Hey guys, since it’s somehow 2012 tomorrow (where did the time go?!) I thought I would post a Polar Sunspots 2011 top ten. These are the albums I’ve posted and found particularly impressive this year. This will give you a chance to grab some great music you might have missed out on since the blog started. You can click through the artist names to more in-depth description. Enjoy!
10) Music For Your Plants – Music For Your Plants
Gorgeous experimental, instrumental rock with a synth twist.
9) Heavy Strife – Synthétiseur
Upbeat synthpop with an occasionally moody undertone and well placed guitar.
8) New Savages – New Savages
Experimental indie rock with post-punk elements that moves between melodic and aggressive.
7) Ripple’Field – Hypernebula
Spaced out, textural synthpop from one half of the experimental rock duo Airs.
6) Technicolor Lenses – New Eyes
Brilliantly produced hip-hop album that successfully draws from a wide range of genres.
5) Le Chevalier – Dancer
Experimental indie pop with brilliant depth and variety.
4) Underwater Seacreatures – EP
Beat driven chillwave with a dark, punchy edge.
3) Strangelets – Summer Forever EP
Mellowed out Los Angeles shoegaze release with brit-pop influences.
2) Carloman – Carloman
Medieval themed folk with a wonderful synthy touch – it just works.
1) Holobody – Riverhood
Wonderfully eclectic album that spans folk, pop and gospel. Gorgeous male/female harmonies. Consistently surprising. Has a charm that makes it more than worthy of the top spot for 2011.
Well, that about wraps it up for 2011. Here’s to a new year filled with even more great music!