Top Five + Top Five = Top Ten of Twenty Eleven

Well, it looks like I'll break my blog silence with a post that ranks the music I've listened to this past year (I got big plans to write a real post in the near future, and I hope to write more regularly). Until then though, this will have to do.

Here are my main criteria for the rankings:
Repeatability: Can I listen to it over and over again and not get sick of it?
Listenability: Is it pleasant and intriguing to listen to?
Emotionability: Does it speak to my heart and soul?
Originalibity: It has to be somewhat original; subjectively.

The "Lady Gaga I Was Born This Way Baby" Honorary Top Five Albums of 2011
  1. Nine Types of Light by TV on the Radio 
  2. The People's Key by Bright Eyes
  3. The Sounds of Daniel Bashta by Daniel Bashta
  4. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
  5. The Soundtrack to Drive by Various Artists
The "Katy Perry, Yeah She Has Good Pop Music/One of the Boys/Teenage Dream" Honorary Top Five Albums Acquired in 2011
  1. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons
  2. Only By The Night by Kings of Leon
  3. Dusk and Summer by Dashboard Confessional
  4. Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers by The National
  5. Odd Blood by Yeasayer 
Note: If I had no shame I would've included Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, because I spent a decent amount of time listening to them (more than I'd care to admit). But I do have shame, so they only get an honorable mention. Florence + the Machine might've made the list, but I just got their Lungs album, so I couldn't in good conscience.

1 comment:

Heather_or_Rita said...

This is a wonderful list. I agree with them ALL.I like how you made the acquired list. That would be easier for me to make.