DJ Highlights

Daytime DJs pick best albums of 2011

It’s that time of the year again, and as we say farewell to 2011 and greet 2012 many of us here at WKNC reflected on what the best albums of the year were. Much like the previous two years I sent out a request to the Daytime staff to see what their favorite albums of 2011 were, and below are their top five individual favorites.




1. The DodosNo Color
2. The DecemberistsKing is Dead
3. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
4. GiversIn Light
5. Future IslandsOn the Water

Hurricane Julia



1. tUnE-yArDs- w h o k i l l
2. Darwin Deez- Wonky Beats
3. Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside- Dirty Radio
4. Tom WaitsBad as Me
5. Bonnie “Prince” BillyWolfroy Goes to Town




1. James BlakeJames Blake
2. Rangers- Pan-Am Stories
3. Amen Dunes- Through Donkey Jaw
4. Thee Oh SeesCarrion Crawler/The Dream
5. GrouperA I A: Alien Observer/Dream Loss



1. TV on the RadioNine Types of Light
2. M83Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
3. Zola JesusConatus
4. Bon IverBon Iver, Bon Iver
5. Coma CinemaBlue Suicide

DJ Walter-Ego



1. Andrew Jackson JihadKnife Man
2. Metronomy- The English Riviera
3. Crystal StiltsIn Love With Oblivion
4. Black LipsArabia Mountain
5. Starfucker Reptilians




1. Sarah JaroszFollow Me Down
2. Chris Thile & Michael Daves- Sleep With One Eye Open
3. Bombadil All the Rain Promises
4. The Decemberists- The King Is Dead
5. Mandolin OrangeHaste Make, Hard Hearted Stranger

DJ Radio Dead



1. Shabazz PalacesBlack Up
2. St. VincentStrange Mercy
3. tUnE-yArDs- w h o k i l l
4. Jay Z and Kanye West- Watch The Throne
5. RadioheadThe King of Limbs

DJ Ones



1. Wye OakCivilian
2. The Dodos- No Color
3. St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
4. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
5. James Blake- James Blake

May Day



1. The DrumsPortamento
2. Future Islands- On the Waterfront
3. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues
4. The Dodos- No Color
5. The Joy FormidableThe Big Roar

DJ Flipside


1. St. Vincent- Strange Mercy
2. YuckYuck
3. Real EstateDays
4. Delicate SteveWondervisions
5. PonytailDo Whatever You Want All the Time

DJ Mason



1. tUnE-yArDs- w h o k i l l
2. BraidsNative Speaker
3. Youth LagoonThe Year of Hibernation
4. Panda BearTomboy
5. Deerhoof- Deerhoof vs. Evil




1. Yuck- Yuck
2. Braids- Native Speaker
3. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost
4. Balam AcabIn Motion
5. Real Estate- Days




1. Balam Acab- Wander/Wonder
2. Bon Iver- Bon Iver, Bon Iver
3. Holy OtherWith U
4. The WeekndHouse of Balloons
5. LiturgyAethethica

What are your favorite albums of the year? Comment below.