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Top 11 of 2011

December 12, 2011


1. Burst Apart – The Antlers

2. The King of Limbs – Radiohead (yeah, this was hard to put at #2)

3. James Blake – James Blake

4. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes

5. Looping State of Mind – The Field

6. Bohla (EP) – Blawan

7. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming – M83

8. Wander Wonder – Balam Acab

9. Slave Ambient – The War on Drugs

10. Dye it Blonde – The Smith Westerns

11. House of Balloons – The Weeknd

honorable albums:

we stay together – Andy Stott

the goat rodeo sessions – Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan

street halo EP – burial

electronic dream – araabMUZIK

strange mercy – St. Vincent

mirrorwriting – Jamie Woon

tamer animals – Other Lives

thora vukk – Robag Wruhme

sepalcure – Sepalcure

Best Tracks of 2011

1. ordinary things – XxXy

2. what you do with what you have – Blawan

3. songs for women – Frank Ocean

4. romantic streams – Sleep ∞ Over

5. kimmi in a rice field – Twin Sister

6. i wonder why you cry – Hard Mix

7. murderous joy – Carter Tanton

8. alphaville (Todd Terje Remix) – Bryan Ferry

9. hope – Munchi

10. tenderly – Disclosure

11. mornin’ – Star Slinger

honorable tracks:

getting me down – Blawan

NYC – Burial

wilhelms scream – James Blake

snooze 4 love – Todd Terje

belispeak – Purity Ring

before the bridge – Future Islands

everything is in line – My Brightest Diamond

you know what i mean – Cults

here’s a spotify playlist with as many of the listed albums and tracks that spotify hosts:
Top 11 of 2011

My Favorite Shows of 2011

(in Boston unless noted)

1. Towa Tei – Kyoto, Japan, April

2. Mount Kimbie – March

3. St. Vincent – Nov

4. Punch Brothers – Jan

5. Active Child + Chad Valley – Sep

6. The Field – Oct

7. Flying Lotus – Sep

8. Purity Ring (opening for Neon Indian) – Oct

9. SBTRKT – Nov

10. Röyksopp – NYC, March

11. David Bazan – June

honorables: Pictureplane and Cass McCombs

(crystal castles stunk the second time around)


Follow me on Spotify!

September 28, 2011

Until I get motivated again to write album reviews, please follow me on Spotify. This playlist will only include albums I would want to feature on this blog. Enjoy!
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I am a delinquent blogger

March 28, 2011

But this is what I’ve been busy with: Japan by Bicycle


new album every monday

August 26, 2009

I hope to share some of what I am listening to lately. My goal is to feature an album a week with links to songs on the album throughout the week. This idea is inspired in part by Talbot’s “a poem a day” website and by the need to consolidate all of the links I have been sending my friends. Some of the artists will be fairly obscure so please let me know if you need assistance tracking down an album.
-Professor Keanbean