Those who know me (that's you by now, right?) know that I am a huge music fan, with an enormous library of music of all styles. 2011 was a *great* year for music, and though I rarely make lists like this, I thought I'd share the ten albums that I ended up listening to the most from the past year. Omissions may be deliberate, or accidental - there are loads of 2011 released I haven't heard - but I stand by these 10 regardless. The list is in no particular order (though the M83 stands as my best of the year), and I've provided no affiliate links, because I'm not smart enough to make a buck off the Internet. I've also included a link to a Spotify playlist with the whole sheband. Buy, download and enjoy!
Tom's Best of 2011:
Washed Out - "Within and Without"
The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow"
M83 - "Hurry Up We're Dreaming"
Bon Iver - "Bon Iver"
James Blake - "James Blake"
The Antlers - "Burst Apart"
The Head and the Heart - "The Head and the Heart"
Elbow - "build a rocket, boys!"
Apparat - "The Devil's Walk"
Tycho - "Dive"
Here's the Spotify link: Toms Best of 2011
What were your favorites?