2011 Albums


Favorite Albums | Honorable Mention: Adele – 21 (2011)

In retrospect — a word I use loosely here, since 21 was released less than two and a half years ago — 21‘s astonishing success in a supposedly post-music-buying era makes a lot of se...

Bon Iver

Favorite Albums | Honorable Mention: Bon Iver – Bon Iver (2011)

What a difference a year makes. I was wholly unimpressed by Bon Iver when I first heard it a year ago. In fact, when I wrote about Bon Iver’s first/breakthrough album For Emma, Forever Ago for m...

Wasting Light

Favorite Albums | Honorable Mention: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light (2011)

Wasting Light is aging quite well; it’s only been out for just under a year and a half, but it already feels like a classic. Seventeen years after the passing of Kurt Cobain, former Nirvana drum...

If Not Now, When?

Favorite Albums | #12: Incubus – If Not Now, When? (2011)

After releasing the explosive A Crow Left of the Murder… in early 2004, Incubus released their follow-up Light Grenades in late 2006. Despite opening at number one, Light Grenades fell down the ...