Originally posted by Loose Screw
Here's mine for this moment:
Smith & Burrows - Funny Looking Angels
Please tell me yours.
Th notion of "Great" might rather depend upon things like genre and your generation
Abigail Washburn - City of Refuge (2011) alternative banjo driven folk
Umphrey's McGee-20111023 South Bend, IN (live SBD) eclectic prog-ish rock by a jamband. I can tell you where you can get it.
Lou Reed - Rock 'n' Roll Animal (2011 Remastered & Resequenced) - fiddled with, no great harm done
Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play - Live At Birdland (2003) - 8 or 9 piece post-bop ensemble stuff on the ECM label no less, can't go wrong
Calexico-Road_Atlas_1998-2011 - 9 of their Tour-only releases compiled, so not 'tour-only' anymore - eclectic progressive folk/alt-country
Allman Brothers Band-20111129 Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA - soundboard. I actually bought & downloaded this one.
Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow (2011) - a lush and ambient one
The B-52's - With the Wild Crowd_Live in Athens (2011) - first live album after 33 years of being The B-52's
Tom Waits - Bad as Me (2011) - best album since Mule Variations
Trondheim Jazz Orchestra & Per Zanussi 2011 Morning Songs - lot of Zappa influence here
William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom (2011) - so awful, it's good
King Crimson - Discipline [40th Anniversary Edition] (2011) - I'm of an age that makes this a seminal work, rereleasing it just emphasizes how I have aged, but oh well
Magazine - No Thyself (2011) - 30 years since the previous release - still plenty of mischievous lyrics and gritty/soaring riffs
Peter Gabriel - New Blood (2011) - worthy addition to the great man's oeuvre
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - I Wake Up Screaming (2011) - another resurrection album but pretty funny and well crafted