1.) Holy Ghost! - Holy Ghost!
Perfect jams. Perfect beats. Perfect Upper West Side boys.
2.) The Smith Westerns - Dye it Blonde
Glam ala Bowie. How are they so good, so young?
3.) Jay-Z & Kayne West - Watch the Throne
One of the illest motherf**cking albums of 2011.
4.) Frank Ocean - nostalgia/ultra
Novacane makes me want to do and be on drugs.
5.) Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Beats so sick they make my hair raise up.
6.) Neon Indian - Era Extrana
Stupid band name yet great album.
7.) Cut Copy - Zonoscope
Should have been higher but nothing tops their last release.
8.) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
A little long winded yet even angels agree it soars.
9.) Junior Boys - It's All True
I'll forgive them for being Canadian. Chill as shit.
10.) Cold Cave - Cherish the Light Years
Live show convert. Has a hardcore edge others lack.