My favorite music of the first half of 2011:

Drowning in new music, there’s much from the first half of the year I’ve still to absorb, but the following are nine albums (no specific order), I particularly have enjoyed:

Diana Jones: “High Atmosphere”
The Antlers: “Burst Apart”
My Morning Jacket: “Circuital”
PJ Harvey: “Let England Shake”
The Rural Alberta Advantage: “Departing”
Nicolas Jaar: “Space is Only Noise”
One Hundred Dollars: “Songs of Man”
Woods: “Sun and Shade”
James Blake: “James Blake”

More “Best of 2011 so far”:
Stereogum: Top 20 Albums of 2011 So Far
: The 25 Best Albums of 2011 So Far
Toronto Star: The Best Albums of 2011
Drowned in Sound: 11 Favorite Albums of the First Half of 2011
Quietus: 40 Albums of the Year So Far
Bleep: Best of 2011 So Far


My favorite music of 2010:

“The Dreamer”
by The Tallest Man on Earth

by The Walkmen

A few other favorites of 2010 (no order):

“Learning” by Perfume Genius
“Joe Hill’s Ashes” by Otis Gibbs
“Halcyon Digest” by Deerhunter
“Teen Dream” by Beach House
“Orkanen närmar sig by Pascal
“Epic” by Sharon Van Etten
“Meet Me at the Muster Station” by PS I Love You