TED HUTT PRODUCES #2 ALBUM ON HUFFINGTON POST BEST ALBUMS 2011
Top 11 Albums of 2011
1. Bon Iver -- Bon Iver: Like The Suburbs last year, this album has been
played weekly, sometimes daily, ever since it came out.
2. The Horrible Crowes -- Elsie: Out of nowhere, this Gaslight Anthem (don't
call it a) side project resonated with me so strongly. There's not a bad
song on this.
3. Kanye West & Jay-Z -- Watch the Throne: Believe the hype.
4. Adele -- 21: If I had the hips and the attitude, I'd say "you go girl" to
her and then snap my fingers.
5. Portugal. The Man -- In the Mountain In The Cloud: Whether it's "So
American," a sort-of anti-anthem for the OWS crowd, or other standouts like
"Senseless" and "Sleep Forever," it's a masterwork.
6. The Beastie Boys -- The Hot Sauce Committee Part 2: Their best album in a
buttload of years.
7.Florence & The Machine -- Ceremonials: Picks up right where they left off
with Lungs. Hauntingly beautiful stuff.
8. Arctic Monkeys -- Suck it and See: I wanted to love their last album, but
couldn't. This was so easy to love. Their best since their first.
9. TV on the Radio -- Nine Types of Light: Not as good as their previous
efforts, but this band deserves more mainstream love. Choice tracks: "Will
Do" and "Repetition."
10.Lady Gaga -- Born this Way: This was an uneven album, but I really
appreciate her talent and attempt at making the best album ever. It wasn't
but had some great songs.
11.Nicki Minaj -- Pink Friday: Not everything works, but when it does, it
does so well.