Albums of 2011… So Far.

Posted: 22/06/2011 in Uncategorized

All of State.ie‘s team of writers & photographers were recently asked to submit their top 5 choices for ‘Albums of the Year… So Far’. It was only when I actually sat down to pick five that I realised the amount of amazing albums released this year that I have had on constant rotation. I submitted my top 5 – but really, they’re ever changing! So I’ve decided it’s too early in the year to be ranking music, especially with so much on offer and more and more consistently coming along. So here goes – My Albums of 2011 So Far… In Alphabetical Order!

Adele – 21

In 10 Words…

Two years older, two years wiser – Adele creates a masterpiece.

Sample the Best… ‘Rumour Has It’

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Austra – Feel It Break

In 10 Words…

Kooky Canadians bring you blissful electronica, sounds like The Knife.

Sample the Best… ‘Lose It’

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Bell X1 – Bloodless Coup

In 10 Words…

An emphatic return to form following the disappointing last album.

Sample the Best… ‘Hey Anna Lena’

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Bon Iver – Bon Iver

In 10 Words…

Justin Vernon returns; ears worldwide rejoice at what he’s brought.

Sample the Best… ‘Calgary’

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Gemma Hayes – Let it Break

In 10 Words…

A long time coming – but most definitely worth the wait!

Sample the Best… ‘It’s Only Love’

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Le Galaxie – Laserdisc Night 2

In 10 Words…

I simply cannot wait until LeGalaxie take over the world.

Sample the Best… ‘Powers of Miami’

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Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

In 10 Words…

Sultry Swede will win both your heart and your mind.

Sample the Best… ‘Get Some’

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MEN – Talk About Body

In 10 Words…

JD Samson & Co will make you dance. A lot.

Sample the Best… ‘Who Am I To Feel So Free?’

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The Minutes – Marcata

In 10 Words…

Good ol’ fashioned rock n’ roll – but with extra balls.

Sample the Best… ‘Black Keys’

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tUnE-YarDs – w h o k i l l

In 10 Words…

Merrill makes some crazy noises – but in the best possible way.

Sample the Best… ‘Bizness’

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