January 6th, 2012, 10:18 AM #41
Ok after some thought I can come with the 10 I enjoyed the most. In no particular order.....
Cystal Stilts- In Love With Oblivion
The Jolts- 8%
Nick 13- s/t
Washed Out- Within and Without
The Vaccines- What Did Expect From The Vaccines?
Brett Dennen- Loverboy
The Rifles- Freedom Run (Hey Dave, Weller plays on a track!)
Frank Turner- England Keep My Bones
Dum Dum Girls- Only in Dreams
Sharks- Joys Of living 2008-2010 ( I know this looks like a comp that came out in 2010 but it is not. Sharks were unsigned and only had diy eps that were sold at shows and indie stores, after they signed with a label all of their eps were collected and put out as their first album in 2011)
Put aside that this a sountrack for a Disney movie, Rodrigo y Gabriela destroy and Hans Zimmer is bloody brilliant.
Here Is a new catagory i would like to start: fav re-issues of the year.
Discharge- Early Demos - March - June 1977 (I was a little kid when this came out, but it is cool to hear this stuff now)
The Damned- The Chiswick Singles- And Another Thing [Original recording remastered] (See Above and let me add The Damned are brilliant!)
The Smiths- Complete (I don't actually have this but I know it is great, it has everything they ever did and posters, a Dvd and other goodies, it only will set you back $500!)
And hey JD, I know what you are saying about finding new music. But there are different mags out there that can help and might I suggest you go the podcast route? There are countless ones out there, and yeah, it will take time to find the right one but there are podcasts that feature all types of new music.
January 6th, 2012, 11:28 PM #42
My favorite live performances of the year
Again, need to cap the number of times an artist appears on the list, this time to just once. I mean, just the Arctic Monkeys alone I saw 5 times (that's FIVE TIMES) in 2011, for chrissakes.
- Wild Beasts @ Echoplex
- Portishead @ Shrine
- Arcade Fire @ Outside Lands
- The Antlers @ The Glasshouse
- The National @ Coachella
- Elbow @ The Greek
- Arctic Monkeys @ The Palladium
- Suede @ Coachella
- Bon Iver @ The Spreckles Theatre SD
- Mumford and Sons @ Coachella
- The Kooks @ Troubadour
- The Vaccines @ The Independent SF
- John Fogerty @ Outside Lands
- The Joy Formidable @ Outside Lands
- My Morning Jacket @ Santa Barbara Bowl
January 7th, 2012, 12:16 AM #43
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January 7th, 2012, 03:25 PM #44
My Top 10 albums for 2011:
Florence & The Machine
The Joy Formidable
Foster the People
Young the Giant
The Pack A.D.
January 8th, 2012, 07:38 PM #45
Best 2011 Soundtrack: Sucker Punch
Best 2011 Score: Was going to go with Hanna until I saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which might change that.
Not sure what Drive would fall under, maybe best combo, but it was great too!
January 9th, 2012, 07:49 AM #46
I bought Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys! last week
Damn fine stuff
January 9th, 2012, 04:14 PM #47
A good, weird list. How come I had never even heard of that Nettle album?
January 10th, 2012, 12:40 PM #48
January 10th, 2012, 12:47 PM #49
that reminds me... i still haven't picked up that Deaf Center album.
January 10th, 2012, 12:58 PM #50
It is quite nice.
Originally Posted by gescom