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"Sing in My Meadow" ~ Cowboy Junkies

8/10 I don't know them very well, but I was told that this album is quite different from their original style, at times it's almost drifting into Garage Rock spheres (The Dead Weather style)

anyway, I enjoyed it.

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"Metals"- Feist

4.5/5. Great album. Very dark sounding, cool string arrangements. Excellently done.

"Graveyard"- Feist

"Mylo Xyloto"- Coldplay

5/5. I know a lot of people here don't like Coldplay, but this album is great. I loved all of it. I haven't heard a bad Coldplay album yet.

"Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"- Coldplay

"Paradise"- Coldplay"

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"Night Of The Hunters"- Tori Amos

3.5/5. The idea is cool, taking classical pieces and using them as background and inspiration, but the album is just alright.

"Job's Coffin"- Tori Amos

"Vice Verses"- Switchfoot

4.5/5. Starts out slow but picks itself up in a big way, really good album.

"Vice Verses"- Switchfoot

"Selling The News"- Switchfoot

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Everyone forget about this thread?

"Velociraptor!"- Kasabian

3.5/5. If Kasabian is good at anything, it's pumping out mediocre albums. This one has a few good spots but drew a collective "meh" from me.

"Velociraptor!"- Kasabian

"The Great Escape Artist"- Jane's Addiction

4.5/5. Jane's Addiction is back and they sound great.

"End To The Lies"- Jane's Addiction

"Balls Out"- Steel Panther

4/5. For a joke band, these guys are talented. If you can get past the vulgarity, it's a very funny album.

"Weenie Ride"- Steel Panther

"Bad As Me"- Tom Waits

5/5. Tom Waits doing what he does best, making great music. Loved this album.

"Back In The Crowd"- Tom Waits

"In The Pit Of The Stomach"- We Were Promised Jetpacks

4/5. Good old-fashioned indie rock. Great music.

"Medicine"- We Were Promised Jetpacks

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It's getting to be that time, so here's my top ten albums for the year (tentative top ten, I haven't listened to the new Black Keys all the way through yet):

1. Circuital – My Morning Jacket

2. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

3. The King Is Dead – The Decemberists

4. Codes and Keys – Death Cab For Cutie

5. The King of Limbs – Radiohead

6. Bruiser – The Duke Spirit

7. Out of Love – Mister Heavenly

8. Wild Flag – Wild Flag

9. Wasting Light – Foo Fighters

10. Rome – Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

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In my opinion, these are the best albums of 2011, in no particular order:

"Showroom Of Compassion"- Cake

"The King Is Dead"- The Decemberists

"The King Of Limbs"- Radiohead

"Angles"- The Strokes

"Wasting Light"- Foo Fighters

"Nine Different Types Of Light"- TV On The Radio

"Paper Airplane"- Alison Krauss & Union Station

"Simple Math"- Manchester Orchestra

"All At Once"- The Airborne Toxic Event

"Rome"- Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

"Circuital"- My Morning Jacket

"Ukulele Songs"- Eddie Vedder

"Torches"- Foster The People

"This Is Gonna Hurt"- Sixx A.M.

"In The Mountain, In The Cloud"- Portugal. The Man.

"Jeff Bridges"- Jeff Bridges

"Mirror Traffic"- Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks

"Junk Of The Heart"- The Kooks

"Neighborhoods"- Blink-182

"Mylo Xyloto"- Coldplay

"Bad As Me"- Tom Waits

"Prologue"- The Milk Carton Kids

"Hurry Up, We're Dreaming"- M83

"Camp"- Childish Gambino

"El Camino"- The Black Keys

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It's getting to be that time, so here's my top ten albums for the year (tentative top ten, I haven't listened to the new Black Keys all the way through yet):

The Black Keys album is SO GOOD. I think it is as good as, if not better than "Brothers".

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a very interesting review I read (8/10), mentioned that it's actually not THAT "supermegaawesome" as is claimed everywhere, but that most this reviewer and probably most of his colleagues are so relieved that it didn't turn out as mainstream as they feared after "Brothers" ;) :D

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Is Natalia Kills big outside of America? I've never heard of her and she's in the top ten. And she seems pretty terrible from the samples on last.fm. Like Lady Gaga but somehow worse.

But yeah, those graphs on the year in music section are pretty cool.

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Is Natalia Kills big outside of America? I've never heard of her and she's in the top ten. And she seems pretty terrible from the samples on last.fm. Like Lady Gaga but somehow worse.

Well, she's #3 in the US charts too, but I don't know her either (of course that doesn't say much as I'm not really up to date with the newest pop sensations ;) )

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From what I can tell from the non-internet based charts, she's getting big in mainland Europe but still an unknown in the U.S. (outside of trendy people that use last.fm, I guess). Her debut single peaked at #10 on the Germany pop charts.

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