Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Top 30 Albums of 2013

Top 30 Albums of 2013 (in no certain order)

Arcade Fire-Reflektor
Arctic Monkeys-AM
Boards of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest
British Sea Power-From the Land to the Sea Beyond
Chvrches-The Bones of What You Believe
Daft Punk-Random Access Memories
Depeche Mode-Delta Machine
Foxygen-We are the 21st Century Ambassadors
Haim-Days are Gone
Jagwar Ma-Howlin'
Jason Isbell-Southeastern
Josh Ritter-Beast in Its Tracks
Josh Rouse-Happiness Waltz
King Krule-6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Kurt Vile-Wakin on a Pretty Daze
My Bloody Valentine-MBV
The National-Trouble Will Find Me
No Joy-Wait to Pleasure
Paul McCartney-NEW
Pearl Jam-Lightning Bolt
Primal Scream-More Light
Pure Bathing Culture-Moon Tides
Queens of the Stoneage-Like Clockwork
Savages-Silence Yourself
Sigur Ros-Kveikur
Tricky-False Idols
Vampire Weekend-Modern Vampires of the City

Monday, August 13, 2012

Top Albums of 2012..Thus Far

In no particular order, here are my top albums of 2012 thus far:

Frankie Rose-Interstellar
Beach House-Bloom
The Walkmen-Heaven
2:54-Self titled
Hospitality-Self Titled
The Chromatics-Kill For Love
Spiritualized-Sweet Heart Sweet Light
The Shins-Port of Morrow
Here We Go Magic-A Different Ship
Sleigh Bells-Reign of Terror
Cloud Nothings-Attack on Memory
Hot Chip-In Our Heads
Guided by Voices-Let's Go Eat Factory
The Smashing Pumpkins-Oceania
Gaz Coombes-Presents..Here Comes the Bombs
Japandroids-Celebration Rock
Twin Shadow-Confess
Dirty Projectors-Swing Lo Magellan

My Bloody Valentine-Loveless
My Bloody Valentine-Isn't Anything
Sugar-Copper Blue/Beaster EP
Sugar-File Under: Easy Listening

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Top TV Shows of 2011

1. Justified
2. Walking Dead
3. Parenthood
4. Falling Skies
5. South Park
6. Lights Out
7. American Horror Story
8. Big Bang Theory
9. Community
10. Parks and Recreation
11. How I Met Your Mother
12. Grimm
13. Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
14. Batman: The Brave and the Bold
15. Young Justice

Top Albums of 2011

1. Bon Iver-Self Titled
2. David Mead-Dudes

3. Fleet Foxes-Helplessness Blues

4. Kurt Vile-Smoke Rings for My Halo

5. Tune Yards-w h o k i l l

6. Wilco-The Whole Love
7. Lykke Li-Wounded Rhymes

. St. Vincent-Strange Mercy

9. The Decemberists-The King is Dead

Black Lips-Arabia Mountain

11. Cults-Self Titled

12. Radiohead-The King of Limbs

13. Dum Dum Girls-Only in Dreams

14. Real Estate-Days

15. M83-Hurry Up We're Dreaming

. Peter Bjorn and John-Gimme Some

17. Elbow-Build a Rocket Boys!

18. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds-Self Titled

19. Destroyer-Kaputt

20. Arctic Monkeys-Suck It and See

21. Washed Out-Within & Without

22. Atlas Sound-Parallax

23. Yuck-Self Titled

24. James Blake: Self Titled

25. Wild Beasts-Smother

26. Tennis-Cape Dory

27. Ryan Adams-Ashes and Fire

28. The War on Drugs-Slave Ambient

29. Sloan-The Double Cross

30. Ringo Deathstarr-Colour Trip

31. The Kills-Blood Pressures

32. The Black Keys-El Camino

33. Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

34. Fountains of Wayne: Sky Full of Holes

35. The Book of Mormon soundtrack

36. EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints

37. Cut Copy: Zonoscope

38. Smith Westerns: Dye it Blonde

39. Los Campesinos: Hello Sadness

40. The Horrors: Skying

41. Battles: Gloss Drop

42. Iceage: New Brigade

43. My Morning Jacket: Circuital

44. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake

45. Antlers: Burst Apart

46. TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light

. The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

48. Drive By Trucker-Go Go Boots

49. Class Actress-Rapprocher

50. Youth Lagoon-The Year of Hibernation

Saturday, June 11, 2011

2011-Best of Albums Mid-Year

As of June 2011, the best albums I've heard this year are as follows:

James Blake-Self titled
Drive By Truckers- Go Go Boots
The Kills-Blood Pressures
Dodos-No Color
Mountain Goats-All Eternals Deck
PJ Harvey-Let England Shake
Raveonettes-Raven in the Grave
Antlers-Burst Apart
Ringo Deathstarr-Colour Trip
Brown Recluse-Evening Tapestry
Kurt Vile-Smoke Ring for My Halo
Ron Sexsmith-Long Player, Late Bloomer
Smith Westerns-Dye It Blonde
Arctic Monkeys-Suck It and See
Tennis-Cape Dory
Lykke Lii-Wounded Rhymes
Cut Copy-Zonoscope
Pains of Being Pure at Heart-Belong
Peter Bjorn & John-Gimme Some
Wild Beasts-Smother
Sloan-The Double Cross
Elbow-Build a Rocket Boys
Tune Yards-w h o k i l l
Fleet Foxes-Helplessness Blues
I Am From Barcelona-Forever Today
Gang Gang Dance-Eye Contact
Foo Fighters-Wasting Light
Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee Part 2

Pete Yorn-Life on a Chain
Primal Scream-Screamadelica
Pearl Jam-VS and Vitalogy
Suede-Dog Man Star
The Jayhawks-Hollywood Town Hall
The Jayhawks-Tomorrow the Green Grass
Nick Lowe-Labour of Lust
The Radio Department-Passive Aggressive

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Top TV Shows for 2010

These were my picks for top TV shows of 2010

1. Mad Men
2. The Walking Dead
3. Smallville
4. Community
5. The Big Bang Theory
6. How I Met Your Mother
7. 30 Rock
8. Justified
9. Caprica
10. Parenthood
11. Rubicon
12. Damages
13. Men of a Certain Age
14. The Event
15. Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Music-Best of Reissues

The best Album Reissues of no particular order:

The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street
Paul McCartney & Wings-Band on the Run
Morrissey-Bona Drag
Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland
Jimi Hendrix-Axis Bold as Love
The Cure-Disintegration
Orange Juice-Coals to Newcastle
Suede-Best Of
Galaxie 500-Today
Galaxie 500-On Fire
Galaxie 500-This Is Our Music
Iggy & The Stooges-Raw Power
The Doves-Best Of
Bruce Springsteen-The Promise/Darkness on the Edge of Town
The Jam-Sound Affects
David Bowie-Station to Station
Miles Davis-Bitches Brew

2010-Best of Music

My picks for best albums of no particular order:

Gaslight Anthem-American Slang
Belle & Sebastian-Write About Love
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti-Before Today
Sleigh Bells-Treats
Teenage Fanclub-Shadows
Robyn-Body Talk
Black Keys-Brothers
Flying Lotus-Cosmogramma
LCD Soundsystem-This is Happening
Apples in Stereo-Travelers in Space & Time
Dr. Dog-Shame, Shame
Yeasayer-Odd Blood
Jesse Malin & St. Mark's Social-Love It to Life
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings-I Learned the Hard Way
Tame Impala-Innerspeaker
The National-High Violet
Broken Social Scene-Forgiveness Rock Record
Crystal Castles-Crystal Castles
Morning Benders-Big Echo
Local Natives-Gorilla Manor
Hot Chip-One Life Stand
Beach House-Teen Dream
Surfer Blood-Astro Coast
Vampire Weekend-Contra
Titus Andronicus-Monitor
Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Arcade Fire-The Suburbs
New Pornographers-Together
Ash-A-Z Vol. 1
Elvis Costello-National Ransom
Free Energy-Stuck on Nothing
Black Mountain-Wilderness Heart
Best Coast-Crazy for You
Justin Townes Earle-Harlem River Blues
Deerhunter-Halcyon Digest
Twin Shadow-Forget
The Walkmen-Lisbon
The Radio Dept-Clinging to a Scheme
Sufjan Stevens-Age of Adz
Girls-Broken Dreams Club EP
Josh Ritter-So Runs the World Away
Jakob Dylan-Women and Country
Gorillaz-Plastic Beach
Josh Rouse-El Turista
These New Puritans-Hidden

Monday, January 18, 2010

Best Albums & Reissues-2009

In no specific order:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs-It’s Blitz

Wilco-The Album

Phoenix-Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Pains of Being Pure at Heart-S/T


Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavilion


Passion Pit-Manners

Grizzly Bear-Veckatimest

Horrors-Primary Colours

La Roux-S/T

Annie-Don’t Stop

AC Newman-Get Guilty

Dirty Projectors-Bitte Orca

The Big Pink-A Brief History of Love



Bat for Lashes-Two Suns

Arctic Monkeys-Humbug

Fever Ray-S/T

Rhett Miller-S/T

Prodigy-Invaders Must Die

The Elms-The Great American Midrange

Gomez-A New Tide

Mando Diao-Give Me Fire

Wild Beasts-Two Dancers

Pearl Jam-Backspacer

Mew-No More Stories are Told

Tinted Windows-S/T

Sondre Lerche-Heartbeat Radio

Joe Henry-Blood from Stars

Junior boys-Begone Dull Care

Circulatory System-Signal Morning

Roman Candle-Oh Tall Tree in the Ear

Clientele-Bonfires on the Heath

Dan Deacon-Bromst


John Doe and the Sadies-Country Club

We Were Promised Jetpacks-These Four Walls

Sunset Rubdown-Dragonslayer

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears-Tell’em What Your Name Is!

Idlewild-Post Electric Blues

Harlem Shakes-Technicolor Health

Dinosaur Jr.-Farm

Julian Casablancas-Phrazes for the Yount

Maccabees-Wall of Arms

Dan Auerbach-Keep It Hit

Flaming Lips-Embryonic

Jarvis Cocker-Further Complications

Kasabian-West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Cribs-Ignore the Ignorant

Richard Swift-Atlantic Ocean

Neon Indian-Psychic Chasms


Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath and Master of Reality

U2-Joshua Tree

Nick Lowe-Quiet Please:The New Best of Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe-Brentford Trilogy

Nirvana-Live at Reading

Pearl Jam-Ten

The Who-The Who Sell Out

Beatles-Stereo Box Set

Monks-Black Monk Time


Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers, Tattoo You, Black and Blue, Some Girls, Goats Head Soup, It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll

Stone Roses-The Stone Roses

Apples in Stereo-#1 Hits Explosion

Big Star-Keep An Eye On the Sky

Feelies-Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth