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Lee's Top 25 Albums of 2011

Many many new discoveries this year, and while a couple of 'old favourites' did let me down a little (Todd Rundgren, cough cough), there were some nice surprises as well.

I've decided to go with an alphabetical listing this year, because I'm finding it very difficult to rank them.  There's a couple here that you haven't heard on Earlier, because they don't fit the format of the show.  And there's nothing wrong with the Honourable Mentions either.

Click on each artists entry to visit their website, and if you'd like to get a sample of the Top 25, listen below where you can stream a track from each album in a non-stop 90 minute mix:













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Honourable Mentions:


Helen Austin - Song of the Week 2
Burning Hearts - Into the Wilderness (ep)
Brave Irene - s/t
Edie Brickell - s/t
Chloe and Silas - Spring Hill
Trent Dabbs - Southerner
Nils Frahm - Felt
Daryl Hall - Laughing Down Crying
Susan James - Highways Ghosts Hearts and Home
Jude Johnstone - Blue Girl
Nick Lowe - The Old Magic
Sara Lowes - Back to Creation
Pat Metheny - What's It All About
The Nines - Polarities
Orwell - Continental
Carly Paradis - They Have Been Watching
Steve Reich - WTC 9/11
They Might Be Giants - Join Us
Judie Tzuke - One Tree Less
Anna Waronker - California Fade
The Wailin' Jennys - Bright Morning Stars
Yes - Fly From Here

Fave Reissues:

Stan Rogers - Fogerty's Cove
Paul McCartney - McCartney II
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Rodd Keith - My Pipe Yellow Dream
Gerry Rafferty - City To City

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