Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Top 10 of 2011 (with youtube links!)

For my college radio station WHCL I had to put together a 2011, so I'll share it here too even though I haven't posted in how many years? We were required to write about our favorite (hence the paragraph below) and put genres, so I got creative with my adjectives.

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - Ferris Wheel On Fire (10” Bonus EP included in Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset) [Orgasmic Guitar]

“My Dream Girl Don’t Exist” -

Part of the Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset, the Ferris Wheel On Fire 10” is a gem. As a Neutral Milk Hotel nerd I had heard seven of these eight songs before, “Home” is entirely new having never been released nor bootlegged. That said, each of these eight tracks are perfect and flawless examples of what Jeff Mangum/Neutral Milk Hotel was. While this is not as cohesive as either of the full albums (most of the tracks were recorded at different times), this 10” flows as if each piece was meant from the beginning to be included here.

2. Miracle Fortress - Was I The Wave? [Electric Indie]

“Miscalculations” -

3. Destroyer - Kaputt [Groovalicious Awesomeness]

“Bay Of Pigs (Detail)” -

4. Moonface - Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped [Bizarre Beaty Indie]

“Return To The Violence Of The Ocean Floor” -

5. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital [Electro Dance Indie Rock]

“Repatriated” -

6. Bon Iver - Bon Iver [Indie Folk]

“Perth” -

7. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low [Happy Indie]

“Woods” -

8. Blackout Beach - Fuck Death [Off-The-Beaten-Track Innovative Indie]

“Torchlights Banned” -

9. Beirut - The Rip Tide [Layered Indie]

“Vagabond” -

10. Feist - Metals [Cute Pop]

“Cicadas And Gulls” -