Rumer and The War On Drugs – best of 2011

Here, for those of you of a trainspottery persuasion, are my 40 favourite albums of 2011. Plus, as a bonus, one of two tracks from an underpublicised limited edition Christmas single by Rumer. This is a Gilbert O’Sullivan song, which always sounded rather mawkish in his version, but she respects the innocence of the lyric and adds some romance. Rather special. Oh, and a track from The War On Drugs, who would have made it onto my best of year comp, only I didn’t get the album until December 23rd. Fantastic stuff.

Rumer – We Will

The War On Drugs – Brothers

  1. PAUL SIMON – So Beautiful Or So What
  2. THE ARCTIC MONKEYS – Suck It And See
  3. THE WAR ON DRUGS – Slave Ambient
  4. GILLIAN WELCH – The Harrow & The Harvest
  5. PJ HARVEY – Let England Shake
  6. FOSTER THE PEOPLE – Torches
  7. WILCO – THE WHOLE LOVE
  8. FLEET FOXES – Helplessness Blues
  9. BON IVER
  10. FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE – Sky Full Of Holes
  11. TINARIWEN – Tassili
  12. BJORK – Biophilia
  13. DRIVE BY TRUCKERS – Go Go Boots
  14. LAURA MARLING – A Creature I Don’t Know
  15. CORNERSHOP – Cornershop & The Double ‘o’ Groove Of
  16. GLEN CAMPBELL – Ghost On The Canvas
  17. TOM WAITS – Bad As Me
  18. J MASCIS – Several Shades Of Why
  19. RYAN ADAMS – Ashes & Fire
  20. JACKIE LEVEN – Wayside Shrines
  21. JAMES BLAKE
  22. R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now
  23. THE PIERCES – You And I
  24. ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER – Last Summer
  25. ANNA CALVI
  26. RY COODER – Pull Up Some Dirt & Sit Down
  27. BONNY PRINCE BILLY – Wolfroy Goes To Town
  28. BEIRUT – The Rip Tide
  29. JONATHAN WILSON – Gentle Spirit
  30. JAY-Z & KANYE WEST – Watch The Throne
  31. PANDA BEAR – Tomboy
  32. LUKE HAINES – Nine and a Half Psychedelic Meditations etc
  33. JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN – The Deep Field
  34. THEA GILMORE & SANDY DENNY – Don’t Stop Singing
  35. BRIAN ENO – Drums Between The Bells
  36. KD LANG & The Siss Boom Band – Sing It Loud
  37. KURT VILE – Smoke Ring For My Halo
  38. ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – Replica
  39. GRUFF RHYS – Hotel Shampoo
  40. SHELBY LYNNE- Revelation Road

3 Replies to “Rumer and The War On Drugs – best of 2011”

  1. Ah, I like the way you’ve put in the covers. There are four in your top ten that I haven’t heard. Must rectify that!

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