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Matt’s Best of 2011

Before I’m lambasted for only putting only six albums on my ‘best of 2011′ list, I’d like to mention a couple of things. One: I’ve digested less music this year than any of the last five or six, and two: there were plenty of albums which I liked but clearly had no place on a ‘best of’ list, especially in a top ten. The lack of discovery isn’t due to any ‘personal issues’ or ‘other commitments’ (though I have been really busy). I’ve just fallen ‘out of love’ with new music a bit this year, and I don’t know whether that’s due to me or the music, but, regardless, something isn’t quite right. I hope to find myself back in the game next year. The quality of reviews/reviewers on this site has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years (seriously, even some of the user reviews blow me away) and I’d be foolish not to want to be a part of that. Anyway….

Inspired by Hemingway’s six word story (after being reminded of its brilliance in Knott’s lyrics post a couple weeks back), I challenged myself to go one better and write my best of 2011 with mini reviews that had only half the word count. It wasn’t easy. Some might say it required even more effort than those writing 500+ words. Others know me better than that. In no order:

comfort the monsters.

truth: palette destroyer.

i'm shitting blood.

honest to Gob.

twitch; sparks fly.

sadness finds safety.





Minus The Flair
11.20.11
abusing staff priiveleges

Cipieron
11.20.11
this list, meh

AliW1993
11.20.11
"i'm shitting blood" = win

good top 6, never got the hype around sit resist though

ohfoxxxycole
11.20.11
love this

Knott-
11.20.11
love this

Omaha
11.20.11
I'll have to check out Youth Lagoon now

Sanders
11.20.11
Refreshingly brief.

Irving
11.20.11
Haha, this is amazing. There's still some albums on this that I haven't checked out yet; have to make sure to do so while there's still time; also, good to see you post again sir!

Aids
11.20.11
this rules.

Kiran
11.20.11
style points: wolfe.

Electric City
11.20.11
im with you entirely. cool stuff

robin
11.20.11
< 3

mvood
11.20.11
the revolution

mvood
11.20.11
*this is revolutionary

Blackbelt54
11.20.11
Sit Resist is my #2 probably, maybe #1

thebhoy
11.20.11
I love this. I love the idea. Mine list is gonna look like shit because I suck at the internet so it's just going to be words. Fuck yeah language

theacademy
11.20.11
love this!

klap
11.20.11
keelan wordpress is not hard gaaaaahhh

great list

wabbit
11.20.11
2classy4sputnik

iFghtffyrdmns
11.20.11
so awesome. gonna start submitting some 3 word reviews and see how it flies over

Xenophanes
11.20.11
This was very, very neat.

thebhoy
11.20.11
Rudy I read books all day. Fucking don't have time for internet tomfoolery

mvood
11.20.11
"I love this. I love the idea. Mine list is gonna look like shit because I suck at the internet so it's just going to be words. Fuck yeah language"

lol

Minus The Flair
11.20.11
love the reception this is getting, i was a bit skeptical. didn't think about it catching on but that would be very cool.

mynameischan
11.20.11
very nice

RosaParks
11.20.11
Ugh


Aids
11.20.11
Rosa you are such a miserable cunt

Acanthus
11.20.11
Awesome, I like to see the staff get creative in their "musings" and whatnot!

MisterTornado
11.20.11
And now, a magician named GOB.

Aids
11.20.11
cue "Final Countdown" by Europe

InAbsentia
11.20.11
I love that Youth Lagoon album.

qwe3
11.20.11
sweet

Deviant.
11.20.11
Love your JB one

therayder
11.20.11
Props for the Andrew Jackson Jihad inclusion

someguest
11.21.11
"honest to God"

nice

Activista anti-MTV
11.21.11
Nice

YetAnotherBrick
11.21.11
Woah, this is awesome

plane
11.21.11
"style points: wolfe."

lol: kirgasm

Wolfe, you are simply lovely. You have inspired me to write thousands in respond. You've included the album you needed to, anyway. I suggest for your listening pleasure: Thunder & Lightning - Kangaroo Court; Jenny Hval - Viscera; Grouper - A I A: Alien Observer; The Men - Leave Home; Stag Hare - Spirit Canoes; Colin Stetson - New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges; Shabazz Palaces - Shabazz Palaces

AggravatedYeti
11.21.11
excellence is wolfe

ShadowRemains
11.21.11
another member of the wolfes

GnarlyShillelagh
11.21.11
goblin sucks sit resist is aoty

Cool list though I like the way you put it together

Spare
11.21.11
i share your sentiments in the first paragraph

Minus The Flair
11.21.11
cheers for the recs lewis, i'll check those out. and i'd love to see your (and anybody else's) attempts.

Metamorphosis
11.21.11
I love how Goblin is on this. It may not be in my top six, but it's up there for me this year.

KeithStone582
11.23.11
Great list.

mallen-
11.23.11
nice

3 out of my top 5s are here

IAmHollywood
11.29.11
goblin should have been Fuck Everything Man

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