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2011 Wrap-up: Top Commenters of 2011

If we can learn anything from 2011’s comment count, its that: a) all of your New Year’s resolutions should be to comment more, and b) the c-section has overtook gchat and turned into a Tom and I’s own message board. Congrats Thomas as the lucky winner of a Ticketmaster gift card for most comments of […]

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2011 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #10-1 & Mixtape

This concludes this year’s annual wrap-ups. Feel free to chime in on the comments. The top 40 tracks mixtape links are below the write-ups. Enjoy. #40-#31 #30-#21 #20-#11 10. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness By far the most experimental track on this list, “Bizness” shines as track that melds afro-pop, folk and funk all in one. Utilizing […]

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2011 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #20-#11

Top 20, lets go. #40-#31 #30-#21 20. TV On The Radio – Second Song Nine Types of Light was an album that required multiple listens before I was a was ready to cosign. It was much lighter fare than their previous work but engaging nonetheless. “Second Song” (which ironically was track 1) was the one […]

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2011 Wrap-up: Top Tracks of the Year #30-#21

As we continue on. Here are #30-#21 of my favorite joints of 2011. Stream the whole list at Spotify (and tell a friend). #40-#31 30. The Weeknd – The Morning Abil Tesfaye turned mystery into a buzz R&B hasn’t seen since Drake traded a wheel chair for a mic. “The Morning” capitalizes on that mystery […]

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2011 Wrap-up: Top Tracks of the Year #40-#31

Whittling down the best songs of the year is much tougher than the albums list. Anyone can release a great song, but a fluid, cohesive album is much harder to find. Over the next few posts, I’ll breakdown my top tracks of the year (followed by a two disc mixtape). As Laura correctly informed me, […]

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2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of the Year #7 – #1

Someone asked if I read the other “albums of the year” lists before I put out mine. I try my best to avoid them until I finish mine, but I did scan NPR’s to make sure I didn’t forget anything. I’ll be scouring all of them now. Here is the conclusion of my top albums […]

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2011 Wrap-up: Top Albums of The Year #15 – #8

As we continue on with my favorite albums of the year… Honorable Mention #20 – #16 15. Cults – Cults (cop it here) Cults could be compared to Tennis in that both acts admirably capture ’60s girl pop sounds, but what make Cults much more interesting is how they expand upon the genre. Ethereal crooning […]