The Spin Doctor – Top 10 albums of 2011Posted: 12/18/2011 11:11 am
Top 10 albums of 2011
Musically speaking, 2011 just might just go down as the year of the saxophone. Following almost two decades where the brassiest of brass was something of a pariah in popular music, the sax rose from the ashes of the 80′s rock dustbin this year. Regardless of your genre of choice, be it indie rock, folk, jazz, R&B, electro pop, etc., etc., the sax was there. This top 10 list is no exception, with the saxophone making a guest appearance on the majority of records on the list; please don’t hold it against this reviewer. Included with each record is a link to the original album review for your reading pleasure as well as links to a few choice cuts to include in your best of playlist.
Thanks to all of the readers each week, and for all of your feedback and comments throughout the year. The Spin Doctor will return in 2012. Happy holidays one and all.
10. Other Lives – Tamer Animals
9. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
8. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
7. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
6. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise
5. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
4. Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
3. Destroyer – Kaputt
2. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
1. Wye Oak – Civilian