Fave music of 2011

Compared to everyone else in my family, I am a total loser in terms of music.  They generally turn me on to what they are listening to.  Their brains are filled with singles and new artists.  The good news is that there is always amazing music being played in our house.  I pay attention but not like they do.  Maybe 2012?

Here is my fave music of 2011 in no particular order.  I have to say that the lists with singles make the most sense based on how we listen to music these days but I am still in complete album mode. 

Codes and Keys Death Cab for Cutie

The Head and the Heart

Beirut –The Rip Tide

Iron and Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean

Bon Iver – Perth


Smith Westerns – Weekend


J. Mascis, Several Shades of Why

Dale Earnhardt Jr. It’s a Corporate World

Watch the Throne Jay Z and Kanye West

Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers (this year or last?)

Antlers Burst Apart

Pepper Rabbit



Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials

I also listened to a bunch of rap thanks to Josh.  Mac Miller, Blue Side Park, Peanut Butter and Swelly, Chitty Bang and Drake, Take Care. 






Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    NICE.Will check out. Thanks Joanne. 🙂

  2. Conrad Ross Schulman

    Drake- Take Care is Awesome. my favorite tracks are:1: Lord Knows2: Take Care ft Rihanna2: Underground Kings3: HYFR 5: Over My Dead Body6: Headlines

  3. Rohan

    YouTube links to a few favorites (top 5 for eg) would help greatly.. 🙂 Here are a few I just posted on Fred’s blog..1. Norwegian Recycling – Have you heard this guy before? Brilliant mash upshttp://www.youtube.com/watc…2. Danse (French) – Gregoire http://www.youtube.com/watc…  (Some other songs in his album toi + moi are great) 3. Fix you – Boyce Avenue Coverhttp://www.youtube.com/watc… 4. Waiting for my chance to come – Noah and the http://www.youtube.com/watc…5. All of my Days – Alexi Murdochhttp://www.youtube.com/watc…And So Fast – Goldspot – I guess GG would like this 🙂 A bit poignant though.. :)http://www.youtube.com/watc…(He’d mentioned that you loved Friday by Goldspot when I’d shared the song earlier!)

  4. John Revay

    Thanks for sharing – i can not stop playing Beirut – The Rip TideI was watching NBC New Years eve coverage last night (I can’t watch channel 7 w/ them wheeling out Dick Clark) – There was a cut away to a taped piece by Brian Williams – where he rattled off a bunch of artist he is listening to these days and Beirut was one of them.  Please have a happy, safe and productive 2012!

  5. John Revay

    Can stop listening to Beirut – The Rip Tide

    1. Gotham Gal

      i know how you feel