My Top Albums of 2011
- The Black Keys (Brothers)
I’ve played this over and over and over. Such a great album. An added bonus is that the CD changes from black to white when cold/hot, haha.
Favorites: Tighten Up, Too Afraid To Love You, The Go Getter, Unknown Brother (I might as well list all of the songs, I love this album!)
- Coldplay (Mylo Xyloto)
I’ve never not liked a Coldplay album. While this isn’t my favorite out of all of them (I think X&Y is, or Parachutes), it’s still a good, solid Colplay-esque set. Saw them live twice.
Favorites: Paradise, Major Minus, Up With The Birds, Princess Of China
- Adele (21)
Adele is so talented and has such a great voice. She seems so much older/mature for her age. Luckily, she’ll be around for a long time then for us to enjoy more good music from her.
Favorites: Rolling In The Deep, Rumour Has It, Set Fire To The Rain, He Won’t Go, Love Song, Someone Like You
- Foster The People (Torches)
This is such a fun, upbeat album. It all started with Pumped Up Kicks and I got hooked over the summer.
Favorites: Helena Beat, Pumped Up Kicks, Call It What You Want, Houdini, Miss You, Broken Jaw
- Maroon 5 (Hands All Over)
I’ve always been a M5 fan and saw them live twice. There are a lot of catchy, upbeat songs on this album. Abby’s favorite song is Moves Like Jagger and she has some awesome dance moves too.
Favorites: Give A Little More, Don’t Know Nothing, Get Back In My Life, Moves Like Jagger, Last Chance, Misery (acoustic version)
- The Black Keys (El Camino)
This was recently released and I don’t have it yet, but I’ve listened to the previews soo many times. I love it and can’t wait to hear the entire album. These guys are amazing.
Favorites: Dead And Gone, Gold On The Ceiling, Sister, Nova Baby, Mind Eraser
- Weezer (Hurley; Bonus Tracks)
I haven’t listened to this lately but I remember playing it a lot in early 2011 to and from work. I definitely prefer older Weezer (Blue album, Pinkerton, etc.) but I enjoyed this too.
Favorites: Memories, Unspoken, Where’s My Sex?, Smart Girls, Represent (Rocked Out Mix)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers (I’m With You)
Yet another album I don’t actually have (yet) but RHCP never disappoints. I still remember when Under the Bridge was released in ’91 or ’92 and I was drawn in. Anthony Kiedis running with his long hair in the b&w video is still clear in my mind. About two years later, Soundgarden put out Black Hole Sun which was another favorite of mine. I like early-mid 90’s music!!
Favorites: Monarchy Of Roses, Ethiopia, Look Around, The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie, Did I Let You Know, Police Station (for some reason I can imagine Jermaine from Flight of the Conchords singing these verses), Even You Brutus?
Posted on December 16, 2011, in Random and tagged 2011 albums, 21, Adele, Brothers, Coldplay, El Camino, Foster the People, Hands All Over, Hurley, I'm With You, Maroon 5, music, Mylo Xyloto, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Torches, Weezer. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.