2011 Music Journal

The Best of 2011:
1. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues A
2. Kathryn Calder – Bright and Vivid A
3. MuteMath – Odd Soul A-
4. Blindside – With Shivering Hearts We Wait A-
5. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow A-
6. Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere A-
7. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead A-
8. Katie Herzig – The Waking Sleep A-
9. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto B+
10. Gotye – Making Mirrors B+

Honorable Mention:
11. Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! B+
12. Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh B+
13. Gungor – Ghosts Upon the Earth B+
14. DeVotchKa – 100 Lovers B+
15. Kimbra – Vows B+
16. Tennis – Cape Dory B+
17. Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver B+
18. Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials B+
19. Canopy Climbers – Distances B+
20. Peter Bjorn and John – Gimme Some B+

The Rest:
Jeremy Larson – They Reappear B+
Jonas Bjerre – Songs and Music from the Movie Skyscraper B+
Tim Be Told – Humanity B+
R.E.M. – Collapse into Now B+
The Echoing Green – In Scarlet and Vile B+
Dia Frampton – Red B+
Cool Hand Luke – Of Man B
Umphrey’s McGee – Death By Stereo B
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys B
States – Room to Run B
Over the Rhine – The Long Surrender B
Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean B
Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer B
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming B
TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light B
Owl City – All Things Bright and Beautiful B-
Lights – Siberia B-
Weird Al Yankovic – Alpocalypse B-
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light B-
Switchfoot – Vice Verses B-
Weaver at the Loom – Before Now, Was Then B-
Lisa Hannigan – Passenger B-
Meg & Dia – Cocoon B-
Ed Sheeran – + B-
My Brightest Diamond – All Things Will Unwind B-
Relient K – Is For Karaoke B-
Björk – Biophilia B-
Kina Grannis – Stairwells B-
Iona – Another Realm C+
Deas Vail – Deas Vail C+
Eisley – The Valley C+
Thrice – Major/Minor C+
Radiohead – The King of Limbs C+
My Morning Jacket – Circuital C+
Wilco – The Whole Love C+
Wye Oak – Civilian C+
Ollabelle – Neon Blue Bird C+
Bison – Quill C+
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes C+
Various Artists – Seven Swans Reimagined C+
Rachael Lampa – All We Need C+
Steven Curtis Chapman – Re:Creation C
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy C
Evanescence – Evanescence C
Feist – Metals C
Kye Kye – Young Love C
Wild Flag – Wild Flag C
Matt Wertz – Weights & Wings C
Peter Bradley Adams – Between Us C
Joseph Arthur – The Graduation Ceremony C
Joe Henry – Reverie C
Leeland – The Great Awakening C
Sara Groves – Invisible Empires C

Dishonorable Mention:
Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events C-
Incubus – If Not Now, When? C-
Newsboys – God’s Not Dead C-
Shaun Groves – Third World Symphony C-
Derek Webb – Democracy, Vol. 2 D+
Drive-By Truckers – Go-Go Boots D+
Leigh Nash – Hymns and Sacred Songs D
Rebecca St. James – I Will Praise You D

Don’t Get It/Not That Interested:
Lydia – Paint It Golden

Compilations/EPs/Live Albums/Re-releases:
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – January EP A+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – February EP A+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – July EP A
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – June EP A-
The Hawk in Paris – His + Hers EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – May EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – September EP B+
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – March EP B+
R.E.M. – Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982–2011 B+
David Crowder Band – Oh For Joy B+
My Epic – Broken Voice EP B
Broken Bells – Meyrin Fields EP B
Jars of Clay – Reinvent, Remember, Replay EP B
Kat Maslich-Bode – The Road of 6 B-
After Edmund – Times Have Changed EP B-
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – August EP B-
Sleeping at Last – Yearbook – April EP C+
Anberlin – Live at the House of Blues Anaheim C
Justis Kao – It Happens When Side A C

Meg & Dia – Be Careful, I Love You, Stay in Touch EP
The Violet Burning – The Story of Our Lives

Last Update: 7/7/20

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