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The end of the year lists bonanza

The year is coming to and end and the last weeks I have been running through the 2011 albums again. It has been a struggle to get to the right list of albums, but eventually I have made my choices.
The coming 10 days I will try to make a post a day with a review on one of the top 10 albums of this year (excluding the stuff I released on my own label Moving Furniture Records).

Though in this post you will find all honorary mentions that didn’t make it to the end list and other short lists:This was a close call:

Stephan Mathieu – Remain (LINE)
Natural Snow Buildings – Chants From Niflheim (Blackest Rainbow)
Eliane Radigue – Transamorem/Transmortem (Important Records)
Meg Baird – Seasons On Earth (Wichita)
Thurston Moore – Demolished Thoughts (Ecstatic Peace! / Matador)
Kogumaza – Kogumaza (Low Point)
Liturgy – Aesthetica (Thrill Jockey)
Chris Watson & Marcus Davidson – Cross-Pollination (Touch)
Golden Cup – Sogno Elettrico (Blackest Rainbow)
Grouper – A I A: Alien Observer (Yellow Electric)
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
Jasper TX – The Black Sun Transmissions (Fang Bomb)
Jon Mueller – Alphabet Of Movements (Type Records)
Robedoor – Too Down To Die (Not Not Fun)
Valerio Tricoli & Thomas Ankersmit – Forma II (PAN)
Washed Out – Within and Without (Weird World Record Co.)

The small ones:

  1. Annelies Monsere & Richard Youngs – Three:Four Split Series – Volume 3 (Three:Four Records)
  2. Nicholas Szczepanik – Not Knowing (for Eliane Radigue) (Self-Released)
  3. High Wolf – A Guide To Healing (Bathetic Records)
  4. Steve Gunn & Ilyas Ahmed – Split 7″ (Immune)
  5. Chubby Wolf – The Darker Sex (Low Point)

The reissues:

Angel Olse – Strange Cacti (Bathetic Records)
Christina Carter – Texas Working Blues (Blackest Rainbow)
Phurpa – Trowo Phurnag Ceremony (Ideologic Organ / Editions Mego)
Hecker – Sun Pandamonium (PAN)
Xela – The Sublime (Dekorder)
Winter – Into Darkness (Southern Lord)

And the complete Taj-Mahal Travellers discogs on bootleg LP’s

On stage:

Gavin Bryars – Sinking of the Titanic live at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam.
Six Organs of Admittance – Live at Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Cam Deas – Live at Moving Furniture Records, Amsterdam
Natural Snow Buildings, Live at Incubate, Pauluskerk, Tilburg.
Charalambides – Live at OCCII, Amsterdam.

The following days reviews of my top 10 favorite albums will follow, starting with the first post later this evening.

Happy holidays.


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This entry was posted on December 21, 2011 by in top10 2011.
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