#BestOf2011 : Special Mentions – Compilations


Among the many excellent compilations of the past twelve months, the one that stole the show by putting together all the takes in the recording process of rock history’s most legendary lost classic, was the ‘Smile Sessions’ by The Beach Boys. It also got all the headlines thanks to the recent announcement of the band getting together for a tour in 2012. Notable Box-sets by This Mortal Coil; The Smiths and Neutral Milk Hotel; plus collected EP’s of British innovators such as Disco Inferno or Demdike Stare also count among the best releases of the year.

Listen to our 2011 Compilations playlist in Spotify.

10-THE SMITHS
Complete
(Rhino)
9-DEMDIKE STARE
Tryptych
(Modern Love)
8-LOS CANARIOS
Todas Sus Grabaciones (1967-1972)
(Rama Lama)
7-JEAN CLAUDE VANNIER
Electro Rapide
(Finders Keepers)
6-VARIOUS
Chicas: Spanish Female Singers 1962-1974
(Vampisoul)
5-THIS MORTAL COIL
HDCD Box Set
(4AD)
4-OST
Drive
(Lakeshore)
3-NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL
Discography Box Set
(Self-Released)
2-DISCO INFERNO
The 5 EP's
(One Little Indian)
1-THE BEACH BOYS
The Smile Sessions
(Parlophone)

And the rest (In Alphabetical Order) :

B.E.F. 1981-2011
CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE Un Caso Sin Resolver (Box Set)
DRIVE BY TRUCKERS Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009
ERKIN KORAY Meçhul: Singles & Rarities
FELT Eps Compilation
FOUR TET FabricLive 59
FRED MCDOWELL The Alan Lomax Recordings
GORILLAZ The Singles Collection 2001-2011
JOHN FAHEY YOUR PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT YOU: THE FONOTONE YEARS (1958–1965)
KIERAN HEBDEN, STEVE REID, MATS GUSTAFSON Live At The South Bank
MANIC STREET PREACHERS National Treasures – The Complete Singles
MARK MCGUIRE A Young Person’s Guide to Mark McGuire
MICKEY NEWBURY An American Trilogy
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE DJ KICKS
OST/GRIZZLY BEAR Blue Valentine
R.E.M. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage
RADIOHEAD TKOL RMX 1234567
ROY HARPER Songs Of Love And Loss
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT House Of Rufus
SCRITTI POLITTI Absolute
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS Soul Time
SIGUR ROS Inni
SORRY BAMBA Volume One 1970-1979
THROWING MUSES Anthology
TINDERSTICKS Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009
TY SEGALL Singles 2007-2010
VARIOUS Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia 1962-1972
VARIOUS Phil Spector Presents The Phillies Album Collection
VARIOUS Peoples Potential Family Album
VARIOUS Red Hot + Rio 2 [Red Hot]

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