Eleventy-One

1. I think in list form often,

2. Music is the only constant comfort in my life,

3. Number 2 seems like an dramatized version of the truth; it could be.

TOP 30 (Seriously?) ALBUMS OF 2011:

30. Cults – CULTS

29. Washed Out – WITHIN AND WITHOUT

28. Liturgy – AESTHETICA

27. This Will Destroy You – TUNNEL BLANKET

26. Skeletonwitch – BEYOND THE PERMAFROST

25. Chelsea Wolfe – APOKALYPSIS

24. Sepalcure – SEPALCURE

23. Radiohead – THE KING OF LIMBS

22. Bibio – MIND BOKEH

21. Panda Bear – TOMBOY

20. Jay-Z and Kanye West – WATCH THE THRONE

19. The Horrors – SKYING

18. M83 – HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING

17. The Weeknd – HOUSE OF BALLOONS

16. Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx – WE’RE NEW HERE

15. Cat’s Eyes – CAT’S EYES

14. Wolves in the Throne Room – CELESTIAL LINEAGE

13. Fucked Up – DAVID COMES TO LIFE

12. Russian Circles – EMPROS

11. SBTRKT – SBTRKT

10. St. Vincent – STRANGE MERCY

9. Explosions in the Sky – TAKE CARE TAKE CARE TAKE CARE

8. Cold Cave, CHERISH THE LIGHT YEARS

7. Bon Iver – BON IVER

6. Pictureplane – THEE PHYSICAL

5. Jessica 6 – SEE THE LIGHT

4. Esben and the Witch – VIOLET CRIES

3. Soft Metals – SOFT METALS

2. James Blake – JAMES BLAKE

1. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – ROME

WISH I GOT THESE EARLIER IN 2011

BECAUSE I LOVE THEM A LOT NOW:

4. Oneohtrix Point Never – REPLICA

3. The Mind Spiders – THE MIND SPIDERS

2. Touché Amoré – PARTING THE SEA BETWEEN

1. Deafheaven – ROADS TO JUDAH

2011 EPs THAT RULED (Alphabetical Order):

Burial – Street Halo

Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High

Glass Candy – Warm in the Winter

Glassjaw – Our Color Green & Coloring Book EPs

Holy Other – With U

Lana Del Rey – Video Games / Blue Jeans

NO – Don’t Worry You’ll Be Here Forever

Phantogram – Nightlife

PRE-2011 AND MUCH LOVED (No Particular Order):

All Pigs Must Die – GOD IS WAR

Baroness – THE BLUE RECORD

Baroness – THE RED ALBUM

The Black Angels – PHOSEPHENE DREAM

Black Breath – HEAVY BREATHING

The Black Keys – BROTHERS

Chromatics – IN THE CITY

Dissection – REINKAOS

Doomriders – BLACK THUNDER

Isis – WAVERING RADIENT

Nation of Ulysses – 13 POINT PENTAGRAM TO DESTROY AMERICA

Refused – THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME (Go-to album for any moment, any mood, every day)

Slayer – REIGN IN BLOOD

BEST SHOWS OF 2011:

21. Dark Dark Dark @ The Satellite

20. Zola Jesus @ Mondrian

19. This Will Destroy You @ The Echo

18. M83 @ The Music Box

17. The Horrors @ El Rey Theater

16. Ty Segall, Tijuana Panthers @ Eagle Rock Center of the Arts

15. Mariachi El Bronx @ La Cita

14. Dum Dum Girls @ Mondrian

13. SALEM, Light Asylum, Gatekeeper @ Check Yo Ponytail, Echoplex

12. No Age, Black Flag, No Flag @ Levitt Pavilion

11. James Blake @ Troubadour

10. The Black Angels @ Fox Pomona. Hated The Kills.

9. Esben and the Witch @ Bootleg Theater

8. Glass Candy @ FYF Fest

7. Russian Circles, Deafheaven, Marriages @ Troubadour

6. Red Sparowes, Coliseum, Aeges @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts

5. Death From Above 1979 @ The Music Box

4. The National, Neko Case @ Hollywood Bowl

3. American Nightmare, Touché Amoré, Trash Talk, Weekends @ Ukrainian Cultural Center, New Years Eve (!!!!!!)

2. Power of the Riff: Pelican, Pentagram, Black Breath, Early Graves, All Pigs Must Die, Trap Them, Aeges, Acephalix, Baptists, Masakari, Plagues and more @ The Echo & Echoplex

1. Portishead, Thought Forms @ The Shrine Auditorium.

I’m a jerk and I got to see Portishead TWICE. Dreams do come true.

2012 so far has already brought At the Drive-In and Refused reunions our way, so it’s bound to be a fucking great new year.

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