The electronic rumors Awards: BEST ALBUM – electronic rumors’ top 20 albums of 2011!!!

2011Best Album

With fewer and fewer albums being released in favour of more cost-effective EPs and singles the Best Album category becomes harder and harder to preside over, luckily for us there were some choice cuts this year and some amazing records dropped.

The winner was very nearly going to be Mitch Murder‘s recently released ‘Current Events’. Which, to my mind, is the best SynthWave/Outrun/Dreamwave album ever made. However, the album that has kept us constantly rocking this year has to be Holy Ghost!’s self-titled début. Although I had loved the previous singles I really didn’t expect the album to be this damn good throughout, it was fresh, well written, and sounded like nothing else. It’s a record that is crammed full of potential singles and does an seriously good job of mixing up ElectroPop and New York Disco with a hint of Indie-Electro to make something that appeals to Indie Kids, SynthPopsters and Disco Heads alike.

electronic rumors’ best album: 2011

01: Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost! (DFA)

Holy Ghost! – Do It Again

…and the rest of the list:

02: Mitch Murder – Current Events (Rosso Corsa Records)

Mitch Murder – Telefuture Theme

03: Cinnamon Chasers – Science (Modus Records)

Cinnamon Chasers – Tattoo

04: Monarchy – Around The Sun (Hacan Sound /100% Records)

♫ Monarchy – Maybe I’m Crazy

05: Johan Agebjörn And Friends – Casablanca Nights (Paper Bag Records)

♫ Johan Agebjörn & Ercola (Feat. Queen Of Hearts) – The Last Day Of Summer

06: Fabian – Say Goodbye (Binary)

♫ Fabian – Last Flight

07: Com Truise – Galactic Melt (Ghostly International)

Com Truise – Ether Drift

08: Yelle – Safari Disco Club (V2 Records International)

♫ Yelle – Que Veux-Tu

09: Shine 2009 – Realism (Cascine)

♫ Shine 2009 (Feat. Paula Abdul) – So Free

10: The Sound Of Arrows – Voyage (Skies Above)

The Sound Of Arrows – M.A.G.I.C.

11: Vanbot – Vanbot (Lisch Recordings)

Vanbot – Lost Without You

12: Shelby Grey – The Music Is On His Side (Holographic People)

Shelby Grey – April’s Legacy

13: Soft Metals – Soft Metals (Captured Tracks)

Soft Metals – Psychic Driving

14: M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Mute)

♫ M83 – OK Pal

15: Washed Out – Within And Without (Sub Pop Records)

Washed Out – Amor Fati

16: The Human League – Credo (Wall Of Sound/[PIAS] Entertainment Group)

♫ The Human League – Sky

17: Mirrors – Lights And Offerings (Skint Records)

♫ Mirrors – Into The Heart

18: Noir Deco – Future To Fantasy (Playmaker Ent.)

Noir Deco (Feat. MPM Soundtracks) – Journeys

19: Ladytron – Gravity The Seducer (Nettwerk)

Ladytron – White Elephant

20: Camille R – Last Limit (Self Released)

♫ Camille R – 100 $

As always, you should definitely pick up some of these albums, they are all highly recommended and most can be purchased here:

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