Best NON-Metal albums of 2011?

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  1. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    So I'm racking my brain trying to come up with a top 10 album list for 2011 (Ever Forthright throwing in a last minute kink didn't help), when I've come to the realization: I have no idea what really came out in 2011 outside the Metal genre. The only records I can recall purchasing off the top of my head outside of Metal are from Tech N9ne and Lady Gaga (Techs album was awesome and will make my top 10. Gaga will probably get an honorable mention because, well, The Edge of Glory is just that awesome a track).

    So what I'm asking is, what came out in 2011 that was awesome in terms of Jazz? Hip Hop? Pop? Contemporary Classical? Not-Dubstep? I really need a better glimpse of whats happened outside all the.Tesseract and Machine Head and Dream Theater and Corelia and what have you?
     
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    Ulver - War of the Roses

     
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    Seeing as I found Weightless by Animals as Leaders in the Pop section of HMV yesterday, it'd have to be that, haha.
     
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    Devin Townsend - Ghost

    Steve Wilson - Grace for Drowning

    Nero - Welcome Reality

    Foo Fighters - Wasted
     
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    Foo Fighters - Wasted Light is still an album I listen to a lot. Other than that?

    [edit] I will second Devin Townsend's Ghost too.
     
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    Al Di Meola: Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody
    Steven Wilson: Grace for Drowning
    Brett Garsed: Dark Matter
    Allen Hinds: Monkeys and Slides
    John Scofield: A Moment's Peace
    Oz Noy: Twisted Blues
    Sean Wayland: Australian Rhythm Changes (with James Muller)
    Gergo Borlai: M.M.M.
    Sebastiaan Cornelissen: The Sebastiaan Cornelissen Group
    The Code/John Pelosi: Dreams Speak Song
    Vince Mendoza: Nights On Earth
    Captain Kirk: Starship Cadillac
     
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    Ghost is a given.
     
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    Luna Sea - Luna Sea (Self Cover album)
     
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    Adele - 21
    Common - The Dreamer, The Believer
    Jay-Z and Kanye West - Wath the Throne
    Drake - Take Care
    The Lonely Island - Turtleneck
    Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Revelator
    Beyonce - 4
    Whitesnake - Forevermore
    Red - Until We Have Faces
    Anubis Gate - Anubis Gate
     
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    Cynic - Carbon Based Anatomy

    Little Tybee - Humerous to Bees

    Fair to Midland - Arrows and Anchors (is this considered not metal?)

    thats all i got that hasnt been mentioned.
     
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    Radiohead - The King of Limbs
    Primus - Green Naugahyde
     
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    Really? For shame! =) Let me see what I can do to help....

    Any year with a Decemberists release is a good year, and this song has an awesome video to boot:



    Guitar + cello + treacle = Earth. Volume II comes out next year.



    Forget that dancefloor R&B shit - if you want the real deal, check out Meshell Ndegeocello. Sexy tune from a sexy and complex album.



    Paul Simon's new album is his best in twenty years. How can you pass that up?



    TOM WAITS, motherfucker!



    The new Tori Amos record is a concept album, so any individual song is sorta out-of-context, but this one carries the character of the album pretty well.



    Stonegaze! Also: the longest album title of the year, at least out of my collection.



    And finally, a meeting of the masters: Tony Levin, David Torn, Alan White.



    Go forth enlightened, grasshopper.
     
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    Almost all of my best-of-the-year list. :lol:
     
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    There are 3 records that come to mind:

    Vena - Nomadic
    Prön Flävürdik - Opus 3: The Motown Years
    Owlfood - Owlfood

    All released on the excellent Paradigms Recordings label.
     
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    New RED, Foo Fighters, Lil Wayne, Aiden, and i dont consider em metal but Black Veil Brides and Murderdolls
     
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    That's just rock for the most part.
     

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