Hoop Of Love: Ugly Rumors’ Top 50 Albums of 2011

Yes, it’s been a while, and it’s going to be even more of a while. No, I don’t want to draw the curtain entirely, but I am going to invite you to join me in an extended intermission. Writing this blog has been (and continues to be) a delight, even if the amount of time I can dedicate to its upkeep wanes. Please enjoy this roundup of my favorite albums of the year, and browse through my old reviews which stand the test of time (if I should be so bold).

50. Unknown Mortal OrchestraUnknown Mortal Orchestra
49. Twin SisterIn Heaven
48. Atlas SoundParallax
47. The War On DrugsSlave Ambient
46. PJ HarveyLet England Shake
45. Laura VeirsTumble Bee
44. John Wesley HardingThe Sound Of His Own Voice
43. Mariachi El BronxMariachi El Bronx (II)
42. Pokey LaFarge & the South City ThreeMiddle of Everywhere
41. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
40. Deer TickDivine Providence
39. The FeeliesHere Before
38. DeVotchKa100 Lovers
37. The Twilight SingersDynamite Steps
36. Gospel MusicHow To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL
35. The HorrorsSkying
34. Man ManLife Fantastic
33. Kate Bush50 Words For Snow
32. The Go! TeamRolling Blackouts
31. Dominant LegsInvitation
30. Hunx and his PunxToo Young To Be In Love
29. Blitzen TrapperAmerican Goldwing
28. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
27. Okkervil RiverI Am Very Far
26. Bon IverBon Iver, Bon Iver
25. Architecture In HelsinkiMoment Bends
24. Foster The PeopleTorches
23. Cut CopyZonoscope
22. The Black KeysEl Camino
21. Wild FlagWild Flag
20. Cold CaveCherish the Light Years
19. ElbowBuild A Rocket Boys!
18. Tom WaitsBad As Me
17. DestroyerKaputt
16. Shilpa Ray & Her Happy HookersTeenage and Torture
15. Mister HeavenlyOut Of Love
14. Lykke LiWounded Rhymes
13. St. VincentStrange Mercy
12. The RaveonettesRaven In The Grave
11. The VaccinesWhat Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
10. TV On The RadioNine Types Of Light
9. Peter Bjorn And JohnGimme Some
8. tUnE-yArDsw h o k i l l
7. Dum Dum GirlsOnly In Dreams
6. Middle BrotherMiddle Brother
5. BattlesGloss Drop
4. Smith WesternsDye It Blonde
3. Black LipsArabia Mountain
2. The Baseball ProjectVolume 2: High And Inside
1. CultsCults

Thanks for reading and have a happy new year!
E.

~ by E. on December 20, 2011.

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