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End of Year Lists 2011
End of Year Lists 2011
12/06/11 at 09:19 PM by SpyKi
I'd have liked to have taken more time on this and given everything another listen or two but because I don't have much time these days I'll have to make due with a quick list in a kind of flimsy order.

Top 30 Albums of 2011

30. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
29. Eisley - The Valley
28. Thrice - Major/Minor
27. City and Colour - Little Hell
26. Transit - Listen & Forgive
25. Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
24. Adele - 21
23. Silverstein - Rescue
22. Deas Vail - Deas Vail
21. Lydia - Paint It Golden
20. Dance Gavin Dance - Downtown Battle Mountain II
19. Blink-182 - Neighbourhoods
18. Farewell Continental - ˇHey, Hey Pioneers!
17. The Weeknd - House of Balloons
16. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
15. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
14. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
13. Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
12. Arrange - Plantation
11. Thursday - No Devolución

10. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low

9. Gotye - Making Mirrors

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

7. Panic! at the Disco - Vices & Virtues

6. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

5. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint

4. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

2. Moving Mountains - Waves

1. Charlie Simpson - Young Pilgrim

Albums I enjoyed but left out because I haven't given them enough listens to properly rank them:

Bjork - Biophillia
MuteMath - Odd Soul
The Cinema - My Blood is Full of Airplanes
Maybeshewill - I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
The Weeknd - Thursday
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business - Gold Rush
Owen - Ghost Town

Top 10 Songs of 2011

10. Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
9. The Weeknd - High for This
8. Bon Iver - Beth/Rest
7. Panic! at the Disco - Trade Mistakes
6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
5. Moving Mountains - The Cascade
4. Coldplay - Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
3. M83 - Midnight City
2. Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared
1. Charlie Simpson - Riverbanks

Others (no real order):
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
Thursday - Sparks Against the Sun
Bjork - Crystalline
The Dangerous Summer - Siren
City and Colour - Little Hell
The Rosebuds - Worthwhile
Death Cab for Cutie - St. Peter's Cathedral
St. Vincent - Cruel
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Dance Gavin Dance - Purple Reign
Saves the Day - Daybreak
Radiohead - Give Up the Ghost
Farewell Continental - The Greatest of All Time (How You Feelin' Now?)
MuthMath - All or Nothing
Deas Vail - Summer Forgets Me
Blink-182 - Wishing Well
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Lydia - Hailey
Transit - Long Lost Friends
Patrick Stump - Explode

Top Lyrics of 2011

5. The Rosebuds
4. Charlie Simpson
3. Robin Pecknold
2. Frank Turner
1. AJ Perdomo

Top Vocals of 2011

5. Haley Reinhart (girl killed it on American Idol)
4. Bjork
3. Frank Turner
2. Brendon Urie
1. Charlie Simpson

Biggest Disappointments of 2011

1. Emery - We Do What We Want
2. Evanescence - Evanescence
3. Deas Vail - Deas Vail (made my top list but I expected a lot better.)
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys (same as Deas Vail.)
5. No new fun. album.

Older Albums I Got Into in 2011

1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
3. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
4. Deas Vail - All the Houses Look the Same
5. Weezer - Pinkerton
6. The Dangerous Summer - Reach for the Sun
7. Mew - Frengers
8. Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer
9. Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
10. Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Best Artwork of 2011



Best Music Video of 2011



Best Live Performance of 2011

5. The Dangerous Summer
4. Hellogoodbye
3. Death Cab for Cutie
2. Charlie Simpson
1. My Chemical Romance

Top Tv Shows of 2011

10. Happy Endings
9. Modern Family
8. Community
7. Celebrity Juice
6. Friday Night Lights
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4. Parks & Recreation
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
2. Breaking Bad
1. Doctor Who

Most Anticipated for 2012

10. Hellogoodbye
9. Joshua Radin
8. Ellie Goulding
7. The Reign of Kindo
6. John Mayer
5. Say Anything
4. Motion City Soundtrack
3. Fightstar
2. fun.
1. My Chemical Romance
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