Top Five Albums of 2011 (So Far)
1. The Weeknd - House of Balloons
Takes R&B and drowns it in a nightlife colored in with hopeless, narcotic-abusive, sex-addicted, disturbing surroundings. It’s the darkest thing that’s happened to the genre. Inventive, smooth and as addicting as the world it lives in.
2. James Blake - James Blake
A broken man (former dub-step producer James Blake) shares himself in shattered abstract pieces through his idea of mixing pleasure and art. It’s a vision layered with dense, extremely subtle genius.
3. The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart
A blessed album with the sweetest of intentions. The spiritual equivalent of trekking a range of northern mountains in the fall, searching for yourself and maybe something meaningful in your point of view on things.
4. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Naturalistic poetry and enormously scenic thoughts will get you as close Mother Nature’s finest creations without having to take your headphones off.
5. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
One of the most polished albums from the oldest of reckless rappers of this year. It’s hip as fuck and supplies all the catchy jams you’ll need for awhile.