Heycoolkid!’s Best Albums Of 2011

17 Dec

If you haven’t been downright impressed with the overflow of incredible genre crossing music this year you are either a huge Nickleback fan or you are Amish, there’s no other logical excuse to complain about the status of music.

Last year when I put the “Best Albums” list together it was one of the first Heycoolkid! posts ever and with all honesty I was ill-prepared. This year I’m putting these albums up with complete confidence. Sure there’s an album or two that should have the made the cut and somehow was overlooked but all excuses aside here are the albums which I thought were the best of 2011:

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29 Real Estate – Days

Real Estate

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Download: Real Estate – “Out Of Tune”

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28.  Scattered Trees – Sympathy

Scattered Trees

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Download: Scattered Trees – “A Conversation About Death On New Year’s Eve”

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27. Mayer Hawthorne – How Do You Do

Mayer Hawthorne

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Download: Mayer Hawthorne – “No Strings”

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26. The Black Keyes – El Camino

The Black Keys

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Download: The Black Keys -“Sister”

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25. Glowbug – Mr. Plastic

Glowbug

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Download: Glowbug – “Funeral Song”

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24.  Scott Orr – Where I Lived, And What I Lived For

Scott Orr

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Download: Scott Orr – “Nobody’s Someone”

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23. Big Red Marbles – Agnus Dei

Big Red Marbles

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Download: Big Red Marbles – “Worldwide Family”

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22. Phantogram – Nightlife EP

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Download: Phantogram – “Don’t Move”

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21. Conrad Plymouth – Comrade Plymouth EP

Conrad Plymouth

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Download: Conrad Plymouth -“Circle Drive”

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20.  Lanterns On The Lake – Gracious Tide, Take Me Home

Lanterns On The Lake

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Download: Lanterns On The Lake – “You’re Almost There”

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19. Active Child – You Are All I See

Active Child

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Download: Active Child – “Hanging On”

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17. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key

Bright Eyes

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Download: Bright Eyes – “Ladder Song”

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16. Saintseneca – Last

Saintseneca

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Download: Saintseneca – “Wonderlust (Live)”

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15. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing

The Rural Alberta Advantage

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Download: The Rural Alberta Advantage – “Stamp”

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14. Fair Fjola – No One Gets Any

Fair Fjola

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Download: Fair Fjola – “Summer Song”

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13. Sleepy Vikings – They Will Find You Here

Sleepy Vikings

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Download: Sleepy Viking- “Calm”

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12. Gem Club – Breakers

Gem Club

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Download: Gem Club – “Twins”

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11.  Grandpa Was A Lion – The Whalestoe Tapes

Grandpa Was A Lion

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Download: Grandpa Was A Lion – “Dancer”

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10. Ryan Adams – Ashes And Fire

Ryan Adams

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Download : Ryan Adams – “Lucky Now”

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9. Dreamers Of The Ghetto – Enemy/Lover

Dreamers Of The Ghetto

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Download: Dreamers Of The Ghetto – “Tether”

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8. Other Lives – Tamer Animals

Other Lives

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Download: Other Lives -“Tamer Animals”

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7. Jhameel – The Human Condition

Jhameel

Album Link

Download: Jhameel – “Shut-Up”

Bonus: Jhameel – “The Human Condition”

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6.  The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient

The War On Drugs

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Download: The War On Drugs – “Baby Missiles”

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5.  Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Bon Iver

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Download: Bon Iver – “Perth”

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4.  Nerves Junior – As Bright As Your Night Light

Nerves Junior

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Download: Nerves Junior – “As Bright As Your Night Light”

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3.  1,2,3 – New Heaven

1,2,3

Album Link

Download: 1,2,3 – “Confetti”

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2. Yuck – Yuck

Yuck

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Download: Yuck – “Suicide Policeman (demo)”

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1. Youth Lagoon – The Year Of Hibernation

Youth Lagoon

Album Link

Download: Youth Lagoon – “July”


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Don’t be shy, let me know what you think. My vote for Best Songs and Best Video’s will be up in the next few days.

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All songs are for promotional purposes. If you or an artist you represent would like to have any content removed email me at Heycoolkid@yahoo.com.

9 Responses to “Heycoolkid!’s Best Albums Of 2011”

  1. meatysauce December 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    Good list buddy! There was a couple of new ones on there that I hadn’t got into too much. Now I have a reason to! I have my top songs of the year going up this week…not sure if you’ve seen them yet. http://meatysauce.com

    • heycoolkid! December 20, 2011 at 3:52 am #

      yeah been checking out each segment definitely solid; I’m amazed at how many great songs would slip right past me if it weren’t for people putting together Best of lists.

  2. Ronnie December 20, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Ronnie here from earmilk.com
    Dope list buddy – Loving the indie looks! Be sure to check out our lists on the 27th and see how ours compare.

    • heycoolkid! December 20, 2011 at 3:52 am #

      I’m looking forward to checking it out for sure. You’ve turned me on to quite a few great bands this year, can’t wait to see which ones lined up where for you

      • Ronnie December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

        Also, war on drugs track is playing an Other Lives track? I believe it’s called “Tamer Animals”

        • heycoolkid! December 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

          someone’s getting fired. Thanks for the heads up, I’ll get it straightened out.

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