My picks for the Best Albums of 2011 (So Far) were only published a few hours ago, but already, I'm hearing complaints from all sides. These things are probably to be expected ... especially when you put F**ked Up's David Comes To Life at #1.
Still, it seems people are pretty upset with some of my picks; or, more specifically, the albums I didn't pick. Beyonce's 4 didn't make the cut, neither did Britney Spears' Femme Fatale, Chris Brown's F.A.M.E., Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, ULTRA or, as one commenter complained, Linkin Park's A Thousand Suns, even though, y'know, it came out in 2010.
There were even some folks who took issue with where a particular album landed on my list: Lady Gaga's Born This Way was too low, Adele's 21 was too high, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9"'s Hell: The Sequel should've made the Top 10, etc. Seems that no matter how hard I try, I just can't win.
And while I'm well aware that you can't please everybody, I figured I should probably let you guys have your say, too. And perhaps the most democratic way to do that is with a trusty Newsroom poll. I've taken some of the records that didn't make my list (and a few that did) and now, it's up to you. If you're angry with my list, this is your opportunity to let me know about it.
What was your favorite album from the first half of 2011? Vote now in our poll!