Best of 2011 (so far…)

I thought I would give all of you a summer playlist containing all the good tunes from the first half of the year.  Play it loud motha’.

My favs of 2011 (alphabetically listed).  Stop by if you want your very own playlist.


1)  Adele- “Rolling In The Deep”

2)  Beyonce- “Best Thing I Never Had”

3)  Bon Iver- “Minnesota, WI”

4)  Braids- “Plath Heart”

5)  Bright Eyes- “Shell Games”

6)  The Coathangers- “Go Away”

7)  Craft Spells- “After The Moment”

8)  Cults- “Bumper”

9)  Cut Copy- “Where I’m Going”

10) The Decemberists- “Don’t Carry It All”

11) Dirty Beaches- “Horses”

12) Dirty Gold- “California Sunrise”

13) Ducktails- “Killin’ The Vibe” (ft. Panda Bear)

14) EMA- “Breakfast”

15) Fleet Foxes- “Helplessness Blues”

16) Frank Ocean- “Novacane”

17) Fucked Up- “Queen of Hearts”

18) The Go! Team- “Ready To Go Steady”

19) Holy Ghost!- “Hold My Breath”

20) Jamie Woon- “Lady Luck”

21) The Joy Formidable- “Whirring”

22) The Kills- “Future Starts Slow”

23) Lady Gaga- “The Edge of Glory”

24) Lykke Li- “Youth Knows No Pain”

25) Matt & Kim- “Block After Block”

26) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- “Belong”

27) Panda Bear- “Last Night At The Jetty”

28) Parts & Labor- “Fake Names”

29) Project Jenny, Project Jan- “Nadine”

30) Smith Westerns- “Weekend”

31) Toro Y Moi- “New Beat”

32) Tune-Yards- “Gangsta”

33) TV On The Radio- “Will Do”

34) The Twilight Singers- “On The Corner”

35) The Vaccines- “A Lack of Understanding”

36) Washed Out- “A Dedication”

37) The Weeknd- “High For This”

38) Wild Beasts- “Bed Of Nails”

39) Wye Oak- “The Altar”

40) Yacht- Dystopia


Best of 2011 (So far…)

I am fully aware that most of you hold your breath until Kev sends out his Best of the year list.  So, for the first time, I give you my best of the year…so far.  Check it out.


2011 is half over.  Can you believe it?  Where does the time go?  Don’t worry dear friends, below is the 25 best albums of 2011 so far.  For your end of summer listening pleasure…enjoy! Here they are…alphabetically.  Did I forget anything?  Send me a comment and I’ll check it out.

  1. Adele- 21
  2. Atari Teenage Riot- Is This Hyperreal?
  3. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
  4. Braids- Native Speaker
  5. Cults- Cults
  6. Dirty Beaches- Badlands
  7. EMA- Past Life Martyred Saints
  8. Fucked Up- David Comes to Life
  9. Jamie Woon- Mirrorwriting
  10. James Blake- James Blake
  11. Lady Gaga- Born This Way
  12. Lykke Li- Wounded Rhymes
  13. Okkervil River- I Am Very Far
  14. Other Lives- Tamer Animals
  15. Panda Bear- Tomboy
  16. Parts & Labor- Constant Future
  17. Smith Westerns- Dye It Blonde
  18. Thurston Moore- Demolished Thoughts
  19. Tim Hecker- Ravedeath, 1972
  20. Tune-Yards- Whokill
  21. TV on the Radio- Nine Types of Light
  22. Washed Out- Within and Without
  23. The Weeknd- House of Balloons
  24. Wild Beasts- Smother
  25. Wye Oak- Civilian

Also see below for my 3 books, films and TV shows to catch up on, read and enjoy:


The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale

Open City by Teju Cole

The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht


Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)

Certified Copy (Abbas Kirostiami)

Kaboom (Gregg Araki)


Game of Thrones (HBO)

Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)

Louie (FX)

See you at the end of the year.