Not content to let list making wait until its traditional annual festive occasion, most blogs and magazines appear to be doing half year roundups. Well, we’re no different. In fact, we started it (if one year ago counts, which it doesn’t). I refuse to rank just yet because albums need a little time on the hob until they come to the boil but there’s certainly a few there simmering right now.
So here, in no particular order, is 11 from ‘11:
- TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
- R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now
- tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L
- James Blake - James Blake
- Braids - Native Speaker
- Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin’ On
- Bright Eyes - The People’s Key
- Yuck - Yuck
- Destroyer - Kaputt
- The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
- Four Quartets - The Paragon Of Animals
And a sneaky two others that haven’t yet made it onto Spotify would be Tamer Animals by Other Lives and Radiohead’s The King of Limbs.
And here’s a playlist with all of the records featured on HotSpotMusic in 2011 so far: