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Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:48 pm
by Jake
Here's my chart of the Top 25 artists I listened to most in the past 12 months:

1 The Beach Boys 975
2 The Beatles 452
3 The Monkees 418
4 The Mountain Goats 295
5 The Rolling Stones 293
6 Beastie Boys 265
7 Frank Sinatra 246
8 The Smiths 245
9 Bob Dylan 225
10 Neil Young 204
11 Elvis Presley 203
12 Wilco 195
13 Tom Waits 187
14 Jay-Z 184
15 The White Stripes 168
16 Paul McCartney 160
17 Pixies 145
18 Sebadoh 142
19 The Stooges 138
20 Clem Snide 124
21 Blitzen Trapper 123
22 Liz Phair 122
23 Death Cab for Cutie 119
24 Donovan 111
25 Ramones 105

What did you listen to in 2011?

Re: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:20 pm
by jonas
New stuff I loved:
Fucked Up, David Comes to Life. This is a lot of fun.
PJ Harvey, Let England Shake. Honestly, when I read the lyrical way she writes and hear the passionate way she sings, I want to bang her. Is that awful?

Old stuff I loved:
A lot of Nick Cave.
A lot of Mountain Goats (thanks Glono!).

New stuff I'm less sure of:
Wilco, The Whole Love. I liked this a lot initially, but it didn't stick with me. Still, an improvement.
St. Vincent, Strange Mercy. Meh. Poser.

Re: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:38 am
by Little Timmy
Portugal. The Man, In The Mountain In The Cloud. Lots of new albums by local bands, including Megafaun, Megafaun; The Rosebuds, Loud Planes Fly Low; Mount Mariah, The Letting Go (EP); Birds of Avalon, Birds of Avalon

btw, it's good to be back -- I didn't know this site was still kickin' it.

Re: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:50 am
by steve-o
This was pretty productive year, for once. New stuff I really got into this year:

Beach House Teen Dream- ah, that voice *knees quiver*
Cold Cave Cherish The Light Years- "I don't mean to sound like a queer or nothing, but Depeche Mode's a pretty sweet band."
Twin Shadow- Forget
The Joy Formidable- The Big Roar
M83- Hurry Up We're Dreaming
The Decemberists The King is Dead
Wild Flag

Other stuff:
Booker T & The MG's- McElmore Avenue- I feel like revoking my own music cred after going so long without knowing this existed. How could you all let this happen?
Rediscovering my love for Yo La Tengo's I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One, Helium's The Dirt of Luck, and The Delgados' Hate. All albums I lost over the years and have since replaced.
Getting off my lazy ass for once and seeing Wye Oak, Archers of Loaf, and The Rosebuds in the same month. Being happy when The Rosebuds can sell out a show on the other side of the country. Not being happy when that means a big sweaty guy is crammed in front of me the entire time.

All in all, a pretty good year.

Re: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:54 am
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Hey, nice to see that this place is gasping back to life a little bit. And congrats to Riviera on the new release!

I'm not plugged into the dealie, but I did run down my favourite ten records (and some honourable mentions) at my blog:

Sorry for the shameless plug :-) In the absence of regular updates at GloNo, I decided to exercise my inner music nerd at my own place. To save you some suspense, let's just say that I really liked the new Wilco record.