The top 11 of `11 (part 1)
28 December 11. |
As all these lists are, this is a subjective and personal list. But enough about caveats: here are the eleven albums I listened to most in 2011, as enumerated by last.fm, which records everything I listen to except when listening on my telephone, which makes the numbers a serious undercount, but so it goes.
I've split this into two parts so you have more time to check this stuff out if so inclined. Also, perennials like Yo-yo Ma rehashes Bach's Cello Concertos and The Sundays' Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic (or, The perfection of saudade) kinda go without saying. I also excluded everything from the Mobtown microshows, due to a playlist anomaly; don't let that keep you from downloading the ones from Celebration, Big in Japan, Dustin Wong, Yeveto, We used to be family, and Austin Stahl. I also didn't include Chris Bathgate's Salt Year because I really just put two tracks on repeat.
This train-like anthem is my second most-played (from Hometowns).
The Illuminatus! Trilogy(PDF), but despite that I'm keeping it on the list. I really like the sound of lo-fi radio in the distance. It's comforting.
Kennedy Center and at a basement show (and saw the guitarist at a coffee shop in Baltimore--¡squee!), so imagine the sort of band that fits into that range.
I almost have the patter before the music starts at 1:30 memorized.
Maltese. The voice of the lead singer (“Life's a bitch then she plays in your band”) causes me to have a crush on her. Here are clever photographs of her.
Video is unrelated to the audio.