Best Albums of 2011

Eye Contact – Gang Gang Dance

Channel Pressure – Ford and Lopatin

You Are All I See – Active Child


Replica-Oneohtrix Point Never

Forever – Sleep∞Over

With U – Holy Other


Tomboy – Panda Bear


Trust Now – Prince Rama


Badlands – Dirty Beaches


Instrumental Mixtape/Forest EP – Calms Casino

We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves – John Maus
W H O K I L L – tUnE-yArDs
Relax – Das Rasict
Ruin 1/ Ruin 2 – Elite Gymnastics
Dxys Xff/ Teams vs Star Slinger – Teams/ Star Slinger
Glass Drop – Battles
Thee Physical – Pictureplane
House of Balloons/Thursday – The Weeknd
Bodysongs – Born Gold (Previoulsy Gobble Gobble)
Looping State of Mind – The Field
808’s & Dark Grapes II – Main Attrakionz
Era Extraña – Neon Indian
Ravedeath 1972 – Tim Hecker
Conatus – Zola Jesus
Wander/Wonder – Balam Acab

Honorable Mentions

LiveLoveA$ap – ASAP Rocky

Goblin – Tyler the Creator
Defaults – Hard Mix
Galactic Melt – Com Truise
Parallax – Atlas Sound
Go Tell Fire on the Mountain – WU LYF
Black Up/Of Light/Shabazz Palaces – Shabazz Palaces
Underneath the Pine – Toro Y Moi
Azari and III – Azari and III
Cults – Cults
Lesser Known – Adventures
James Blake – James Blake
Benny and the Jetts – TV Girl
Within and Without – Washed Out
Sigma Chi Primavera – Fancy Mike

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Best Albums of 2009

1. Merriweather Post Pavillion/Fall Be Kind (EP)-Animal Collective
Best tracks: My Girls, Bluish/ Graze, I Think I Can

2. Bitte Orca-Dirty Projectors
Best tracks: No Intention, Stillness is the Move
3. Hospice-The Antlers
Best tracks: Kettering, Bear
4. Manners/Chunk of Change (EP)-Passion Pit
Best tracks: The Reeling, Sleepyhead
5. Logos- Atlas Sound
Best tracks: Walkabout, Shelia
6. Psychic Chasms- Neon Indian
Best tracks: Deadbeat Summer, 6669
7. The xx- The xx
Best tracks: Basic Space, Crystalized
8. Veckatimist- Grizzly Bear
Best tracks: Two Weeks, Cheerleader
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix- Phoenix
Best tracks: 1901, Lisztomania
10. A Brief History of Love- The Big Pink
Best tracks: Velvet, Dominos
11. Embryonic-The Flaming Lips
Best tracks: Silver Trembling Hands, Watching the Planets
12. Guns Don’t Kill People, Lasers Do-Major Laser

Best tracks: Hold the Line, Keep it Goin’ Louder
13. LP-Discovery
Best tracks: So Insane, Carby
14. BiRd-BrAiNs – tUnE-yArDs
Best tracks: Sunlight, Hatari
15. Two Suns-Bat For Lashes
Best tracks: Pearl’s Dream, Daniel
Other Good Albums:
Bromst-Dan Deacon
Fever Ray-Fever Ray
March of the Zapotec/Holland – Beirut
Dark Was The Night – Various Artists

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