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Re: Best music of 2011

So here is my list in no order:

1. Here We Go Magic - ST (enjoyed the tribal rhythms. Ahab is the highlight)
2. Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual (Totally loved this album again)
3. The Fall (work in progress but very impressed)
4. Underworld - Dinosaur Adventure 3D
5. Tune-Yards - Who Kill (and I still listened to Bird Brains and Sister Suvi a lot)
6. Thao and Mirah - Eleven
7. Solar Bears - She was coloured in
8. Advisory Circle - As the crow flies
9. Field Music - Measure
10. Studio - Yearbook
11. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (and they were awesome live)
12. Besnard lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the roaring night
13. Beatles - Flying (great little ditty)
14. Joni Mitchell - Blue (especially "My old Man")
15. Jimi Hendrix - 3rd Stone from the Sun (brilliant journey)
16. Juana Molina (the free downloads)
17. Godley and Creme (pretty unusual stuff)

That'll do for now

Dec 13, 2011, 11:29


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Pitchfork Top 50

This is what Pitchfork says. Let the cranky old man groans begin :) [actually, I think the top two would please any 40 something suburban family man]

49. Wild Flag: Wild Flag [Merge]
48. Toro Y Moi: Underneath the Pine [Carpark]
47. Sepalcure: Sepalcure [Hotflush]
46. Cults: Cults [In the Name Of/Columbia]
45. Kendrick Lamar: Section.80 [Top Dawg]
44. Colin Stetson: New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges [Constellation]
43. Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes [Atlantic/LL]
42. SBTRKT: SBTRKT [Young Turks]
41. Liturgy: Aesthethica [Thrill Jockey]
40. AraabMuzik: Electronic Dream [Duke]
39. The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient [Secretly Canadian]
38. Sandro Perri: Impossible Spaces [Constellation]
37. Iceage: New Brigade [What's Your Rupture?]
36. Kate Bush: 50 Words For Snow [Anti-/Fish People]
35. Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra. [self-released]
34. Katy B: On a Mission [Columbia/Rinse]
33. Fucked Up: David Comes to Life [Matador]
32. Panda Bear: Tomboy [Paw Tracks]
31. Ty Segall: Goodbye Bread [Drag City]
30. Tim Hecker: Ravedeath, 1972 [Kranky]
29. DJ Quik: The Book of David [Mad Science]
28. Cut Copy: Zonoscope [Modular]
27. Beyoncé: 4 [Columbia]
26. The Field: Looping State of Mind [Kompakt]
25. Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact [4AD]
24. Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place [Asthmatic Kitty]
23. Bill Callahan: Apocalypse [Drag City]
22. The Caretaker: An Empty Bliss Beyond This World [History Always Favours the Winners]
21. Jay-Z / Kanye West: Watch the Throne [Def Jam/Roc-a-Fella/Roc Nation]
20. Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise [Circus Company]
19. Danny Brown: XXX [Fool's Gold]
18. Atlas Sound: Parallax [4AD]
17. Clams Casino: Instrumentals [self-released]
16. Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring For My Halo [Matador]
15. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues [Sub Pop]
14. Shabazz Palaces: Black Up [Sub Pop]
13. EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints [Souterrian Transmissions]
12. James Blake: James Blake [A&M/Atlas]
11. St. Vincent: Strange Mercy [4AD]
10. The Weeknd: House of Balloons [self-released]
09. Real Estate: Days [Domino]
08. Drake: Take Care [Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]
07. tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l [4AD]
06. Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica [Mexican Summer/Software]
05. Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost [True Panther]
04. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake [Vagrant/Island Def Jam]
03. M83: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming [Mute]
02. Destroyer: Kaputt [Merge]
01. Bon Iver: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar]

Dec 21, 2011, 02:05


381 posts

Re: New Amy Winehouse

and0rod4 wrote:
she reminds me of my sister.
a nice jew. lets keep it at that.


Dec 22, 2011, 18:57


381 posts

Song Of the Year

Almost 14 million hits.

Dec 22, 2011, 19:12


Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2787 posts


Stereotyping You By Your Favorite Album of 2011

Fucked Up — David Comes to Life
Angry punks who nevertheless have a place for Queen’s Greatest Hits in the record collection that’s still on the shelf at their mom’s house.

Oneohtrix Point Never — Replica
People who are not ashamed to have spent an unspecified sum (rumored to extend to five figures) purchasing vintage Russian synthesizers on eBay.

Lady Gaga — Born This Way
Those waifish, unfeasibly attractive “DJs” you see looking hugely uncomfortable behind the decks at Fashion Week parties.

John Maus — We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Anyone who wears a sports coat with those leather elbow pad thingys.

Wild Flag — Wild Flag
The entire population of Portland, Oregon.

Girls — Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Lapsed Catholics with burgeoning drug habits.

Battles — Gloss Drop

Lil B — I’m Gay (I’m Happy)

Atlas Sound — Parallax
Nocturnal OCD types who rarely leave their bedrooms, where they’ve set up a recording studio that’d make Rick Rubin whistle in appreciation.

Bon Iver — Bon Iver
People who spent hours trying to decide between beige and off-white for their living room walls.

Frank Ocean — Nostalgia, Ultra
Bros who secretly like Jodeci.

Drake — Take Care
Bros who openly like Jodeci.

The Weeknd — House of Balloons
Bros who goddamn worship Jodeci, and do you have a problem with that?!

Arctic Monkeys — Suck It and See
Anglophiles who buy the print edition of NME and insist on using slightly jarring anglicisms whenever they talk to you. Know what I mean? Innit?

EMA — Past Life Martyred Saints
Indie girls with newly bleached blonde hair.

Tom Waits — Bad As Me
Relatives and/or friends of relatives who are on the wrong side of 50 but still ask you to make them mix CDs of “interesting new music” whenever you see them.

Kurt Vile — Smoke Ring for My Halo
“Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! You gotta try this new bud I got from my dealer…”

Blanck Mass — Blanck Mass
“Dude! Duuuuuuuuude! You gotta try these new tabs I got from my dealer…”

PJ Harvey — Let England Shake
Music journalists.

Pictureplane — Thee Physical
People who like Salem and Enya, and see nothing unusual about this.

Shabazz Palaces — Black Up
Dudes who look like Dev Hynes, own a large proportion of Warp’s back catalogue, and smile sadly if anyone mentions Watch the Throne in their presence.

Chelsea Wolfe — Ἀποκάλυψις
Slightly creepy types who have a fascination with ancient Egypt and a penchant for checking the ▲WI╪CHBØØK▲ group on Facebook several times a day.

Panda Bear — Person Pitch… no, wait, it’s called Tomboy
Those people who stare at you blankly when you tell them a joke, and then start laughing sheepishly about 12 minutes later, by which time the conversation has moved onto another topic entirely.

Zola Jesus — Conatus
People who wear black. And only black.

The Horrors — Skying
Dudes who heard Tears For Fears on the Donnie Darko soundtrack and aren’t ashamed to admit they enjoyed it.

Gang Gang Dance — Eye Contact
Trippers who have been trying for several years to bring those ’80s hypercolor T-shirts “back.”

Balam Acab — Wander/Wonder
College kids who were always picked last for sports teams at high school but are finding that suddenly spectacles and a penchant for wearing T-shirts several sizes too large aren’t such a handicap any more.

M83 — Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
People who used to read Pitchfork compulsively and now find themselves reading Spin, for reasons they can’t elucidate and would rather not think about.

Julianna Barwick — The Magic Place
Earnest scholarly types who will happily use the word “ethereal” in everyday conversation.

Björk — Biophilia
Well-to-do 30-somethings who shop exclusively at Whole Foods and still think iPads are just the coolest things ever.

tUnE-yArDs — w h o k i l l
QuIrKy gIrLs wItH bRoKeN k e y b o a r d s.

Cults — Cults
Underage music fans who have just moved to Brooklyn, are super-excited about everything, and are prone to overusing the word “like.”

Justice — Audio, Video, Disco
Dudes with unconvincing moustaches and even more unconvincing French accents.

James Blake — James Blake
People who’ve just decided that they really rather like this “new dubstep thing.”

Beyoncé — 4
People who buy one record a year.

Yuck — Yuck
People who buy one record a year but consider themselves “indie.”

Eleanor Friedberger — Last Summer
Girls who are really, really looking forward to the new Best Coast album.

The Black Keys — El Camino
Bros who can’t understand why you keep ragging on Rolling Stone, anyway.

Radiohead — The King of Limbs
Increasingly world-weary 30-somethings who can’t quite bring themselves to admit that this probably wasn’t actually the best album of the year.

Wilco — The Whole Love
Old high-school friends who subscribe to Uncut.

Cold Cave — Cherish the Light Years
Bros who think that talking about minimal wave is a good strategy for getting laid.

Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx — We’re New Here
Dinner party hosts who shift uncomfortably in their seats when you play them the original I’m New Here.

Jay-Z and Kanye West — Watch the Throne
Heavyset men who own gigantic flat screen televisions, hugely expensive “Beats by Dre” headphones, and large, gas-guzzling SUVs.

Gillian Welch — The Harrow and the Harvest
People who own banjos.

Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues
People who own banjos and live in the city.

Kate Bush — 50 Words for Snow
Aunties in long skirts who live in the country and are often described by the rest of the family using words like “eccentric” and/or phrases like “black sheep.”

St. Vincent — Strange Mercy
Brooklyn-based daughters of aunties in long skirts who live in the country and are often described by the rest of the family using words like “eccentric” and/or phrases like “black sheep.”

R. Kelly — Love Letter
People you would never, ever leave alone with your children.

Katy B — On a Mission
The Guardian, inexplicably.

Lou Reed & Metallica — Lulu
That one friend who has to have a contrary opinion on everything. Although this might be a challenge, even for him/her.

Dec 22, 2011, 19:14


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Re: Stereotyping

Haha, I resemble that remark.

I tried to like the new St. Vincent, but finally found it almost totally unlistenable. I feel like the experimentation has overtaken the song writing quality.

Dec 22, 2011, 19:23


2697 posts

Re: Stereotyping

Omg….I love this. You need to break shit out like this more often, Mu.

Dec 22, 2011, 20:54


1745 posts

Re: Stereotyping

Awesome effort. I might have to get some of those albums

Dec 23, 2011, 12:39


phony pony2
11 posts

Re: Best music of 2011

Lol, I... I got nothing!

Dec 24, 2011, 04:45


phony pony2
11 posts

Re: Best music of 2011

but jealousy for the stache

Dec 24, 2011, 05:00

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