Here are my favorite albums from the last couple of years that have gotten many a play on my itunes. These aren’t really in any order as they have all had some impact on me and I like them all a lot!  

•Riot On An Empty Street (2004) by Kings of Convenience

•Why Should The Fire Die? (2005) by Nickel Creek

•Once Soundtrack (2006) by The Swell Season

•The Pursuit (2009) by Jamie Cullum

 •Age of Adz (2010) by Sufjan Stevens

 •Plans (2005) by Death Cab for Cutie

•Bon Iver (2011) by Bon Iver

•Trouble (2004) by Ray Lamontagne

•LP (2009) by Discovery

•All Delighted People (2010) by Sufjan Stevens

•Give Up (2003) by The Postal Service

•Dark Was The Night Compilation (2009)

•Veneer (2003) by Jose Gonzalez

•Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008) by Coldplay

•Armchair Apocrypha (2007) by Andrew Bird

•The BQE (2009) by Sufjan Stevens

A few that are really close to being on the list- The Eraser by Thom Yorke, The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, High Violet by The National, and Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars. I think the reason I can’t put these albums on the “official” list at this point is because I’ve only been listening to these last few musicians for less than a year. I’ve been listening to all the bands that made it on the list for at least two years, and I don’t want to prematurely name some brand new album or band I don’t know very well onto my list.

That’s all for tonight folks. Sorry I haven’t had a ton of posts recently! I’ve been working a lot.

  1. margaretam said: Agree with you on many of those. I just bought the BQE soundtrack and it is amazing! I’m surprised not many people talk about it.
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