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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)

    *Audiophile-friendly



    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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