My friend asthenia* (Ethan) and I wanted to make a collective list of our favorite albums of 2011. We each came up with our own, then combined them to make a list of our favorite albums of the year. We each wrote up a thing for 10 of the albums, I put who wrote each thing beside the album title. Here's what we got!
20. Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune [Dan]
The Dan Mangan that I was used to was always very stripped down and acoustic, but on his most recent release he embraced a much richer sound and full-on orchestral accompaniment. At first I was put off by it, but after a few listens this album really grew on me. First off, this guy’s voice is just awesome. Even the weakest songs on the album...[read more]