Jason Richards’s top ten albums

Counting down the best music of 2011


“WHAT RECESSION?” AWARD FOR MOST OPULENT POST-LEHMAN-CRASH RAP ALBUM OF 2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne

BEST ALBUM TO APPEAR ON EVERY BEST ALBUM OF 2011 LIST

Fucked Up’s David Comes To Life

SINISTER ELECTRONIC DIRGE-POP A-LBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSORED BY ROLAND AND MC-808

Austra’s Feel It Break

BEST ALBUM FOR FEELING LIKE YOU’RE LIVING IN THE VICTORIA’S SECRET CATALOGUE

M83’s Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

BEST ALBUM PAYING TRIBUTE TO A LATE LEGEND BY ONE OF THE -CENTURY’S BEST NEW PRODUCERS

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s We’re New Here

NUMBER-ONE POP ALBUM ON WHICH SOMEONE FROM LONG ISLAND SINGS “SATURDAY, SUNDAY” IN A HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ACCENT

Twin Sister’s In Heaven

THE SOUTHERN RAPPER WITH AN ACRONYM GROWN MAN TALK ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Big K.R.I.T.’s Return Of 4Eva

BEST 90S EURODANCE-INFLUENCED INSTRUMENTAL RAP ALBUM SPONSORED BY THE REAL McCOY

AraabMuzic’s Electronic Dream

INDIE ROCK ABOUT-FACE SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE MAKERS’ UNION AND THE YEAR 1983

Destroyer’s Kaputt

BEST ALBUM TO LISTEN TO NEAR A STREAM IN THE WOODS IN THE EARLY EVENING ON THE SEPTEMBER -EQUINOX

Bon Iver’s Bon Iver

BEST ALBUM TO LISTEN TO WHILE POUNDING ON SCRAP METAL WHILE A JUNKYARD DOG BARKS AT YOU, THEN DRIVING HOME, GETTING DRUNK ON STRAIGHT WHISKEY AND CRYING

Tom Waits’s Bad As Me

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