Amy’s 2011 Music Highlights
2. Bjork – Biophilia
I love Bjork’s music. I don’t particularly think she surpassed her work from Medulla, but I think Biophilia ranks in my top three Bjork studio albums. And I have a feeling the album might be even more amazing live, so I hope she brings Biophilia here too, though I doubt it will ever happen.
Part 2 of the Biophilia Live Set is here.
1. Adele – Live at The Royal Albert Hall
I may actually be cheating with my pick because Live at The Royal Albert Hall isn’t an album. It’s a concert disc that happens to come with a CD with the music from the concert. But I just love it.
The album really comes full circle once you reach Make You Feel My Love, which Adele had been dedicating to Amy Winehouse since her passing, asking the audience to take their phones and cameras out in place of lighters . It was beautiful in music and visuals, despite our discussion about cameras at concerts. Then she went into Someone like You  and began to tear up. It was too much.
I was a really big fan of Adele’s 19, and I felt 21 was really good but lacked that little something from her debut. Well, the material from both albums, plus Adele’s handling of the performance and her crazy comments — which reminded me a lot of this French & Saunders bit  — make this my favorite “album” of 2011. Her voice is perfection live. Even in songs that I felt were only okay on the album, they just take on this whole different dimension in this live recording.
So what do you think? What was your favorite music of 2011?