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My year in music, 2011

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January 19, 2012
My year in music, 2011

I put this off long enough. I already did an extensive year-end round up at my day-blog, so if you’ve read that, you probably realize that I listened to an immense amount of music and that I loved a lot of it. You might also notice that this list might prove to me to...
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A Summing-Up, of Sorts–Jams for 2010

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January 18, 2011
A Summing-Up, of Sorts–Jams for 2010

The summing up of a full year of any enterprise is difficult to do.  Annual reports from businesses are often an exercise in self-congratulation; to me critics’ year-end lists are ubiquitous, and I have found the act of writing one to be similar to the act of holding running water in the hand–it is...
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Best of 2010

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January 18, 2011
Best of 2010

While I practically stopped going to the cinema in 2010, I enjoyed so much new music. Of those not included in the list below, the Yellow Swans / Pete Swanson releases really stood out (some of which had originally been in 2009, though). I had high hopes for the marriage of noise and disco...
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Best Batch Yet: 2010 in Review

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January 6, 2011
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Here are some things I enjoyed in 2010: Best Album Sun City Girls, “Funeral Mariachi” (Abduction) Part of the Sun City Girls’ appeal for me was always their unpredictability, their total refusal to play by anyone’s rules but their own.  So it was fitting then, not only as a tribute to the late Charles...
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Top 10 Releases of 2010

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January 3, 2011
Top 10 Releases of 2010

1. Emeralds – Does it Look Like I’m Here? (Editions Mego) Such an impressive, beautiful and multi-dimensional record.  What I love the most is how Emeralds manage to push their drone into the outer realms of pop, while still maintaining a strong sense of experimentation.  There are moments where the boys get lost in...
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