Our favorite music of 2011

It’s that time of the year again, when every website and person on the planet makes a list of their favorite things, and we’re no exception. Here’s a sampling of what we loved in 2011.

As a reminder, Holiday Bundles are now live at our webstore! Give the gift of Team Love music this holiday season. Bundles are a great way to introduce friends or family to the music you love without breaking the bank. And, to get you in the holiday spirit, we have A Weather’s annual Christmas song! Check out the band’s beautiful rendition of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”.

A Weather – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Our Favorite Music of 2011

Eleanoora Rosenholm: Hyvaile minua pimea tahti (Fonal)
Laura Arkana met Peter Broderick: Lentemuziek (Hush)
PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (Island)
The Horrors: Skying (XL)
White Fang: Grateful To Shred (Marriage)
LIttle Dragon: Ritual Union (Peacefrog)
Charles “Packy” Axton: Late Late Party 1965-1967 (LIght In The Attic)
Inward Content: Inward Content 2×12″ (Meanwhile)
Motor City Drum Ensemble: 2×12″ (White Label)
Black Rose: Anthem 12″ (Made To Play)
BNJMN: Black Square (Rush Hour)
Father’s Children: Who’s Gonna Save The World (Numero)
Pinch & Shackleton: S/T (Honest Johns)
Gillian Welch: The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)
The Felice Brothers: Celebration, FL (Fat Possum)
Widowspeak: s/t (Captured Tracks)
Last Good Tooth: The Meeting Was a Success (Smith St)
Zomby: Dedication (4AD)
Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact (4AD)
Feelies: Here Before (Bar None)
Beyonce: 4 (Sony) if only for Countdown.
Wild Flag: Wild Flag (Merge)
Devon Williams: Euphoria (Slumberland)
Jonathan Wilson: Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther)
Cass McCombs: Humor Risk (Domino)

Our favorite music of 2009

Here’s a list of music we enjoyed this year. See you next decade!

Quantec: “Cauldren Subsidence” (Echocord)
Jay-Z: Blueprint 3 (Roc Nation)
Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor: “Inspiration Information” (Strut)
Farmer Dave Scher: “Flash Forward To The Good Times” (Kemado)
Super Furry Animals: “Dark Days Light Years” (Rough Trade)
Scuba: “A Mutual Antipathy” (Hot Flush)
Doom: “Born Like This” (Lex)
Buraka Som Sistema: “Black Diamond” (Fabric)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “It’s Blitz” (Polydor)
Flow Dan: “Original Dan”
Julian Casablancas: “Phrazes for the Young” (Rough Trade)
Elizabeth Fraser: “Moses” 12-inch (Rough Trade)
Johann Johannsson: “And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound of Bees” (Type)
Mount Eerie: “Wind’s Poem” (P.W. Elverum & Sun)
Bill Callahan: “Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle” (Drag City)
Destroyer: “Bay of Pigs” EP (Merge)
Dum Dum Girls: “Yours Alone” EP (Captured Tracks)
Devon Williams: “Sufferer” Single (Slumberland)
Cymbals Eat Guitars: “Why There Are Mountains” (Sister’s Den)
Wilco: “Wilco (The Album)” (Nonesuch)
Constantines: “Too Slow for Love” (Arts & Crafts)

Team Love Best of 2008

Sam Amidon “All Is Well”
Various: Skull Disco CD II: “Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated by
Vandals”
Q-Tip “The Renaissance”
Evangelicals: “Evening Descends”
Ellen Allien: “Sool”
Dr. Dooom: “Dr.Dooom 2”
Sigur Ros: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
Pete Rock: “NY’s Finest”
Neon Neon:”Stainless Style”
Quantec: “Unusual Signals”
2562: “Aerial”
Kangding Ray: “Automne Fold”
Peter Broderick: “Float”
Hearthtrob: “Dear Painter Paint Me”
Marc Houle: “Bay of Figs”
Minilogue: ‘Animals’
Erykah Badu: “New Amerykah Part One”
TV on the Radio: “Dear Science”
Spiritualized: “Songs in A & E”
The Bug: “London Zoo”
Devon Williams – Carefree
Bob Dylan – Tell Tale Signs
Taylor Hollingsworth – Bad Little Kitty
Neva Dinova – You May Already be Dreaming

Film: Man On Wire