2011 favorites (best of)

Washed Out - Within And Without
dreamy drowsy synth-pop
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
indie nu-rock
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
indie folk-rock in vein of John Martyn and Nick Drake
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
dreamy bedroom synth-pop
High Places - Original Colors
moody electro-pop
I Break Horses - Hearts
gauzy shoegaze pop
Zola Jesus - Conatus
dark gothy industrial electronic synch-pop, like Fever Ray
Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts
psychedelic folk-rock
Arrange - Plantation
beautiful dark bedroom indie-pop
Shankles - Gully Foil
bedroom downtempo electronica
Apparat - The Devil's Walk
atmospheric dreamy indie synth-pop
Blue Sky Black Death - Noir
downtempo synth-pop
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
atmospheric folk-rock
Fink - Perfect Darkness
atmospheric singer/songwriter indie-rock
Peaking Lights - 936
lo-fi electronic dub groove
John Hughes - The Black Monk EP
atmospheric cosmic beatcraft soundscapes
Other Lives - Tamer Animals
cinematic indie-rock
Kuedo - Severant
cinematic analog synth idm electronica
Tycho - Dive
lush electronica ala Boards of Canada
Blouse - Blouse
ethereal dark new wave electro-pop
The Antlers - Burst Apart
glossy indie-pop
J Rocc - Some Cold Rock Stuf
atmospheric hip-hop
Goran Kajfes - X & Y
atmospheric electronic jazz-n-groove