Darko’s Top 10 albums of 2011


Tomorrow is the day the world’s clock ticks over into 2012. Skidding in under this year’s fast-closing door, here are 10 albums that kicked ass inside my head during 2011.  In no particular order:

  • Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise*  (Whispering, intimate electronics)
  • Perc – Wicker And Steel*  (Sometimes brutal, sometimes delicate, sometimes metallic)
  • PJ Harvey – Let England Shake  (One word: pagan)
  • Low – C’mon (Unexpectedly chilling in places, beautiful in others)
  • Zomby – Dedication*  (Dark, fast, wet London streets)
  • Seekae – +DOME* (Whilst we wait for another BoC album, Australia delivers pastoral IDM)
  • Tom Waits – Bad As Me  (A gruff and howl party record for dogs)
  • Radiohead – King Of Limbs*  (Slow, slower and glacial – a soundtrack for icebergs)
  • Robag Wruhme – Wuppdeckmischmampflow* (A DJ mix for home glistening)
  • Future of the Left – Polymers Are Forever (Unnerving, shouty EP from the best band in Britain right now)


Written by John H. Darko

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