Best Dream Pop Albums Of 2011

*Note: Best dream pop albums of 2011; this list is in no particular order and is based on traffic and feedback (not sales)… may contain personal bias!

Youth Lagoon’s debut album was one of the most talked about and well praised releases of 2011. It managed to win over indie pop lovers and helped get the dream pop tag attached to countless other releases (for better or worse). However, it didn’t have the stark impact of Gem Club’s ‘Breakers’ which managed to create an incredible atmosphere with just vocals and piano. Glass Vaults latest EP was proof that New Zealand has a hidden gem ready to bust out. While Craft Spells and Letting Up Despite Great Faults showed that it doesn’t have to be all gloomy and downbeat. It was a strong year of releases so dive in! Here’s some of the best dream pop albums of 2011…

Youth Lagoon – ‘The Year Of Hibernation’ (23/09/11)
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Gem Club – ‘Breakers’ (27/09/11)
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Glass Vaults – ‘Into Clear’ EP (31/10/11)
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Memoryhouse – ‘The Years’ EP (09/09/11)
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Still Corners – ‘Creatures Of An Hour’ (07/10/11)
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Letting Up Despite Great Faults – ‘Paper Crush’ EP (02/08/11)
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Craft Spells – ‘Idle Labor’ (29/3/11)
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The Morning Clouds – ‘Wasted Youth Blues’ EP (11/10/11)
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Echo Lake – ‘Young Silence’ EP (14/02/11)
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Guilty Ghosts – ‘Veils’ (25/10/11)
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2 Responses

  1. Chris

    Cool site, didn’t know The Morning Clouds, thanks for recommending! Loved the Still Corners album above, particularly the tune The Twilight Hour has been on constant repeat.
    I also enjoyed these dreamy albums during 2011:
    Kaputt – Destroyer
    Drive (soundtrack)
    Blouse – Blouse
    Shapeshifting – Young Galaxy
    We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves – John Maus
    Forever – Sleep Over

    I shared a bunch of dream pop tracks here, feel free to stop by and say Hi!
    http://moviesandsongs365.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-dream-pop-songs-of-2011.html

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