The Best Albums of 2011

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John Metzger's Top Albums of 2011

1) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

2) Radiohead - The King of Limbs

3) The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

4) Paul Simon - So Beautiful or So What

5) Iron and Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

6) TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

7) Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

8) My Morning Jacket - Circuital

9) Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm with You

10) R.E.M. - Collapse into Now

11) The Feelies - Here Before

12) Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire

13) Robbie Robertson - How to Become Clairvoyant

14) Del McCoury Band / Preservation Hall Jazz Band - American Legacies

15) North Mississippi Allstars - Keys to the Kingdom

16) Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

17) The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time

18) Various Artists - Rave on Buddy Holly

 

Best Reissues

1) Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water: 40th Anniversary Edition

2) The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall / Tomorrow the Green Grass: Legacy Edition

3) Neil Diamond - The Bang Years, 1966-1968

4) Billy Joel - Piano Man: Legacy Edition

5) Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back: Legacy Edition

For more information, please also see our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide.

 

Best Live Albums / DVDs

1) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 4, No. 3: Denver '73

2) Miles Davis - Bitches Brew Live

3) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 4, No. 1: Big Rock Pow Wow '69

4) Bob Dylan - In Concert: Brandeis University, 1963

5) Grateful Dead - Road Trips, Vol. 4, No. 2: April Fools '88

6) Neil Young & the International Harvesters - A Treasure

7) Billy Joel - Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert

 

Best Holiday Outings / Reissues / Compilations

 

Best Documentaries / Films

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