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KCRW DJ Liza Richardson’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

1. Hollie Cook – Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo)

2. Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Peacefrog)

3. Rival Sons – Pressure & Time (Earache)

4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Matador)

5. Richard Buckner – Our Blood (Merge)

6. Thao & Mirah – Thao & Mirah (Kill Rock Stars)

7. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4ad)

8. SBTRKT – SBTRKT (Young Turks/XL)

9. My Morning Jacket – Circuital (ATO)

10. Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song (Atlantic)

Honorable Mentions:

Wire – Red Barked Tree (Pinkflag)
Jonathan Wilson – Gentle Spirit (Yep Roc)
Wild Flag – Wild Flag (Merge)
Washed Out – Within and Without (Sub Pop)
Tom Waits – Bad As Me (Anti)
TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light (Interscope)
tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l (4ad)
Mia Doi Todd – Cosmic Ocean (Domino)
John Tejada – Parabolas (Kompact)
Motopony – Motopony (tinyOGRE)
Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (Matador)
Megafaun – Megafaun (Hometapes)
Kitty Daisy & Lewis – Smoking In Heaven (Sunday Best)
The Kills – Blood Pressures (Domino)
The Joy Formidable – The Big Roar (Atantic)
Deerhoof – Deerhoof vs Evil (Polyvinyl)
Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drag City)
James Blake – James Blake (Polydor)
Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire (Pax Americana)

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  • Megafaun: Artist You Should Know | KCRW Music Blog said:

    [...] The first track on the album “Real Slow” is a meditative folk jam complete with banjo and some lovely “ooooohs”. As Pitchfork says in their review, “From the patiently unfurling opener “Real Slow” to rousing gospel closer “Everything“, Megafaun trudge over a terrific amount of sonic ground”. The album was also among DJ Liza Richardson’s top picks of the year. [...]

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