R&P: What do we think is the best album of 2011 (so far)?

Hey Gang! Archaeologist and part-time Bartender Punch here with his latest musical musings.. This is shaping up to be a GREAT year for music, as judging from some really Stellar releases already the month of January and February 1st http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11007/1116302-388.stm 2011 Record Guide, Vol.... show more Hey Gang! Archaeologist and part-time Bartender Punch here with his latest musical musings.. This is shaping up to be a GREAT year for music, as judging from some really Stellar releases already the month of January and February 1st
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11007/111...
2011 Record Guide, Vol. 1

Here are but a few of the gems the year has brought us..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoAQz4KLa...
Wanda Jackson feat. Jack White 'Thunder On The Mountain'
Wanda tears into a recent Dylan tune, this is already a contender for album of the year!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JL6ZLQaf...
Gang Of Four - You'll Never Pay For The Farm
return of post punk pioneers, I believe even Captain Futility would approve!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v27TRan1SBI
Cage The Elephant - Shake Me Down
"BUZZ" band of the moment, and its easy to see why, terrific little song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAjiS578Cuc
Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home
First single from Kiss Each Other Clean

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNTiU_lbrOs
Decemberists - Don't Carry It All
track off new album, King Is Dead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHe6aNcocQ
Cake- Federal Funding
new single off the album Showroom of Compassion

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11007/1116302-388.stm
here is the list again, what is our favorite album so far in 2011?

BQ: What album are you most looking forward to?

Also expected this year are albums from Radiohead, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, No Doubt, Aerosmith, Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, Passion Pit, Fiona Apple, Beth Orton, Explosions in the Sky, Jay Electronica and M83 among many others.

BQ2: Isn't it great to be alive?
BQ3: go ahead,might you invest in a star for this question, I would love to get as many opinions as possible!
BQ4: did I post too many links?
if not, what was your favorite of the songs I picked to showcase?

Have Fun!


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