1. Grimmertown’s Favorite Records of 2011

    10 Favorite LPs of 2011 in alphabetical order:

    Belong Common Era (Kranky)

    Crystal Stilts In Love With Oblivion (Slumberland)

    Destroyer Kaputt (Merge)

    Dick Diver New Start Again (Chapter Music)

    Dirty Beaches Badlands (Zoo)

    PJ Harvey Let England Shake (Island)

    Quilt Quilt (Mexican Summer)

    Sic Alps Napa Asylum (Drag City)

    Toro Y Moi Underneath The Pine (Carpark)

    The Twerps The Twerps (Underwater Peoples)

    also considered: Cat Cat Uralba (Dream Damage), Bill Callahan Apocalypse (Drag City), Tim Cohen Magic Trick (Captured Tracks), The Feelies Here Before (Bar/None), Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer (Merge), Girls Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther), Jacuzzi Boys Glazin’ (Hardly Art), Kitchen’s Floor Look Forward to Nothing (Siltbreeze), Low C’mon (Sub Pop), Magic Trick The Glad Birth of Love (Empty Cellar), Cass McCombs Wit’s End (Domino), The Men Leave Home (Sacred Bones), Jürgen Müller Science of the Sea (Digitalis Recordings),  Sandro Perri Impossible Spaces (Constellation), Pure X Pleasure (Acephale), Real Estate Days (Domino), Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx We’re New Here (XL), Sex Church Growing Over (Load), Ty Segall Goodbye Bread (Drag City), Thee Oh Sees Castlemania (In The Red), Veronica Falls Veronica Falls (Slumberland), Kurt Vile Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador), The War On Drugs  Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian), Widowspeak Widowspeak (Captured Tracks)

    10 Favorite Compilations and/or Reissues in alphabetical order:

    Belbury Poly The Willows (Ghost Box)

    Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor (Light In the Attic)

    Disco Inferno The 5 EPs (One Little Indian)

    Jim Ford Harlan County (Light In the Attic)

    Mark Hollis Mark Hollis (Ba Da Bing!)

    The June Brides A Retrospective 1984-1986 (Social Music)

    Paul McCartney Soily: The Other Side of Paul McCartney (1970 -1972) (Elastic Heart) - note: D/L only.

     Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy (Drag City)

    Various Artists Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 (Comb & Razor)

    Various Artists Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown’s Mowest Story 1971 - 1973 (Light In the Attic)

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