TVD Toronto’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

The second week of January is that perfect time to reflect on what really caught our attention in the year that passed and place bets on what you think is going to pop off in the new year. Needless to say, we here at TVD Toronto had to put our brains together to come up with what we think will be the records we’ll be talking about in 2012. And it gives you lovely readers a chance to see what we’re really all about when it comes to tastes and our abilities to see past the marketed hype. So here it is, our respective Top 11 of 2011 (see what we did there?).

Theresa’s Picks

Candy Coated Killahz – Neon Black

  • A local duo that’ll entice both your eyes and ears. Be on the lookout for a video for their lead single to be all up in your face real soon.

Islands – TBA

Fleet Foxes – TBA

Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne

  • Yeezy probably had the best year anyone could’ve hoped for, and with this release slated for March, it’s safe to say he might just have keep that ball rolling.

Radiohead – Dead Air Space

  • A no brainer.

Rye Rye – Go! Pop! Bang!

Das Racist – TBA

  • Playing in Toronto January 28 @ Wrongbar (keep your fingers crossed for an interview!)

Shaune Boothe – TBA

The Shins – TBA

The Streets – Computers & Blues

Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Sebastian’s Picks

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

  • If Weezy’s lead single “6’ 7’” doesn’t make you want to punch someone in the face for absolutely no reason, well, I don’t know if there’s any way to fix you.

Cut Copy – Zonoscope

Drake – Take Care

  • Toronto’s most loved and hated superstar drops his sophomore effort this year and will once again erupt in heated debates amongst hip-hop heads everywhere.

The Rapture – TBA

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

Andre 3000 – TBA

  • There have been whispers about this record heard in late 2010. If this actually happens, heads might explode.

Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs –

Passion Pit – TBA

Kanye West & Jay-Z – Watch The Throne

  • T mentioned this in her list, but it’s so huge it has to be mentioned twice.

The 84.85

  • Local cats Cass and Jay have been doing the rounds in Toronto for quite a while, and with an EP slated to drop this year, now’s a good chance for you to get real real familiar.
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