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Missing EOY album lists: Update

Here are previous EOY album list sources mentioned in my first "missing 2011 lists" post a few weeks ago for which lists have not yet been posted here (possibly because they weren't compiled, the site is defunct, etc.). If 2011 EOY lists exist for any of these sources, please let us know:

Delusions of Adequacy
The Silent Ballet
Other Music
Just Press Play


The Milk Factory
DJ Mag



De Standaard

Top des Blogeurs
Le Monde
Rue 89


Alias/Il Manifesto




Again, thanks to everyone who's helped out by posting! You have no idea how much I appreciate it.


looks to have posted its favorite albums in November.


They were, in no particular order:

Foster The People, Torches
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Beyonce, 4
Will Young, Echoes
Oh Land, Oh Land
Adele, 21
The Sound Of Arrows, Voyage
Patrick Stump, Soul Punk
Ben Folds, The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective
Britney Spears, Femme Fatale

For what it's worth, Idolator also had a Top 10 Pop Non-Singles list:

Lady Gaga, “Heavy Metal Lover”
Rihanna, “Fading”
Robyn, “Stars 4-Ever”
Beyonce, “End Of Time”
Kanye West, “Hell Of A Life”
Britney Spears, “He About To Lose Me”
Ke$ha, “Crazy Beautiful Life”
Coldplay feat. Rihanna, “Princess Of China”
Daft Punk, “End Of Line”
Foster The People, “I Would Do Anything For You”

The Silent Ballet: Albums

Figured it's convenient to post lists in this thread.

With no copy-and-paste (darn it), this was painstakingly typed out. (without symbols or special markings in acts' names) I'll post the Top 50 Tracks after this list.

The Top 100 Release of 2011

1. Grails, Deep Politics
2. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, A Winged Victory For The Sullen
3. Wolves In The Throne Room, Celestial Lineage
4. Dakota Suite And Emanuele Errante, The North Green Down
5. FareWell Poetry, Hoping For The Invisible To Ignite
6. The Field, Looping State Of Mind
7. Petrels, Haeligewielle
8. *shels, Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
9. Jacaszek, Glimmer
10. Sun Glitters, Everything Could Be Fine
11. MON, Sikfor Harenstrup in 326 Ollegart
12. Aquarelle, Sung In Broken Symmetry
13. Years Of Rice And Salt, Nothing Of Cities
14. Battles, Gloss Drop
15. Paul Jebanasam, Music For The Church Of St. John The Baptist
16. *AR, Wolf Notes
17. Julianna Barwick, The Magic Place
18. Lawrence English, The Peregrine
19. Kronos Quartet/Kimmo Pohjonen/Samuli Kosminen, Uniko
20. ThisQuietArmy, Vessels
21. Pimmon, The Oansome Orbit
22. Now Ensemble, Awake
23. Blueneck, Repetitions
24. Oneohtrix Point Never, Replica
25. Polinski, Labyrinths
26. 3epkano, Hans The Reluctant Wolf Juggler
27. Industries Of The Blind, Chapter One: Had We Known Better
28. Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact
29. Johann Johannsson, The Miners' Hymns
30. Colin Stetson, New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
31. Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason, Solaris
32. Hammock, Longest Year
33. Alexander Turnquist, Hallway Of Mirrors
34. Joe Hisaishi, Ni No Kini: Shikkoku No Madoushi
35. Swarms, Old Raves End
36. Origamibrio, Shakkei
37. M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
38. Mogwai, Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
39. Field Rotation, Acoustic Tales
40. Sebastian Plano, The Arrythmical Parts Of Heart
41. Necro Deathmort, Music Of Bleak Origin
42. Tycho, Dive
43. Peter Broderick & Machinefabriek, Mort Aux Vaches
44. Fjordne, Charles Rendition
45. Dale Cooper Quartet & The Dictaphones, Metamanoir
46. Altar Of Plagues, Mammal
47. Sean McCann, The Capital
48. Omega Massif, Karpatia
49. Demian Johnston & Mink Stolen, Trailer And Kept
50. The Necks, Mindset
51. Hauschka & Hildur Gudnadottir, Pan Tone
52. Nest, Body Pilot
53. Il Rumore Del Fiore Di Carta, Lesson 3/How To Live Without Senses
54. Tim Hecker, Ravedeath 1972
55. Blanck Mass, Blanck Mass
56. And So I Watch You From Afar, Gangs
57. Russian Circles, Empros
58. John Chantler, The Luminous Ground
59. Antonymes, The Licence To Interpret Dreams
60. Fabio Orsi, Stand Up Before Me, Oh My Soul!
61. Aspidistrafly, A Little Fable
62. Martyn, Ghost People
63. Mark McGuire, A Young Person's Guide To Mark McGuire
64. 2562, Fever
65. The Haxan Cloak, The Haxan Cloak
66. Mamiffer, Mare Decendrii
67. The Chemical Brothers, Hanna OST
68. Satan Is My Brother, A Forest Dark
69. 65daysofstatic, Silent Running
70. Illuha, Shizuku
71. bvdub & Ian Hawgood, The Truth Hurts
72. Stephan Mathieu, A Static Place
73. Barn Owl, Lost in The Glare
74. Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
75. Gui Boratto, III
76. Jeremiah Cymerman, Fire Sign
77. Deaf Center, Owl Splinters
78. Dustin O'Halloran, Lumiere
79. The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble, From The Stairwell
80. To Destroy A City, To Destroy A City
81. Martin Bresnick/So Percussion/Lisa Moore, Caprichos Enfaticos
82. Blue Sky Black Death, Noir
83. Plaid, Scintilli
84. Beats Antique, Elektrafone
85. Grouper, A I A: Alien Observer/Dream Loss
86. The End Of The Ocean, Pacific-Atlantic
87. Machinedrum, Room(s)
88. Earth, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light: Vol. 1
89. Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Luminaries And Synastry
90. Brian Reitzell & Alex Heffes, Red Riding Hood OST
91. Dominik Eulberg, Diorama
92. Lite, For All The Innocence
93. Clams Casino, Instrumentals
94. Luup, Meadow Rituals
95. Freddy Todd, Painting In A Silent Eternity
96. Jasper TX, The Black Sun Transmissions
97. Empty Space Orchestra, Empty Space Orchestra
98. Sweet Mother Logic, Natural History
99. The Lickers, Here (On Earth)
100. Darren Korb, Bastion OST

The Silent Ballet: Tracks

The Top 50 Tracks of 20011


1. Farewell Poetry, "And In The Full, Indomitable Light Of Hope Pt. II"
2. M83, "Midnight City"
3. Mogwai, "Rano Pano"
4. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, "Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears"
5. Petrels, "Concrete"
6. Grails, "Deep Politics"
7. MON, "TP 3,50"
8. Gold Panda, "Marriage" (Star Slinger Remix)
9. Years Of Rice And Salt, "Carnival"
10. *shels, "Plains Of The Purple Buffalo (Pt I & II)"
11. Juliana Barwick, "White Flag"
12. Battles, "Futura"
13. We Trust, "Time (Better Not Stop)" (Sun Glitters Remix)
14. Explosions In The Sky, "Postcards From 1952"
15. Now Ensemble, "Change"
16. Giles Lamb, "Dead Island Trailer Theme"
17. Tim Hecker, "Hatred Of Music"
18. Codes In The Clouds, "Washington"
19. The Field, "It's Up There"
20. Kreng, "Wrak"
21. Todd Reynolds, "Transamerica" (Featuring Kid Beyond)
22. Blueneck, "Pneumothorax"
24. Aquarelle, "With Verticals"
25. Virtual Boy, "Mass"
26. The Joy Formidable, "Whirring"
27. Il Rumore Del Fiore De Carta, "Minigold Striker"
28. Johann Johannsson, "The Cause of Labour Is The Hope Of The World"
29. Pogo, "Go Out And Love Someone"
30. HTRK, "Synthetik"
31. Industries Of The Blind, "The Lights Weren't That Bright, But Our Eyes Were So Tired"
32. The Cinematic Orchestra, "Entr' acte"
33. Hammock/Steve Kilbey/Timebandit Powles, "Parkers Chapel"
34. Alexander Turnquist, "Hallway Of Mirrors"
35. This Will Destroy You, "Killed The Lord, Left For The New World"
36. Hidden Orchestra, "Flight"
37. Rhian Sheehan, "February"
38. Rosetta, "TMA-3"
39. Esmerine, "Snow Day For Lhasa"
40. Anoice, "Drops"
41. Nils Frahm, "Less"
42. Submotion Orchestra, "Perfection"
43. Dakota Suite And Emanuele Errante, "A Worn Out Life (With Cello)"
44. Vladislav Delay, "Korpi"
45. ThisQuietArmy, "The Pacific Theater"
46. Not To reason Why, "Good Night"
47. Benoit Honore Pioulard, "Autochoral"
48. Earth, "Odd Black"
49. Sparkle In Gray, "Mexico"
50. Fabio Orsi, "Full Metal Flat"

Re: The Silent Ballet: Albums

Figured it's convenient to post lists in this thread.

Actually, I'd prefer it if each list got its own thread. They'll be easier to locate that way. Thanks for posting all these, JR!

Re: The Silent Ballet: Albums

You're welcome. I gave The Odolator and The Silent Ballet their own individual threads.

It doesn't look like Vibe has had a list; and from what I can tell, Just Press Play had a few critics post individual lists.

RE Metromix- I see A YE list on the Chicago Metromix site- is the list universal to all Metromix sites? Not sure how it works.

RE Now- like Just Press Play, it has various critics' individual lists for best albums of 2011.

Re: The Silent Ballet: Albums

For the French magazines, I saw that Tsugi, Technikart and Vibrations have lists of albums this year.
Anybody bought it ?