Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My year-end is up now

Check it out.

Or, if you just want the list:

1. The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack (Kemado)
2. Jack Rose -- Luck in the Valley (Thrill Jockey)
3. Wetdog – Frauhaus! (Captured Tracks)
4. Eluvium – Similes (Temporary Residence)
5. Rangda --False Flag (Drag City)
6. Ted Leo --The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
7. The Fall --Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)
8. Mavis Staples –You Are Not Alone (Anti-)
9. Damien Jurado -- St. Bartlett (Secretly Canadian)
10. Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs --Medicine County (Transdreamer)

11. White Fence – White Fence (Make a Mess)
12. Clogs -- In the Garden of Lady Walton (Brassland)
13. Wovenhand -- Threshingfloor (Sounds Familyre)
14. Kelley Stoltz --To Dreamers (Sub Pop)
15. Andreya Triana --Lost Where I Belong (Ninja Tune)
16. Sharon Van Etten -- Epic (BaDaBing)
17. Current 93 -- Baalstorm, Sing Omega (Coptic Cat)
18. Ty Segall -- Melted (Goner)
19. Frightened Rabbit -- Winter of Mixed Drinks (FatCat)
20. Bottomless Pit -- Blood Under the Bridge (Comedy Minus One)
21. Jonsi -- Go (XL)
22. Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby -- Two Way Family Favorites (Southern Domestic)

and also, if I'd heard them in time, probably the Fresh & Only's Play It Strange and the Ex's Catch My Shoe would have gone somewhere in there. At some point, you just have to stop. Which I think is probably now.

On to 2011 our last year before the Mayan apocalypse...


Ian said...

I've heard... three of those. All of which I liked, none of which made my hastily cobbled together top 10 (#1: Swans). The rundown on Dusted was really good!

I wish people could still call me "prolific" at anything but my job.

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Ohhhh yeah, I've been waiting for this list. I wonder if Mayan Apocalypse will make any top ten lists?

jenniferpkelly said...

My son was telling me that the Mayan calendar is actually a tiny bit shorter than ours, so that 2012in their terms has already happened here. Which would explain a lot, don't you think?

Ian, I did like Swans and thought about putting it on here somewhere, but honestly, I didn't love it unreservedly and lots of other people are going to rep for Michael this year.

cuddlefish said...

Well Jennifer, I really slacked off this year. My list includes The Fall, White Fence, Clogs, Fresh & Onlys, The Ex and Swans. There is still plenty of obscure stuff though.

BTW I like your write up in Dusted. Cheers!

jenniferpkelly said...

Hey, Clif, that's a good list and I think we have more in common than I have with anyone else I've seen so far. Which is still just a couple of records, but anyway...

Just curious, have you heard that Soft Pack record? I think you'd like it, but I could be wrong.

How's Denver treating you?

Jean-Luc Garbo said...

If Mayan history is any indication, I think they're just getting us warmed up. I've pulled out Mavis Staples and Frightened Rabbit to listen to again now. Will you be voting for Pazz & Jop?

jenniferpkelly said...

Ahem...before we get all anxious about this, remember that The Mayan calendar failed to predict the actual Mayan apocalypse in the 1500s.

Yes, I just put my album list into Pazz and Jop on Monday. I didn't vote on singles, because I really don't know what singles are anymore. And anyway, that category is dominated by the kind of very commercial stuff that I never listen to.