My Top 10 Albums in 2011

My Top 10 Album of 2011

Ready or not it is time for us to say goodbye to 2011. There’s always good music have been created every year. Always. Thank God it’s not early 90’s. It would be hard for me to choose Top 10 Albums on those early years.

So here’s my Top 10 Album in 2011. No complaining please, i made it in a blink of an eye 🙂

10. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life

Canadian hard core punk. Reminds me to Rancid. Lighter version. No bass slapping though. Just listen to “The Other Shoe”. You’ll find out why.

9. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Instrumental post rock. No vocal involved. That’s why i love this album.

If you do joga or meditation and looking for ambient music. This one is for you.

8. Mastodon – The Hunter

It took me months to comprehend this album. It’s not easy listening band. It’s Mastodon. It took me weeks to comprehend how good is Crack The Skye.

But don’t you love their artworks?

7 – Batman: Arkham City – The Album

Never play the game. But this soundtrack represents 2011. One of the best this year. Keytrack: Blaqk Audio – Afterdark, Crosses – The Years

6. Megadeth – 13

Do you know that David Ellefson is just like Cliff Burton to Metallica? Wanna prove? Listen to this album. Megadeth never made good album until Dave Ellefson reunites with this band.

5. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

I never thought this band can be this big. Have you? You would have thought that Dave Grohl is just another drummer who tried to push his luck post Kurt Cobain suicide. But he’s not. I bet they will take one of the grammy next year.

4. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire

Probably his best album. This is how you do it Ryan. Dylanesque. Acoustic guitar and sing your love song.

3. AHK-toong BAY-bi

Twenty years ago “Achtung Baby” was released and to me it’s still the best U2 album ever made. They will never make better album. I promise you that.

The best album deserves good cover version album. When you have NIN, Jack White, Depeche Mode, Garbage, The Killers, Patti Smith in one album. How can even you resist it?

2. Angels And Airwaves – Love Part Two

The movie sucks. Big time. But this album is something to me, personally. U2 (guitar riff) combines with The Cure (keyboard/synth) and signature vocal of Tom DeLonge. Avantgarde. You can now forget Blink 182.

1. Adele – 21

Yeah i know this is not a surprise. But, you probably forget that Amy Winehouse has passed away this year. Yes Adele stole the whole plot.

Imagine this. Your beloved ex is married and settle down. You’re drunk. Rain pouring hard outside you’re dry inside and then listen to these last two songs; “Lovesong” and then continues to “Someone Like You”. Ha! You’re falling to pieces. 🙂

I predict Grammy 2012 is her celebration. Celebration of the brokenhearted. Irony.

Honorable Mentions:

1. Florence And The Machine – Ceremonials

2. Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do

3. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

4. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

5. Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra

6. The Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committe Part II

7. The Black Keys – El Camino



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