By: Taylor Morton
Well…Its that time of the year (or rather it was that time of the year about a month ago). Before undertaking this task, I initially thought that 2011 was not the best of years. I will be the first to admit that I was a little, shall I say, disgruntled? Not only did James Murphy announce the end of LCD Soundsystem (a favorite among favorites for JJMT), but both Broken Social Scene and Wolf Parade announced that each would be taking an indefinite hiatus. On a sadder note, TV on the Radio founding member and bassist, Gerard Smith, passed away from lung cancer. Needless to say, as I looked back on the world of music throughout the last year, the words disappointed, bitter, sad, and heartbroken come to mind. However, upon further reflection I realized that from the ashes of some of my favorites, there were definitely more than a few hidden gems. So without further ado, I present to you some of my favorite albums released in the last 365 days (not in any particular order).
St Vincent – Strange Mercy