Sasha’s Favourite Albums of 2011- ENTIRE LIST

#1 – Jay Z & Kanye West – Watch the Throne

I’m sure this one came a shocker (…not).  Even though a bunch of the songs act as advertisements, the quality of this album is hard to match, and it was an easy pick as favourite of the year.  You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard at least one of Watch the Throne’s singles/songs, and you would have to be hit by that rock upside the head to not enjoy it… And on that note I hope everyone has a great New Years Eve, I’d be willing to bet you will be hearing this song at least once (or 3 times like their encores on this tour).  Enjoy!

Jay-Z & Kanye WestGotta Have it

 – The English Riviera
#3 – Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver 

#4 – Caveman – CoCo Beware

#5 – Foster the People – Torches

#6 – Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

#7 – tUnE-yArDs – WHO KILL

# 8 (TIE) – Drake – Take Care & Childish Gambino – CAMP

#9 – Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials (Deluxe Edition)

#10 – Arctic Monkeys – Suck it and See

Sasha’s Favourite Albums of 2011 Countdown: #8

# 8 (TIE) Drake – Take Care & Childish Gambino – CAMP

These albums were released on the same day, so I didn’t want them to compete on my list like they did then.  Especially, because I’ve listen to both in unison since I got my hands on them (also the same day). But mostly because I didn’t want to pick a favourite… Technically, if I were to look at the plays in my iTunes, CAMP would win but mostly because I don’t need to play Drake’s album because my sister takes care of that for me (unintentional word play…).  Take Care is collaborative and polished, CAMP on the other hand is kind of angry, unapologetic and sometimes/mostly politically incorrect.  Childish Gambino’s lyrics even make me cringe at times, but I can’t fight the catchiness of the album.  I never went to summer CAMP but I’d start if Donald Glover took me?… just saying. And after going to OVO fest I have a whole new appreciation for Drake and his music so I love both of these albums — check them out if you haven’t already.

Drake Over My Dead Body

SIDENOTE: I tried my best to find an album version of this song (it’s missing the pretty intro but this was the best that I could do), I mostly got people trying to rap over the beat, or the original slowed down— both were equally hilarious to listen to…

Childish Gambino Heartbeat