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Top 10 French Songs of 2011 for the Sara & Guillaume Show

  • Les Shades - "La Nouvelle Ecole" - Contre la Montre (Tricatel)
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - "Memoir" - Stage Whispers (Because)
  • Keren Ann - "My Name is Trouble" - 101 (Blue Note)
  • Nouvelle vague - "Week-end a Rome" - Couleurs sur Paris (Kwaidan)
  • Francois and the Atlas Mountain - "Les Plus Beaux" - E Volo Love (Domino)
  • Benjamin Biolay - "C'est Magnifique" - Pourquoi tu Pleures? (Naïve)
  • BB Brunes - "Gaby Oh Gaby" - Tels Alain Bashung (Barclay)
  • Emilie Simon - "Rocket to the Moon" - The Big Machine (Barclay)
  • France French Electro Band - "Grand Tour" - Grand Tour (Rectangle Astral)
  • General Elektriks - "The Spark" - Parker Street (Discograph)

Berkestir

Best Albums of 2011

  • Meg Baird - Seasons On Earth (Drag City)
  • Chris Bathgate - Salt Year (Quite Scientific)
  • AA Bondy - Believers (Fat Possum)
  • Eliza Gilkyson - Roses At The End Of Time (Red House)
  • Implodes - Black Earth (Kranky)
  • Lumerians - Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory)
  • Loretta Lynch - Home Fires (S/R)
  • Metal Rouge - Trails (Emerald Cocoon)
  • Thurston Moore - Demolished Thoughts (Ecstatic Peace!)
  • Prefuse 73 - The Only She Chapters (Warp)
  • Robedoor - Raiders (Not Not Fun)
  • Danny Schmidt - Man Of Many Moons (Red House)
  • The Unthanks - Last (Rough Trade)
  • Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
  • Wire - Red Barked Tree (Pink Flag)

Best Reissues of 2011

  • Dave Brock And The Agents Of Chaos - The Agents Of Chaos (Atomhenge)
  • Fields - S/T (Esoteric)
  • Hawkwind - Distance Horizons (Atomhenge)
  • Buck Owens - Bound For Bakersfields 1953-1956 The Complete Pre-Capitol Collection (Rock Beat)
  • Status Quo - Live At The BBC (Mercury)

Brother Grimm

Favorite Albums of 2011

  • Tune-Yards - whokill (4AD)
  • Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernating (Fat Possum)
  • The Strange Boys - Live Music (Rough Trade)
  • Caveman - CoCo Beware (Magic Man!)
  • Cults - S/T (Columbia)
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Belong (Slumberland)
  • Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams (Sub Pop)
  • Veronica Falls - S/T (Slumberland)
  • The Postelles - S/T (Capitol/Astralwerks)
  • Still Corners - Creatures of an Hour (Sub Pop)
  • The Wombats - This Modern Glitch (14th Floor/Bright Antenna)
  • Real Estate - Days (Domino)Tennis - Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
  • Beach Fossils - What a Pleasure (Captured Tracks)

Bungalow Bill

15 Killer Albums of 2011

  1. The Weeknd - House of Balloons (S/R)
  2. WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (L Y F)
  3. Cut Copy - Zonoscope (Modular)
  4. Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne (Roc-a-Fella)
  5. Tyler, the Creator - Goblin (XL)
  6. The Strokes - Angles (RCA)
  7. Bon Iver - S/T (Jagjaguwar)
  8. Wilco - The Whole Love (dBpm)
  9. Phantogram - Nightlife (Barsuk)
  10. The Roots - undun (Def Jam)
  11. The Dodos - No Color (Frenchkiss)
  12. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
  13. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
  14. Radiohead - The King of Limbs (TBD)
  15. The Antlers - Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)

Cuppa Joe

Cuppa Joe's Top 20 for 2011

  1. June Tabor & Oysrerband - Ragged Kingdom (Topic)
  2. Tom Waits - Bad As Me (Anti-)
  3. Wild Flag - S/T (Merge)
  4. Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
  5. Wilco - The Whole Love (Anti-)
  6. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  7. The Stone Foxes - Bears & Bulls (S/R)
  8. The Baseball Project - Vol. 2: High And Inside (Yep Roc)
  9. The Bachata Legends - The Bachata Legends (iASO)
  10. Rumer - Seasons of My Soul (Atlantic)
  11. Big Tree - This New Year (S/R)
  12. tUnE-yArDs - Who Kill (4AD)
  13. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
  14. Marble Party - Lyle (Floating)
  15. The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (Punk Rock Blues)
  16. Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light And Trees (Year Seven)
  17. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
  18. Pistol Annies - Hell On Heels (Sony Nashville)
  19. Black Keys - El Camino (Nonesuch)
  20. The Horrors - Skying (XL)

Favorite  Reissues

  • The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (Universal Republic)
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister (Nonesuch)
  • Ray Charles - Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles (Concord)
  • The Who - Qudrophenia: The Director’s Cut (Geffen)
  • Jim Ford - Harlan County (Light In The Attic)
  • Can - Tago Mago: 40th Anniversary Edition Remastered (Spoon)

Favorite Compilations

  • This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45 RPM 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square)
  • Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-1972 (Soundway)

Favorite single

  • Japandroids - "Art Czars" (Polyvinyl)

DVD of the Year

  • George Harrison: Living in the Material World - Martin Scorsese (Lions Gate)

DJ Aahh

DJ Aahh's 10 Best Albums

  • SBTRKT - S/T (Young Turks)
  • Com Truise - Galactic Melt (Ghostly International)
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah - Back for More (S/R)
  • Trentemøller - Reworked and Remixed (In my Room)
  • Wugazi - 13 Chambers (S/R)
  • Dirtbombs - Party Store (In the Red)
  • Alias - Fever Dream (Anticon)
  • Emika - S/T (Ninja Tune)
  • Magnetic Man - S/T (Columbia)
  • Fennesz - Seven Stars (Touch)

DJ Eddie and the Stones

Top Albums of 2011

  1. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – S/T (Sour Mash)
  2. Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See (Domino)
  3. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know (Virgin)
  4. Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
  5. Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm)
  6. Tyler, the Creator – Goblin (XL)
  7. Radiohead – The King of Limbs (S/R)
  8. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
  9. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From the Vaccines? (Columbia)
  10. Elbow – Build a Rocket Boys! (Polydor)
  11. TV on the Radio – Nine Types of Light (Interscope)
  12. Beirut – The Rip Tide (Pompeii)
  13. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
  14. The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)
  15. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire (PAX AM)
  16. Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam (Brownswood)
  17. Frank Turner – England Keep My Bones (Epitaph)
  18. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4AD)
  19. Miracles of Modern Science – Dog Year (S/R)
  20. The Weeknd – House of Balloons (XO)
  21. Yuck – S/T (Fat Possum)
  22. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)
  23. The Wombats – This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna)
  24. Alex Turner – Submarine OST (Domino)
  25. The Lonely Island – Turtleneck and Chain (Universal Republic)

DJ Lenin

Best Albums and Reissues of 2011

  • Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (Daptone)
  • WU LYF - Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (LYF)
  • YACHT - Shangri-la (DFA)
  • Dntel - Life Is Full of Possibilities (Reissue on Sub Pop)
  • Stone Coal White - S/T (Reissue on Numero Group)
  • The Most Serene Republic - Pre Serene: Thee Oneironauts (Home of the Rebels)
  • St Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
  • Mikal Cronin - S/T (Trouble In Mind)
  • Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World (Reissue on Numero Group)
  • Holy Ghost! - S/T (DFA)
  • The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Capitol)

Honorable Mentions

E. Lit

E. Lit's Favorite Albums of 2011

  1. Sims - Bad Time Zoo (Doomtree)
  2. Qwazaar & Batsauce - Bat Meets Blaine (Galapagos4)
  3. Open Mike Eagle - Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (Hellfyre Club)
  4. Gel Roc - Beautiful Tragedy (Abolono)
  5. Blueprint - Adventures in Counter-Culture (Rhymesayers)
  6. Void Pedal - Omni-Colour (Fieldwerk)
  7. Astronautalis - This is Our Science (Fake Four Inc.)
  8. One Be Lo - L.A.B.O.R (Subterraneous)
  9. Moka Only & Chief - Crickets (Feelin)
  10. Candy's .22 - A Girl And Her Gun (Grimm Image) 

Honorable Mentions

  • IAME - Lame (Taxidermy)
  • Co$$ - Before I Awoke (Tres)
  • Senor Kaos - The Kaos Effect (High Water Music)
  • Doomtree - No Kings (Doomtree)
  • Sole & the Skyrider Band - Hello Cruel World (Fake Four Inc.)
  • Noah23 - Fry Cook on Venus (Fake Four Inc.)
  • Knives & Gasoline - Love Songs for Crime Scenes (Grimm Image)

Fernando

Best Albums of 2011

  1. Anna Calvi - S/T (Domino)
  2. Veronica Falls - S/T (Slumberland)
  3. Sea Lions - Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sea Lions But Were Afraid To Ask (Slumberland)
  4. Seapony - Go With Me (Hardly Art)
  5. La Sera - S/T (Hardly Art)
  6. Crystal Stilts - In Love With Oblivion (Slumberland)
  7. Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams (Sub Pop)
  8. Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip (Sonic Unyon)
  9. Vivian Girls - Share The Joy (Polyvinyl)
  10. Wye Oak - Civilian (Merge)
  11. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On (Arts & Crafts)
  12. Brilliant Colors - Again And Again (Slumberland)
  13. Kissing Party - Wasters Wall (Hot Congress)
  14. Girls Names - Dead To Me (Slumberland)
  15. Times New Viking - Dancer Equired! (Merge)
  16. Cloud Nothings - S/T (Carpark)
  17. Austra - Feel It Break (Domino)
  18. The Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
  19. Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour (Sub Pop)
  20. Widowspeak - S/T (Captured Tracks)
  21. Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence (Polyvinyl)
  22. Fergus & Geronimo - Unlearn (Hardly Art)
  23. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  24. Minks - By The Hedge (Captured Tracks)
  25. Modular - Sinfonias Para Terricolas (Elefant)

Fresh Pink

New albums I listened to the most in 2011

  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - S/T (Fat Possum)
  • Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain’t Over (Nonesuch)
  • Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin’ (Columbia)
  • Wrong Words - S/T  (Trouble In Mind)
  • Glitter Wizard - Solar Hits (Archers Guild)
  • John Maus - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves (Upset the Rhythm)
  • Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams (Sub Pop)
  • Shannon and The Clams - Sleep Talk (1-2-3-4 Go!)
  • Cults - S/T (ITNO/Columbia)
  • Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)

7” Singles

  • Dirty Ghosts - "Shout It In" (Classic Bar Music)
  • Bleached - "Searchin' Through The Past" (Suicide Squeeze)
  • Wax Idols - "All Too Human" (Hozac)

Ill Humours

Best New Old Stuff

  • V/A - Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962 - 1972 (Soundway)
  • Tom Waits - Bad as Me (Anti-)
  • V/A - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music (Bear Family)
  • Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Addis Abeba (Mental Groove)
  • V/A - Russkie Wig-Out! Demented Surf/Electro/Exotica From Behind The Iron Curtain (Omni)
  • Los Chicharrons - Roots of Life (Voodoo)
  • Lumerians - Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory)

Ion The Prize

Ion's Top 11 Bay Area Hip Hop Albums of 2011

  • The Dime - Brickyard Cove (Corner Store Music Group)
  • Eligh & Amplive - Therapy At 3 (LRG)
  • GQ - Trouble Man (Jamla)
  • Headnodic - Red Line Radio (Brick)
  • Hopie - Dulce Vita (S/R)
  • Kev Choice - The Power of Choice (S/R)
  • Mistah F.A.B. - I’ve Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebook (Faeva Afta)
  • Moe Green - Lionheart EP (S/R)
  • Otayo Dubb - Cold Piece of Work (Beatrock Music)
  • Trackademicks - State of the Arts (HNRL)
  • Zion I & the Grouch - Heroes in the Healing of the Nation (Z & G Music)

Ion's Top 20 Hip Hop Albums of 2011

  • Apathy - Honkey Kong (Dirty Version)
  • Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4eva (S/R)
  • Classified - Hand Shakes and Middle Fingers (HalfLife)
  • Cunninlynguists - Oneirology (RBC)
  • Drake - Take Care (Young Money)
  • The Doppelgangaz - Lone Sharks (Groggy Pack)
  • Eligh & Amplive - Therapy At 3 (LRG)
  • Elzhi & Will Sessions - Elmatic (Jae B. Group)
  • Grieves - Together/Apart (Rhymesayers)
  • Hail Mary Mallon - Are You Gonna Eat That? (Rhymesayers)
  • Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (Top Dawg)
  • Open Mike Eagle - Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (Hellfyre Club)
  • Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) (Duck Down)
  • Phonte - Charity Starts at Home (Hard Boiled)
  • Reks - R.E.K.S. (Showoff)
  • The Roots - Undun (Def Jam)
  • Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told (Suburban Noize)
  • Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  • Tech N9ne - All 6’s & 7’s (Strange Music)
  • yU - The Earn (Mello Music Group)

Ion's Top 20 Everything Else Albums of 2011

  • Adele - 21 (XL)
  • Ambrose Akinmusire - When the Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note)
  • Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights & Early Mornings (J)
  • Bon Iver - S/T (4AD)
  • Charles Bradley - No Time for Dreaming (Daptone)
  • Chase & Status - No More Idols (Mercury)
  • Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
  • Florence & the Machine - Ceremonials (Universal Island)
  • Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra. (S/R)
  • Giraffes? Giraffes! - Pink Magick (S/R)
  • M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (Naive)
  • Nero - Welcome Reality (Mercury)
  • SBTRKT - S/T (Young Turks)
  • Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun (Warner Bros)
  • Sepalcure - S/T (Hotflush)
  • 65daysofstatic - Silent Running (Dustpunk)
  • Thundercat - The Golden Age of Apocalypse (Brainfeeder)
  • Tycho - Dive (Ghostly Int’l)
  • Washed Out - Within and Without (Sub Pop)
  • The Weeknd - House of Balloons (S/R)

Ion's WOW (Whackyourheadupside-Overthetop-Wickedepic) Tracks of 2011

  • Adele - “Turning Tables”
  • Ambassadeurs - “M.O.P.E.”
  • Avicii - “Levels”
  • BT & Adam K - “Tomahawk”
  • James Blake - “A Case of You” (Joni Mitchell cover)
  • Burial - “Street Halo”
  • Chase & Status - “Brixton Briefcase (feat. Cee-Lo)”
  • Far Too Loud - “Moneymaker”
  • Gonjasufi - “Change (Shlohmo Remix)”
  • Ellie Goulding - “Lights (Bassnectar Remix)”
  • Hudson Mohawke - “Thank You”
  • J*Davey - “Queen of Wonderland (feat. Thundercat)”
  • Jamie xx - “Far Nearer”
  • Eric Prydz - “2Night”
  • Random Axe - “Monster Babies”
  • Salva - “Wake Ups”
  • Teebs - “While You Dooooo”
  • Thundercat - “Boat Cruise”
  • Amon Tobin - “Goto 10”
  • Tyler the Creator - “Yonkers”

Ion's Favorite Moments as a KALX DJ in 2011

  • Gil Scott-Heron tribute show during Yo! KALX Raps - May 30th
  • DNAE Beats live set on my show - May 31st
  • Phillipdrummond and FLO live freestyle - July 19th
  • Meklit Hadero in studio live performance - September 27th
  • Fundraiser show with This Mutha - October 25th
  • Zombie-themed Midnight Express show - October 21st
  • Fundraiser show as a pitcher for Sergio - October 30th
  • Lateef the Truthspeaker interview - November 15th
  • Baby Jaymes phone interview - November 29th
  • Denise Sullivan interview - December 13th
    …and many thanks to all the guests, DJs and listeners involved the past year!

Kid Sister

Best Albums of 2011

  • Caroline - Verdugo Hills (Temporary Residence)
  • Lenka - Two (Epic)
  • The Shivers - More (Silence Breaks)
  • Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires - Last Night in Town (S/R)
  • Juliana Hatfield - There's Always Another Girl (Ye Olde)
  • Oh Land - S/T (Sony)
  • Alessi's Ark - Time Travel (Bella Union)
  • Robots in Disguise - Happiness V Sadness (President)
  • Wild Flag - S/T (Merge)
  • The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (Sensibility)
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  • Girl in a Coma - exits and all the rest (Blackheart)
  • The Submarines - Love Notes/Letter Bombs (Nettwerk)
  • Stripmall Architecture - Feathersongs for Factory Girls (S/R)
  • Beast Make Bomb - Sourpuss (S/R)
  • Heather Nova - 300 Days at Sea (Embassy of Music)
  • Those Darlins - Screws Get Loose (Oh Wow Dang)
  • Persephone's Bees - random S/R songs
  • K. Flay - random S/R songs and remixes

Leftfield Lance

Favorites of 2011

7"

  • Bleached - Carter (Art Fag)
  • Brain F≠ - So Dim (Grave Mistake)
  • Cheap Time - Another Time (Cass)
  • Cuffs - Privilege (Ride the Snake)
  • Grass Widow - Milo Minute (HLR)
  • OBN III's - S/T (Tic Tac Totally!)
  • Real Numbers - Tear It in Two (Florida's Dying)
  • The Mantles - Raspberry Thighs (SDZ)
  • The Sleaze - Weird Truck (Three Dimensional)
  • The Sleaze - Called You Once (Total Punk)
  • Terry Malts - I'm Neurotic (Slumberland)
  • Woolen Kits - Maths (R.I.P. Society)

LPs

  • Mikal Cronin - S/T (Trouble in Mind)
  • Estrogen Highs - Friends & Relatives (Gramery)
  • Household - Items (Dull Knife)
  • Human Eye - They Came From the Sky (Sacred Bones)
  • Total Control - Henge Beat (Iron Lung)
  • Video - Leather Leather (Play Pinball)
  • Wax Idols - No Future (Hozac)
  • The Wrong Words - S/T (Trouble in Mind)

Mack

Best Albums of 2011

  • The Barreracudas - Nocturnal Missions (Douchemaster)
  • Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming (Dunham)
  • The Contours - Dance with the Contours (Kent)
  • The Dahlmanns - All Dahled Up (Pop Detective)
  • Eva Eastwood - Lyckost (Darrow)
  • Syl Johnson - Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
  • The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Your House Down (Punk Rock Blues)
  • Lolita No.18 - I Won't Give Up! (Benten)
  • Barbara Lynn - A Good Woman: The Complete Tribe & Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979 (Kent)
  • Imelda May - Mayhem (Decca)
  • The Pepper Pots - Train To Your Love (Megalith)
  • Dex Romweber Duo - Is That You in the Blue? (Bloodshot)
  • Sorrows - Bad Times Good Times (Bomp)
  • The Struts - Boy Can't Dance (S/R)
  • Suzy & Los Quattro - Hank (BCore)
  • Sonny Vincent - Bizarro Hymns (Still Unbeatable)
  • Zukunasisters - Dancin' & Singin' (Zuku 74)

Best Single of 2011

  • The Rezillos - Out Of This World (Rezillos Records)

Majority Whip

Favorite Albums of 2011

  1. Now Ensemble - Awake (New Amsterdam)
  2. Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs (Fat Cat)
  3. Travis Reuter - Rotational Templates (New Focus)
  4. Buraka Som Sistema - Komba (Enchufada)
  5. Curtis Macdonald - Community Immunity (Greenleaf)
  6. Los Chicharrons - Roots of Life (Tummy Touch)
  7. Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony  (Type)
  8. Build - Place (New Amsterdam)
  9. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  10. Micachu and the Shapes - Chopped and Screwed (Rough Trade)
  11. Various Artists - 101 Things to Do in Bongolia (Electric Cowbell)
  12. Graham Reynolds - The Difference Engine (Innova)
  13. Constantinople & Françoise Atlan - Premieres Songes (Analeka)
  14. The Evolution Control Committee - All Rights Reserved (Seeland)
  15. Rocket from the Tombs - Barfly (Fire)
  16. Helado Negro - Canta Lechuza (Ashtmatic Kitty)
  17. Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Days (Reprise)
  18. Robbers on High Street - Hey There Golden Hair (Rocco Greggo)
  19. Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone - The Book of Mormon Original Broadway Cast Recording (Ghostlight)
  20. DRC Music - Kinshasa One Two (Warp Limited)
  21. 13 & God - Own Your Ghost (Anticon)
  22. Kills - Blood Pressure (Domino)
  23. Dustin O’Halloran - Lumiere (Fat Cat)
  24. Garage A Trois - Always Be Happy, but Stay Evil (The Royal Potato Family)
  25. Alias - Fever Dream (Anticon)

Matsu

Favorite Realeases from 2011

  1. Seapony - Go With Me (Hardly Art)
  2. Air Waves - Dungeon Dots (Underwater Peoples)
  3. Computer Magic - Electronic Fences (White Isis)
  4. Xeno & Oaklander - Sets & Lights (Wierd)
  5. Wise Blood - These Wings (Dovecote)
  6. Still Corners - Creatures Of An Hour (Sub Pop)
  7. Dustin O'Halloran - Lumiere (Fat Cat)
  8. Tristen - Charlatans At The Garden Gate (American Myth)
  9. Beirut - The Rip Tide (Pompeii)
  10. Mode Moderne - Undiscovered Country (Light Organ)
  11. Austra - Feel It Break (Domino)
  12. Starfucker - Reptilians (Polyvinyl)
  13. Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure (Captured Tracks)
  14. Hooray For Earth - True Loves (Dovecote)
  15. Tycho - Dive (Ghostly International)
  16. Neon Indian - Era Extrana (Static Tongues)
  17. Nurses - Dracula (Dead Oceans)
  18. Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting (Paper Bag)
  19. Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer (Merge)
  20. Myrmyr - Firestar (Under The Spire)

Mike

Best Of 2011

  • Times New Viking - Dancer Equired (Merge)
  • Pete Swanson - I Don't Rock at All (Three Lobed)
  • Higuma - Pacific Fog Dreams (Root Strata)
  • War on Drugs - Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
  • Young Prisms - Friends for Now (Kanine)
  • Milk Music - Beyond Living (Perennial)
  • Greg Davis - Eyebright (AOC)
  • Lucky Dragons - Shape Tape (Teenage Teardrops)
  • Marijata - This is Marijata (Academy)

Mixtress 9

Mixtress 9’s Fave Albums (2011 version)

  • Morning Musume - 12 Smart (Up Front Works)
  • Perfume - JPN (Tokuma Japan)
  • AKB48 - Koko Ni Ita Kota (King Records)
  • Tokyo Girls Style - Kodou no Hitmitsu (Avex)
  • Frank (Just Frank) - The Brutal Wave (Weird Records)
  • Friendly Fires - Pala (XL)
  • Daedelus - Bespoke (Ninja Tune)
  • SBTRKT - S/T (Young Turks)
  • Justice - Audio Video Disco (Ed Banger)
  • Various Artists - Space Escapade Unit 1 (Destination: Pluto Sector 68)(Elefant)
  • Radiohead - The King Of Limbs (TickerTape Ltd.)
  • The Drums - Portamento (Universal Republic)
  • The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love (DFA)
  • Rolling Stones - Some Girls (Deluxe Edition) (Universal Republic)
  • Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Capitol)
  • Bjork- Biophilia (One Little Indian)
  • DRC Music - Kinshasa One Two (Warp Limited)
  • The Horrors - Skying (XL)

Poindexter

Faves of 2011

  • tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD)
  • Strange Boys - Live Music (Rough Trade)
  • Beach Fossils - What a Pleasure (Captured Tracks)
  • Tennis - Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
  • Shannon and the Clams - Sleep Talk (1-2-3-4 Go!)
  • Timber Timbre - Creep on Creepin' On (Arts & Crafts)
  • Smith Westerns - Dye it Blonde (Fat Possum)
  • Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador)
  • Dreamdate - Melody Walk (Tic Tac Totally)

Pop Goes The Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel's Favorite Songs of 2011

  • Bare Wires - "Sweet Little Stranger" - Cheap Perfume (Southpaw)
  • Battles - "Ice Cream" - Gloss Drop (Warp)
  • Bleeding Knees Club - "Truth or Dare" - Virginity (I Am Sound)
  • Dum Dum Girls - "He Gets Me High" - He Gets Me High (Sub Pop)
  • Emily's Army - "Broadcast This" - Don't Be a Dick (Adeline)
  • Eleanor Friedberger - "My Mistakes" - Last Summer (Merge)
  • Graham Repulski - "Bulletproof Skull" - Into an Animal Together (Shorter)
  • Hauschka - "Cube" - Salon Des Amateurs (Fat Cat)
  • Low Anthem - "Apothecary Love" - Smart Flesh (Nonesuch)
  • Buddy Miller - "I Want to Be With You Always" - Majestic Silver Strings (New West)
  • Personal & the Pizzas - "I Don't Feel So Happy No More" - Raw Pie (1-2-3-4-Go!)
  • War on Drugs - "Baby Missiles" - Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
  • Misisipi Mike Wolf - "I Don't Miss You Anymore" - The Cold Hard Facts of Mike (Western Independent)

Roscoe 2000

Roscoe 2000 Top 10 2011 / late 2010 (in order of release)

  • Celer - Dying Star (Dragon's Eye)
  • Steve Daubenspeck - Driftin' With Our Shadows (Magnetic)
  • Slough Feg - The Animal Spirits (Cruz Del Sur)
  • Odean Pope - Universal Sounds (Porter)
  • Hélène Renaut - The Deer Convention (S/R)
  • Chris Forsyth - Paranoid Cat (Family Vineyard)
  • Vetiver - The Errant Charm (Sub Pop)
  • The Wrong Words - S/T (Trouble In Mind)
  • Carlos Forster - Family Trees (Hush)
  • Glitter Wizard - Solar Hits (Archers' Guild)

Rubberband Girl

Albums that did it for me in 2011

  • AM & Shawn Lee - Celestial Electric (ESL)
  • The Bandana Splits - Mr. Sam Presents The Bandana Splits (Boy Scout)
  • The Bangles - Sweetheart Of The Sun (Waterfront)
  • David Bazan - Strange Negotiations (Barsuk)
  • Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves (Domino)
  • Blue Sky Black Death - Noir (Fake Four)
  • The Bye Bye Blackbirds - Fixed Hearts (Rainbow Quartz)
  • Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep (Heavenly)
  • Cut Off Your Hands - Hollow (French Kiss)
  • Fleet Floxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
  • The Generationals - Actor-Caster (Park The Van)
  • Tommy Guerrero - Lifeboats And Follies (Galaxia)
  • House of Wolves - Fold In The Wind (S/R)
  • IVY - All Hours (Nettwerk)
  • The Jezabels - Prisoner (S/R)
  • The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (Atlantic)
  • David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights - Left By Soft (Merge)
  • Lumerians - Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory)
  • Moby - Destroyed (Mute)
  • Noveller - Glacial Glow (Weird Forest)
  • The People's Temple - Sons of Stone (Hozac)
  • The Red Button - As Far As Yesterday Goes (Grimble)
  • Redondo Beat - Meet Redondo Beat (Dionysus)
  • The Dex Romweber Duo - Is That You In The Blue? (Bloodshot)
  • Rivulets - We're Fucked (Important)
  • Los Shimmy Shakers - Shake 'Em If Ya Got 'Em (Puerile)
  • Stricken City - Losing Colour (The Kora)
  • Tennis - Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
  • The TomorrowMen - It's About Time! (Double Crown)
  • The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (Columbia)
  • Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting (Paper Bag)

Runaway Jayne

Top 11 Albums of 2011

  1. Active Child - You Are All I See (Vagrant)
  2. Thievery Corporation - Culture of Fear (ESL)
  3. Hooray for Earth - True Loves (Secretly Canadian)
  4. SBTRKT - S/T (Young Turks)
  5. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (LL)
  6. James Blake - S/T (Universal Republic)
  7. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)
  8. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
  9. Portugal. The Man - In the Mountain in the Cloud (Atlantic)
  10. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD)
  11. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

11 Notable Tracks of 2011

  • Austra - "Spellwork"
  • Friends - "I'm His Girl"
  • Gardens & Villa - "Orange Blossom" 
  • Grimes - "Oblivion"  
  • Jamie xx - "Far Nearer"
  • Mr. Little Jeans - "The Suburbs"
  • Purity Ring - "Lofticries"
  • Theophilius London - "Why Even Try" 
  • Toro Y Moi - "New Beat" 
  • White Denim - "Street Joy"
  • Zion I & the Grouch - "I Used to Be a Vegan"

Sex 14s

Sex 14s Top Forty Albums of 2011

  1. Zbigniew Preisner - Requiem for My Friend (New Music Productions)
  2. James Blake - James Blake (Polydor)
  3. Brooklyn Rider - Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music)
  4. Tom Waits - Bad As Me (Anti-)
  5. Miguel Zenón - Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook (Marsalis Music)
  6. tUnE-yArDs - W H O K I L L (4AD)
  7. The Antlers - Burst Apart (Deluxe Version) (Frenchkiss)
  8. Blueprint - Adventures In Counter-Culture (Rhymesayers)
  9. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (Sensibility Music)
  10. Gem Club - Breakers (Hardly Art)
  11. Kuniko Kato - kuniko plays reich (Linn)
  12. Active Child - You Are All I See (Vagrant)
  13. (etre) - Inferno From My Occult Diary (Porter)
  14. June Tabor - Ashore (Topic)
  15. Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs (Fat Cat)
  16. Jay- Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne (Roc-A-Fella)
  17. My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind (Asthmatic Kitty)
  18. GusGus - Arabian Horse (Kompakt)
  19. Soley - We Sink (MORR Music)
  20. Original Cast Recording - The Book of Mormon (Ghostlight)
  21. Build - Place (New Amsterdam)
  22. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol.2: Judges (Constellation)
  23. Graham Reynolds - The Difference Engine (Innova)
  24. Tommy Guerrero - Lifeboats And Follies (Galaxia)
  25. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
  26. The Wailin' Jennys - Bright Morning Stars (Red House)
  27. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
  28. Todd Snider - Live: The Storyteller (Aimless)
  29. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  30. Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Days (Reprise)
  31. Rene Marie - Voice of My Beautiful Country (Motema)
  32. Lucinda Williams - Blessed (Lost Highway)
  33. Bombino - Agadez (Cumbancha)
  34. Chick Corea - Orvieto (ECM)
  35. Jonny Greenwood - Norwegian Wood OST (Nonesuch)
  36. Tinariwen - Tassili (Anti-)
  37. Liturgy - Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey)
  38. Feist - Metals (Cherry Tree)
  39. Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music (No Format)
  40. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (Domino)

Sex for Teens' Top Films of 2011

  1. The Tree of Life - Terrence Malick (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  2. Le Quattro Volte - Michelangelo Frammartino (Invisibile Film)
  3. Margin Call - J.C. Chandor (Roadside Attractions)
  4. Insidious - James Wan (FilmDistrict)
  5. Carnage - Roman Polanski (Sony Pictures Classics)
  6. The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodóvar (Sony Pictures Classics)
  7. Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn (Bold Films)
  8. Source Code - Duncan Jones (Summit Entertainment)
  9. Weekend - Andrew Haigh (Sundance Selects)
  10. Hugo - Martin Scorsese (Paramount Pictures)

Sharkey

In Which Certain Albums of the Year Two Thousand Eleven Were Particularly Admired by DJ Sharkey

  • Jonathan Coulton - Artificial Heart (Jocoserious)
  • Prurient - Bermuda Drain (Hydra Head)
  • Bjork - Biophilia (Nonesuch)
  • Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  • Cornershop with Bubbley Kaur - Cornershop & the Double 'O' Groove of (Ample Play)
  • Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (Matador)
  • Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl)
  • Goodbye the Band - Uncle Narratologist (soundcloud.com/goodbyetheband)
  • Kool A.D. - "DUMMO" (S/R)
  • James Ferraro - Far Side Virtual (Hippos in Tanks)
  • James Blake - S/T (Universal Republic)
  • Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge)
  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Island)
  • Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation)
  • Matthew Friedberger - Old Regimes (Thrill Jockey)
  • Radiohead - The King of Limbs (S/R)
  • Julia Holter - Tragedy (Leaving)
  • John Maus - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon)
  • Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather (Naive)
  • Van Hunt - What Were You Hoping For? (godless-hotspot)

In Which Certain Songs of Two Thousand Eleven, Either Contained Within or Apart from Aforementioned Albums, Endeared Themselves to DJ Sharkey

  • Controlled Bleeding - "A Love Song (in Two Parts)" - Odes to Bubbler (Soleilmoon)
  • Prurient - "A Meal Can Be Made" - Bermuda Drain (Hydra Head)
  • tUnE-YaRdS - "Bizness" - w h o k i l l (4AD)
  • They Might Be Giants - "Can't Keep Johnny Down" - Join Us (Idlewild)
  • Todd Edwards - "Head Held High" - toddedwards.bandcamp.com (S/R)
  • DJ Quik - "Killer Dope" - The Book of David (Mad Science)
  • Reggie Watts - "Panther Quest" - Daytrotter Session 5/23/2011 (Daytrotter)
  • Lindsey Buckingham - "Seeds We Sow" - Seeds We Sow (Mind Kit)
  • R. Kelly - "Shut Up!" - twitter.com/kellzodiac (Twitvid)
  • S*A*M - "STRAWBERRY LOVERR" - youtube.com/user/samtvofficial1 (YouTube)
  • Planningtorock - "The One" - W (DFA)

Shrey

Top Ten Records of 2011

  1. Radiation City - The Hands That Take You (Apes Tapes)
  2. Drake - Take Care (Cash Money)
  3. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life (Matador)
  4. tUnE-YaRdS - w h o k i l l (4AD)
  5. Veronica Falls - S/T (Slumberland)
  6. SBTRKT - S/T (Young Turks)
  7. Dreamdate - Melody Walk (Tic Tac Totally)
  8. Anirudh Ravichander & Dhanush - Why This Kolaveri Di - Single (Sony)
  9. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  10. James Blake - S/T (Universal Republic)

Sida

Best of 2011

  • Barn Owl - Lost In The Glare (Thrill Jockey)
  • Rene Hell - The Terminal Symphony  (Type)
  • Zdenek Liska - Mala Morska Vila (Finders Keepers)
  • Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972 (Kranky)
  • Mika Vainio - Life (...It Eats You Up) (Editions Mego)
  • Derek Monypeny - Don't Bring Me Down, Bruce (Raheem)
  • Boron - Aria Statica (Field Hymns)
  • Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure (Mexican Summer)
  • MaryClare Brzytwa - MCB (Setola Di Maiale)
  • Alvarius B. - Baroque Primitiva (Abduction)

Best Reissue

  • Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist/Re-Synthesist (Sky 1980, Rvng Intl. 2011)

Top Personal Musical Discoveries

  • Franco Battiato - Fetus (Bla Bla 1972)
  • Harmonia '76 - Tracks & Traces (Rykodisc 1997)
  • Manuell Gottsching - E2-E4 (Inteam 1984)

Spanky

Best Releases of 2011

  • Bare Wires - Cheap Perfume (Southpaw/Burger)
  • The Boo – I Want Revenge (S/R Demo)
  • Hunx & His Punkettes - Too Young to Be in Love (Hardly Art)
  • King Lollipop - Woodland Whoopee Songs of Ol' Callowhee! (1234 Go!)
  • Shannon & the Clams - Sleep Talk (1234 Go!)
  • Swiftumz - Don’t Trip (Holy Mountain)
  • Younger Lovers - Rock Flawless (Bachelor)
  • Wax Idols - No Future (Hozac/Burger)

Best Videos of 2011

  • Big Freedia – “Y’all Get Back Now” (Directed by Bob Weisz & Josh Ente)
  • Hunx and His Punkettes – “Too young to be in Love” (Directed by Justin Kelly)
  • Shannon & the Clams – “Sleep Talk” (Directed by Hannah Lew)

Best Live Shows of 2011

  • Erase Errata - 924 gilman, 12/11/11 (Girl Rock Camp Benefit)
  • Nobunny, Lil Queenie - white horse, 12/8/11 (down at lulus holiday party)
  • King Lollipop, Swiftumz, Peach Kelli Pop - 1234 Go!, 12/5/11
  • Okmoniks, Midnite Snaxxx, etc. – Thee Parkside, 10/23/11 (Budget Rock day three)
  • Green Day - 1234 GO!, 9/22/11
  • Nobunny, Bananas – Oakland Metro, 7/22/11 (1234go showcase)
  • King Tuff, Personal & the Pizzas, Wrong Words – Thee Parkside, 3/25/11 (Burger Boogaloo)
  • The forgetters - BOTH, 1/27/11

Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita's 2011 Musical Odyssey...

Best New Releases

  • Tom Waits – Bad As Me (Anti-)
  • El Rego – S/T (Daptone)
  • Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)
  • Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Subpop)
  • Sharon Jones – Soul Time (101 Distribution)
  • Charles Bradley – No Time for Dreaming (Daptone)
  • David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time (Play It Again Sam)
  • Southern Culture on the Skids – Zombified (Kudzu)
  • Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project - Seriously (Smog Veil)
  • Chris Watson – El Tren Fantasma (touch UK)
  • J.C. Satan – Sick of Love (Slovenly Recordings)
  • Man Man – Life Fantastic (Anti-)
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops and Luminescent Orchestrii  - Carolina Chocolate Drops (Nonesuch)
  • Mark Growden - Lose Me In The Sand (Porto Franco)
  • Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador)
  • Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra  - World of Funk (Ubiquity)
  • Sic Alps  -Napa Asylum (Drag City)
  • Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare Bird Alert (Rounder)
  • Afro-Soultet -  Afrodesia (Ubiquity)
  • Dengue Fever -Cannibal Courtship (Concord Music)
  • Davila 666 - Tan Bajo (In the Red)
  • Lumerians - Transmalinnia (Knitting Factory)
  • Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
  • Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania (In The Red)
  • Wooden Shjips - West (Thrill Jockey)
  • Stephin Merritt - Obscurities (Merge)
  • Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread (Drag City)
  • Deer Tick - Divine Providence (Partisan)
  • Lord Loves a Working Man – S/T (Working Man)
  • Earth - Angels of Darkness Demons of Light (Southern Lord)

Best Various Artist Releases

  • The Original Sound of Cumbia (Sound Way)
  • Funky Frauleins vol. 2 (Grosse Freiheit)
  • Voodoo Rhythm Compilation Vol. 3 (Voodoo Rhythm)
  • Daptone 45 Singles Spring/Summer 2011 (Daptone)
  • Thai? Dai! The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Under Ground (Finders Keepers)
  • Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside (Parlortone)
  • Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (The Numero Group)
  • This May Be My Last Time Singing (Tompkins Square)
  • 101 Things To Do In Bongolia (Electric Cowbell)
  • Alternate History of Popular Music (Numero Group)

Best Musical Performances

  • The Coup at the stroke of midnight 2011 at the New Parish – Oakland, Jan. 1st
  • High on Fire at the New Parish – Oakland, January 1st
  • Captain Beefheart Symposium at The Independent - SF, Feb. 11th
  • Gang of Four at the Fillmore - SF, Feb. 19th
  • Prince at the Oracle Arena – Oakland, Feb. 23rd
  • Acid Mothers Temple at the Bottom of the Hill - SF, March 24th
  • Mission Three at the Old Point Bar - Algiers, Louisiana, April 2nd
  • Sleepy Sun at the New Parish – Oakland, April 24th
  • Agent Ribbons at the Uptown – Oakland, May 18th
  • Misisipi Mike & the Midnight Gamblers, The Mutineers, Calafia at the Starry Plough – Berkeley, June 26th
  • Blonde Redhead at the New Parish – Oakland, June 29th
  • Thurston Moore and Kurt Vile and the Violators at the New Parish - Oakland, July 25th
  • Sleepy Sun/Howlin’ Rain at Don Quixote’s – Felton, CA, July 27th
  • Misisipi Mike & the Midnight Gamblers, The Mutineers, Big Jugs at the Plough & Stars – SF, August 13th
  • Dr. John at Yoshi’s – Oakland, Sept. 8th
  • Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theater – Berkeley, Sept. 10th
  • The Coup and Conspiracy of Beards at the Oakland Museum O Zone event, Sept. 30th
  • Lagos Roots Afrobeat Ensemble at the New Parish – Oakland, Oct. 15th
  • Man Man on Lower Sproul - UC Berkeley Campus, Oct. 25th
  • Weird Al Yankovic at the Fox – Oakland, Nov. 6th
  • Aaron Neville at the Palace of Fine Arts – SF, Dec. 18th

The Muse

Favorite album releases from 2011

  • Louis C.K. - Hilarious (Comedy Central)
  • Slim Cessna's Auto Club - Unentitled (Alternative Tentacles)
  • Dub Is A Weapon - Vaporized (Harmonized)
  • Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
  • Hillbilly Herald - S/T (S/R)
  • Mocean Worker - Candygram for Mowo (Mowo!)
  • Radio Moscow - The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz (Alive NaturalSound)
  • Bass Nectar - Divergent Spectrum (Amorphous)
  • Mike Birbiglia - Sleepwalk with Me (Comedy Central)
  • Chancha Via Circuito - Rio Arriba (ZZK)
  • Cumbia Tokeson - Cuchos Vol. 1 (Tokeson Music)
  • Brad Goode - Tight Like This (Delmark)
  • Heavy Tin - Refused (Concinnity)
  • John Mellencamp - No Better Than This (Rounder)
  • Truckstop Honeymoon - Homemade Haircut (Squirrel)
  • The Devil Makes Three - Stomp and Smash (Milan)
  • Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three - Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt)
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Drive Time (Mountain Home Music Co.)
  • Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)

Tiger Lily

Top 10 of 2011

  • Cheap Time - Another Time (Cass)
  • Cyclops - Cyclops (Johnny Cat/Portland Mutant Party)
  • Giuda - Get It Over (White Zoo)
  • Happy Thoughts - S/T (HoZac)
  • The Ketamines - Line by Line (HoZac)
  • Mickey - Rock 'n' Roll Dreamer (HoZac)
  • Peach Kelli Pop - S/T (Infinity Cat)
  • Reatards - Teenage Hate [reissue]/Fuck Elvis Here’s the Reatards (Goner)
  • Vernons Girls - We Love the Vernons Girls 1962-1964 (RPM, 2010)
  • Wrong Words - S/T (Trouble in Mind)

Tobin

Choice Albums of 2011

  • Antlers - Burst Apart (Frenchkiss)
  • James Blake - James Blake (Polydor)
  • Casiokids - Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen (Polyvinyl)
  • Crystal Stilts - Radiant Door (Sacred Bones)
  • Brian Eno with Rick Holland - Drums Between the Bells (Warp)
  • Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
  • Fredrik - Flora (Kora)
  • Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer (Merge)
  • Gem Club - Breakers (Hardly Art)
  • Myrmyr - Fire Star (Under the Spire)
  • Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
  • Sister Crayon - Bellow (Manimal)
  • Soley - We Sink (Morr)
  • 13 & God - Own Your Ghost (Anticon)
  • Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On (Arts & Crafts)
  • Tom Waits - Bad As Me (Anti-)
  • Widowspeak - Widowspeak (Captured Tracks)
  • Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum)

Tumble Weed

Your Tumble Weed's Best of 2011

  • Been Porter and Mark Melincore - Music for Children of All Ages (Turned Wood)

See my playlist on 1/26/12 for Best of the Thrifts 2011

WAM BAM Ashleyanne

(20)11 Albums Worth Stealing Back from Your Ex

  • Beach Fossils - What a Pleasure (Captured Tracks)
  • Bearsuit - The Phantom Forest (Fortuna Pop!)
  • Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps - Little Wind (S/R)
  • The Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
  • The Drums - Portamento (Moshi Moshi)
  • Generationals - Actor-Caster (Park the Van)
  • Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
  • Luke Temple - Don't Act Like You Don't Care (Western Vinyl)
  • Mike James Kirkland - Don't Sell Your Soul (Luv N' Haight)
  • Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On (Full Time Hobby)
  • Shannon & The Clams - Sleep Talk (1-2-3-4 Go!)