Our Favourite Albums of 2011

With 2011 almost done and dusted, we asked the Laneway team and friends to take a look back over what's been a rich year in music and offer up their favourite records of 2011.

Danny Rogers, Laneway Festival Co-Founder

1. Gotye – Making Mirrors

2. M83 – Hurry Up, We're Dreaming 

3. Feist – Metals 

4. Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact


6. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

7. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

8. The Horrors – Skying 

9. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don't Know

10. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Others that ruled the oceans: Husky, Geoffrey O'Connor, Wild Flag 

Albums that will matter next year: Gang Colors, Chairlift, The XX, Temper trap, Alt J


Tom Windish, Windish Agency

Justice – Audio, Video, Disco

Foster The People – Torches

Metronomy – The English Riviera

James Blake – James Blake

M83 – Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


Jerome Borazio, Laneway Festival Co-Founder

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Cults – Cults

Black Lips – Arabia Mountain

Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

Nirvana – Nevermind (20 Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

And If I could squeeze in WU LYF – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

And begrudgingly Foster The People – Torches


Eat Your Own Ears team

Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

Atlas Sound – Parallax

Baxter Dury – Happy Soup

Casiokids – Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen

Cat's Eyes – Cat's Eyes

Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love

John Maus – We Must Become Pitiless Censors of O

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine

Metronomy – The English Riviera

Nicholas Jaar – Don't Break My Love

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Planningtorock – W

Radiohead – The King of Limbs


The Field – Looping State of mind

The Horrors – Skying

tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light

When Saints Go Machine – Konkylie

Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation


Caius Pawson, Young Turks

Albums I listened to most this year:

Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain

Kanye West – Watch The Throne 

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Drake – Take Care

Most listened to song of the year: Frank Ocean's 'Swim Good'


Claire Collins, Bossy Music

1.  PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

2.  Twerps – Twerps

3.  Horrors – Skying

4.  M83 – Hurry Up We're Dreaming

5.  Wilco – The Whole Love


Ash Miles, Mistletone

Lost Animal – Ex Tropical

Cass McCombs – Wit's End

Brous – Brous

Twerps – Twerps

John Maus – We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves


Sophie Best, Mistletone

Maria Minerva – Cabaret Cixous

Sleep ∞ Over – Forever

James Ferraro – Far Side Virtual

Twerps – Twerps

Geoffrey O'Connor – Vanity Is Forever


Harry White, Chugg Entertainment

M83 – Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Big Scary – Vacation

Oscar & Martin – For You

tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

The Weeknd – House of Balloons


Dinesh La Fresh, Chugg Entertainment

Jonti – Twirligig

A$AP Rocky – LiveLoveA$AP

Gil Scott-Heron / Jamie XX – We're Here Now

Panda Bear – Tomboy

The Weeknd – House of Balloons


Karly Lake, Chugg Entertainment

Foster the People – Torches

Boy & Bear – Moonfire


Laura Hung, Chugg Entertainment

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

City and Colour – Little Hell

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Rahael Saadiq – Stone Rollin'

Radiohead – The King Of Limbs


Rachel Barry, Chugg Entertainment

Little Hell – City & Colour

Boy & Bear – Moonfire

The Panics – Rain on the Humming Wire

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Manchester Orchestra – Simple Math


Emma Doilibi, Chugg Entertainment

The Black Keys – El Camino

TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light

The Kills - Blood Pressure

Baby Woodrose – Mindblowing Seeds and Disconnected Flowers


Susan Heymann, Chugg Entertainment

Boy and Bear – Moonfire

City and Colour – Little Hell

M83 – Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Bon Iver – Bon Iver


Travis Banko, Lunatic Entertainment

1 Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

2 The Horrors – Skying

3 Gotye – Making Mirrors


5 M83 – Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


Bonnie Dalton, Minnow/Laneway Festival

The Vasco Era, The Vasco Era

Husky, Forever So

Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues

Washed Out, Within And Without

Total Control, Henge Beat


Pete Nicholson, Laneway Festival

The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

Mountains – Air Museum

Geoffrey O'Connor – Vanity is Forever

Real Estate – Days

Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine


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