Monday, October 3, 2011

Our 25 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 (Quarter 4)

Album art courtesy of Arts & Crafts
As we coast into the end of 2011, we have a batch of new contenders for those Best of the Year lists that you'll soon see on every music blog known to man and woman. Including this one. Here are the top twenty-five albums we're most looking forward to in the coming months.

1 We Were Promised Jetpacks - In The Pit Of The Stomach (FatCat)
Release Date: October 3rd
Listen: In The Pit Of The Stomach album stream

2 Feist - Metals (Arts & Crafts)
Release Date: October 4th
Listen: "How Come You Never Go There"

3 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire (PAX-AM/Capitol)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Lucky Now"

4 Crooked Fingers - Breaks in the Armor (Merge Records)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Typhoon"



5 Markéta Irglová - Anar (ANTI-)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Crossroads"

6 Ben Lee - Deeper Into Dream (Dangerbird)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Get Used To It"

7 High Places - Original Colors (Thrill Jockey)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Altos Lugares"

8 Sigur Rós- Inni (XL)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Ný Batterí"

9 Rachael Yamagata - Chesapeake (self-released)
Release Date: October 11th
Listen: "Even If I Don't"

10 Cowboy Junkies - Sing In My Meadow (Latent)
Release Date: October 18th
Listen: "Sing In My Meadow"

11 Gauntlet Hair - Top Bunk (Dead Oceans)
Release Date: October 18th
Listen: "Keep Time"

12 M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute Records)
Release Date: October 18th
Listen: "Midnight City"

13 Real Estate - Days (Domino)
Release Date: October 18th
Listen: "It's Real"

14 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (Parlophone)
Release Date: October 24th
Listen: "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (Avicii Remix)"

15 Kathryn Calder - Bright and Vivid (File Under: Music)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "Who Are You"

16 Kimya Dawson - Thunder Thighs (Burnside)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "All I Could Do"

17 Deer Tick - Divine Providence (Partisan)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "Miss K."

18 Hurricane Bells - Tides and Tales (Invisible Brigades)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "Before I'm Gone"

19 JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - Want More (Bloodshot)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: Want More album stream

20 Surfer Blood - Tarot Classics EP (Warner Bros/Kanine)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "Miranda"

21 Tom Waits - Bad As Me (ANTI-)
Release Date: October 25th
Listen: "Bad As Me"

22 Vanaprasta - Healthy Geometry (Joyfreaker)
Release Date: November 1st
Listen: "Nine Equals Nine"

23 Atlas Sound - Parallex (AD)
Release Date: November 8th
Listen: "Terra Incognita"

24 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Sour Mash Records)
Release Date: November 8th
Listen: "The Death of You and Me"

25 She and Him - A Very She and Him Christmas (Merge)
Release Date: November 10th
Preorder: A Very She and Him Christmas

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