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Favorite Singles of 2011

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1. Fleet Foxes- Helplessness Blues2. Death Grips- Takyon (Death Yon) 3. James Blake- The Wilhelm Scream 4. PJ Harvey- The Words that Maketh Murder 5. Shabazz Palaces- Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) 6. Holy Ghost!- Do It Again 7. Bon Iver- Holocene 8. Battles- Ice Cream 9. Liturgy- Returner 10. Africa Hitech- Out In the Streets 11. Kendrick Lamar- HiiiPower 12. Active Child- Playing House ft. How to Dress Well 13. Timber Timbre- Black Water 14. The Roots- Make My 15. La Dispute- King Park 16. John Maus- Believer 17. Macklemore x Ryan Lewis- Wings 18. Reks- 25th Hour 19. Big K.R.I.T.- Dreamin’ 20. Cunninlynguists- Hard As They Come ft. Freddie Gibbs 21. Crystal Stilts- Shake the Shackles 22. Foo Fighters- Walk 23. Smith Westerns- Weekend 24. Theophilus London- Flying Overseas 25. SBTRKT- Wildfire 26. St. Vincent- Surgeon 27. Rustie- Ultra Thizz 28. TV On the Radio- Will Do 29. Radiohead- The Daily Mail 30. Metronomy- The Look 31. Rival Sons- Pressure and Time 32. Kate Bush- Wildman 33. Wild Flag- Future Crimes 34. Das Racist- Michael Jackson 35. Veronica Falls- Bad Feeling 36. The Horrors- Still Life 37. Craft Spells- After the Moment 38. Nas- Nasty 39. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Belong 40. Fucked Up- Queen of Hearts 41. Little Dragon- Nightlight 42. Colin Stetson- The Righteous Wrath of an Honorable Man 43. Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know 44. Beastie Boys- Make Some Noise 45. M83- Midnight City 46. Tyler, The Creator- Yonkers 47. Purity Ring- Belispeak 48. Wild Beasts- Reach A Bit Further 49. Balkans- Edita V 50. The Drums- Money

Favorite Music Videos of 2011

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Jensen Sportag's Pure Wet EP

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Lotta dance tracks turning up on the blog today, but who is complianing?

This little EP was sent to me by the good people at Bears Eat Beats. Jensen Sportag is an electronic music duo from Nashville. The sounds spread across their new Pure Wet EP are pretty surprising. The echoing female vocals on "Mapquest" are a pretty stark contrast from the sweet soft rock feel of "Jareaux." Definitely a versatile up-and-comer. Stream the entire release below:

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Four Tet- "Pinnacles"

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According to this, we've got some new Four Tet on our hands. Seems nothing too official is attached to the track--other than that it was played by Giles Peterson. Just listen and enjoy, I suppose.

The repetitive groove and subtle shifts in sound don't feel too out side of what Four Tet's music usually sounds like, and I gotta admit I'm loving the muddy bass and shimmering piano chords, too. Something you can really get lost in. -

Heavy Ghost's Ten Thousand Years EP

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With their new EP, Ten Thousand Years, Heavy Ghost takes you on a fall from a jet into the hazy grey skies of psychedelic sound. Influenced by Joy Division and Boards of Canada, the band sets a mood of groove-laced melodies inside a sinuous cloud. Haunting and deep vocals bring you into a trance-like state that leaves you breathless. As you continue you’re decent, an eerie calmness comes over you. Then, as you hit the ground, you awaken to find that you’re not dead, only dreaming. Your eyes are heavy as you find clarity is just a figment of your imagination, and this beautifully inspired music is reality, the Serling reality of Heavy Ghost.

Name your price and download Ten Thousand Years via Bandcamp. Dig on a track from it below:


BOBBY- "Sore Spores"

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The story of BOBBY is an allusive one. This Montague, MA rock group just signed to Partisan Records. The legend of BOBBY has grown, and with it, comes their self-titled debut LP on 6/21. Although BOBBY has not materialized, he is said to be the group’s spiritual guide since starting the project with Tom Greenberg. Rising from the mist is their first cut from the album, “Sore Spores,” and what appears before us is a lush garden of floral colors. Behind captivating swirling rhythms gives rise to warm and soothing vocal harmonies taking us on a long and thoughtful walk of appreciation for the mysterious, strange and beautiful world of BOBBY.

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