The No Depression Community's 50 Favorite Albums of 2011:
Below you'll find the final tally of our 2011 community poll, where we asked you - the No Depression community - to vote for your ten favorite albums of 2011. More than 500 albums received votes this year, across about 200 submitted lists. ... Each vote was weighted based on where it fell in the person's list. For example, albums voted in the number one position received ten points; albums voted in the number 10 position received only one point. Albums listed "in no particular order" each received 5.5 points. ...THE NO DEPRESSION COMMUNITY'S 50 FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2011
- Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest
- The Decemberists - The King Is dead
- Wilco - The Whole Love
- Lucinda Williams - Blessed
- Steve Cropper - Dedicated
- Tom Waits - Bad as Me
- Dave Alvin - Eleven Eleven
- Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - Starlight Hotel
- Jason Isbell - Here We Rest
- Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Here is the link to the list I submitted (now I remember my other honorable mention: Tara Nevins - Wood and Stone. I listened to it driving home last night and it should have made my top 10). Five of my ten made the top 50 and I've never heard of more than half of the artists. I'm slipping.
Here is my favorite comment on the blog:
So Steve Earle's album didn't make the community top 50. It didn't make my top ten or my honorable mentions, but I definitely liked it. I'm somewhat surprised he didn't get enough votes, given his higher profile and I think he put out a pretty good album. Just a curious observation.
In other words: "I'm really surprised that people didn't like Steve Earle's album more than I did. What's wrong with you people? Just a curious observation."