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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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Everyone forget about this thread?

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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

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"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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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.

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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