Favorite Albums of 2011

Wild Flag

Better late than never, right? The new (to me) album that I spun most frequently last year was actually released in 2009 (The Wooden Sky’s If I Don’t Come Home You’ll Know I’m Gone – thanks, Visible Voice!). Without further adieu, here are some of FiTi’s favorite albums of 2011…

FiTi's favorites on Spotify

Wild Flag (shown above) // Wild Flag // Debrief: 3.07.11 @ Brighton Music Hall
The Deep Dark Woods // The Place I Left Behind
Telekinesis // 12 Desperate Straight Lines
Elbow // Build a Rocket Boys! // Debrief: 9.26.11 @ Paradise
Fleet Foxes // Helplessness Blues

Laura Stevenson & the Cans

Laura Stevenson & the Cans (shown above) // Sit Resist
Ryan Adams // Ashes & Fire
Dodos // No Color // Debrief: 6.14.11 @ Paradise
Hands & Knees // Wholesome (not on Spotify – listen on bandcamp)
Wilco // The Whole Love // Debrief: 9.20.11 @ Wang

Beirut // The Rip Tide
Okkervil River // I Am Very Far
Dawes // Nothing is Wrong // Debrief: 10.28.11 @ Royale
The Antlers // Burst Apart // Debrief: 6.16.11 @ Paradise
The Decemberists // The King is Dead


Maritime (shown above) // Human Hearts
Bon Iver // Bon Iver
Southeast Engine // Canary // Debrief: 2.26.11 @ TT’s
The Wooden Birds // Two Matchsticks // Interview // Debrief: @ 7.12.11 Great Scott
Bird of Youth // Defender

Ha Ha Tonka // Death of a Decade
Blind Pilot // We are the Tide // Debrief: @ 11.8.11 Paradise
Laura Marling // A Creature I Don’t Know
Middle Brother // Middle Brother
The Cave Singers // No Witch

Gold Leaves

Gold Leaves (shown above) // The Ornament
The Rosebuds // Loud Planes Fly Low
Of Monsters & Men // My Head is an Animal
The Smith Westerns // Dye it Blonde
Kathryn Calder // Bright and Vivid

Others in heavy rotation…

Fruit Bats // Tripper
Radiohead // The King of Limbs
Feist // Metals
Wye Oak // Civilian
Girls // Father, Son, Holy Ghost
The Barr Brothers // The Barr Brothers
Mike Doughty // Yes and Also Yes // Debrief: 11.15.11 @ Paradise
Rachel Yamagata // Chesapeake
White Denim // D
The One AM Radio // Heaven is Attached by a Slender Thread
Portugal. The Man // In the Mountain in the Cloud
Mates of State // Mountaintops
Blitzen Trapper // American Goldwing // Debrief: 10.28.11 @ Royale
Los Campesinos // Hello Sadness
Deerhoof // Deerhoof vs. Evil
The Devil Whale // Teeth // Debrief: 10.28.11 @ Royale
Peter Bjorn & John // Gimme Some
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside // Dirty Radio
I’m From Barcelona // Forever Today
Nik Freitas // Saturday Night Underwater // Debrief: 4.25.11 @ Brighton Music Hall
Dan Mangan // Oh Fortune
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart // Belong
The Rapture // In the Grace of Your Love
My Morning Jacket // Circuital
The War on Drugs // Slave Ambient

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Brian is a freelance music writer and photographer based in Boston who works full-time as a business-to-business marketing communications specialist and graphic/web designer. He provides all the content for Fighting Tinnitus. You can view his concert photography portfolio at www.lifeinhighiso.com.
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