Year-End Wrap Up / 2011 In Recorded Sound (Bullet Point Edition)

ALBUMS   (in order)

1.   Frank Ocean, nostalgia, ULTRA

2.  Paul Simon, So Beautiful Or So What

3.  Shabazz Palaces, Black Up

4.  Allen Lowe, Blues And The Empirical Truth

5.  Wussy, Strawberry

6.  Mekons, Ancient & Modern

7.  Lee Konitz, Live At Birdland

8.  Jay-Z / Kanye West, Watch The Throne

9.  Lee Perry, Rise Again

10. Bombino, Agadez

(in less order)

Emperor X, Western Teleport

iceage, New Brigade

Comet Gain, Howl Of The Lonely Crowd

tUnEyArDs, whokill 

Mountain Goats, All Eternals Deck

Battles, Gloss Drop

Group Doueh, Zayna Jumma

Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel

The Caretaker, An Empty Bliss Beyond This World

Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Beans / Hprizm, Knives From Heaven

Middle Brother, Middle Brother

Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad

Scroobius Pip, Distraction Pieces

Kieran Hebden / Steve Reid / Mats Gustafsson, Live At South Bank

Girls, Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Das Racist, Relax

DaVinci, Feast Or Famine  

Wilco, The Whole Love

Cults, Cults

Farmers By Nature, Out Of This World’s Distortions

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project, Seriously

Drake, Take Care

Nacho Picasso, For The Glory 

Wild Flag, Wild Flag

Greg Ward, Greg Ward’s Phonic Juggernaut


1.  Miles Davis Quintet, Live In Europe 1967

2. Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D.

3. Withered Hand, Good News

4.  Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos)

5.  Eddy Current Suppression Ring, So Many Things

6.  Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound of Columbia 1962-1972

7.  El Rego, El Rego

8.  Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974-1979

9.  Theo Parrish, Ugly Edits

10.  Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

12 STAND-ALONE SONGS / TRACKS / SINGLES  (no order at all) 

Mekons, “I Fall Asleep”

Scroobius Pip, “Try Dying”

Frank Ocean, “American Wedding”

Paul Simon, “Getting Ready For Christmas Day”

Emperor X, “Sig Alert”

Moby, “Blue Moon”

Drake, “Take Care”

Wussy, “Waiting Room”

tUnEyArDs, “Powa”

Wilco, “One Sunday Morning Somewhere”

Lloyd, “Dedication To My Ex”

Jay-Z / Kanye West, “Made In America”