Douglas
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Last Active 09-17-13 4:35 am
Joined 05-05-09

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07.11.14 Wish I Was Here Soundtrack07.08.14 Hit Me With 2014 Indie
05.29.14 Doug's EP05.16.14 Friday Vinyl
01.05.14 5 - 0... Yeah Aus12.02.13 Doug's 2013
08.22.13 The Book Thief Trailer08.21.13 A Girls Guide
12.20.12 Home Alone Ranked12.13.12 Bane > Batman
12.02.12 Dougie 2012: A Vague Counterpoint Of Mu 12.17.11 Doug's 2011
12.06.10 Doug's 2010: Part 1 Of 108.25.10 Doug Does Lyrics
11.30.09 Dougies 2009: Albums Of The Year

Doug's 2011

Ok, I did a list a coupld of weeks ago and things have changed quite dramatically since then due to the hashed working of said list! So here is my fully thought through list!
20Matt Corby
Into The Flame


EP of the year.
19 Albums of the
Year
18Fleet Foxes
Helplessness Blues
17Gotye
Making Mirrors
16Carus
Caravan
15 Boy & Bear
Moonfire
14The Mountain Goats
All Eternals Deck
13Sleep Party People
Sleep Party People
12The Weeknd
House of Balloons
11The Jezabels
Prisoner
10 M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


Electronica done right.
9Kimbra
Vows


This girl has the world at her feet, and is ready for the kill. A mix of soul, pop and indie/rock that is sure to please anyone.
8Manchester Orchestra
Simple Math


More agressive and emotionally bare, Manchester Orchestra have created a beast in Simple Math. An album that really encaptulates all things complex, contridicting what the album seems to be based on.
7Wu Lyf
Go Tell Fire To The Mountain


On many of my first listens to Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, I was really struggling to find the reason why Wu Lyf was gaining so much hype, but then one night, Spitting Blood came on shuffle and it just felt right. We Bros is definitely a highlight.
6Laura Stevenson and the Cans
Sit Resist


A touch of beauty with a touch of brash, Sit Resist is an album the grows whole heartedly into something majestic.
5Youth Lagoon
The Year of Hibernation


The Year of Hibernation is an album that really dwells upon you. It dips and dives through climaxes and pleasantly haunting swells of reverb. Youth Lagoon encaptulates everything that is beautiful.
4The Middle East
I Want That You Are Always Happy


I Want That You Are Always Happy isn?t what anyone was expecting from The Middle East, and that is was makes it so good. A indulge of much simpler folk, and straight forward melodies show that the band is full of flexibility and aren?t afraid to show that they are not just a one trick pony and is not just trying to put out ?Blood version 2?. The sound is barebones, but don?t let that put you off as that?s what draws you in to the awkward, yet familiar offerings that I Want That You Are Always Happy is.
3Hey Rosetta!
Seeds


My Love, My love is dead... I buried it!
2James Blake
James Blake


The voice of a generation, or the voice to inspire the incoming generation? James Blake has been able to capture amazing soundscaped and climatic instrumentation to create an album that is essential music of the modern time.
1Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


When an album as good as For Emma... is your debut, releasing another album that matches that standard of work is always going to be a daunting task. Nonetheless, with gorgeously layered out melodies and intricately buried harmonies, Bon Iver, Bon Iver can easily be regarded as good as its predecessor but one must not get stuck on comparing these two pieces of art work, as they are completely and utterly contrasting in sounds, contexts and musicality.
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