January 9, 2012

Modcast #220: The Best of 2011

Welcome to 2012, sure to be a better year than 2011 (the Mayan calendar fiasco not withstanding). Even though it is 2012 the focus of this modcast is actually 2011. It is time for my annual "best of" show where like all the other music critics out there I am going to give you a piece of my mind, specifically the piece that lists out what I thought were the best releases of the past 12 months. I'm highlighting some power pop, some indie pop, some soul, some garage rock, all of which rose to the top of the heap of last years new music. Enjoy!

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Agony Aunts (The Corner Laughers) -- Transamerica Pyramid
James Taylor Quartet -- Woman
Nick Pride & The Pimptones -- Lay It On The Line Feat. Zoe Gilbey
Raphael Saadiq -- Movin' Down The Line
The Vaccines -- Norgaard
Title Tracks -- No Air
The Perms -- High School High
Suedehead -- All I Need
The Red Button -- I Can't Forget
Steve Craddock -- Last Day Of The Old World
Miles Kane -- Come Closer
The Movements -- I Feel Groovy
The Love Me Nots -- I'm Gonna Be Your Girl
Sick Rose -- Before You Go
The Gents -- How It All Began

Sudehead -- New Traditions

The Vaccines - Tiger Blood