This is the time of the year we call “Listmas”. It’s that one month where most magazines rate their best albums of the year. It seems Spin Magazine printed their own version of Top 50. Judging by Spin’s angry chat boards, music fans were rabid with odd selections. Take note. Music fans are a little passionate about their lists.
Watch the Throne, Jay Z & Kanye West, from Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of 2011
So we decided to take a glance at Pitchforks Top 50 Albums of 2011, and found a bunch of interesting selections. At the same time, we got partially schooled on a bunch of records worth downloading this holiday. If you like what you see, Pitchfork has an extra list of Top 100 Tracks to peruse as well. Viva la music!