20 Dec Gene’s 2011 Top "11"…
You be (Kim Jong) illin’! Though this pirate is dead, the CD aint, yet…with a couple of exceptions, I actually purchased a physical copy of my favorite albums of the year.
- Wye Oak – Civilian
- Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow
- St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
- Peggy Sue – Acrobats
- Destroyer – Kaputt
- The Weeknd – House of Balloons
- Atlas Sound – Parallax
- Alessi’s Ark – Time Travel
- The Antlers – Burst Apart
- Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
- Wire – Red Barked Tree
Honorable mentions: The Roots – Undun, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical, Tom Waits – Bad as Me, Tuneyards – Whokill, The Decemberists – The King is Dead, Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine, Chad Vangaalen – Diaper Island, Cass McCombs,- Wit’s End, Radiohead – King of LImbs, Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic, EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints, Real Estate – Days
WadePosted at 20:48h, 21 March
How you listen to and absorb so much new music makes me feel old, which, I am. So maybe it’s better to say: makes me feel older. But its the breadth and depth of your evolving catalog that makes me feel ancient, which I’d like to think I’m not. The short list of where our paths cross: Helplessness Blues, King of Limbs, Mirror Traffic.