The Fishpork 20: Favorite Albums of 2011

This list may fly in the face of most “best of” lists for 2011. Excluded are the overrated Bon Iver, James Blake, and the array of wince-inducing rap projects that have been embraced by particular hipster circles. Included are some albums that have been relentlessly bashed by the indie blogosphere, but ones we loved, such as The Strokes, Radiohead, and White Lies, as well as some that were completely ignored this year (Feersum Ennjin and Saul Williams).

We don’t call ’em the best, just our favorites. These are the records that got the most plays on our iPods this year, our favorite albums of 2011:

1. Modeselektor – Monkeytown

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tapes ‘n Tapes – Outside

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The Strokes – Angles

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Radiohead – The King of Limbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Feersum Ennjin – Feersum Ennjin

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. The Antlers – Burst Apart

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Panda Bear – Tomboy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Wilco – The Whole Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Saul Williams – Volcanic Sunlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Atlas Sound – Parallax

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Puscifer – Conditions of My Parole

 

 

 

 

 

 

13. SONOIO – RED

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. Battles – Glass Drop

 

 

 

 

 

 

15. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

16. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

17. REM – Collapse Into Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

18. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

 

 

 

 

 

 

19. White Lies – Ritual

 

 

 

 

 

 

20. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Disappointing Albums of 2011:
Dredg – Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
Ladytron – Gravity the Seducer

Mark Written by:

Avid concert goer and film buff obsessed with indie and electronic music.

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