favorite albums of 2011

I’ve been doing this for a few years now, so this should be no surprise: here’s an editable list of my top albums of 2011. Here’s a quick breakdown of star ratings and whatnot:

The number of stars (out of 5) represents a couple of things: how much I enjoy the album, how much I listen to it, and how good I feel that it is overall. A lot of a total rating for an album goes into how many stars out of 5 each song gets, and then how that averages for the entire album. This makes it more fair, as an album with an amazing song or two obviously won’t beat out an album that is consistently amazing throughout. If something tanked rating wise, just know that it didn’t click well with me for whatever reason; it doesn’t necessarily mean that I hate it with the heat of a thousand suns.

Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get to the list of the albums, shall we??

  • Adele – 21
  • City and Colour – Little Hell
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
  • Feist – Metals
  • Florence + The Machines – Ceremonials
  • William Fitzsimmons – Gold In The Shadow
  • Jessie J – Who You Are
  • Lady GaGa – Born This Way
  • Mat Kearney – Young Love
  • Patrick Wolf – Lupercalia
  • Matt Alber – Constant Crows
  • Beyonce – 4
  • Bjork – Biophilia
  • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  • Alex Clare – The Lateness Of The Hour
  • Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  • The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
  • Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
  • David Guetta – Nothing But The beat
  • Jennifer Hudson – I Remember Me
  • JLS – Jukebox
  • Cher Lloyd – Sticks + Stones
  • Jennifer Lopez – Love?
  • M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  • Jon McLaughlin – Forever If Ever
  • Matt Nathanson – Modern Love
  • Noah and the Whale – Last Night On Earth
  • One Direction – Up All Night
  • Peter Bjorn and John – Gimme Some
  • Nicole Scherzinger – Killer Love
  • Slow Runner – Damage Points
  • Britney Spears – Femme Fatale (-Big Fat Bass = five stars…)
  • The Saturdays – On Your Radar
  • Vanbot – Vanbot
  • The Wanted – Battleground
  • White Lies – Ritual
  • Will Young – Echoes
  • Young The Giant – Young The Giant

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