Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011's Out. For. Ever!

So, we're about to get into the craziness that is the AMR end-of-year festivities, but before we do, I'd like to show you all a comprehensive list of all the EPs and albums I've listened to (in full) over the past twelve months. As in previous years its desinged both as a digtal reminder and database for myself, on top of that it should also act as both an an indulgent way to show off my credentials; as well as give you some insight into the sheer volume of proper listening that goes into the forthcoming awards, thoughts and musings.
In retrospect going through this list, it makes me realise how much I HAVEN'T covered, for instance there are no physical reviews to show for some of my favourite acts such as Big Scary, Wilco or my beloved Steven Wilson. I could say in my defense I was too busy listening to them (entirely true), but the realisation is that the limitations of a blog one by just one person means you can't cover absolutley everything (particularly when that person is working a forty-hour a week full-time job that has nothing to do with music).
There's also links to previous posts, reviews and articles that are related to these recordings before they're divvied up for humourous ceremony (The Good, The Bad & The James Blunt) and then finally into a definitive Top 20 Albums of the Year ('cause that's how we do things round here). So *deep breath*...

Alex Turner - Submarine
Childish Gambino - EP 
Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy
Emperors - Sam
Further Earth - Kingdom
Guineafowl - Hello Anxiety
The Hidden Venture - Baldessin Sessions II
Hudson Mohawke - Satin Panthers 
RAC - Vol. 2
Okkervil River - Golden Opportunities 2
Oliver Tank - Dreams
Olympic Ayres - EP
San Cisco - Golden Revolver 
Sekap Sempurna - Sekap Sempurna
Snakadaktal - Snakadaktal
Tessa and the Typecast - Lemons
Tokimonsta - Creature Dreams
Xenograft - Exit

Amiina - Puzzle
Arms - Summer Skills
Arperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory - Portal 2: Songs To Test By 
Austra - Feel It Break
Ball Park Music - Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Comittee Part Two
Big Talk - Big Talk 
Björk - Biophilia
The Black Keys - El Camino
The Boxer Rebellion - The Cold Still
Boy & Bear - Moonfire
Camille - Ilo Veyou
Cant - Dreams Come True
Childish Gambino - Camp
Cold War Kids - Mine Is Yours
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Com Truise - Galactic Melt 
Cults - Cults
Crystal Fighters - Star Of Love
Dananananaykroyd - There Is A Way
Death Cab For Cutie - Codes And Keys
The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
Delicate Steve - Wondervisions
Demdike Stare - Triptych
Destroyer - Kaputt
The Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
The Devin Townsend Project - Ghost
EMA - Past Life Martyred Saints
Erland & The Carnival - Nightingale
Fatty Gets A Stylist - Fatty Gets A Stylist
Faux Pas - Lostworks
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
Floating Me - Floating Me
Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia Ultra
Friendly Fires - Pala
Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact
Gil-Scott-Heron & Jamie XX - We're New Here
Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost! 
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Grouper - AIA: Alien Observer/Dream Loss
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Halloween, Alaska - All Night The Calls Came In
Holy Ghost - Holy Ghost!
James Blake - James Blake
Jamie Woon - Mirrorwriting
Jason Graves - Dead Space 2 Original Soundtrack
Jenny Hval - Viscera
The Jezabels - Prisoner
Jill Scott - The Light of The Sun
Jolie Holland - Pint of Blood
Jolly - Audio Guide To Happiness Part 1
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place 
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
Kuedo - Severant
Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
Laura Veirs - Tumble Bee
Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu 
Lyle Workman - Win Win: 
Lunatic Soul - Impressions 
Malajube - La Caverne
Mastodon - Live At The Aragon 
Megafaun - Megafaun
Memories of Machines - Warm Winter
Metronomy - The English Riviera
Mister Heavenly - Out of Love
My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
No Joy - Ghost Blonde
Noah & The Whale - Last Night On Earth
Okkervil River - I Am Very Far
Opeth - Heritage 
Patrick Wolf - Lupercalia
Phideaux - Snowtorch 
The Psychic Paramount - II
Rainbow Arabia - Boys and Diamonds
Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'
Real Estate - Days
Richard In Your Mind - Sun
Rival Schools - Pedals
Russian Circles - Empros
Rustie - Glass Swords 
Salyu - s(o)un(d)beams
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
Sleepmakeswaves - ...And So We Destroyed Everything
Solkyri - No House
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
Step-Panther - Step-Panther
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
The Strokes - Angles
TesseracT - One
Theophilus London - Timez Are Weird These Dayz
Thomas Giles - Pulse
Thrice - Major/Minor
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
Toro Y Moi - Under The Pine
U.S. Royalty - Mirrors
Vessels - Helioscope
Washed Out - Within And Without 
We Are The Ocean - Now Go And Live
The Weeknd - House of Balloons
The Weeknd - Thursday
A Winged Victory For The Sullen - A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Wilco - The Whole Love
Wye Oak - Civilian
Young Galaxy - Shapeshifting

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