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Music: Did You Miss These Albums in 2011?


We asked our readers to nominate their favorite albums released in 2011. Here, in no normative or ordinal order, are some albums you might have missed, and some you probably didn’t, nominated by an array of progressive and otherwise enlightened listeners. In some cases, hyperlinks are to the artist’s web site, in other cases, to information about the album specifically.

The Naked And Famous — Passive Me-Aggressive You

Incubus — If Not Now, When?

Grouplove — Never Trust A Happy Song

St. Vincent — Strange Mercy

Peter Murphy — Ninth

Ladytron — Gravity the Seducer

Low — C’mon

M83 — Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

SCUM — Again Into Eyes

Asobi Seksu — Flourescence

City Center — Redeemer

Original Broadway Cast, The Book of Mormon

The Raveonettes — Raven in the Graveyard

Austra — Feel It Break

Damon & Naomi — False Beats & True Hearts

Jay Z and Kanye West — Watch the Throne

The Drums -— Portamento

Kendrick Lamar—- Section 80

Kendrick Lamar

Atlas Sound —- Parallax

The Lonely Island — Turtleneck and Chain

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit — Here We Rest

Drive By Truckers — Go Go Boots

Grieves & Budo — Together/Apart

Real Estate — Days

Beirut — Rip Tide

Those Darlins’ — Screws Get Loose

Adele — 21

Cults — Cults

Girls — Father Son Holy Ghost

Tune-Yards — whokill

Kurt Vile — Smoke Ring for My Halo

Wu Lyf — Go Tell Fire to the Mountain

Steven Wilson — Grace For Drowning

Danielson — Best of Gloucester County

Iron & Wine– Kiss Each Other Clean

Ani Difranco — Which Side Are You On? (technically this is a 2012 release, but was released in the lingering weeks of 2011)

Foster the People

Foster The People — Torches

Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi — Rome


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