Thursday, January 5, 2012

A little late,

A week ago I saw drive, for the second time and declared mid way through (to myself), "album of the year!" a film as album of the year?! Wait a minute. But my logic at the time was, how often do we listen to an album all the way through anymore? Even the best of us music lovers skip tracks here and there. In this day and age of attention spanlessness, perhaps film is the new/old secret home of the album. I am not declaring the album is dead, but I think we are approaching a tipping point, where artists are going to have to invent new ways for their music to be heard (I mean, really listened to) through collaboration with visual artists; the album is not dead, merely evolving. 

but for old times sake here is what I got:

10. Youth Lagoon - the year of hibernation
9. Gil scott heron and jamie xx - were new here
8. Radiohead - king of limbs
7. Kurt Vile - smoke ring for my halo
6. War on drugs - slave ambient
5. Bon Iver - Bon iver
3. Beirut - rip tide
2. Balam Acab - wander/wonder
1. James Blake - James Blake

Albums I loved as well:
The Weeknd - House of Balloons
Matthew Halsall - On the Go
Clams Casino - Instrumental Mixtape
The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
Stars slinger vs. teams
*AR - Wolf Notes
Carousell - Black Swallow and other Songs

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