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Albums & Songs of 2011

Posted January 1, 2012 By admin

I probably shouldn’t have waited until the last minute to post these lists, but better late than never. Here we go, the top 10 albums (plus a few honorable mentions) and the best songs of 2011, as chosen by me. Enjoy!

Honorable mentions:
Atmosphere- The Family Sign
Burlap to Cashmere – Burlap to Cashmere
James Hoffman – The Union
Wanda Jackson – The Party Ain’t Over
Christina Perri – Lovestrong


10. Zee Avi- Ghostbird 9. Brett Dennen- Loverboy 8. Adele- 21 7. Prof – King Gampo 6. Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire 5. Rachael Yamagata – Chesapeake 4. Grieves- Together/Apart 3. Astronautalis- This Is Our Science 2. Dessa- Castor, The Twin 1. Amos Lee- Mission Bell



Best songs:

Disc 1:

  • What Other Guy- Adam Cohen
  • If It Hadn’t Been For Love- Adele
  • Behind Me Now- Amos Lee
  • Holy Water- Astronautalis
  • If You Can Save Me Now- Atmosphere
  • Dead And Done- Bobby Long
  • Frozen In Slow Motion- Brett Dennen
  • Who By Fire- Buck 65 (ft. Jenn Grant)
  • Tonight- Burlap To Cashmere
  • Love Hurts- Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle
  • The Lonely- Christina Perri
  • Dear Father- Colin Hay
  • Black- Danger Mouse (ft. Norah Jones)
  • Two Against One- Danger Mouse (ft. Jack White)
  • 551- Dessa
  • Warning Signs- Eilen Jewell
  • Everyday- Fiona Apple
  • Sunny Side Of Hell- Grieves
  • Duluth- Haroula Rose


Disc 2:

  • Anyway Rattlesnake- Haley Bonar
  • Police Dog Blues- Hugh Laurie
  • Praise The Lord For My Darlin’- James Hoffman
  • Maybe I Missed The Point- Jeff Bridges
  • Oh! Susanna- Jewel
  • Drive All Night- Joss Stone
  • No Words Now- Pieta Brown
  • Gampo- Prof
  • Even If I Don’t- Rachael Yamagata
  • Good Man- Raphael Saadiq
  • Believe It When I See It- Ron Sexsmith
  • I Love You But I Don’t Know What To Say- Ryan Adams
  • Blue Ribbon Winner- Schuyler Fisk
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- She & Him
  • The Golden Age- The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  • Lose- The Game
  • You Know I’m No Good- Wanda Jackson
  • Roll Up- Wiz Khalifa
  • 31 Days- Zee Avi


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Posted February 3, 2011 By admin

Adele is probably one of the more frustrating artists I have in my collection. She has an amazing voice, there is no denying that, but her debut album 19 seemed to rely too much on it and most of the songs on it never really grabbed me. I was hoping for more with her most recent album 21, but sadly it seems like more of the same. There are just too many songs on the album that seem to go nowhere and are bland to be perfectly honest. There are a couple standouts, “Rolling In The Deep“, for example, which is the first single off the album,and for great reason. It has a great sound behind her amazing voice, and it’s a great way to start off the album. “Someone Like You” is also a great track, a somber, sad track that showcases Adele’s ability to express the pain of the end of a relationship and the reality that the other person has moved onto someone else. Somehow, the two best songs are the album are the first track and the last track, everything else in between just feels like filler to me. Ironically, the two other songs I really enjoyed on 21 were the bonus tracks “If It Hadn’t Been For Love” and “Hiding My Heart“, which can only be found on a limited edition of the UK version. You could put these two tracks in place of just about any song on the proper album and it would make for a much better listening experience. I love Adele’s voice, but I’m afraid I just can’t get into this album like I hoped I would.

  • If It Hadn’t Been For Love
  • Hiding My Heart


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Picks Of The Week

Posted January 30, 2011 By admin

Getting ready to head out to the Pieta Brown show in a while, I am working on getting the Maria Isa show and the Dessa show mastered and should have them up here sometime this week. The Dessa show was amazing, she had a lot of new material, so fans of her will definitely enjoy that show. Also, it was being taped by TPT, and will air March 27th at 10pm. I’m trying to figure out a way to record that, and will hopefully be able to share that here.

  • Lil’ Star- Kelis
  • Fly Me To The Moon- Joshua Radin
  • Catchy Hook- K.Raydio (ft. JDante)
  • Dead And Done- Bobby Long
  • Hometown Glory (Live)- Adele
  • The Book Of Right On (Instrumental)- Guy Buttery
  • On A Good Day- Billy Bragg
  • Easy- This Is Deer Country
  • In California- Rosa Hinskman

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A look forward to 2011

Posted January 4, 2011 By admin

Now that we’ve said goodbye to 2010, it’s time to look ahead to 2011 and see what album releases are in store. Here are some I am looking forward to that are either rumored, confirmed or I am just hopeful about.

What albums are you looking forward to this year?

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