Monthly Archives: December 2011

Best Alexisonfire Album By A Band Who Is Not Alexisonfire

Architects – The Here and Now Architects’ prior release Hollow Crown was a satisfying hodgepodge of modern metalcore.  The album saw them straying further from their “mathy” roots while taking on chunkier riffs and melodic singing.  You’ve seen this dance … Continue reading

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The “Regina Spektor Award” For Album I Genuinely Love, Which Will Incidentally Ingratiate Me To Females

Florence + The Machine – Ceremonials Lungs, though I just about forgot almost all of it, delivered one indelible impression:  this broad has got some pipes.  Ceremonials charmed the pants off me with its unrelenting huge-ness.  Just about every song … Continue reading

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The “Own Worst Enemy” Award for Album By a 2011 Critical Darling That Was Left Off Most Year End Lists

The Weeknd – Thursday Given how stark and refreshing House of Balloons was, it’s not totally surprising that its follow up sort of came and went.  “High For This” was just beginning to being circulated on Entourage commercials when Thursday … Continue reading

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The Wesley Willis Award For Best Hustle By A Cat Who Was Only Noticed By Homeless People

Astronautalis – This Is Our Science The strides this guy seems to make as a songwriter between each LP is staggering.  Pomegranate found Astro sharpening his pop-songwriting and expanding his comfort zone with sounds outside of those commonly associated with … Continue reading

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2011 in Music

Bill Callahan – Apocalypse(remix feat Pitbull) 2011.  Uhhh…The year of Odd Future?  The year chillwave kind of died?  The year every major pop-song had an even bigger post-dub dance remix.  The year R&B got grimey as shit and even opened … Continue reading

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