We missed our annual post of our DJs Top Ten Albums in December, but we’re making up for it now over the next couple of weeks. Each day we’ll post a different Top Ten list with videos thrown in where we can find them.

Here are Your Friend and Neighbor Vicky’s picks for 2011 (in no particular order):

Milagres – Glowing Mouth – Kill Rock Stars

Radiohead – King of Limbs – Tickertape

Wire – Red Barked Tree – Pink Flag

Hercules & Love Affair – Blue Songs – Moshi Moshi

Beirut – The Rip Tide – Pompeii

Viva Voce – The Future Will Destroy You – Sub Pop

Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean – WB

The Head and The Heart – S/T – Sub Pop

Low – C’mon – Sub Pop

Dengue Fever – Cannibal Courtship – Fantasy

 

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Arts & Life

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Music

Academy of Ancient Music
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Kristine Hoebermann
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