2011 Halftime Report: Favorites So Far
Halfway through the year and, as is by now customary, it’s time to take a look at the albums that have emerged as my favorites thus far. As always, this list could look entirely different come December (well, not entirely different; the first three, in particular, are unlikely to go anywhere too far), but, for now, these are the records that have impressed me most in 2011, which of course means they all get pretty high recommendations.
Lots of good stuff on the way, of course, in particular a new Joe Henry album and what I suspect will be another charmer from Nick Lowe. For now, though, I’d say 2011’s finest records are these:
Ten more albums that I’ve loved this year: Josh Garrels– Love & War & The Sea In Between; Raphael Saadiq– Stone Rollin’; Hayes Carll– KMAG YOYO; Sam Phillips– Cameras in the Sky; Tedeschi Trucks Band– Revelator; Buddy Miller– Majestic Silver Strings; PJ Harvey– Let England Shake; John Paul Keith– The Man That Time Forgot; Arctic Monkeys– Suck It and See; Beastie Boys– Hot Sauce Committee Part 2