My top 15 of 2011
1 THE WEATHER STATION - All Of It Was Mine
2 THE WAR ON DRUGS - Slave Ambient
3 JENNIFER CASTLE - Castlemusic
4 BRY WEBB - Provider
5 TIMBER TIMBRE - Creep On Creepin' On
6 KURT VILE - Smoke Ring For My Halo
7 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER - Last Summer
8 NICK LOWE - The Old Magic
9 UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA - S/T
10 BON IVER - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
11 WYE OAK - Civilian
12 FLEET FOXES - Helplessness Blues
13 DUM DUM GIRLS - Only In Dreams
14 LYKKE LI - Wounded Rhymes
15 PJ HARVEY - Let England Shake
My top 4 reissues of 2011
1 TIMBER TIMBRE - Medicinals/Cedar Shakes (LP reissues)
2 PAUL McCARTNEY - McCartney II
3 NEIL DIAMOND - The Bang Years 1966-1968
4 THE JAYHAWKS - Tomorrow The Green Grass (Legacy Edition)
My favourite artists are: The Beatles, Traveling Wilburys, Fleetwood Mac, Timber Timbre, Snowblink, etc, etc.
My all-time favourite album is: PAUL SIMON - Graceland
The first album I ever bought was: SPICE GIRLS - Spice World. That's right.
On Saturday nights I throw down to: The Best of E.L.O.
On Sunday mornings I recover to: SNOWBLINK - Long Live
The show that made me fall in love with/believe all over again in music was: The Hidden Cameras (every time I forget how fun music is, there they are)
My favourite album this year was: BEACH HOUSE - Teen Dream
The best show(s) I've seen so far this year is/are: Nick Lowe at the Mod Club.
The band that should come out of retirement is: Royal City. Or maybe Dragon Care.