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From The Authors: Albums of the Year 2011

2012 is in full swing already and the music world has been dawned with new music for listening pleasure and reunions that have us listening to old music we may have forgetten.  But there is a time where we should look back at this past year’s releases for it truly was a good one for all genres of music.  A few writers from State in the Real had compiled album lists of what we think were the best albums of 2011 for there may be a new favorite artist that is on this list for this new year.  Check out the list below!

Explosions in the Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
The Black Keys- El camino
Foster The People- Torches
Childish Gambino- Camp
IIOI/KOJI SPLIT- Into It Over It and Koji
Lupe Fiasco- Lasers
Young The Giant- Young The Giant
The Roots- Undun
Incubus- If Not Now When
The Getup Kids- There Are Rules
Death Cab For Cutie- Codes and Keys
George Watsky- A New Kind Of Sexy

Taking Back Sunday – Self-Titled
Transit – Listen & Forgive

1. El Camino – The Black Keys
2. Blue Slide Park – Mac Miller
3. Neighborhoods – Blink 182
4. Mac and Devin Go to High School – Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
5. If Not Now, When? – Incubus
6. Codes and Keys – Death Cab For Cutie
7. Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
8. Ambition – Wale
9. Young the Giant (Self Titled Album) – Young the Giant
10. Rolling Papers – Wiz Khalifa

1. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
2. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
3. The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient
4. Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
5. Givers – In Light
6. Phantogram – Eyelid Movies
7. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
8. Yuck – Yuck
10. The Roots – Undun

1. The Story So Far – Under Soil and Dirt
2. Emery – We Do What We Want
3. Asking Alexandria – Reckless & Relentless
4. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods
5. We Came As Romans – Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be
6. The Cinema – My Blood Is Full Of Airplanes
7. Of Mice & Men – The Flood
8. Bayside – Killing Time
9. Silverstein – Rescue
10. Taking Back Sunday – Taking Back Sunday

10. Man Overboard – Man Overboard
9. Thrice – Major/Minor
8. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
7. Asking Alexandria – Reckless & Relentless
6. New Found Glory – Radiosurgery
5. I Am The Avalanche – Avalanche United
4. Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
3. Blink 182 – Neighborhoods
2. Bayside – Killing Time
1. The Story So Far – Under Soil & Dirt