From the Archives: Best of 2011 – Part IV: Andreas & Spotify list (!) (by Andreas 21. December 2011)

Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise If You Can See

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 fourth and final instalment of the Crunchy end-of-year lists, I, Andreas, finally get to list my favourite albums of 2011. Since I have been the one doing these posts, I’ve selfishly let the series end on my own list and also made it ridiculously long. Greedy as I clearly am.

However, before my unnecessarily excessive list,  we’ve also done a spotify playlist with the best songs of 2011. The list features 104 songs from 104 different artists/bands of (almost) all genres, which translates in to roughly 7 hours of great listening. So much great music (!), so little time.

Check out the spotify list by clicking – above…  Enjoy!

… and now for a Top 30 (sorry) of my favourite albums of the past year…

Andreas’s Top 30
1 Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
2 Austra – Feel It Break
3 Cut Copy – Zonoscope
4 Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
5 St Vincent – Strange Mercy
6 Wild Beasts – Smother
7 Danny Brown – XXX
8 Veronica Falls – Veronica Falls
9 Widowspeak – Widowspeak
10 Youth Lagoon – The Year Of Hibernation
11 The Horrors – Skying
12 Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien
13 James Blake – James Blake
15 Yuck – Yuck
16 Action Bronson – Dr. Lecter
17 Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
18 Real Estate – Days
19 The Dodos – No Color
20 Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
21 Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!
22 Bodies of Water – Twist Again
23 A$AP Rocky – Live, Love, A$AP
24 True Widow – As High As the Highest Heavens and from the Center to the Circumference of the Earth
25 tUnE- yArDs – W H O K I L L
26 Kendrick Lamarr – Section.80
27 The Men – Leave Home
28 Rustie – Glass Swords
29 Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
30 Cass McComs – WIT’S END


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