I am sitting in a coffeeshop where a trio of aspiring filmmakers seated at a table behind me are discussing how they will depict a rape scene for their short film. This is the backdrop I have for writing the first part of my favorite albums list. It is time to put earbuds in and drown out the rape talk. Sickos!
Per the year in music: I think the 2011 was great for individual songs; for albums it left me wanting a little bit. However, there were some great new artists who made major statements — some of whom will appear on this list. How’s that for cryptic?
Below is Part One of my favorite albums of 2011 list. Part Two should be up Thursday at some point. PS: If you are interested what my favorite albums were at the year’s midpoint click here.