The Signal’s best contemporary music albums of 2011


Over to you – what would you want to see on this list?

colinstetson.jpgIt’s that time of the year when all good radio shows put together their “best of” lists. In fact, CBC Radio 2 is in the midst of voting for the Top 50 Artists of 2011.

That list includes many artists getting play on Radio 2 Morning and Drive. You have until midnight on December 19th to weigh in: VOTE FOR CBC RADIO’S TOP 50 ARTISTS HERE.

Meanwhile, here at The Signal we have a slightly different list. In fact there’s a long list of albums we’re mulling over, but we’d also love to get your suggestions. What did you hear on the show that you figure deserves a spot on our year end list of favourites?

Here’s our preliminary list, in no particular order:

James Blake – James Blake


Penelope – Sarah Kirkland Snider, Shara Worden and company


Strange Mercy – St. Vincent


Creep on Creepin’ On – Timber Timbre


Coasting Notes – Three Metre Day


History of Warfare Volume II – Judges – Colin Stetson


La Lechuza – Esmerine


Native Speaker – Braids


Beautiful Mechanical – Ymusic


Biophilia – Bjork


Build a Rocket Boys! – Elbow


Find the Others – Find the Others


Excerpts – Ensemble


Awake – Now Ensemble


Bon Iver – Bon Iver


Believe It or Not, This is the Place – Matthew Maaskant


Joshua van Tassel – Joshua Van Tassel


Walking Voices – Equilibrium


People Changes – Nat Baldwin


Outerborough – Todd Reynolds


Over to you – what would you want to see on this list?


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