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WXDU Top 100 Albums and Top 20 Compilations of 2011

At the end of every year, WXDU compiles its Top 100 Albums and Top 20 compilations through the unbiased and highly scientific* process of counting the albums and comps that were played the most by our DJs. We now share with you our lists of WXDU's most-played albums and compilations of 2011. Please enjoy this snapshot of the year that was 2011 at WXDU.

 

WXDU Top 100 Albums of 2011

1. Dex Romweber Duo...Is That You in the Blue?...Bloodshot
2. Mount Moriah...Mount Moriah...Holidays for Quince
3. Smith Westerns...Dye It Blonde...Fat Possum
4. The Rosebuds...Loud Planes Fly Low...Merge
5. Ty Segall...Goodbye Bread...Drag City
6. The Mountain Goats...All Eternals Deck...Merge
7. Wooden Shjips...West...Thrill jockey
8. Destroyer...Kaputt...Merge
9. Toro Y Moi...Underneath The Pine...Carpark
10. Thee Oh Sees...Castlemania...In the Red
11. Kurt Vile...Smoke Ring For My Halo...Matador
12. Witch...Introduction...QDK Media
13. J Mascis...Several Shades of Why...Sub Pop
14. Telekinesis...12 Desperate Straight Lines...Merge
15. Americans in France...Crawling...Odessa
16. Syl Johnson...Complete Mythology...Numero Group
17. Hunx and his Punx...Too Young to be in Love...Hardly Art
18. Obits...Moody, Standard, and Poor...Sub Pop
19. Tennis...Cape Dory...Fat Possum
20. Cults...Cults...Columbia
21. Kaleidoscope...Kaleidoscope...Shadoks
22. Gang Gang Dance...Eye Contact...4AD
23. Dengue Fever...Cannibal Courtship...Fantasy
24. Dirtbombs...Party Store...In the Red
25. The Ladybug Transistor...Clutching Stems...Merge
26. Gruff Rhys...Hotel Shampoo...Wichita
27. tUnE-yArDs...w h o k i l l...4AD
28. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds...Gorilla Rose...In the Red
29. The Beets...Let the Poison Out...Hardly Art
30. Willie Wright...Telling the Truth...Numero
31. Atlas Sound...Parallax...4AD
32. Thee Dirtybeats...Thee Dirtybeats...Blue Mold
33. Shannon and the Clams...Sleep Talk...1-2-3-4 Go!
34. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica...Third River Rangoon...Tiki
35. John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff...Leavin' Yesterday...Hands Up!
36. Deer Tick...Divine Providence...Partisan
37. Yuck...Yuck...Fat Possum
38. Thurston Moore...Demolished Thoughts...Matador
39. Pink Flag...King of Scene EP...Break Yr Heart
40. Louise Cordet...The Sweet Beat of Louise Cordet...RPM
41. Beach Fossils...What a Pleasure...Captured Tracks
42. Tapes 'N Tapes...Outside...Ibid Records
43. Mogwai...Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will...Sub Pop
44. Grids...Kansas...Permanent
45. Orange Juice......Coals To Newcastle...Domino
46. Unknown Mortal Orchestra...Unknown Mortal Orchestra...Fat Possum
47. Jewel Bass and Dorothy Moore...Malaco Soul Sisters...Soulscape
48. The Babies...self-titled...Shrimper
49. Girls...Father Son Holy Ghost...True Panther
50. Eilen Jewell...Queen of the Minor Key...Signature Sounds
51. Dum Dum Girls...Only in Dreams...Sub Pop
52. Battles...Gloss Drop...Warp
53. Deerhoof...Deerhoof Vs. Evil...Polyvinyl
54. Washed Out...Within and Without...Sub Pop
55. Dom...Sun Bronzed Greek Gods...Astralwerks
56. The Go! Team...Rolling Blackouts...Memphis Industries
57. Poncho...Ponchototal...self-released
58. The Raveonettes...Raven in the Grave...Vice
59. Hog...Archetypes EP...Churchkey
60. The Ettes...Wicked Will...Krian
61. Phil Cook and his Feat...Hungry Mother Blues...Trekky
62. Megafaun...Megafaun...Hometapes
63. Natural Yogurt Band...Tuck in With......Now-Again
64. Googoosh...Googoosh...Finders Keepers
65. Air Waves...Dungeon Dots...Underwater People
66. Bobby...Bobby...Partisan
67. Hiss Golden Messenger...Poor Moon...Paradise of Bachelors
68. Yardwork...Brotherer...Lunch Box Records
69. Twerps...Twerps...Chapter
70. General Johnson...The Best of the Arista Years...Edsel
71. The Fresh & Onlys...Secret Walls EP...Sacred Bones
72. David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights...Left By Soft...Merge
73. Wembley...You Are Invisible...Miserable Dental Records
74. Bando...O Bando...Shadoks
75. Parts & Labor...Constant Future...Jagjaguwar
76. Crooked Fingers...Breaks in the Armor...Merge
77. Femi Kuti...Africa for Africa...Knitting Factory
78. Delicate Steve...Wondervisions...Luaka Bop
79. Bibio...Mind Bokeh...Warp
80. Zomby...Dedication...4AD
81. Cut Copy...Zonoscope...Modular
82. Bird Names...Metabolism: A Salute to the Energy of the Sun...Northern Spy
83. Vesa-Matti Loiri...4 + 20...Porter
84. Brainbows...Brainbows 2...self-released
85. Birds of Avalon...Birds of Avalon...Bladen County
86. Mikal Cronin...Mikal Cronin...Trouble In Mind
87. Gross Ghost...Wicked Game EP...self-released
88. Zombi...Escape Velocity...Relapse
89. Real Estate...Days...Domino
90. Jacuzzi Boys...Glazin'...Hardly Art
91. All Tiny Creatures...Harbors...Hometapes
92. David Lowery...The Palace Guards...429
93. Junk Culture...Summer Friends...Illegal Art
94. Thunderball...12 Mile High...ESL
95. Wild Nothing...Golden Haze EP...Captured Tracks
96. The Jayhawks...Tomorrow The Green Grass-Legacy Edition...American Recordings
97. The Wigg Report...Bicycle Pop...self-released
98. Dan Melchior und Das Menace...Catbirds & Cardinals...Northern Spy
99. Wild Flag...Wild Flag...Merge
100. El Rego...El Rego...Daptone


WXDU Top 20 Compilations of 2011

1. Various Artists...Daptone 45 Singles Spring/Summer 2011...Daptone
2. Various Artists...Glimpses Volumes 1 & 2...Past & Present
3. Various Artists...Not the Spaces You Know, But Between Them...Three Lobed Recordings
4. Various Artists...Psych-Funk Sa-Re-Ga!...World Psychedelic Funk Classics
5. Various Artists...Cassingles Vol, I...DiggUpTapes
6. Various Artists...Flipper Psychout...Vampi Soul
7. Various Artists...Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics...Crammed Discs
8. Various Artists...¡Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974...Vampisoul
9. Various Artists...Russkie Wig-Out!...Omni
10. Various Artists...Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Underground...B-Music/Finders Keepers
11. Various Artists...Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978...Now-Again
12. Various Artists...Dick's Picks 4006...self-released
13. Various Artists...Lost Souls Vol. 3...Psych of the South
14. Various Artists...Piccadilly Sunshine: Part Five...Past & Present
15. Various Artists...The Best of Sacred Steel: Praise Music from African American Holiness-Pentecostal Churches...Arhoolie
16. Various Artists...WKNC Compilation...s/r
17. Various Artists...This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45rpm, 1957-1983...Tompkins Square
18. Various Artists...Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels...Numero Group
19. Various Artists...Barbecue Any Old Time: Blues From the Pit 1927-1942...Old Hat
20. Various Artists...The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz, & Molam in Thailand 1964-1975...Soundway

 

*Note: Process may not actually be highly scientific.