Now playing:

1st semester 2011 review: albums - songs

Lists of albums and songs we have chosen for the first half of 2011 don't certainly have the prestige of the Lists of December. But they give a first "taste". Want to know what made the difference?
Read times

Lists of albums and songs that we form for the first semester of 2011 do not certainly have the prestige of the Lists of December. They give, though, a first "taste".

The album of PJ Harvey so far, stands out among other albums. The English singer made the difference and released a masterful album, which ranks first in voting among the authors of Mix Grill by a large distance to the second.

The "new" PJ Harvey or Kate Bush, the British Anna Calvi released the debut of this year (so far) and managed to enchant us with the ups and downs of her voice. The Vaccines followed with another very strong debut album, which was accompanied by plenty of hype from the British press (rightly in our opinion).

The Arctic Monkeys can be censored in Canada for the title of their album, but proved once again that they know well how to create remarkable albums and that Alex Turner remains one of the greatest music talents. The Radiohead definitely stood in the way they announced the release and generally promoted the "The King of Limbs" (Newspaper album, announcement a few days before the release, possibly secret gigs etc). The album, however, is worthwhile, even though sounds different to their sound of the early '90.

The first single called" Lotus Flower " for us is the best song of 2011 (so far) and very close to it is "I Follow Rivers" of Lykke Li and "The Words That Maketh Murder" of PJ Harvey.


1 PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2 Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
3 The Vaccines - What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?
4 Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See
5 Radiohead - King Of The Limbs
6 Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin '
7 Cults - Cults
8 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
9 TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
10 Lykke Li - Wound Rhymes
11 The Kills - Blood Pressures
12 Danger Mouse And Dianiele Lupi - Rome
13 REM - Collapse Into Now
14 Smoove & Turrel - Eccentric Audio
15 Wild Beasts - Smother


1 Radiohead - Lotus Flower
2 Lyyke Li - I Follow Rivers
3 PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
4 The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex
5 Cut Copy - Need You
6 The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
7 TV On The Radio - Will Do
8 Raphael Shaadiq - Good Man
9 The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight
10 Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke - Mirror
11 Hercules & Love Affair - Painted Eyes
12 Anna Calvi - Desire
13 Twilight Singers - On The Corner
14 Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
15 REM - Uberlin
16 She Wants Revenge - We Take The World
17 PJ Harvey - Last Living Rose
18 Iron And Wine - Walking Far From Home
19 Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
20 Wild Flag - Future Crimes

Relevant article
Grade of the article
10,0 / 10 (based on 2 ratings)
To set your review, select the right start

Confirmation code

Read more