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Best Albums of 2011

Here is my list for the year.  I must say, the first six or so were an easy choice. 

M83 ­– Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
Florence + the Machine ­– Ceremonials
Adele – 21
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
Nicole Atkins – Mondo Amore
Zola Jesus – Contaus
Washed Out – Within and Without
Katy B – On A Mission
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Honorable Mention
Oh Land – Oh Land
Cut/Copy – Zonoscope
Feist – Metals
Class Actress – Rapprocher
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Rhianna – Talk That Talk

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I discovered Zola Jesus today, and was immediately blown away by her sound.  She’s Florence & The Machine meets Stevie Nicks meets Bat for Lashes, yet totally unique.  Listening to some of her older work, it’s clear Nika Roza Danilova (the voice behind Zola Jesus) has come a long way.  Classically trained in opera music, and emerging into the goth music scene, Nika’s recent venture into atmospheric synth-pop is very welcomed.  Oh, and did I mention she is from Madison, WI.? Awesome. Check out her new EP, Valusia.

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