Best Shoegaze Albums Of 2011

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

Genre lines were as blurry as ever in 2011. Purists may scoff at this list but… if its all about reliving the shoegazing glory days of yesteryear then it doesn’t say much for creativity, or the present state of affairs. That’s where the incredible work of True Widow, Weekend and I Break Horses step in. None of these records sit firmly within a genre but were still adopted by shoegaze fans. True Widow sounds like alt rock at half speed, Weekend like a post punk band with a reverb overload, I Break Horses like indie pop meets dream pop meets… I could go on and on… before I do, here’s some of the best shoegaze albums of 2011…

True widow – ‘As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth’ (11/04/11)
Best Shoegaze Albums Of 2011

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I Break Horses – ‘Hearts’ (19/08/11)
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Youngteam – ‘Daydreamer’ (28/03/11)
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The Laurels – ‘Mesozoic’ EP (08/07/11)
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Ringo Deathstarr – ‘Colour Trip’ (14/02/11)
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Widowspeak – ‘Widowspeak’ (09/08/11)
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Lucy Dreams – ‘Vivian’ (20/09/11)
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Pure X – ‘Pleasure’ (06/07/11)
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Weekend – ‘Red’ EP (20/09/11)
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Young Prisms – ‘Friends For Now’ (18/01/11)
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