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Jan 27 2012, 10h24 por ChudleyCannonsThis year was the hardest list I've had to write thus far. But next year already sounds like hearbreak. New albums expected fromJukebox the Ghost, The Avett Brothers and a Ben Folds Five reunion album?! SERIOUSLY, no one could get it done in time for 2011? My three favorite bands shouldn't be allowed to release albums in the same year. And now I bring you 1-30! Except in the reverse order!
30. Givers – In Light
Up Up Up with Givers! This band from New Orleans is making a name for itself; this record is a folkier version of Matt & Kim or Mates of State. I am glad to hear Up Up Up in public (my bar even plays it) and the indie stations have all caught on to its extreme amount of catchiness. Up Up Up is just the beginning. The album is full of other great songs including, but not limited to; Saw You First and Go Out All Night. A theme this year seems to be ten track records, In Light is one of the longest ten trackers, there’s not a single song that runs less than four minutes on the whole album. …
Jan 24 2012, 9h20 por MeatbreakHere for the blog:
50. Civil Civic – Rules
Fan-funded debut release from London based duo that dropped a slew of incessantly addictive rock instrumentals from the abrasive to the euphoric with a playfulness that belied the serious talents behind the song-writing and musicianship. The tracks tended to cavort rather than progress across their brief lengths, with no piece out-playing its own enthusiasm, conveying infectious attitude in the spirit of people like The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Andrew Wk and even a dash of The Smiths.
49.Tree of Sores - Tree of Sores
Trio from Leeds make epic ep of crushing shapeshifting doom. The production might need a bit of beefing to add some more weight, but it's not so necessary. The gnarly grunting basslines and sheer walls of guitar screed morph between solemn chugging and cyclones of kinetic fury with an intrinsically momentous sense of composition. …
Jan 1 2012, 19h27 por PassioneerHow much of a loser does it make me that I've actually been looking forward to being able to do this for a couple weeks now? Clearly, I have no life.
If, understandably, you choose to skip over this nonsense (sorry if you followed this link from some artist or track page thinking it would be something substantial), I'm currently partway through counting down my top twenty albums of the year here with download links and overly-wordy reviews and junk.
And now, as per usual, my fifty most played artists. With play counts and position changes from last year. Bolded were not within last year's top fifty. Underlined are artists I hadn't properly listened to before this year.
1. Deas Vail (731 plays)
2. Grizzly Bear (622 plays)
3. Wye Oak (592 plays)
4. Laura Marling (569 plays) DOWN 2
5. Bombay Bicycle Club (502 plays)
6. Eisley (434 plays)
7. The Antlers (415 plays) UP 11
8. Sarah Slean (401 plays) UP 42
9. Bright Eyes (384 plays) UP 31
10. Fleet Foxes (379 plays)
11. The Rosebuds (375 plays)
Dez 27 2011, 0h19 por aabowmanThis list is simply my top 15 scrobbled albums which were released in 2011. It is not directly a top 15 list of my favorite albums from 2011, but does represent my collective casting-of-votes via scrobbling. The number in parentheses is the number of scrobbles.
I guess it isn't that much of a coincidence,but it just occurred to me that I have seen many of the artists on this list, live this year..... in addition to having tickets to see M83 in April 2012, I have seen the following 5 in 2011: Fleet Foxes, The Rosebuds, Other Lives, Deer Tick, Guards.
1. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (368) http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/5913/4ee765c90387f.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
2. M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming (240) http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2159/4eeb0bec7df55.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
3. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low (205) http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1927/4ee71c4ce0788.jpg http://covers.nmstudio.pl/img/free-parts/spacer.gif
Dez 27 2011, 0h09 por kahhtTune in next week to The New Classics on CJSW, 90.9 FM for the look forward to 2012! www.cjsw.com
Liturgy - "High Gold"
Duchess Says - "Time to Reiterate"
Foonyap and the Roar - "Kiiimcheee"
Wild Flag - "Romance"
Those Darlins - "Be Your Bro"
The Rosebuds - "Woods"
Colin Stetson - "Red Horse (Judges II)"
Gang Gang Dance - "Mindkilla"
Purity Ring - "Ungirthed"
Grimes - "Vanessa"
YACHT - "One Step"
Sebastian - "Embody"
Ohgr - "comedown"
Puerto Rico Flowers - "I feel good"
Austra - "Lose It"
St. Vincent - "Cruel"
The Duke Spirit - "Villain"
Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"
Creep - "You"
Icebird - "Going and Going. And Going."
tUnE-yArDs - "Gangsta"
Young Galaxy - "We Have Everything"
Dez 15 2011, 12h27 por hirari
Out 12 2011, 13h25 por dwm9aAFI x2
The Academy Is...
All That Remains
Andrew, Scott & Laura
The Avett Brothers
Cage the Elephant
Coheed and Cambria
The Deep Dark Woods
The Felice Brothers
First Aid Kit
Jack's Mannequin x2
Jessica Lee Mayfield
Justin Townes Earle
Lady Danville x2
Less Than Jake
The Magnetic Fields
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's
Motion City Soundtrack
Mumford & Sons
The Naked and Famous
Jul 2 2011, 16h21 por harmonicalesson
Jun 22 2011, 13h03 por ainoac