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Firstly, I don't care if Laura Stevenson, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, or [insert hyped rartist] isn't here. Secondly, I don't care if your band isn't here. Thirdly, my username isn't radaptable enough to make a cool list title. Fourthly, recommended reading from top to rbottom. Fifthly, it's still the 31st here, so I'm still within the 'January Cutoff'. Finally, props rto all you guys. Supplementary, I'm still sifting through 2011 trying to ascertain what it rwas all about, something which many of you have already mentioned. What a rdisillusioning(?) year.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Most of you clowns end your lists with Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Bon
Iver, Bon Iver, Bon... yeah, I'm beginning mine with it. To me, a step to the
side, and slightly down for Vernon. Watercolour should be used more in
album art though, dont you agree?
If Beyonce had any more girl power she'd probably explode. 'Jake... why is
Beyonce higher than Vernon?' Answer: why do you care?
We all seriously thought the Foos wouldnt ever make a decent set of jams
again. Cant complain can we?
Felt somewhat underwhelmed initially, soon got caught in the curl of the
burl and now Im stuck in a tree writing you this list.
Garten Der Unbewusstheit
I really did enjoy it, more than Zomby obviously. *Gasp*
|19||Andrew Jackson Jihad|
Light-hearted, yet evocative and of course totally substantial. This could
have made top ten material. Don?t ask why it didn?t because I honestly
|18||Florence and the Machine|
Skeptical initially, happily satisfied in the end.
'Paradise' probably tops as my song of the year. That melody, that bass.
Let Them Talk
Weirdly effective, highly entertaining. Laurie reminded me to jump back to
play edgy piano blues and not the snobby classical etudes that have ruled
my year of piano practice.
This guy is about as far from your 'typical Aussie' as you'll find (duh, he was
born a Belgian), but he is nonetheless a citizen; therefore a wild card entry
due to patriotism. A great melodic album with excellent pop tunes of course
helped along the process.
ffs Wikipedia! The real James Blake is not a failed tennis showpony, get
your priorities straight. Had to add at least one more album like this to gain
my chances of getting Devfeat/Devcred. Not having Zomby or Submotion
probably negate this plea. Really, though, could any of you imagine a 2011
without James Blake?
So Beautiful Or So What
Did you just plager.... Shhh! Simon says listen to So Beautiful Or So What.
House of Balloons
Smooth and groovy - simultaneously dark. Would be higher if I wasn't lazy
and actually didn't start my year 9 months late.
Where jazz meets metal and freaking actually works! (Beware lyric
obsessionists... none to be found in these realms)
Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
Ends up being the 'obligatory album no one else listened to' entry. Album is
actually amazing btw.
|9|| ||Seasick Steve|
You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks
When Im seventy-something, I hope Im as badass as this guy, and able to
write chill blues songs.
Let England Shake
Pretty sure England literally shook. Scary.
Old Raves End
Emotive driven soundscapes that cracked my rear view mirror. No joke.
m/ - revel in its unrivalled glory
I told myself once, 'black metal will NEVER make my top ten'. Whoops.
'Omg I am so, like, sick of hearing this on the radio, like why do they have
to play it over and over' Answer: Because it's fucking excellent you stupid
whiny bitches. Go write some droopy songs about it and see if they get a
single iota of airplay.
England Keep My Bones
Frank, keep my bones.
50 Words for Snow
Somewhere, amid the snow, Kate has found her snowman -- she has to tip
toe along a piano to get to him though.
New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges
A brooding saxophone timbre, contorted and sclupted into music that I can't
fit anywhere in my folder heirachy.
|Needs more cred|
|I knew you would do this to me!|
|What, feature it?|
|Sneaky! But cheers bro. btw check the forums I have a surprise for you.|
|10 - John Lee Hooker for President is so good. |
|Oh hey, someone did listen to it. Well whaddya know.|
|Look at you being all clever and such|
Anyways, sleep time
|I heard about the album when I was browsing a World Music forum.|
|lol and it's not even "World music"|
|Didn't you like Kimbra, Lights, Armistice, Coeur de Pirate, ...?|
|But, number 4 isn't excellent.|
|Hmm somehow I havent heard of #20, even though it's labeled as best new music. Lovin it though, thanks!|
|1 is so good.|
|Do you always number your statements?|
|Good to see 16|
|amazing 1. it is the most unbelievable album ive ever heard.|
|list is vaginas (that's good)|
|1 is pretty amazing|
|Colin Stetson at 1, madddddd! But in a good way..|
|pffff january cutoff. I'll be posting mine eventually|
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|thought this was going to be a best of emmure list|
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|I dont like this conversation in binary about raping children.|
|hyper dont you talk shit about me|
|'hello darkness my old friend'|
|Yeah none of you get the title which isn't surprising|
|good list taylormemer|
|oh, Ayreon came to mind, good list|
|As far as #4 goes, just because it gets lots of airplay doesn't mean it's good. Just turn on some top 40 station and listen for ten minutes and you'll quickly realize that. Not saying it's a bad album or anything, I haven't listened to the whole thing so I can't really comment on that. Do like the singles off it though.|
|100 100 1 SOS|
|I don't like any of the singles that I've heard off Adele's album, and since reviewers usually say they are the high points of the album it certainly doesn't give me a reason to listen to the rest. My naysaying aside, pretty good list.|
|'Yeah none of you get the title which isn't surprising' please explain then|
|what a terrible list|
|Any standard calculator with a binary function will tell you tyr.|
Emin, sorry bro
it's anazing how nany people niss that letter
|It's a pretty easy thing to do.|
|i just wanted to bitch about something|
|"Emin" is also easier of the tongue.|
|"list is vaginas (that's good)"|
|i have tried to get into 1 and for the life me i cannot. ergh
sweet list though, i need to check out some of this stuff, listening to 9 and yea pretty its awesome|
|I don't think 19 was light-hearted at all. I mean some of it was but some of those songs were dark as shit.|
|[insert hyped rartist]|