The Record Shop Top 30 Albums of 2011

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Top 30 Albums of 2011

During this special two-hour show we counted down the Top 30 Albums released in 2011 showcasing the best tracks.

Originally broadcast on the 27th December 2011

Top 30 Albums of 2011 Tracklisting

Number 30

Hannah Lou & Trevor Moss Quality First, Last & Forever!

(Heavenly Recordings)

Track played – Making It Count

Number 29

The Drive by Truckers – Go Go Boots (PIAS Recordings)

Track played – I Do Believe

Number 28

Alessis Ark – Time Travel (V2)

Track played – On The Plains

Number 27

East River Pipe – We Live In Rented Rooms (Merge)

Track played – Payback Time

Number 26

The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh (Bella Union)

Track played – Hey, All You Hippies

Number 25

Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest  (WB)

Track played – Dark Turn Of Mind

Number 24

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Bella Union)

Track played – Battery Kinzie

Number 23

Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Mute)

Track played – Drive Her Out

Number 22

My Morning Jacket – Circuital (V2)

Track played – You Wanna Freak Out

Number 21

Feist – Metals (Polydor)

Track played – Cicadas and Gulls

Number 20

Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)

Track played – The Way I Feel

Number 19

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo – Almanac (Everyone Sang)

Track played – Pause

Number 18

The Decemberists – The King is Dead (Rough Trade)

Track played – Down by the River

Number 17

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Here We Rest (Lightning Rod Records)

Track played – Daisy Mae

Number 16

Wooden Shjips – West (Thrill Jockey)

Track played – Home

Number 15

Wilco – The Whole Love (Anti)

Track played – Dawned On Me

Number 14

Singing Adams – Everybody Friends Now (Records Records Records)

Track played – Bird On The Wing

Number 13

Beriut – The Rip Tide (Pompeii)

Track played – The Rip Tide

Number 12

Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean (4AD)

Track played – Tree by the River

Number 11

Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire (Columbia)

Track played Ashes & Fire

Number 10

Alela Diane – Alela Diane & The Wild Divine (Rough Trade)

Track played – Desire

Number 9

Bon Iver – Bon Iver (4AD)

Track played – Towers

Number 8

Blitzen Trapper – American Goldwing (Sub Pop)

Track played – My Home Town

Number 7

White Denim – D (Downtown / Cooperative)

Track played – It’s Him

Number 6

Vetiver – The Errant Charm  (Sub Pop)

Track played – Wonder Why

Number 5

Lucy Wainwright Roche – Lucy

Track played – Mercury News (Strike Back)

Number 4

Dawes – Nothing Is Wrong (Loose)

Track played – How Far We Have Come

Number 3

Tyler Ramsey – 1000 Black Birds (Fat Possum)

Album – The Valley Wind

Number 2

The Bandana Splits – Mister Sam Presents the Bandana Splits

(Boy Scout Recordings)

Track played – Sometimes

Number 1

Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter – Marble Son (Fargo)

Track played – Your Own Kind


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