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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 Albums of 2011 – Honorable Mention

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

Selections from Top Albums of 2011 – Honorable Mention

Until its future demise I will continue embedding playlists from Grooveshark.

If you do not see the embedded playlist below please follow this link or check it on Spotify through the link above.

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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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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 1

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 1

1 ) “Disappear” by Blake Babies (2:48)
2 ) “Loro” by Pinback (3:33)
3 ) “20 Years” by Idaho (3:41)
4 ) “Failure” by Kings Of Convenience (3:32)
5 ) “In The Drugs” by Low (4:25)
6 ) “Second Story” by Hang Ups (5:42)
7 ) “Ray Ray Rain” by Bettie Serveert (4:22)
8 ) “Homework for Sale” by Chitlin’ Fooks (3:27)
9 ) “Still Waiting” by Four Storeys (4:07)
10 ) “When Mute Tongues Can Speak” by Posies (3:31)
11 ) “Down” by Sarah Shannon (1:54)
12 ) “To Accompany” by Centro-matic (3:49)
13 ) “Don’t Let It Bring You Down” by Neil Young (2:57)
14 ) “Lowdown” by My Morning Jacket (3:53)
15 ) “I Will Dare” by Replacements (3:18)
16 ) “Laughter” by Josh Rouse (4:43)
17 ) “Gravity Decides” by Folk Implosion (3:33)
18 ) “The Best Thing For Me” by Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars (4:16)
19 ) “Run” by Silver Scooter (4:31)

This playlist was originally put together as a mix CD in 2003 which I have now resurrected in digital format.  Enjoy.

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Playlist: Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

Note:  The playlist was lost when I migrated my site…  No worries, it will be back soon.

Songs To Be Obsessed With – Volume 2

1 ) “Dawna” by Morphine (0:43)
2 ) “The Aspidistra Files” by Stars (3:53)
3 ) “November” by Azure Ray (4:27)
4 ) “Blackout Curtain” by Now It’s Overhead (4:17)
5 ) “She Will Have Her Way” by Neil Finn (3:56)
6 ) “I’ve Got A Feeling” by Ivy (3:02)
7 ) “Change My Life” by Spoon (4:29)
8 ) “That’s What I Know” by Josh Rouse (3:31)
9 ) “Reveal Love” by Ken Stringfellow (5:07)
10 ) “Mad World” by Gary Jules (3:09)
11 ) “I’ll Be Around” by Nourallah Brothers (3:01)
12 ) “Let’s Take A Trip Together” by Morphine (3:00)
13 ) “Nightswimming” by R.E.M. (4:18)
14 ) “Tongue And Heart” by Anomoanon (3:56)
15 ) “Exercise” by Clem Snide (3:34)
16 ) “Random Homes” by Twin Atlas (2:05)
17 ) “Island Garden Song” by Mountain Goats (2:27)
18 ) “I Am A Rock” by Red House Painters (5:32)

Just like volume one, this playlist was put together as a mix CD which I have now resurrected in digital format.  I put it together sometime in 2004.

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