What's Your Top 10?
In December of 2011 Todd Kennedy shared his Top 30 of 2011. This week, we would like to hear from you about your favorite Top CDs of 2011. You don't need to be a music expert or a journalist; we simply want to invite you to share the titles of the CDs and tracks that most impressed you in 2011. Need some inspiration?
Revisit Sound Waves Top list and share your comments.
Sound Waves' Top 30 for 2011 (Published in Dec. 2011)The year 2011 had some truly exceptional new releases. From the mournful sounds of The Head And The Heart and Bon Iver to the far reaching music of Wilco and Radiohead.
The year also included the return of garage power pop songs of Cult, Foster the People and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Some veterans had some of the best albums of their career with Tom Waits and Ry Cooder. All in all, a pretty good year for music. I hope you had as much fun listening as we did playing them for you.
1 The Head And The Heart, The Head And The Heart, Sub Pop
2 Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Jagjaguwar
3 Laura Marling, A Creature I Don't Know, Ribbon Music
4 Wilco, The Whole Love, Anti-
5 Radiohead, The King Of Limbs, TBD Records
6 Fleet Foxes, Haplessness Blues, Sup Pop
7 Death Cab For Cutie, Codes And Keys, Atlantic
8 Foster The People, Torches, Columbia
9 My Morning Jacket, Circuital, ATO Records
10 Beirut, The Rip Tide, Pompeii
11 Cult, Cult, Columbia
12 Jessica Lea Mayfield, Tell Me, Nonesuch
13 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Belong, Slumberland
14 Decemberists, The King Is Dead, Capital
15 Tom Waits, Bad As Me, Anit-
16 Derek Trucks Band, Revelator, Sony Masterworks
17 Lisa Hannigan, Passenger, ATO Records
18 Ry Cooder, Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down, Nonesuch
19 Diego Garcia, Laura, Nacional
20 The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow, Sensibility
21 Rome, D. Mouse & D. Luppi, Capital
22 Dum Dum Girls, Only IN Dreams, Sub Pop
23 Eleanor Friedberger, Last Summer, Merge
24 Girls, "Father, Son, Holy Ghost", True Panther
25 Ryan Adams, Ashes & Fire, Capital
26 Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo, Matador
27 Chris Bathgate, Salt Years, Quite Scientific
28 Bobby Long, A Winter Tale, ATO Records
29 Cass McCombs, Humor Risk, Domino
30 War On Drugs, Slave Ambient, Secretly Canadian