PopJustice’s Best Songs And Albums Of 2011
Our pop peers over at UK music site PopJustice unveiled their picks for the Top 33 Albums and the Top 45 Singles of 2011, and their lists offer both the familiar and the fresh — Lady Gaga’s Born This Way topped their album picks, while Martin Solveig’s collaboration with Dragonette on “Hello” was their favorite tune from 2011. Their taste is heavy on dance tracks and larger than life melodies, so if your heart beats pure pop, you’ll be pleased with these picks, especially if you crave some tunes yet undiscovered here in The States. Top 10 for both lists below.
The pop music site likens the sight of Gaga attempting to enter a car whilst wearing a ridiculously large hat in her “Marry The Night” video as a metaphor for her whole album: “Born This Way was the sound of someone trying to force a massive hat into a tiny car. It is a sprawling, ambitious album that shouted to be heard when everyone was already listening, but no other album in 2011 tried quite this hard to be amazing, and no other album succeeded in as many ways.”
We have quite a bit in common with PopJustice, as we named Gaga’s opus as one of our favorite LPs from the last year. (Albums from Will Young, The Sound Of Arrows and Britney Spears also landed on Idolator’s year-end list.)
PopJustice didn’t include write-ups for anyone on their Top Albums list other than Gaga, so you’ll have to tweet them directly to inquire about their adoration for Rihanna’s Talk That Talk and Nicole Scherzinger’s Killer Love. (Good for Nicole that her album was officially released somewhere in the world.)
POPJUSTICE’S TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011
1. Lady Gaga, Born This Way 2. Will Young, Echoes 3. The Sound of Arrows, Voyage 4. Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Make A Scene 5. Susan Boyle, Someone To Watch Over Me 6. Pnau, Soft Universe 7. Nicola Roberts, Cinderella’s Eyes 8. Rihanna, Talk That Talk 9. Britney Spears, Femme Fatale 10. Nicole Scherzinger, Killer Love
Head here to read the full list of their Top 33 Albums of 2011.
POPJUSTICE’S TOP 10 SINGLES OF 2011
1. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette, “Hello” 2. Lady Gaga, “Judas” 3. Eric Saade, “Popular” 4. Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (TGIF)” 5. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris, “We Found Love” 6. Amanda Nair, “Doubt” 7. Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks, “Heart Skips A Beat” 8. Lady Gaga, “Edge Of Glory” 9. The Saturdays, “All Fired Up” 10. Will Young, “Jealousy”
Head here to read the full list of their Top 45 Singles Of 2011.