Friday, December 23, 2011

Our 2011 Top 10 List

Here are our top 10 albums of 2011, in no particular order:

Madeline - Black Velvet
This record is super amazing! I can't tell you how many times we listened to this during the July tour.

Vacation - Vacation
These dudes are a total party every single time you are around them. This record delivers that, plus super hard lo-fi jams.

Landlord - Beneath The Wheel
These dudes' first album was super good, but I think this one takes it to a new level. Another album that we listened to endlessly in July.

Tenement - Napalm Dream
The Tenement full length was a long time coming, and completely worth it.

Reverse the Curse - Hither & Yon
Our good buddies from Cleveland delivered this gem. The album is super intense in every way. Recorded and produced at Columbus' own The Tone Shoppe.

Bright Eyes - The People's Key
I saw Bright Eyes when they last came through Columbus over the summer and it was fantastic. This album is the Bright Eyes album I have been wanting since Lifted. We listened to this one a lot during our last tour in November.

Saintseneca - Last
This record rules. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to it, you will love listening to it. I guarantee. Another Tone Shoppe production.

Good Luck - Without Hesitation
Good Luck's first album Into Lake Griffy was so super good. This album is just as super good. Seriously.

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
I saw Robin Pecknold last year when he opened for Joanna Newsom. He played a few new songs at that show and they left a very strong impression. When I finally heard them fully realized on this album it made me very happy. I love this album more each time I listen to it.

Moon High - Six Suns
This album sounds so good. You can hear how much went into this self recorded/produced album and it is beautiful. Plus the songs are great and this band is great live.

It was a very good year.

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