Top 25 CDs of 2011 | Alex Schreiber

cd architecture-helsinkiI couldn’t keep my list to just 10. So here, enjoy dessert with your dinner.

1. Architecture in Helsinki | Moment Bends (Downtown)

2. Wild Flag | Wild Flag (Merge)

3. M83 | Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute)

4. St. Vincent | Strange Mercy (4AD)

5. Ryan Adams | Ashes & Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol)

6. Lykke Li | Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic/LL)

7. Yuck | Yuck (Fat Possum)

8. The Black Keys | El Camino (Nonesuch)

9. Smith Westerns | Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)

10. Foster the People | Torches (Columbia)

11. Mates of State | Mountaintops (Barsuk)

12. Girls | Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)

13. Kurt Vile | Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador)

14. Okkervil River | I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)

15. Various Artists | Drive (original motion picture soundtrack) (Lakeshore)

16. Rihanna | Talk That Talk (Def Jam)

17. The Dear Hunter | The Color Spectrum: Complete Collection (Triple Crown)

18. Bon Iver | Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

19. Los Campesinos! | Hello Sadness (Arts & Crafts)

20. EMA | Past Life Martyred Saints (Redeye)

21. Yelle | Safari Disco Club (V2)

22. The Kills | Blood Pressures (Domino)

23. Cults | Cults (Columbia)

24. Future Islands | On the Water (Thrill Jockey)

25. I’m From Barcelona | Forever Today (Mute)

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