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Best of 2011: Staff Picks – Best Albums

posted on Dec.19, 2011

We’ve already looked at the top 100 most played albums of the year and some honorable mentions and now it’s time to take a look at some of our staff’s favorite albums of 2011. These are some of the best and most influential new albums and all deserve a listen. When making the list, we tried to include a wide variety of music that accurately illustrated some of the most important trends in music this year.

Thanks for listening to WTSR and keep listening throughout 2012 to open your mind to more great music!

The following list is in alphabetical order and we’ve provided a number of different ways to listen to the album!

 

Adele – 21
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

The Antlers – Burst Apart
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Bon Iver – Bon Iver
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Cults – Cults
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Destroyer – Kaputt
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Drake – Take Care
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

James Blake – James Blake
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

The Kills – Blood Pressures
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Real Estate – Days
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

SBTRKT – SBTRKT
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Slow Club – Paradise
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Tennis – Cape Dory
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

tUnEyArDs – w h o k i l l
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Twin Sister – In Heaven
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

The Weeknd – House of Balloons / Thursday
(Official Website)

WU LYF – Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

Zola Jesus – Conatus
(Amazon | iTunes | Spotify)

- James Rettig, Web Director with help from the WTSR Staff.


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