11 Artists' Favorite Albums of 2011


           What blockbuster Brit singer crossed all genre lines to make Skrillex, Zac Brown Band and Kelly Clarkson's lists of the best albums of the year? Which rapper tag-team won Joe Jonas' heart? Which international darlings insisted that some 2010 albums were still where it's at? Find out as we ask 11 artists from the worlds of pop, country, rock, and dance which records reigned as their favorite albums of 2011. The answers will surprise you.

KELLY CLARKSON Kelly Clarkson

1. "21" - Adele

2. "Four The Record" - Miranda Lambert
3. "Mylo Xyloto" - Coldplay
4. "Red River Blue" - Blake Shelton
5. "Ceremonials" - Florence and the Machine

 
JOE JONAS Joe Jonas

1. "21" - Adele
2. "Watch the Throne"- Kanye & Jay Z
3. "Nostalgia, Ultra" - Frank Ocean
4. "Undun" - The Roots
5. "Torches" - Foster of the People


 
SKRILLEX Skrillex

1. "SBTRKT" - SBTRKT
2. "Split the Atom" - Noisia

3. "Kill The Noise" - Kill The Noise
4. "House of Balloons" - The Weeknd
5. "21" - Adele
 
DEMI LOVATO Demi Lovato

1. "21" - Adele
2. "Stronger" - Kelly Clarkson
3. "Watch The Throne" - Jay Z and Kanye West
4. "Four The Record" - Miranda Lambert
5. "Born This Way" - Lady Gaga

 
ZAC BROWN BAND Zac Brown Band

1. "21" - Adele
2. "1978 December" - Sonia Leigh
3. "Smoke Ring Halo"- Wood Brothers
4. "Four The Record" - Miranda Lambert
5. "Revelator" - Tedeschi Trucks Band

 
SARA BAREILLES Sara Bareilles

1. "Bon Iver"- Bon Iver

2. "Metals"- Feist

3. So Beautiful or So What" - Paul Simon

4. "Hurry Up We're Dreaming" - M83

5. "Barton Hollow"- The Civil Wars

 
LADY ANTEBELLUM Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley

1. "Revelator" - Tedeschi Trucks Band
2. "Take Care" - Drake

3. "One Spark" - Gabe Dixon

4. "Tailgates And Tanlines" - Luke Bryan

5. "Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters




WONDER GIRLS Wonder Girls

Sun:
"Doo-Wops & Hooligans" - Bruno Mars
Sohee:
"Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry
Lim:
"Talk That Talk" - Rihanna
Yubin:
"Hands All Over" - Maroon 5
Yenny:
"21"- Adele
 
MAROON 5 Maroon 5's James Valentine

1. "The English Riviera" - Metronomy
2. "The Harrow & The Harvest" - Gillian Welch

3. "Strange Mercy" - St. Vincent

4. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"- Kanye West

5. "Goblin" - Tyler, The Creator

 
GAVIN DEGRAW Gavin Degraw

1. "Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum
2. "Wasting Light"- Foo Fighters
3. "El Camino" - The Black Keys
4. "All Of You" - Colbie Caillat
5. "Paper Airplane" - Allison Krauss and Union Station


 
PENGUIN PRISON Penguin Prison

1. "Forget" - Twin Shadow
2. "Bon Iver"- Bon Iver

3. "Holy Ghost!" - Holy Ghost!

4. "Watch The Throne" - Jay-Z and Kanye West

5. "The Suburbs" - Arcade Fire
[a 2010 release]

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© 2011 Hafiz Halwi
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