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Our Favorite Releases of 2011

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Farewell, 2011. Thanks for all the great music, movies, games and stuff. Here are a few of our favorite things. I’m sure we’ve forgotten some and most of our lists could be much, much longer, but you get the idea.

Samiyam – Sam Baker’s album
Salva – Complex Housing
Rango (movie)
Tune-yards – WhoKill
Onra – Chinoiseries Pt. 2
Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
heRobust – albumin EP
The Walking Dead (tv series)
Starkey – open the pod bay doors
Lv & Joshua Idehen – routes

Abigail Washburn – City of Refuge
Decemberists – The King is Dead
Diana Jones – High Atmosphere
Drive-by Truckers – Go-Go Boots
Amos Lee – The Mission Bell
Shin Joong Hyun – Beautiful Rivers & Mountains (reissue compliation)
Tinariwen – Tassili
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Indigo Girls – Beauty Queen Sister
The Head & the Heart – The Head & the Heart
Tune-Yards – WhoKill

1. Cold Cave – Cherish The Light Years
2. Beach Boys – Smile Sessions
3. John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
4. The National – Think You Can Wait b/w Exile Vilify 7″
5. The Left Banke – The Left Banke Too (reissue)
6. The Left Banke – Walk Away Renée/Pretty Ballerina (reissue)
7. Locomotive – We Are Everything You See (reissue)
8. Arzachel – s/t (reissue)
9. Crushed Butler – It’s My Life b/w My Son Is Alive 7″ (reissue)
10. Jimmy Jukebox – Motor Boat b/w 25 Hours A Day 7″ (reissue)

Disma “Towards the Megalith”
Amebix “Sonic Mass”
Fucked Up “David Comes to Life”
Wolves in the Throne Room “Celestial Lineage”
Tuneyards “Whokill”
Beneath Oblivion “From Man to Dust”
Kurt Vile “Smoke Ring for my Halo”
Esoteric “Paragon of Dissonance”
Loss “Despond”
Indian “Guiltless”

RIHANNA “Talk That Talk (Deluxe Edition)” (DEF JAM)
RUSTIE “Glass Swords” (WARP)
ZOMBY “Dedication” (4AD)
KUEDO “Severant” (PLANET MU)
BALAM ACAB “Wander/Wonder” (TRI ANGLE)
AFRICA HITECH “93 Million Miles” (WARP)

1. Little Dragon-“Ritual Union”
2. Alias-“Fever Dream”
3. Yuck-“Yuck”
4. Hauschka-“Salon Des Amateurs”
5. Chris Isaak-“Beyond the Sun”
6. Tinariwen-“Tassili”
7. David Lynch-“Crazy Clown Time”
8. DJ Shadow-“Less You Know The Better”
9. Bombino-“Agadez”
10. Tycho-“Dive”

1. The Kills – Blood Pressures
2. Hank 3 – Ghost To A Ghost/Guttertown & Hillbilly Joker
3. Left Lane Cruiser – Junkyard Speed Ball
4. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Peyton on Patton
5. Ghoul – Transmission Zero
6. Larry & His Flask – All That We Know
7. Primus – Green Naugahyde
8. Curren$y – Weekend at Burnie’s
9. Black Lips – Arabia Mountain
10. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

Wilco – Whole Love
Nick Lowe – The Old Magic
Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightning: Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960
Various Artists – The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973
Tinariwen – Tassili
Tom Waits – Bad As Me
Swamp Dogg – It’s All Good: Singles Collection
Charlie Rich – It Ain’t Gonna be That Way: Complete Smash Sessions
Various Artists – Shattered Dreams: Funky Blues 1967-1978
Candi Staton – Evidence: Complete Fame Records Masters
Gillian Welch – The Harrow & the Harvest

Tinariwen – Tassili
Black Keys – El Camino
Beirut – Rip Tide
Illusionist (dvd)
Blue Valentine (dvd)

Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 by the Beastie Boys
Black Keys – El Camino
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Xmen: First Class
13 Assassins
Hobo With a Shotgun
Mortal Kombat
Batman: Arkham City
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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