The MTV Creative Music Integration Dept. Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, a few of the staff members of MTV’s Creative Music Integration Department were asked to list their favorite Albums. Take a look at the list below and enjoy your Holiday Season. See you all in 2012!

“Music is the Soundtrack of our Lives” – Dick Clark

2011 Staff Picks:

SCOTTIE DIABLO

Ramsay Midwood – Larry Buys A Lighter

Bowery Beasts – Heavy You

The Peoples Temple – Son of Stone

Buildings – Melt Cry Sleep

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up

Heavy Young Heathens – Scavengers

The Men – Leave Home

Jack Oblivian – Rat City

Diego Garcia – Laura

JEFF the Brotherhood – We Are the Champions

Magic Jake & the Power Crystals - Magic Jake & the Power Crystals

Reigning Sound – Abdication

Big Talk - Big Talk

Pujol – Nasty, Brutish, and Short

Diarrhea Planet – Loose Jewels

Destroyer – Kaputt

Richard Swift – Walt Wolfman

The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Howlin Rain

ERNESTO ELIAS

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Cults – Cults

Destroyer – Kaputt

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – We’re New Here

Foster the People – Torches

Portugal. The Man – In The Mountain In The Cloud

The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

TV On the Radio – Nine Types of Light

Washed Out – Within & Without

GREG DANYLYSHYN

Chapel Club – Palace

The Horrors – Skying

Emile Millar – Neighbors

Automatic Empire – Automatic Empire

Vetiver – The Errant Charm

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  The Pass

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PAUL LOGAN

Adele – 21

Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin

Nikki & Rich – Greatest Hits

Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming

Tinie Tempah – Disc-overy

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Chasing Kings

ANITA CHINKES-RATNER

Girls – Father Son and Holy

MICHAEL GRIMES

The Horrors – Skying

K.D. Lang – Sing It Loud

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Orchestral Maneuvers In The Dark – History of Modern

The Soft Moon – The Soft Moon

+ Artist Tip for 2012: The Glitch Mob

JEN MALONE

Girls – Father Song Holy Ghost

Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital

Pictureplane – Thee Physical

Washed Out – Within and Without

Razika – Program 91

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  You Say France & I Whistle

ALLISON THIEL

Adele – 21

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Jay-Z & Kanye – Watch the Throne

MuteMath – Odd Soul

The Head and the Heart – The Head and the Heart

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Alabama Shakes

ISAAC AYERS

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Foster The People – Torches

Adele – 21

My Morning Jacket – Circuital

MuteMath – Odd Soul

Gotye – Making Mirrors

RYAN ACETO

David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat

Adele – 21

Britney Spears – Femme Fatale

Lauren Alaina – Wildflower

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  *hoping* that JoJo makes a comeback

SARAH PONDER

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost

James Blake – James Blake

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  James Blake

SAM CARLIN

The Decemberists – The King Is Dead

The Antlers - Burst Apart

Givers - In Light

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation

Cage The Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  Reptar

RICK KRIMBEL

Mona – Mona

M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

Kanye West & JAY Z - Watch The Throne

Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting

Diamond Rings – Special Affections

+ Artist Tip for 2012:  Macklemore

BEN HOCHSTEIN

The Vaccines- What Did You Expect From…

Washed Out- Within and Without

Atlas Sound- Parallax

Tyler the Creator- Goblin

My Morning Jacket- Circuital

+ Artists Tip for 2012:  CBG, and Lana Del Rey

JAMES LANCE

Graveyard – Hisingen Blues

Lo-Pan – Salvador

Tommy Stinson – One Man Mutiny

Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

16 Horsepower – Yours Truly

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Dead Sara

KRISTIN GENOVESE

Alexander – Alexander

Beirut – The Rip Tide

The Black Angels – Phosphene Dream

Boy & Bear – Moonfire

The Jezabels – Prisoner

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Of Monsters and Men

GREG DEBONNE

Astra Heights – Ship Of Theseus

Just Off Turner – Things That We Stole

Gooding – The Sky Eats The Land

Beirut – The Rip

Real Estate – Days

ROCHELLE HOLGUIN

M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

Portugal The Man – In The Mountain In The Cloud

The Rapture – In The Grace Of Your Love

Skrillex – Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites

The Weeknd – “House Of Balloons”

Jay Z & Kanye – Watch The Throne

Hoodie Allen – Leap Year (mixtape)

Cults – Cults

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo

Grouplove – Never Trust A Happy Song

JARON LUM

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

James Blake – James Blake

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

James Vincent McMorrow – Early in The Morning

Kendrick Lamar – Section.80

Dom Kennedy – II – From the Westside, With Love

+ Artist Tip for 2012: Lana Del Rey

BRANDON WEST

Little Dragon- Ritual Union

Frank Ocean – Novacane

Kedrick Lamar – Section 80

J*Davey – New Designer Drug

Drake – Take Care

Jay-Z-Kanye West – Watch The Throne

Stacy Barthe – Sincerely Yours

Tyler the Creator – Goblin