I have to hand it to the Hidden Track team. I feel like we really nailed our goal of conveying the collective voice in this year’s best albums from 2011 list. For being a site that doesn’t focus on album reviews, we’ve gotten positive feedback on our selections from folks who appreciate a site that casts a wider net than the average indie blog.
Of course, we all had our favorites that didn’t make the list. And not that they need the backing of our humble blog, but Youth Lagoon earned my personal #1 spot while coming up empty-handed in the aggregate results. So, I wanted to give a quick shout out to Youth Lagoon’s Trevor Powers. The act just released another video off their crescendo heavy album, The Year of Hibernation, so take a gander and enjoy.