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Considering the Best of | 2011 Albums

In a few days, I’ll post the obligatory “best of”, my favorite Eleven Albums for 2011.

2011 was interesting because several of my favorite bands released new albums. However, in many cases, I considered their output as furthering the quality of their catalog, but not necessarily redefining themselves or topping their most cohesive, best works.

M83 | Hurry Up. We're Dreaming

For example, M83’s album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming featured a killer, infectious single, “Midnight City” (which Pitchfork named Best Track of the Year) and some other highlights, but not much cohesion, with so many tracks that seemed superfluous. In fact, I prefer 2008’s Saturdays = Youth, which was more shoegaze and less synth.

“Midnight City” | M83

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