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Best of 2011:
1. Bridget Hayden – A Siren Blares In An Indifferent Ocean LP
2. Julie Mittens – Recorded 23|24072011 LP
3. Manuel Mota – Untitled LP & Dias Das Cinzas LP
4. VidnaObmana – 1987 – 2007 Chasing The Odyssee 8XLP
5. Ellende – Heavy Metal Drones 10" + CDR
6. Elodie – Echos Pastoraux LP
7. Daniel Menche & Anla Courtis – Yaguá Ovy LP

Princess Stomper

My top 10:
Battles – Gloss Drop
Manorexia – Dinoflagellate Blooms
dEUS – Keep You Close
No Mas Bodas – Flesh EP
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Make A Scene
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact
Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts
DJ Food – Magpies, Maps and Moons EP
Guai Li – Flight of Delusion

Blue Skye

Before I give you some of my lists, I'd have to "iterate" that I have been buying more used CDs than I have new ones these days. Here are some records this year that I liked in no order.
1. Flash Bang Grenada – 10 Haters
2. Amon Tobin – ISAM
3. Kimya Dawson – Thunder Thighs
4. Bjork – Biophilia
5. Ladytron – Gravity the Seducer
6. Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder
7. CunninLynguists – Oneidology
8. Jenova 7 – Dusted Jazz Vol. One (was that released this year? If not, then substitute it with Daedelus' Bespoke)
9. Animal Nation presents…Tall Man – A Day in the Life
10. Hail Mary Mallon – Are you gonna eat That?
11. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
12. The Streets – Computers and Blues
13. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never DIe, But You Will
14. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
15. (insert album I forgot about)
But here is my pick of bands that haven't got enough attention, but really should next year:
1. Baby Baby
2. Whir (I hope so)
3. nerdkween
4. Himalayan Bear
5. Other bands that are currently still making music after the fold of Absolutely Kosher
6. Animal Nation (they are sort of known in Canada, but not so much here)
7. Take your pick of Grime artists in the UK
8. Miss fairchild
9. Young & Old
Albums I'm looking forward to? Busdriver and Tim Fite are the only two I can currently mention.
I haven't been listening to albums enough to find the worst or just the most disappointing. The obsessive music lover in me is slipping! Heh! :- But if it helps, I don't really know how I feel about the latest Deerhoof album. Perhaps, another listen will sink in? Anyway, I hope to hear some great stuff next year.

Lance Freely

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra; S/T
2. Girls; Father, Son, Holy Host
3. Decemberist: The King is Dead
4. Man Man: Life Fantastic
5. X-Ray Eyeballs, Not Nothing


Here's five em, off the top of my head (in no order):
Peaking Lights – 939
Sex Church – Growing Over
The People's Temple – Sons of Stone
Max Tannone – Ghostfunk
Tycho – Dive
Wooden Shjips – West


My two favorites:
Lydia Loveless – Indestructible Machine
Mikal Cronin – Mikal Cronin


It wasn't a thing of 'worst' this year as much as albums I hoped would kill it and were just ok. For me it was mostly some of the metal releases with the new Toxic Holocaust just not being as fun as their last album. Stuff that a lot of people pounced on like Loutallica we couldn't even take seriously.
I do want to add that while this didn't make it on my list, I feel like it should have.
Heinali and Matt Finney – Ain't No Night

Matt Greezy

Instead of listening to albums, I've been hooked on Turntable.fm for the past 6 months. So, here's my heavy rotation on TT.FM instead – most songs not from 2011, but all got heavy play by the Greezster in 2011! In order of most TT spins:
1. Cat Daddy – Rej3ctz
2. Did It On 'Em – Nikki Minaj
3. 6 Foot 7 Foot – Lil Wayne
4. Bone Digger – Punkin Pie
5. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes – Rage to Live
6. The Words Get Stuck In My Throat – Dump
7. I Want a Cookie – Evolution Control Committee
8. 212 – Azelea Banks
9. Little League – Cap'n Jazz
10. Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Ol Dirty Bastard
11. I've Got An Ape Drape – The Vandals
12. In The Evening – Led Zeppelin
13. Disposable Hustler – Baseball Furies
14. Radical Businessman – Japanther ft. Spank Rock
15. Back Of My Hand – The Jags
16. The Horizon Is A Beltway – The Low Anthem
17. Telstar – The Tornados
18. Fat Lady In The Wicker Chair – Click
19. Havin' A Roni – Vanilla Ice
20. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Conan Neutron

No order:
Virgin Islands – Ernie Chambers V. God
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Police Teeth – Awesomer Than the Devil
The Blind Shake – Seriousness
Wild Flag – Wild Flag
Poison Control Center – Stranger Ballet
Hurry Up Shotgun – Hurry Up Shotgun
Helms Alee – Weatherhead
Mountain Goats – All Eternal's Deck
Obits – Moody, Standard and Poor
Victory and Associates – These Things are Facts


Cave In – White Silence
Probably my favorite album of 2011

Lisa G.

I must be the only semi-hipster that doesn't get Bon Iver. He's on so many 2011 Best Ofs it makes my head spin. Anyway, he's not on my list. 🙂


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