Saturday, December 17, 2011

best of 2011.....

this was another great year for music..... so many good garage, punk, psych, noise and indie rock albums to choose from...... 

i usually do a top 30 of the year and i always think i could post a list of at least hundred lps you need to buy......but thirty seems to a nice number.....these lps never travelled very far from my turntable all year.......

i highly suggest you buy every album on this list...


1-    Night Beats - s/t (trouble in mind)
2-    Blind Shake - seriousness (learning curve)
3-    Heavy Times - jacker (hozac)
4-    Video - leather leather  (play pinball)
5-    Blasted Canyons - s/t  (castle face)
6-    GG King  - esoteric love (robs house)
7-    Mikal Cronin  - s/t (trouble in mind)
8-    Bad Sports - kings of the weekend (dirtnap)
9-    OBN IIIs - one and only (tic tac totally)
10-  Black Lips  - arabia mountain (vice)

11-  Apache Dropout - s/t (family vineyard)
12-  Cosmonauts - s/t (permanent)
13-  Xray Eyeballs - not nothing (kanine)
14-  The Oh Sees - carrion drawler / the dream (in the red)
15-  Total Control - henge beat  (iron lung)
16-  Nothing People - smells like metal (captcha)
17-  Purling Hiss - lounge lizards (mexican summer)
18-  Ty Segall - goodbye bread (drag city)
19-  Dirtbombs - party store (in the red)
20-  Royal headache - s/t (rip society)

21-  Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds - gorilla rose (in the red)
22-  Useless Eaters - daily commute (tic tac totally)
23-  Mind Spiders - s/t (dirtnap)
24-  Disappears - guider (kranky)
25-  Peoples Temple - sons of stone (hozac)
26-  Bass Drum of Death - gb city (fat possum / inflated)
27-  Moon Duo - mazes (sacred bones)
28-  Obits - moody standard and poor (sub pop)
29-  Wooden Shjips - west (thrill jockey)
30-  Cave - neverendless (drag city)

and here's some other highlights from 2011....  

best singles / b-sides collection

the oh sees - singles vol. 1-2

best cover album

ty segall - ty rex

best split ep

the oh sees/total control
puffy areolas/purling hiss

best reissue

the reatards - teenage hate

best shows of 2011 (too many fun ones to narrow it down)

black lips / night beats @ empty bottle
the oh sees / total control @ empty bottle
bad sports / wax museums @ cals
ty segall / mikal cronin / human eye / heavy times
  @ treasure town
double dagger @ treasure town
dirtbombs / white mystery @ subterranean 
   and last but not least.....
HOZAC BLACKOUT FEST @ velvet perineum 

best 7 inch

x-ray eyeballs - crystal

best cassette only release

cosmonauts - new psychic denim
purling hiss - dizzy polizzy

best chicago band

heavy times

best collaborative lp

michael yonkers and the blind shake - period

best live album

jesus lizard - club
ty segall - live at aisle five


Anonymous said...

all thats missing is best label. For me Hozac, not sure for you?

Anonymous said...

thanks for running this site, possibly the best resource on the internet. can be tough to get this kind of music outside the US without being bent over be postal costs etc

j. amadeus markley said...

Yr welcome. It's difficult to even find some of these releases in the US... I just wanna let people know about the good music that's out there.

And there's much more good music on the way in xx12....