• My best of 2011 lists

    Gen 1 2012, 2:21

    In no particular order (though I reckon the Balam Acab album was my favourite):

    Best albums:

    Balam Acab- Wander/Wonder
    The Caretaker- An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
    Wu Lyf- Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
    How To Dress Well- Love Remains
    Minotaurs- Eat Yr Hate
    Sun Araw - Ancient Romans
    Mazes- A Thousand Heys
    A Winged Victory for the Sullen- S/T
    Lanterns On The Lake- Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
    The Mountain Goats- All Eternals Deck
    The Decemberists- The King Is Dead
    Bill Callahan- Apocalypse
    Nils Frahm- Felt
    Atlas Sound- Parallax
    Mark McGuire- Get Lost
    Julianna Barwick- The Magic Place
    Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat- Everything's Getting Older

    Favourite Eps and singles:

    How To Dress Well- Just Once
    Vondelpark- NYC bags and stuff
    Holy Other- With U
    Baskin's Wish- Dailyfun
    Gross Magic- Teen Jamz
    King Krule- King Krule EP
    O Messy Life- Escape Velocity
    Stay+ - Fever

    Best compilations/re-releases:

    Mark McGuire- A Young Persons Guide to Mark McGuire
    Big Star- Third (test pressing)
    Titan: It's All Pop

    Biggest disappointments:

    The Antlers- Burst Apart
    Battles- Gloss Drop
    James Blake- S/T
    Washed Out- Within and Without

    Not a bad year for releases, really. Hopefully 2012 will be ace too. Happy New Year!!!