The 13th Floor’s Top 13 Albums of 2011

OK folks, here’s the 13th Floor’s top albums of the year. All in all, a pretty good year, although there wasn’t anything particularly new and fresh happening. Nevertheless, there was plenty of good songwriting going down, which is why Dave Alvin gets the top spot. Every song on Eleven Eleven is a beauty. The former Blaster really knows how to tell a story in song. Not only that, he’s a wonderful singer and a darn good guitar player. Here’s the list with links to the 13th Floor reviews:

1. Eleven Eleven – Dave Alvin

2. The Whole Love – Wilco

3. Ashes & Fire – Ryan Adams

4. Bad As Me – Tom Waits

5. El Camino – The Black Keys

6. Demolished – Thurston Moore

7. Horses And High Heels – Marianne Faithfull

8. Free All Monsters – The Bats

9. Metals – Feist

10. Simple Math – Manchester Orchestra

11. So Beautiful Or So What – Paul Simon

12. Hope Holiday – Lindon Puffin

13. Colour Of The Trap – Miles Kane

Honourable mention:

The Blackbird Diaries – Dave Stewart

The View Is Worth The Climb – Tim Finn

Cat’s Eyes – Cat’s Eyes

Go Go Boots – Drive-By Truckers

Hard Bargain – Emmylou Harris

Life Fantastic – Man Man

Only In Dreams – Dum Dum Girls

Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

Blessed – Lucinda Williams

The Adults – The Adults

Let England Shake – P.J. Harvey

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