Top 12 Albums Overlooked By Stereogum’s Best Of ’11 So Far
Last week we published our Top 20 Albums Of 2011 So Far. Bon Iver came out on top — he also has the #2 album (and #1 ruralwave album) on this week’s charts — followed by Gang Gang Dance, Austra, Iceage, and Fucked Up. Our list was perfect, of course, and based on science. But! We value other perspectives, especially those of our opinionated readers. Arguing about oversights is fun and if it were up to me you’d all be hired at Championship Vinyl. Until then, here are the dozen releases Stereogum commenters most frequently cited as wrongful omissions.
12 Tyler The Creator – Goblin (XL)
11 Cut Copy – Zonoscope (Modular)
10 tunE-yArDs – w h o k i l l (4AD)
9 TV On The Radio – Nine Types Of Light (Interscope)
8 Wild Beasts – Smother (Domino)
7 Battles – Gloss Drop (Warp)
6 Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes (LL)
5 Cults – Cults (In The Name Of/Columbia)
4 The Antlers – Burst Apart (Frenchkiss Records/Transgressive Records)
3 Panda Bear – Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
2 Radiohead – The King Of Limbs (Self-Released)
1 James Blake – James Blake (Atlas/A&M)
What’d we (read: you) miss this time?