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2011 Top Ten Music Picks

December 19th, 2011 9:58pm EST | Claudine Paul By: Claudine Paul favorite Add to My News

2011 has provided interesting mix of music releases, in many genres, worthy of note. Here are a few of our favorites here below.  Rant, rave, and just let us know your music picks of this year.

 

Adele - 21


The sophomore release 21, by British singer Adele, has left a rather nice "fire starting" in many hearts in 2011.  The singer's powerful vocal instrument are showcased on released singles "Rolling In The Deep," "Someone Like You," and "Set Fire To The Rain."

 

Adels

adele


LMFAO - Sorry For Party Rocking

Music duo, stage named members Redfoo and Sky Blu, mixes comedy, a touch of bravado, and Dance music, on sophomore music release Sorry For Party Rocking.  The "party" has shuffled hit singles like "Party Rock Anthem" and "Sexy & I Know It" bringing success as one of the biggest albums of 2011.

 

lmfao

lmfao

 

The Band Perry - Self Titled

New Country music family music act, The Band Perry,  brought much attention to their self-titled debut in 2011 featuring a stark themed song about death called "If I Die Young."

 

band perry

band perry


IL Volo - Self - Titled


New Tween Classical music trio, IL Volo, has made history with their "hard to believe" young voices introduced to the world on their self-titled debut.  The group's release has made Classical music "pop"ular in 2011 with standards such as " O Sole Mio" and "Notte Stellata."

 

il volo

il volo


Foster The People - Torches


Catchy melodies, memorable lyrics,  and the sense that new band Foster The People had a real good time recording their Torches debut this year, are all the markers to making a buzz in Alternative music.  "Pumped Up Kicks" and "Helena Beat" are two main singles off the release that made the band hip in 2011.

 

fosterthepeople

fosterthepeople


Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday


Hip Hop act Nicki Minaj impressed enough with her verses and flow in 2011 to make an impact with debut music release Pink Friday.  The release features tracks such as "Moment 4 Life," "Fly," "Did It On'Em," and "Roman's Revenge."

nickiminaj

nickiminaj

Wasting Light - Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters released the Wasting Light music title, filled with new eclectic and musical nuances, enough to keep interest in Rock music alive this year.

foofighters

foofighters


The Lonely Island - Turtleneck & Chain


The Lonely Island, with comedic members Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorman Taccone,  brought Hip Hop, Pop, music, and comedy to life on sophomore release Turtleneck & Chain

 

lonelyisland

lonelyisland


Rihanna - Loud


Singer Rihanna made herself heard in 2011 with music release Loud.  The singer's fifth studio, features uptempo hits, such as "S&M" and "Only Girl (In The World)," which fits in todays current Dance Pop movement.

 

Rihanna

RIHANNA

 

Pitbull - Planet Pit

Rapper Pitbull has become a well known name this year, on the airwaves and dance floors, by mixing Hip Hop, Dance, and Latin music.  With Dance driven hits, such as "Give Me Everything ft. Ne-Yo," "Rain Over Me ft. Marc Anthony," and "International Love ft. Chris Brown," the entertainer has taken the music world by storm.

 

pitbull

pitbull

 

Photo Credits: xl recordings (adele); interscope (lmfao); media strategies (band perry); UMG (il volo); , Ian Wilson/WENN.com (foster the people); janet mayer/pr photos/victoria secret (nicki minaj); , Andrew Evans / PR Photos (foo fighters); Charles Norfleet / PR Photos (rihanna); , Bob Charlotte / PR Photos (pitbull); allusic guide (album covers)


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