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Old 12-19-2011, 02:50 PM  
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Reaper's Favorite Albums of 2011

Here it is, y'all. The highly-anticipated annual list of my favorite albums of the year. 2011 was an interesting year in music. There wasn't a single album that I personally rated 9/10. No great albums. But there were a ton of albums that I rated 8.5/10 to 7.5/10. Lots and lots and lots of really good albums. I struggled with the ordering of these albums; it seemed arbitrary at times. So that's why in lieu of doing honorable mentions this year I'm just going to do an ordered top 50. That's right, these are my favorite 50 albums of the year.

As always, this isn't meaning to be an objective list of best albums of the year. While I listen to over 300 new albums each year, I still don't listen to enough to feel comfortable making objective claims about quality. Do you think I snubbed some really great dubstep album? Did I miss out on a perfect bluegrass album? It's very likely that I did, but this is a list of my personal favorites. That's why you're going to see lots of metal albums on the list. It's also why you're going to see as many, if not more, hip-hop albums on this list. 2011 was a stupendous year for rap music.

Anyway, I'm going to be rolling these out over the next couple of days or so as I write up little paragraphs for each album in-between working on other stuff.

50.) Tune-Yards - w h o k i l l
49.) White Willow - Terminal Twilight
48.) Blut Aus Nord - 777 Sects
47.) Blut Aus Nord - 777 The Desanctification
46.) La Dispute - Wildlife
45.) Childish Gambino - Camp
44.) Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
43.) Boris - New Album
42.) Antediluvian - Through the Cervix of Hawaah
41.) Fen - Epoch
40.) Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
39.) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
38.) Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
37.) Wild Flag - Wild Flag
36.) Opeth - Heritage
35.) The Roots - Undun
34.) Vektor - Outer Isolation
33.) Rudra - Brahmavidya: Immortal I
32.) Tech N9ne - All 6s & 7s
31.) Lady GaGa - Born This Way
30.) Death Grips - ExMilitary
29.) Leprous - Bilateral
28.) Mr. Mother****in eXquire - Lost in Translation
27.) ASAP Rocky - LiveLoveA$ap
26.) Hades Archer - For the Diabolical Ages
25.) Cities Aviv - Digital Lows
24.) Big KRIT - Return of 4Eva
23.) Absu - Abzu
22.) Disma - Towards the Megalith
21.) Cunninglynguists - Oneirology
20.) Bon Iver - Bon Iver
19.) Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
18.) Das Racist - Relax
17.) Steven Wilson - Grace for Drowning
16.) Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult
15.) Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
14.) Cormorant - Dwellings
13.) Symphony X - Iconoclast
12.) Danny Brown - XXX
11.) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
10.) Hell - Human Remains
09.) Wolverine - Communication Lost
08.) G-Side - Island
07.) Dessa - Castor, the Twin
06.) TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
05.) Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
04.) Sims - Bad Time Zoo
03.) Doomtree - No Kings
02.) G-Side - The One... Cohesive
01.) Astronautalis - This Is Our Science

Thanks for reading and listening. Please put up your own lists in this thread if you'd like, or talk about other year-end lists, etc. Just like you guys have done for the past few years that I've done this.

Per QuikSsurfer's request, here are links to previous year's list threads: http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=238651 (2010); http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=219784 (2009) (I would change the order of the top 15 around if I were to re-do this one); http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=202037 (2008).

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Old 12-27-2011, 04:45 AM   #106
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really don't have a particular order or list but I know that I heavily enjoyed these this year:

Foster The People - Torches
M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
August Burns Red - Leveler
Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
The Script - Science & Faith
Yellowcard - When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Oh Sleeper - Children of Fire
Times of Grace - The Hymn Of A Broken Man
Unearth - Darkness In The Light
Drake - Take Care
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #107
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. The Weeknd -House of Balloons/Thursday/ Echoes of Silence (I cheated and put them togeth

This shit right here! The Weeknd is my favorite new discovery of 2011.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:19 PM   #108
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. The Weeknd -House of Balloons/Thursday/ Echoes of Silence (I cheated and put them togeth

This shit right here! The Weeknd is my favorite new discovery of 2011.
My reaction to The Weeknd is always "Why should I listen to this when I can just put on an album from The-Dream?"
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:24 PM   #109
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why do people like Watch the Throne someone please explain it to me like do they not listen to rap ever
This is the problem with rap there's too many hanger ons. Jay-z post 2007 is trash. Eminem has sucked for a very long time as well. Yet people continue to support them because of their names.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #110
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This is the problem with rap there's too many hanger ons. Jay-z post 2007 is trash. Eminem has sucked for a very long time as well. Yet people continue to support them because of their names.
Eminem is as good as he's ever been right now on a technical level. He just doesn't have anything to say anymore.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:37 PM   #111
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Eminem is as good as he's ever been right now on a technical level. He just doesn't have anything to say anymore.
Quit listening to him after 2005 when he released that dog shit album. If this were the NFL dude would be averaging 2.7 a carry now.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #112
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Quit listening to him after 2005 when he released that dog shit album. If this were the NFL dude would be averaging 2.7 a carry now.
Listen to the new Bad Meets Evil album. Em brings it on some technical MC shit.
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. The Weeknd -House of Balloons/Thursday/ Echoes of Silence (I cheated and put them togeth

This shit right here! The Weeknd is my favorite new discovery of 2011.
Yeah. I dig. And I don't necessarily agree with Reaper's take that it's a rehash of The Dream. I do think that HoB was much more interesting and fresh than anything else he's put out since, though.

Edit: I should add that I'm completely prejudiced right now because I'm fascinated by the current conflux of indie and hiphop/R&B, which the Weeknd represents very well. The Dream seems to draw much more on traditional R&B (and that's not a bad thing at all). He's all around better than Abel from a larger perspective, but I'm pretty caught up in the movement that Abel is a part of at the moment.
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Out of curiosity, what would your order be now?
On the 2008 list? That's a good question. Give me some time to think about it.
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