtrkt3. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 19724. Bright Eyes - The People’s Key5. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie6. Beirut - The Rip Tide7. Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Sean This Way Edition)8. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy9. Walls - Coracle10. EMA - Past-Life Martyred Saints
Honourable mentions: Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Jeniferever, Oneohtrix Point Never, Metronomy, New Look, James Ferraro, Gang Gang Dance, Austra, Low, Mogwai, Cut Copy, Selebrities… Listen: Songs of the Year Spotify Playlist.
The proper Drowned in Sound list will run as part of our 12 Days of DiSmas which begin on Monday December 5th.* = I think. Subject to change/remembering something I’ve been obsessed with that I’ve forgotten/adding the caveat that this is all possibly down to the mood I was in when making the list/probably should include Tom Waits or Kate Bush but haven’t had chance to listen to them properly.
Your favourites…?

My 10 Favourite LPs of 2011*
1. The Antlers - Burst Apart (my interview with them)
2. SBTRKT - Sbtrkt
3. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
4. Bright Eyes - The People’s Key
5. When Saints Go Machine - Konkylie
6. Beirut - The Rip Tide
7. Lady Gaga - Born This Way (Sean This Way Edition)
8. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
9. Walls - Coracle
10. EMA - Past-Life Martyred Saints

Honourable mentions: Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells, Jeniferever, Oneohtrix Point Never, Metronomy, New Look, James Ferraro, Gang Gang Dance, Austra, Low, Mogwai, Cut Copy, Selebrities… 

Listen: Songs of the Year Spotify Playlist.


The proper Drowned in Sound list will run as part of our 12 Days of DiSmas which begin on Monday December 5th.

* = I think. Subject to change/remembering something I’ve been obsessed with that I’ve forgotten/adding the caveat that this is all possibly down to the mood I was in when making the list/probably should include Tom Waits or Kate Bush but haven’t had chance to listen to them properly.

Your favourites…?

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  2. theprophetv answered: You can’t have a top 10 of albums without Editors in, surely! Even Last Shadow Puppets would have been better than Lady Gaga in my opinion.
  3. benmorse answered: Low Cut Connie, Horrible Crowes, Justin Townes Earle. This year has been great for music. Also: Brooker style muso critic.. I have an idea…
  4. daddyopolis answered: I gave that Antlers LP a lot of plays. & also: Slave Ambient, The War on Drugs + JWNS, Antiques + Creep On Creepin’ On, Timber Timbre.
  5. misternorman answered: Little Dragon - Ritual Union - It’s really exciting to see a group come into their own. this album marks the start of something really rad :)
  6. hndrk answered: Ah, was curious how you’d rate People’s Key a few months on after that enthusiastic review. Not one my 2011 faves, but I like it.
  7. bmichael said: peoples key?!
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