Thursday, June 23, 2011

Best 20 Albums of 2011. So far. According to NPR & Stereogum. On Spotify.

Justin Vernon/Bon Iver celebrates his #1 on Stereogum making funny noises

Are you ready to say goodbye to the first half of 2011? The july turning point is getting closer and some websites have made their mid-term charts of the best music of the year, so far. For example, two American heavyweights of the digital/musical age like NPR and Stereogum.

NPR's list goes alphabetically and diplomatically from Adele to Wye Oak, covering a wide musical spectrum (pop, rock, jazz, world, James Blake, new age...). Stereogum is more loyal to its indie-rock curriculum and crowns Bon Iver's Bon Iver as best album of the first six months of 2011. Just four albums are included in both charts: by Adele, Bon Iver, Fucked Up and Krallice (the last one, not available on Spotify).

Wanna compare these musical tastes with yours? Enjoy!

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Albums available on Spotify: 18 out of 25 (72%)

Adele, 21
Alexander Tharaud, Scarlatti: Sonatas
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Chamber Music
Ben Allison, Action-Refraction
Big K.R.I.T., Return Of 4eva
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bright Eyes, The People's Key
Colin Stetson, New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges
Demdike Stare, Tryptych
Diego Garcia, Laura
Dominik Eulberg, Diorama
Donnacha Dennehy, Grá agus Bás
E-40, Revenue Retrievin': Overtime Shift
Ebène Quartet, Fiction
Frank Ocean, Nostalgia, ULTRA
F——- Up, David Comes To Life
Gretchen Parlato, The Lost And Found
James Blake, James Blake
Jill Scott, The Light Of The Sun
Julianna Barwick, The Magic Place
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine
Krallice, Diotima
Tommy Guerrero, Lifeboats And Follies
tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l
Wye Oak, Civilian

Listen to it on Spotify:
Lite (3 tracks each album): HTTP, URI. (SR0703)
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP, URI. (SR0704)

Source: Stereogum.
Albums available on Spotify: 15 out of 20 (75%)

20 Puro Instinct – Headbangers In Ecstasy
19 Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
18 Liturgy – Aesthetica
17 Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine
16 Krallice – Diotima
15 Yuck – Yuck
14 Destroyer – Kaputt
13 Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
12 Prurient – Bermuda Drain
11 Pure X – Pleasure
10 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
09 The Weeknd – House Of Balloons
08 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
07 Adele – 21
06 Pictureplane – Thee Physical
05 Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
04 Iceage – New Brigade
03 Austra – Feel It Break
02 Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
01 Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Listen to it on Spotify:
Lite (3 tracks each album): HTTP, URI. (SR0705)
Mammoth (full albums): HTTP, URI. (SR0706)

1 comment:

  1. Adele's 21 isn't available in the UK!? Another case of record company delayed release tactics?