These are the albums of my year. If they interest you, check them out. They’re not the be all and end all of music. However, this has been the soundtrack of 2011 for me. I’m happy to say that many of them have been appreciated on vinyl. That medium, more than anything else, has gotten me back to enjoying music and not just listening to it. I had forgotten about the difference there for a while.
Anyway, here’s my 2011 in no particular order:
- Alberta Cross – Rolling Thunder EP
Hope this is a preview of the new album. Driving rock that could derail into Kings of Leon in 2012. Let’s hope not.
- Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys!
Not their best by a mile but the 1st half is great and it picks up again at the end.
- Gomez – Whatever’s on Your Mind
An older, wiser, Gomez. Not their best but a good dad record. I am what I am.
- Portugal. The Man – In the Mountain In the Cloud
Wasilla, AK. They’ve got a period in their name. ‘Nuff said.