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