Auditiest – Best of 2011 – The Results

There were 742 entries in this year’s poll, and 445 albums.
Top Ten

1 Fountains Of Wayne // Sky Full Of Holes
2 Mike Viola // Electro de Perfecto
3 Sloan // The Double Cross
4 The Decemberists // The King Is dead
5 Wilco // The Whole Love
6 The Nines // Polarities
7 The Red Button // As Far As Yesterday Goes
8 Tommy Keene // Behind The Parade
9 Pugwash // The Olympus Sound
10 The Wellingtons // In Transit

Best of the rest

11 Wiretree // Make Up
12 The Smithereens // 2011
13 Ryan Adams // Ashes & Fire
14 Glen Campbell // Ghost On The Canvas
15 Army Navy // The Last Place
15 Ron Sexsmith // Long Player Late Bloomer
17 David Mead // Dudes
18 Buffalo Tom // Skins
19 The Jayhawks // Mockingbird Time
20 Matthew Sweet // Modern Art
21 Fleet Foxes // Helplessness Blues
22 Foo Fighters // Wasting Light
23 Cut Copy // Zonoscope
24 Tally Hall // Good & Evil
25 Kurt Baker // Rockin’ For A Living
25 Lindsey Buckingham // Seeds We Sow
27 Feist // Metals
28 Butch Walker And The Black Widows // The Spade
28 The Bangles // Sweetheart Of The Sun
30 Able Archer // The Way Machines See Us
30 Meyerman // Who Do You Think You Are?
32 Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit // Here We Rest
32 Gillian Welch // The Harrow & The Harvest
32 Cirrone // Uplands Park Road
35 Dark Ocean Colors // Dark Ocean Colors
35 Telekinesis // 12 Desperate Straight Lines
37 Brandon Wilde // Hearts in Stereo
38 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds // Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
38 Schuyler Fisk // Blue Ribbon Winner
38 Urge Overkill // Rock ‘n’ Roll Submarine
41 Tom Waits // Bad As Me
41 Secret Powers // What Every Rose Grower Should Know
41 Skeleton Staff // Pyschomorphism
41 Peter Baldrachi // Tomorrow Never Knows
45 Jonny // Jonny
45 The Breakdowns // The Kids Don’t Wanna Bop Any More
47 Bye Bye Blackbirds // Fixed Hearts
47 Dave Alvin // Eleven Eleven
49 Hans Roternberry and Brad Jones // Mountain Jack
49 Robert Pollard // Space City Kicks
49 Timothy Nelson & The Infidels // I Know This Now
52 8 x 8 // The Anatomy Of An Apricot
53 Bats // Free All The Monsters
53 Genuine Fakes // Genuine Fakes
53 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart // Belong
53 The Ditchflowers // Bird’s Eye
57 The Wandas // The Wandas
57 Brandon Schott // 13 Satellites
59 Black Keys // El Camino
59 Allen Clapp & His Orchestra // Mixed Greens
59 Destroyer // Kaputt
59 Nick Lowe // The Old Magic
59 Rachel Yamagata // Chesapeake
59 Teddy Thompson // Bella
65 Tennis // Cape Dory
65 The Damnwells // No One Listens to the Band Anymore
65 Treefight For Sunlight // Treefight For Sunlight
65 Wild Bores // Welldone & Charred
65 Peter Bruntnell // Black Mountain UFO
65 Leadfinger // We Make The Music
65 Dwight Twilley // Soundtrack
65 Feedbacks // Give A Tree Your Name
65 Frank Turner // England Keep My Bones
65 Friendly Fires // Pala
65 Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming
76 Amanda Shires – Carrying Lightning
76 Beady Eye // Different Gear, Still Speeding
76 Balto // October’s Road
76 Garland Jeffreys // The King Of In Between
76 Low // C’mon
76 Henning Ohlenbusch // Henning Goes to the Movies
76 Raphael Saadiq // Stone Rollin’
76 Real Estate // Days
76 Red Barked Tree // Wire
76 Orwell // Continental
76 William Cleere & The Marvellous Fellas // William Cleere & The Marvellous Fellas
76 Tim Christensen & The Dark Crystals // Tim Christensen & The Dark Crystals
76 The Joy Formidable // The Big Roar
76 The Leisure Society // Into The Murky Water
76 The Rainmakers // 25 On
76 The Secret Powers // What Every Rose Grower Should Know
76 The Cordovas // The Cordovas
76 The Get Up Kids // There Are Rules
76 Yuck // Yuck
95 The Features // Wilderness
95 The Refreshments // Riding Along With The Refreshments
95 The Kooks // Junk of the Heart
95 Dutch Uncles // Cadenza
95 Farewell Continental // Hey, Hey Pioneers!
95 David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights // Left By Soft
95 Anton Barbeau // Three Minute Tease
95 British Sea Power // Vahalla Dancehall
103 Bruce Cockburn // Small Source Of Comfort
103 Boston Spaceships // Let It Beard
103 Bic Runga // Belle
103 Girls // Father, Son, Holy Ghost
103 Michael Oliver & The Sacred Band // Yin & Yanxiety
103 Gruff Rhyss // Hotel Shampoo
103 John Wesley Harding // The Sound Of His Own Voice
103 Tommy Stinson // One Man Mutiny
103 Tori Amos // Night Of Hunters
103 Vegas With Randolph // Above The Blue
103 The Barreracudas // Nocturnal Missions
103 The Apricot // A Forestful of Trees
103 Smoking Popes // This Is Only A Test
103 Sondre Lerche // Sondre Lerche
117 Skeleton Staff // Psychomorphism
117 Scott Gagner // Rhapsode in Blonde
117 The Associates // Spells
117 The Greatest Liar // The Girl With The Chestnut Eyes
117 Little Murders // Dig For Plenty
117 Groovy Uncle // Play Something We Know!
117 Ivy // All Hours
117 John Moremen // John Moremen’s Flotation Device
117 Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight The Days // That Shaped Me
117 Mastodon // The Hunter
117 Ryan Allen And His Extra Arms // Ryan Allen And His Extra Arms
117 Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs // God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise
117 Fun w/Atoms // Smart
117 Centro-Matic // Candidate Waltz
117 Civil Wars // Barton Hollow
117 Blitzen Trapper // Goldwing // Sub Pop
117 Childish Gambino // Camp
134 Peter Astor // Songbox
134 Matt Pond PA // Spring Fools (EP)
134 Okkervil River // I Am Very Far
134 In Blank // Title Tracks
134 Kate Bush // 50 Words For Snow
134 The Cry // The Cry
134 Terry Anderson and the Olympic AKT // More Smooth Jazz and Sweet Sweet Jam
134 The Postelles // s/t
134 Wire // Red Barked Tree
143 The James Carter Organ Trio // At The Crossroads
143 The Riffbrokers // Every Pilot’s Blinded By The Sun
143 The Real Numbers // Welcome To The Numberhood
143 The Wrong Words // The Wrong Words
143 Maxi Dunn // The Neglected Gambit
143 Paul Simon // So Beautiful Or So What
143 Rod Picott – Welding Burns
143 Barnstar! (featuring Mark Erelli) // C’mon!
143 An American Underdog // Always On The Run
143 Allen Stone // Allen Stone
143 East River Pipe // We Live In Rented Rooms
143 Death Cab For Cutie // Codes And Keys
155 Graham Colton // Pacific Coast Eyes
155 Cake // Showroom Of Compassion
155 Moonlight Towers // Day Is The New Night
155 Jonathan Coulton // Artificial Heart
155 M83 // Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
155 Lindi Ortega // Little Red Boots
155 Trolley // Things That Shine And Glow
155 What If // Mr. Big
155 The Story UK // Joyride On Memory Lane
155 The Golden Seals // Increase The Sweetness
155 The Grand Slambovians (a/k/a Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams) // The Grand Slambovians
155 The Feedbacks // Give A Tree Your Name
167 The Baseball Project // Volume 2: High and Inside
167 Malajube // La Caverne
167 Imelda May // Mayhem
167 Salyu x Salyu // S(o)un(d)beams
167 Reigning Sound // Abdication
167 Quinn Scharber // Every Other
167 Buffalo Killers // 3
167 Alto Verde // Paper Clips
167 Dropkick // Time Cuts The Ties
176 Girls Guns and Glory – Sweet Nothings
176 Giorgio Tuma // In The Morning We’ll Meet
176 Queen Electric // Queen Electric
176 Matt Nathanson // Modern Love
176 Ocean Grove // Little Record (EP)
176 Joel Crawford // 11 Golden Greats
176 Iron And Wine // Kiss Each Other Clean
176 Israel Nash Gripka // Barn Doors and Concrete Floors
176 Howling Diablos // Ultra Sonic Gas Can
176 Long Play 33 1/3 // Being Nowhere
176 Leatherbag // Yellow Television
176 The Cars // Move Like This
176 The Sick Rose // No Need For Speed
176 The Handcuffs // Waiting For The Robot
176 The Midwest Beat // Gone Not Lost
176 Twerps // Twerps
192 Tony Cox // On The Way
192 Tim Butler // All The Rest
192 The Dark Rags // The Dark Rags
192 Kanye West/Jay Z // Watch The Throne
192 Jack’s Mannequin // People And Things
192 Ocean Grove // Another Place To Stay (EP)
192 Gary Ritchie // Hum, Sing…Repeat!
192 Cut Off Your Hands // Hollow
192 Amy Lavere // Stranger Me
192 Blind Pilot // We Are The Tide
192 Brent Cash // How Strange It Seems
203 Beirut // The Rip Tide13.  Lindsey Buckingham // Seeds We Sow
203 Daryl Hall // Laughing Down Crying
203 Duran Duran // All You Need Is Now
203 Grace Weber // Hope & Heart
203 Greg Trooper – Upside-Down Town
203 Redondo Beat // Meet Redondo Beat
203 The Antlers // Burst Apart
203 Saves The Day // Daybreak
203 They Might Be Giants // Join Us
203 Tristen // Charlatans At The Garden Gate
203 The Hazey Janes // The Winter That Was
214 Unthanks // Last
214 Shake Some Action // White Lies And Bloodshot Eyes
214 Teenage Rasputin // Sorry ‘Bout The Moon
214 Steve Earle // I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
214 Robyn Hitchcock // Tromso, Kaptein
214 Lovers Electric // Impossible Dreams
214 Pajama Club // Pajama Club
214 Mayer Hawthorne // How Do You Do
214 Michael Carpenter // S.O.O.P. #3
214 Luke Temple // Don’t Act Like You Don’t Care
214 Feelies // Here Before
214 Bill Schulz // Bill Schulz
214 Arctic Monkeys // Suck It And See
227 Benjamin Francis Leftwich // Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm
227 Agesandages // Alright You Restless
227 Gorillaz // The Fall
227 Dum Dum Girls // Only In Dreams
227 Christoffer Lundquist // Through The Window
227 Hotel Lights // Girl Graffiti
227 Michael Carpenter // S.O.O.P. #4
227 Richard X Heyman // Tiers and Other Stories
227 Sam Roberts Band // Collider
227 PJ Harvey // Let England Shake
227 Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings // Soul Time!
227 She Wants Revenge // Valleyheart
227 The Galileo 7 // Are We Having Fun Yet?
240 The Rosebuds // Loud Planes Fly Low
240 The Tree Ring // Generous Shadows
240 PopFilter // Pop This!
240 I Fight Dragons // Kaboom!
240 John Hiatt // Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
240 Jodee Purkeypile // October House
240 Eleanor Friedberger // Last Summer
240 Gabriel Kahane // Where Are The Arms
240 Alexander Ebert // Alexander
240 Augustana // S/T
250 Bart Davenport // Bart Davenport
250 Bodeans // Indigo Dreams
250 Bon Iver // Bon Iver
250 Carlet Tanager // American Songbird
250 Fitz & the Tantrums // Pickin’ Up The Pieces
250 Greg Pope- Monster Suit
250 Jesse Sykes & The Hereafter // Marble Boy
250 Male Bonding // Endless Now
250 William Elliott Whitmore – Field Songs
250 Serious Clark // Things To Say After Hello
250 Steve Cropper // Dedicated
261 Stratocruiser // The Spark
261 The Demos // Lovely
261 The Whiskey Saints // 24 Hours
261 Jay Clifford // Silver Tomb for the Kingfiser
261 Indigo Girls // Beauty Queen Sister
261 Hot Tuna // Steady As She Goes
261 Ringo Deathstarr // Colour Trip
261 Foster and Lloyd // It’s Already Tomorrow
261 Derby // Madeline (EP)
261 Celebrated Workingman // Content Content
261 Barenaked Ladies // All In Good Time
272 Andreas Mattson // Kick Death’s Ass
272 Drive-By Truckers // Go-Go Boots
272 Rival Sons // Pressure And Time
272 Sallie Ford // Dirty Radio
272 Pyewacket // 1967
272 P.J. O’Connell // Join the Crowd
272 James McCartney // Close at Hand
272 Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations // S/T
272 The Vinyl Skyway // Return Of The Dead Surfer
281 Thea Gilmore // Don’t Stop Singing
281 The Beagle Ranch // A Moment Away
281 Suzy & Los Quattro // Hank
281 Nicole Atkins // Mondo Amore
281 R.E.M. // Collapse Into Now
281 Phil Angotti // People And Places
281 Dreaming In Stereo // 2
281 Deerhoof // Deerhoof Vs. Evil
281 Curtains For You // After Nights Without Sleep
281 Great Aunt Ida // Nuclearize Me
281 Amor de Dias // Street O The Love Of Days
281 Adele // Live at the Royal Abert Hall
281 Chickenfoot // Iii
281 Black Lips // Arabia Mountain
281 Blackie & the Rodeo Kings // Kings and Queens
296 Bowling For Soup // Fishing For Woos
296 Brilliant Colors // Again And Again
296 Brazzaville // Jetlag Poetry
296 Bryan Estepa // Vessels
296 Bubble Gum Orchestra // Out Of This World
296 China Syndrome // Nothing’s Not Worth Knowing
296 Captain Wilberforce // Ghost Written Confessions
296 Cass McCombs // Humor Risk
296 Cass McCombs // Wits End
296 Catherine MacLellan // Silhouette
296 Caitlin Rose // Own Side Now
296 1860 // Sagan
296 54321 // What We Did With Our Days
296 Alela Divine // Wild Divine
296 Anna Spackman // Her Voice
296 Amanda Palmer // Goes Down Under
296 Apex Manor // The Year Of Magical Drinking
296 Arborea // Red Planet
296 Beauty Queen Sister // Indigo Girls
296 Bevis Frond // The Leaving Of London
296 Green Pajamas // Green Pajamas Country
296 Greg Pope // Blue Ocean Sky
296 Giuda // Racey Roller
296 Fortune 500 // Flavor Of The Year
296 Freddy Monday // Everything Anyhow
296 Fingers Of The Sun // Fingers Of The Sun
296 Finn Silver // Crossing the Rubicon
296 Fleshtones // Brooklyn Sound Solution
296 David Bazan // Strange Negotiations
296 Cynics // Spinning Wheel Motel
296 Dan Mangan // Oh Fortune
296 Daniel Wylie // Fake Your Own Death
296 Cuff the Duke // Morning Comes
296 Cults // Cults
296 Deleted Waverform Gatherings // Pretty Escape
296 Dawes // Nothing Is Wrong
296 Donal Hinely // The Famous Rocket Cage
296 Emot // Make You Electric
296 Piney Gir // Geronimo!
296 Poplord // Poplord Vs The Universe
296 Pepper Rabbit // Red Velvet Snowball
296 Peter Berry & The Shake Set // Berry Go Round
296 Peter Bjorn & John // Gimme Some
296 Sara Lowes // Back To Creation
296 Sarabeth Tucek // Get Well Soon
296 Richard Snow & The In Laws // Am I Really That Boring?
296 Nik Freitas // Saturday Night Underwater
296 Nikki Lane // Walk of Shame
296 Panic! At The Disco // Vices and Virtues
296 Papercuts // Fading Parade
296 Michael Carpenter and the Cuban Heels // By Request Vol. 1
296 Michael Carpenter and the Cuban Heels // By Request Vol. 2
296 Mumble // Happy Living
296 Nick Jaina // The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone
296 Meg Baird // Seasons on Earth
296 Megafaun // Megafaun
296 Matt Wertz // Weights and Wings
296 Kate Walsh // The Real Thing
296 Kathryn Calder // Bright and Vivid
296 Katie Herzig // The Waking Sleep
296 Katy Stephan // Lacemaking
296 Kelly’s Heels // Playing Into Your Hands
296 Kings Of Last Call // From Memory
296 Les Breastfeeders // Dans La Gueule Des Jours
296 Les Sans Culottes // ‘pataphysical Graffiti
296 La Casa Azul // La Polinesia Meridional
296 Ladybug Transistor // Clutching Stems
296 Laura Marling // A Creature I Don’t Know
296 Laurie Biagini // A Go Go Girl In A Modern World
296 Lay Low // Brostinn Strengur
296 Marian Call // Something Fierce
296 Lykke Li // Wounded Rhymes
296 Little Roy // Battle For Seattle
296 Lisa Hannigan // Passenger
296 Longplayer // Longplayer
296 Lotte Kestner // Stolen
296 Louise Burns // Mellow Drama
296 James Walbourne // The Hill
296 Janey And The Ravemen // Stay Away From Boys
296 Jenna Nicholls // The Blooming Hour
296 Jennie Lowe Stearns // Blurry Edges
296 Joan As Police Woman // The Deep Field
296 John Cale // Extra Playful
296 High Llamas // Talahomi Way
296 HoneyHoney // Billy Jack
296 Haroula Rose // These Open Roads
296 Ian Axel // This Is The New Year
296 I’m From Barcelona // Forever Today
296 Tan Sleeve // Too Big To Fail
296 Supraluxe // The Super Sounds Of Supraluxe
296 Suzie Brown // Heartstrings
296 Stevie Jackson // (I Can’t Get No) Stevie Jackson
296 Terra Naomi // To Know I’m Okay
296 The Anydays // Move!
296 The Absolutes // Everybody’s Feeling Alright
296 Sexy Heroes // InterroBang
296 Shirley Lee // Winter Autumn Summer Spring
296 Simon Felton // Surrender Dorothy!
296 Siri Nilsen // Alle Snakker Sant
296 Sea Lions // Everything You Wanted To Know
296 Seapony // Go With Me
296 The Belle Brigade // The Belle Brigade
296 The Bo-Keys – Got to Get Back!
296 The Bony King of Nowhere // Eleonore
296 The Booze // Maximum Volume
296 The Civil Wars // Barton Hollow
296 The Cleaners From Venus // In Chimp World
296 The Cleaners From Venus // The Stopping Train
296 The Color Bars // Prosopopoeia
296 The Bad Examples // Smash Record
296 The Bandana Splits // Mr. Sam presents The Bandana Splits
296 The Davenports // Why The Great Gallop?
296 The Dahlmanns // All Dahled Up
296 The Brights // A Trivial Pursuit
296 The Bye Bye Blackbirds // Fixed Hearts
296 The Feeling // Together We Were Made: Double Album Edition
296 The Fire Apes // A Life In Letters
296 The Folk Survival Club // I Believe In Rock’n’Roll
296 The Foxes // Last Of Many
296 The Grip Weeds // Under The Influence Of Christmas
296 This Side of the River // Points of Light and Constellation
296 The Wind // Hear, Em Skear’em
296 The Zombies // Breathe Out, Breathe In
296 Title Tracks // In Blank
296 Tommy Flake // Second Skin
296 William Shatnet // Seeking Major Tom
296 Whitehorse // Whitehorse
296 Whitton // Rare Bird
296 Ulysses // Ulysses
296 Veronica Falls // Veronica Falls
296 Warm Digits // Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits
296 Wax Idols // No Future
296 The Wags // The Wags
296 The Turnback // Drawn In Chalk
296 The Sugar Stems // Sweet Sounds Of The Sugar Stems
296 The Stepkids // The Stepkids
296 The Skywalkers // Year One
296 The Real People // Think Positive
296 The Red Plastic Buddha // All Out Revolution
296 The Jigsaw Seen // Winterland
296 The High Llamas // Talahomi Way
296 The Higher State // Freakout At The Gallery
296 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart // Belong
296 The Pepper Pots // Train To Your Lover
296 The Latebirds // Last Of The Good Old Days
296 The Liarbirds // Allegedly
296 Your Gracious Host // Sleepers Awaken
296 Yvonne Lyon // More than Mine
296 Zaza Fournier // Regarde-moi
296 Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers // Starlight Hotel
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2 Responses

  1. Secret Powers are listed twice for What Every Rose Grower Should Know. At number 41 as “Secret Powers” and at number 76 as “THE Secret Powers”. So that should bump them up a bit.

    Great work as always Matt. Thank you!!!!

  2. Bubble Gum Orchestra is very honored to be on your “Best of 2011″ list!

    Thank you……..Michael Laine Hildebrandt/ BGO

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