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Top 20 Albums of 2016

# Artist Album Label
1. Andrew Bird Are You Serious Concord Loma Vista |Listen|Buy|
2. Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial Matador Records |Listen|Buy|
3. PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project Vagrant Records |Listen|Buy|
4. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop Love Letter for Fire Sub Pop Records |Listen|Buy|
5. The Radio Dept. Running Out Of Love Labrador |Listen|Buy|
6. Lucius Good Grief Mom & Pop Music |Listen|Buy|
7. Dinosaur Jr. Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not Jagjaguwar |Listen|Buy|
8. Yeasayer Amen & Goodbye Mute Records |Listen|Buy|
9. Fruit Bats Absolute Loser Easy Sound |Listen|Buy|
10. Frightened Rabbit Painting Of A Panic Attack Atlantic Records |Listen|Buy|
11. A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service Epic Records |Listen|Buy|
12. Bettie Serveert Damaged Good Palomine Records |Listen|Buy|
13. Porches Pool Domino Recording Co. |Listen|Buy|
14. Margo Price Midwest Farmer’s Daughter Third Man Records |Listen|Buy|
15. Eleanor Friedberger New View Frenchkiss Records |Listen|Buy|
16. Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition Warp Records |Listen|Buy|
17. Pinegrove Cardinal Run For Cover Records |Listen|Buy|
18. Frankie Cosmos Next Thing Bayonet Records |Listen|Buy|
19. School of Seven Bells SVIIB Vagrant Records |Listen|Buy|
20. Weyes Blood Front Row Seat to Earth Mexican Summer |Listen|Buy|

If you don’t see either of the embedded versions of the playlist, you can listen to them directly from the source at Youtube or Spotify.

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Top 20 Albums of 2011

# Artist Album Label
1. Wooden Birds Two Matchsticks Barsuk |Listen|Buy|
2. Fruit Bats Tripper  Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
3. Joy Formidable The Big Roar Atlantic |Listen|Buy|
4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks Mirror Traffic Matador |Listen|Buy|
5. Decemberists The King Is Dead Capitol |Listen|Buy|
6. Gillian Welch The Harrow & The Harvest Acony |Listen|Buy|
7. Dodos No Color Frenchkiss |Listen|Buy|
8. Richard Buckner Our Blood Merge |Listen|Buy|
9. Mates Of State Mountaintops Barsuk |Listen|Buy|
10. Gruff Rhys Hotel Shampoo Wichita |Listen|Buy|
11. Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop |Listen|Buy|
12. Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 Capitol |Listen|Buy|
13. Cults Cults Columbia |Listen|Buy|
14. Sloan The Double Cross Yep Roc |Listen|Buy|
15. Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Atlantic |Listen|Buy|
16. Iron & Wine Kiss Each Other Clean Warner Bros. |Listen|Buy|
17. Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines Columbia |Listen|Buy|
18. Gang Of Four Content Yep Roc |Listen|Buy|
19. Feist Metals Interscope |Listen|Buy|
20. Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain Republic |Listen|Buy|

Honorable Mention:

 Peter Bjorn & John – Gimme Some (Almost Gold)
 PJ Harvey – Let England Shake (Vagrant)
 Yuck – S/T (Fat Possum)
 Phantogram – Nightlife EP (Barsuk)
 Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital (Sub Pop)
 Head & The Heart – S/T (Sub Pop)
 Thao & Mirah – S/T (Kill Rock Stars)
 Sondre Lerche – Sondre Lerche (Redeye)
 Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)
 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong (Slumberland)
 Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations – S/T (Bedroom Classics)
 Rubblebucket – Omega La La (Megaforce)
 Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)

Please see also: my “selections from” playlists for the top 20 list and the honorable mentions. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Playlist: Selections from my Top 20 Albums of 2011

Considering the faltering legal status of my usual go to music playlist site Grooveshark.com, I am including a link to the playlist through Spotify.

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Playlist: Songs For An Aging Music Snob

Songs For An Aging Music Snob

Click the link above and you will be taken to the playlist hosted on this website.  Click once on the first song and the playlist will start.

1) “Monkey To Man” by Elvis Costello & The Imposters (4:28)
2) “Done Got Old” by Heartless Bastards (3:07)
3) “Back Porch” by Presidents Of The United States Of America (2:59)
4) “Baby I Can’t Please You” by Sam Phillips (3:29)
5) “Earn Enough For Us” by XTC (2:54)
6) “CHICAGO x 12” by Rogue Wave (5:39)
7) “Born On The Cusp” by American Analog Set (3:29)
8) “When U Love Somebody” by Fruit Bats (4:31)
9) “Spanish Dance Troupe” by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (3:16)
10) “Straight To Hell” (Clash cover) by Josh Rouse (4:48)
11) “Paper Planes” by M.I.A. (3:25)
12) “Swingset Chain” by Loquat (4:40)
13) “Golden Years” by David Bowie (4:01)
14) “Bottom of the Rain” by Buffalo Tom (3:24)
15) “Braintree” by The Possibilities (3:15)                                                                                                                                                                                                                16) “This Boy Is Exhausted” by The Wrens (4:24)
17) “Silver Ponds” by Figurines (2:48)
18) “Did I Tell You” by The Spinto Band (3:10)
19) “Boy About Town” by The Jam (2:01)
20) “Surrender” by Cheap Trick (4:15)
21) “Mother’s Little Helper” by The Rolling Stones (2:45)

This playlist I put together online as a way to celebrate my 30th birthday and getting old.  It features songs about aging and some of my favorites from that time.

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