New Music of 2011

Aug 17, 2011

What new music has grabbed your attention this summer? Wednesday, Doug is joined by Bob Boilen, host of NPR's All Songs Considered. Boilen's bringing along his favorite music (so far) of 2011. There are a few names you've heard and a few that might be new to you. There's alternative music, indie rock and some R&B influence. Of course, there's at least a song or two that's just really hard to put into a category.

  • Visit NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums of 2011 (So Far)
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    Suggestions from Bob Boilen (Title, Artist, Album)

  • Abducted, Cults, Cults
  • Bubble, King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Diamond Mine
  • A Candle's Fire, Beirut, The Rip Tide
  • Desire, Anna Calvi, Anna Calvi
  • Haile Selassie, Bright Eyes, The People's Key
  • Helplessness Blues (free download), Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
  • The Honest Truth, Typhoon, A New Kind of House
  • I Might, Wilco, The Whole Love
  • Judges, Colin Stetson, New History Warefare, Vol. 2
  • Morning Mr Magpie, Radiohead, The King of Limbs
  • Oscarine, Ballak Sissoko & Vincent Segal, Chamber Music
  • Rumour Has It , Adele, 21
  • So Long Honeybee, Goodbye , Pokey LaFarge, Middle of Everywhere
  • Tongue Tied, Grouplove, Never Trust a Happy Song (Expected Release, September 13, 2011)
  • The Wilhelm Scream, James Blake, James Blake

    Suggestions from Doug Fabrizio (Title, Artist, Album)

  • Grown Ocean , Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
  • Don't Carry It All, Decemberists, The King is Dead
  • Go Outside, Cults, Cults
  • Ladder Song, Bright Eyes, The People's Key