Some Fun Stats From 2011

February 8, 2012 Best Of, Blog, Music Reviews

Clearly, I listen to mostly indie music, followed by a fair mix of Folk, Rock, Pop, Urban, and Electronic styles.  Here is a breakdown of the albums I listen to by genre.

Of the 112 albums I listened to:

42% were Indie.     13% were Folk.     13% were Rock.     12% were Pop or Urban.     7% were Electronic.     6% were Rap. 5% were Indie Electronic.     1% were Soundtrack.

My 50 Best Albums Of 2011 are made up of:

44% Indie  [22 albums].     14% Folk  [7 albums].     12% Rock  [6].     12% Pop or Urban  [6].     8% Rap  [4].     6% Indie Electronic  [3].     2% Electronic  [1].     2% Soundtrack  [1].


Top 5 Albums By Genre

My Top 5 Electronic Albums Of 2011:

#1 – Rustie       Glass Swords
#2 – Tycho       Dive
#3 – Apparat       The Devil’s Walk
#4 – Björk       Biophilia
#5 – Sun Glitters         Everything Could Be Fine
 

My Top 5 Indie Electronic Albums Of 2011:

#1 – Active Child       You Are All I See
#2 – M83       Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.
#3 – Neon Indian       Era Extraña
#4 – Class Actress       Rapprocher
#5 – Cut Copy         Zonoscope
 

My Top 5 Rap Albums Of 2011:

#1 – Saigon       The Greatest Story Never Told
#2 – The Throne       Watch The Throne
#3 – Wale       Ambition
#4 – Lupe Fiasco       Lasers
#5 – The Roots         undun
 

My Top 5 Pop / Urban Albums Of 2011:

#1 – The Weeknd       House Of Balloons
#2 – Kevin Cossom       By Any Means [Mixtape]
#3 – Rihanna       Talk That Talk
#4 – Adele       21
#5 – Mariah McManus         Nice To Meet You
 

My Top 5 Rock Albums Of 2011:

#1 – City And Colour         Little Hell
#2 – Radiohead         King Of Limbs
#3 – Incubus       If Not Now, When?
#4 – Switchfoot       Vice Verses
#5 – My Morning Jacket       Circuital
 

My Top 5 Folk Albums Of 2011:

#1 – Dawes       Nothing Is Wrong
#2 – The Milk Carton Kids       Prologue
#3 – Fleet Foxes       Helplessness Blues
#4 – Laura Marling         A Creature I Don’t Know
#5 – Middle Brother       Middle Brother
 

My Top 5 Indie Albums Of 2011:

#1 – Bon Iver       Bon Iver, Bon Iver
#2 – Other Lives       Tamer Animals
#3 – Wye Oak       Civilian
#4 – Beirut       The Rip Tide
#5 – Youth Lagoon         The Year Of Hibernation
 

Notable exclusions from my top 50 albums of 2011:

(I listened to these, but they didn’t make the cut for one reason or another…)

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

James Blake – James Blake

Wild Beasts – Smother

Drake – Take Care

Wilco – The Whole Love

Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials