ARTICLE: Amplifier's Top Twenty Albums of 2011
All the staff at Amplifier have come together for the 6th consecutive year, entering into intense deliberation as to what they consider to be the Top Twenty Albums of 2011.
It was an epic skirmish, taking place over an almost-as-epic dinner, but in the end it succeeded in showing the following releases as Amplifier's Top Twenty Albums of 2011.
Equal 1st. Tiny Ruins - Some Were Meant For Sea
Spunk Records is proud to present Some Were Meant For Sea, the debut album from Tiny Ruins. Its songs, composed and performed by Hollie Fullbrook, follow a year spent collaborating and performing internationally in which the young artist's worldly voice and stories would connect with audiences as distant as Northern Spain and with artists including Joanna Newsom, Beach House and Holly Throsby.
Both vocally and instrumentally, Some Were Meant For Sea exists in dappled warmness: Fullbrook's striking timbre recalling a smooth Jolie Holland and conjuring a similar natural imagery born from earth and sea...