The Liner Notes

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Best albums of 2011 thus far

with 3 comments

Fall is in the air and that means that the time for 2011 new releases is drawing to an end. With that in mind here is a look, in no particular order, of contenders for this year’s best albums. Weigh in and vote for yourself.

Adele – “21”










Bon Iver – “Bon Iver”






Death Cab for Cutie – “Codes and Keys”






The Decemberists – “The King is Dead”






Neon Indian – “Era Extrana”






Fucked Up – “David Comes to Life”






Kayne West & Jay Z – “Watch the Throne”






PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”






Beady Eye – “Different Gear, Still Speading”






Radiohead – “King of Limbs”






TV on the Radio “Nine Types of Light”






Shabazz Palaces “Black Up”






Paul Simon – “So Beautiful or So What”






Primus – “Green Naugahyde”






Beastie Boys – “Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2”






White Denim – “D”






Kasabian – “Velociraptor!”






Lil Wayne “Tha Carter IV”


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  1. Well DY, you might not believe this but I’ve only heard the Radiohead and the Beasties. But your list will give me a jumping off point after Pink Floyd week is over.


    September 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

  2. Where’s The Whole Love by Wilco?


    September 30, 2011 at 9:16 am

  3. Matt – Glad I can give you some homework
    Tim – As of writing this I had only listened to the new Wilco a couple times and nothing jumped out at me, but I need to give it a proper listening. The years not over.

    David Young

    October 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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