In alphabetical order, here are ten albums from 2011 that I enjoyed.
Adele - 21
Powerful vocals and a soul that sounds older than her actual age.
Key Tracks: rolling in the deep, turning tables, someone like you
Beirut - The Riptide
Old European sound.
Key Tracks: a candle's fire, east harlem, goshen
Black Keys - El Camino
Catchy blues songs.
Key Tracks: lonely boy, gold on the ceiling, little black submarines, money maker, sister
Bon Iver- Bon Iver
Key Tracks: Calgary, Holocene
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Complex sophomore effort from the Fleet Foxes
Key Tracks: The Shrine/An Argument, Helplessness Blues, The Plains/Bitter Dancer
Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital
Pop rock electronica
Key Tracks: What about us?, Cheap music, Memories of the future
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
Key Tracks: puppet for the man, runner ups, my baby's arms, smoke ring for my halo, in my time
Peter, Bjorn and John - Gimme Some
Key Tracks: Second Chance, May Seem Macabre, Eyes, (Don't Let Them) Cool Off
Radiohead - the king of limbs
Radiohead more experimental than ever
Key Tracks: codex, lotus flower, bloom
Ryan Adams - Ashes and Fire
Soft and sweet new Adams album
Key Tracks: lucky now, ashes & fire, chains of love, dirty rain
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