Best albums of the year 2011

These are the 25 chosen albums from 2011. The list is a collaboration between Egil and Hallgeir, and has been decided through discussion and mathematics. The Math have had second place, our feelings comes first. We both presented our individual lists as a starting point, the result is the list we present here, the best list of the best albums from a good year!

Click on the album cover or the link to get our descriptions of the album and a list of our chosen tracks for each record.




1. Drive-by Truckers – Go Go Boots
2. Wilco – The Whole Love
3. Gillian Welch – The Harrow and The Harvest
4. The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I left behind




5. Tom Waits – Bad as me
6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
7. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
8. The Damn Quails – Down the Hatch




9. Dave Alvin – Eleven Eleven
10. The Black Keys – El Camino
11. Feist – Metals
12. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake




13. Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming
14. The Decemberists – The King is Dead
15. Josh T. Pearson – Last of the Country Gentlemen
16. My Morning Jacket – Circuital




17. Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO
18. Dawes – Nothing is wrong
19. Greg Allman – Low Country Blues
20. The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow




21. Jason Isbell – Here We Rest
22. Anna Ternheim – The Night Visitor
23. Deadman – Take Up Your Mat And Walk
24. Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi present Rome




25. Lucinda Williams – Blessed

Our original note system (with errors and all):

5 thoughts on “Best albums of the year 2011”

  1. Thanks so much or including us in your list. We look forward to getting over to your side of the pond next year for certain. There’s a fair amount of Nordic blood in the Quail Philharmonic and we’re looking forward to seeing the country our ancestors called home. Keep up the good work, fellas.

    1. Thanks for the reply and thank you for a wonderful album!
      It would have been so nice to see you live, you are very welcome over here (preferably to Norway then 😉 )

      – Hallgeir

  2. lots of goodies…BUT my morning jacket down at 16?
    It should be up there with Gillian W. and Ryan A.
    Anyway, inspirational list, haven’t heard all of it, but will do!

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