Top 89 0f 2011

Jan 2, 2012

The list is in!  It's the Top 89 CD's of 2011 as voted on by our listeners.  Let the debate begin.  Feel free to leave your comments below, but please keep it kind and remember, this list was decided on by those who voted.  So, if you didn't vote, you can't complain!  Thanks to those who did vote, however, and thanks to everyone who tuned in and supported WNKU in 2011.


   1. Tedeschi-Trucks Band: Revelator
   2. Adele: 21
   3. Over The Rhine: Long Surrender
   4. The Decemberists: The King Is Dead
   5. Dave Alvin: Eleven-Eleven
   6. My Morning Jacket: Circuital
   7. Gillian Welch: The Harrow and the Harvest
   8. Lucinda Williams: Blessed
   9. Gregg Allman: Low Country Blues
  10. John Hiatt: Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
  11. Paul Simon: So Beautiful
  12. Wilco: The Whole Love
  13. Warren Haynes: Man In Motion
  14. The Black Keys: El Camino
  15. The Jayhawks: Mockingbird Time
  16. Tom Waits: Bad As Me
  17. Steve Earle: I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
  18. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues
  19. Amos Lee: Mission Bell
  20. Brett Dennen: Loverboy
  21. Allison Krauss And Union Station: Paper Airplane
  22. Robbie Robertson: How To Become Clairvoyant
  23. Robert Earl Keen: Ready For Confetti
  24. Bon Iver: Bon Iver
  25. Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges
  26. Joe Bonnamassa: Dust Bowl
  27. Anna Beljin: When It Rains
  28. Indigo Girls: Beauty Queen Sister
  29. Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain
  30. Ryan Adams: Ashes & Fire
  31. Buddy Miller: The Majestic Silver Strings
  32. Trombone Shorty: For True
  33. Carrie Newcomer: Everything Is Everywhere
  34. Dawes: Nothing Is Wrong
  35. Eilen Jewell: Queen Of The Minor Key
  36. Los Lonely Boys: Rockpango

  37. Keb Mo: The Reflection

38. Jeff Beck: Rock And Roll Party
  39. Guy Clark: Songs And Stories
  40. Teddy Thompson: Bella
  41. REM: Collapse Into Now
  42. Cake: Showroom Of Compassion
  43. The Head And The Heart: The Head And The Heart
  44. Imelda May: Mayhem
  45. Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years Of Robert Johnson
  46. Bell X-1: Bloodless Coup
  47. Marcia Ball: Roadside Attractions
  48. The Band Of Heathens: The Top Hat Crown & The Clapmasters Son
  49. Hot Tuna: Steady As She Goes
  50. Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Scandalous
  51. Various Artists: Rave On Buddy Holly (Tribute)
  52. Great American Taxi: Paradise Lost
  53. Foster The People: Torches
  54. Hayes Carll: KMAG YOYO
  55. Fitz and The Tantrums: Pickin' Up The Pieces
  56. Ben Sollee: Inclusions
  57. TV On The Radio: Nine Types Of Light
  58. Death Cab For Cutie: Codes And Keys
  59. Wanda Jackson: Ceremonials
  60. Feist: Metals
  61. Gomez: Whatever's On Your Mind
  62. The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: How I Go
  63. Beirut: The Rip Tide
  64. Bob Geldof: How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell
  65. City And Colour: Little Hell
  66. Danger Mouse And Daniele Luppi: Rome
  67. Daniel Martin Moore: In The Cool Of The Day
  68. Zee Avi: Ghostbird
  69. Danny Barnes: Rocket
  70. White Denim: D
  71. Butch Walker & The Black Widows: The Spade
  72. Ben Harper: Give Till It's Gone
  73. Blind Pilot: We Are The Tide
  74. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: It's A Corporate World
  75. Dave Stewart: The Blackbird Diaries
  76. Devotchka: 100 Lovers
  77. Fountains Of Wayne: Sky Full Of Holes
  78. G. Love And The Special Sauce: Fixin To Die
  79. Will Hoge: Number Seven
  80. Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa: Dont Explain
  81. Civil Wars: Barton Hollow
  82. Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley'S 113Th Wet Dream
  83. The Smithereens: 2011
  84. Whitehorse: Whitehorse
  85. Drive By Truckers: Go Go Boots
  86. The Geencards: The Brick Album
  87. Chris Isaak: Beyond The Sun
  88. Amy Lavere: Stranger Me
  89. Bela Fleck & the Flecktones: Rocket Science