Other Favorite Albums of 2011

December 27, 2011

Other favorite records of 2011!

  1. Braids, Native Speaker
  2. Fucked Up, Queen of Hearts
  3. Jamie Jones, Fabric 59
  4. Real Estate, Days
  5. Bvdub, Resistance is Beautiful
  6. The Men, Leave Home
  7. Robag Wruhme, Wuppdeckmischmampflow
  8. Washed Out, Within and Without
  9. Mark E, Stonebreaker
  10. Mark McGuire, A Young Person’s Guide
  11. Lee Scratch Perry, Rise Again
  12. Zodiak Free Arts Club, Floating World
  13. Tim Hecker, Ravedeath 1972
  14. Weekend, Red
  15. Wye Oak, Civilian
  16. Thee Oh Sees, Castlemania
  17. The Field, Looping State of Mind
  18. Atlas Sound, Parallax
  19. Panda Bear, Tomboy
  20. Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Summvs

Favorite Local Albums of 2011

December 22, 2011

My favorite local records from 2011!

  1. Various Artists, Deep Heaven Now IV Compilation
  2. Endless Wave, Notes from the Compound
  3. Guillermo Sexo, Secret Wild
  4. Prefab Messiahs, Peace Love & Alienation
  5. Hands and Knees, Wholesome
  6. Plumerai, Your Guilty Prize
  7. Reports, Dinamo Cambridge
  8. Gabe Goodman, Friendly Fires
  9. The Novel Ideas, Summer Demos
  10. Kelsey Jarboe, Magical Realism
  11. To The Wedding, To The Wedding
  12. Bobby, Bobby
  13. The Frost Heaves, Frost Heaves 0 Cones 1
  14. Carter Tanton, Freeclouds
  15. The Hush Now, Memos

I need a list of 20 to keep track of all my other favorites of 2010 …

  1. The Besnard Lakes, Are the Roaring Night
  2. No Age, Everything In Between
  3. Fucked Up, Couple Tracks: Singles 2002 – 2009
  4. Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest
  5. Abe Vigoda, Crush
  6. Oneohtrix Point Never, Returnal
  7. Emeralds, Does It Looks Like I’m Here?
  8. Thomas Hammann and Gerd Janson, Live at Robert Johnson
  9. Weekend, Sports
  10. Warpaint, The Fool
  11. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Before Today
  12. Four Tet, There is Love in You
  13. LCD Soundsystem, This is Happening
  14. Mount Kimbie, Crooks & Lovers
  15. The Knife, Tomorrow in a Year
  16. Broken Social Scene, Forgiveness Rock Record
  17. Avi Buffalo, Avi Buffalo
  18. Shrag, Life! Death! Prizes!
  19. Best Coast, Crazy for You
  20. Pantha Du Prince, Black Noise

My favorite local records from this past year — another great one for Boston rock …

  1. Young Adults, Black Hole
  2. Gabe Goodman, Conundrummer
  3. Ghost Box Orchestra, The Only Light On
  4. 28 Degrees Taurus, All the Stars in Your Eyes
  5. Magic Shoppe, Reverberation
  6. Whitehaus Family Record, Family Record
  7. Andre Obin, Front Runner
  8. Day Sleeper, Wonderland Kid
  9. Guillermo Sexo, Vivid Nights
  10. Kelsey Jarboe, Among Your Kind

My favorite albums, local and other, from the year just past.


  1. Guillermo Sexo, Magic Lanterns
  2. Thalia Zedek Band, Liars and Prayers
  3. Big Dipper, Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology
  4. Passion Pit, Chunk of Change
  5. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Dawn of the Cycads
  6. 28 Degrees Taurus, How Do You Like Your Love?
  7. Chop Chop, Screens
  8. Matters and Dunaway, Feel the Future
  9. Pretty and Nice, Get Young
  10. Pray for Polanski, The Ghost and Bones


  1. Hercules and Love Affair, Hercules and Love Affair
  2. Parenthetical Girls, Entanglements
  3. French Kicks, Swimming
  4. Gang Gang Dance, Saint Dymphna
  5. F— Buttons, Street Horrsing
  6. Of Montreal, Skeletal Lamping
  7. Love is All, Mixed Up
  8. Palms, It’s Midnight in Honolulu
  9. Atlas Sound, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
  10. Rare Book Room Records, Living Bridge Compilation
  11. Miss Murgatroid and Petra Haden, Hearts and Daggers
  12. High Places, High Places
  13. Health, Health/Disco
  14. Ananda Project, Night Blossom
  15. Kangding Ray, Automne Fold

Playlist at http://spinitron.com/public/index.php?station=wzbc&month=Jan&year=2009&plid=13309