From the Archives: Best of 2011 – Part III: Thor & Yebo (by Andreas 20. December 2011)

Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

Christmas Eve is just around the corner and we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, which can only mean one thing… it is time to round up our favourite records of the year and do our best- of lists. Not only are the lists fun (!), but they also serve as a great reminder of how much great music is put out each and every year.

The rules are simple: In order to qualify an album has to have been released in the current calendar year, it cannot be a re- release, it has to be a full- length (no EPs) and it cannot be a Crunchy release (for the obvious reasons).

In this third instalment of the Crunchy end-of-year lists it is our resident Icelander, Thorhallur Jonsson, and the boss-man himself, Yebo, who list their favourite albums of 2011. The most incredible thing? Three instalments in and there are no duds! All great music! Eeeeeexcellent.

Thor’s Top 10 [In alphabetic order]
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Black Keys – El Camino
Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
The Horrors – Skying
Iron and Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Wilco – The Whole Love
Youth Lagoon – Year of Hibernation

Yebo’s Top 5 [In alphabetic order]
Black Keys – El Camino
Thulebasen – Gate 5
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
True Widow – As High As the Highest Heavens and from the Center to the Circumference of the Earth
Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

The Black Keys – Lonely Boy


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