Saturday, 31 December 2011

FEATURE: Vainzine's Fave Five Albums of 2011

To those who said that 2011 was full of shit music, I say look harder and more importantly, listen harder. Use the internet, get peoples opinions and do some work. There was a hell of a lot of music churned out again this year and the bullshit filter had to be turned up to the max but there was also a lot of great, truly great music out there that you didn't really have to try that hard to find. I had great difficulty in narrowing down to five choices, but here they are. I've dropped in a few of those who didn't make the cut at the end.

Justice - Audio, Video, Disco
What to say about this album? It split fans and critics alike. The back-draft on this was huge. I loved it, it's a masterpiece and massive step forward for a band that will hopefully be around for a long time to come.

Alex Turner - Submarine (Original Songs)

Original songs from the film Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade. A super film that I loved and it's the song that make it what it is.

Puro Instinct - Headbangers In Ecstasy

Great band, great attitude, great music. This album is a work of art, well programmed and produced demands to be listened to from beginning to end every time. 'Stilyagi' just about my fave track.

Tycho - Dive
Dreamy beats, the cover artwork explains it all, sunset, sea, warm climes and good times.

New Look - New Look

'Nap on the bow' is one of the tracks of the year and the album is another future classic that demands attention throughout. Can't wait for the next one.

Some honourable mentions go out to:

M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
Mr Oizo - Stade 2

Hollie Cook - Hollie Cook

2562 - Fever

Ancient Astronuats - Into Space And Time

Chali 2NA - Fish Market Part 2

Lucy - Wordplay For Working Bees

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
The Kills - Blood Pressures

Check out the previous
Fave Five Albums Of 2011:
1. Simon from Sonic Emporium
2. Becki B from
Isaac Ashe from Sound Advice
4. Jerome from Desire Records

5. Simon from People Get Real
6. Piper from Puro Instinct
7. Stephen from
15. Terence Teh from Dazed & Confused / Earnest Endeavours
16. Louise from A Band Called Quinn
17. Tasha from Demain Magazine

Maxime from Kitsuné

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