Wednesday, June 29, 2011

2011 & 1/2

2011 is now more than half over, and summer's finally arrived (although if you are in San Francisco you wouldn't know it from the rain).  Any excuse to make a list of albums is a good excuse, but "2011 so far" is an extra good excuse.  Here's lists from me (aw), destroythescene and R.A.Williams; MRT will be posting his list tomorrow.

These are the albums I've been digging the most so far this year- I took a few albums off the list at the last second (ducktails, tim cohen, a few others) because I wasn't sure if I liked them THAT much.  The ones I like best are in bold.

battles - gloss drop (warp)
black devil disco club - circus (lo)
burzum - fallen (back on black)
   Burzum - Jeg Faller (Fallen) by metalassault

clams casino - b-sides instrumental & remixes (self-released)

lumerians - transmalinnia (partisan)
   Atlanta Brook by Lumerians

moon duo - mazes (sacred bones)
peaking lights - 936 (not not fun)

vetiver - the errant charm (sub pop)
   Vetiver - Worse For Wear by wattesnl


These are in order from best to last

Psychedelic Horseshit - Laced (Fat Cat)
Psychedelic Horseshit - French Countryside by TheDiscoverialist

Ponytail - Do Whatever You Want All the Time (We Are Free)
Ponytail - Honey Touches by FBi Radio

Death Grips - Exmilitary (Self-released)
Death Grips - Exmilitary - 3 - Spread Eagle Cross the Block by deathgrips

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
Fleet Foxes - Montezuma by gypsysphere

Tuneyards - Whokill (4AD)
Tune-Yards - Bizness by snipelondon

Akron Family - S/T II The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (Dead Oceans)
Akron Family - Silly Bears by Pretty Much Amazing

Panda Bear - Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
Panda Bear - Last Night At The Jetty by bigasslens

Rabbits - Lower Forms (Relapse)
Rabbits - A Tale Of Tales (Lower Forms) by metalassault

Liturgy - Aesthethica (Thrill Jockey)
Liturgy - High Gold by deadcomedian


tim hecker - ravedeath 1972 (kranky)

egyptrixx - bible eyes (night slugs)

clams casino - instrumental mixtape (self-released)

asc - stutter/leviathan 12" (exit records)

bok bok - southside ep (night slugs)