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My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 6.5

Conveyor - Sun Ray EP (Foreword)

Early To Bed - EardrumsPop Digital Single (Til I Arrive)

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (Love Out Of Lust)

Dan Mangan - Oh Fortune (Dan Mangan)

Azure Blue - BEKO Digital Single (The Catcher In The Rye (Harold Bjork Remix))


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My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 6

Tennis - Cape Dory (South Carolina)

Acid House Kings - Music Sounds Better With You (Would You Say Stop?)

The Dø - Both Ways Open Jaws (Bohemian Dances)

Wugazi - 13 Chambers (Ghetto Afterthought)

The Longwalls - Careers In Science (King Of Country)

The Marshmallow Ghosts - The Marshmallow Ghosts (The Hearse Song)

Peter Bjorn and John - Gimme Some (Lies)

The Binary Marketing Show - Because Of This, This and That (Blue Glass)

Computer Magic - Spectronic EP (Grand Junction)

Dodos - No Color (Black Night)

My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 5

Warm Weather
- Dances EP (The Dance)

Craft Spells - Idle Labor (You Should Close The Door - 7” version)

Eww Yaboo - Yeah, What? 7” (Make It Fast)

Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer (I Won’t Fall Apart On You Tonight)

Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey Of Shinju TNT (Island)

The Gifted Children - The Portable Sun EP (Parenthetical Nashville Blues)

Deirdre & Conor / Kitchen Table, Illinois - Capitol Limited EP (Saturnday)

Quiet Lights - The Big Fear EP (Simple Mechanics)

Monogold - The Softest Glow (Spirit Or Something)

Scattered Trees - Sympathy (A Conversation About Death On New Years Eve)

My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 4

PJ Harvey
- Let England Shake (On Battleship Hill)

Asobi Seksu - Fluorescence (Trance Out)

Alexa Woodward - It’s A Good Life Honey If You Don’t Grow Weary (Weary)

Kelli Schaefer - Ghost Of The Beast (Gone In Love)

The Drums - Portamento (Days)

High Tension Wires -Welcome New Machine (Backbone)

Hunx And His Punx - Too Young To Be In Love (Keep Away From Johnny)

Woodsman -Rare Forms (Beat The Heat)

Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (All Die Young)

Code Pie - Love Meets Rage (Muddy Shoes)

My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 3

The Gifted Children - Fallacy Stilts (If The Accident Will)

Austra - Feel It Break (The Beat and The Pulse)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Hysterical (The Witness’ Dull Surprise)

tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (Gangsta)

The Wiggly Tendrils - Sad Songs For Cell Phones (The Actuary’s Tale)

Dreamers Of The Ghetto - Enemy/Lover (Regulator)

The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar (The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade)

Natural Snow Buildings - Waves Of The Random Sea (This Ice Fortress)

Kid Icarus - American Ghosts (Bicycle Spokes)

Restorations - Restorations (NonLocality)

My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011: Part 2

Josh T. Pearson - Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Sorry With A Song)

Nick Jaina - The Beanstalks That Have Brought Us Here Are Gone (Awake When I’m Sleeping)

Shy Mirrors - Sailed Blanks (I’m Not Around)

The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient (Baby Missiles)

Campfires - Dusty Mansions 7” (Dusty Mansions)

Graham Repulski - Into An Animal Together (Mongrel Pie)

Little Sur - Little Sur EP (Barbarosa)

JEFF The Brotherhood - We Are The Champions (Bummer)

Oscar + Martin - For You (Chaine Maile)

Gold-Bears - Are You Falling In Love? (Record Store)

My Bad-Ass Favorites Of 2011

Year-end lists are mostly irrelevant except when A.) they are yours or B.) they almost entirely agree with your personal list. Now that I laid the main (albeit burdensome) Beat The Indie Drum machine to rest I’m going to lay out my favorite albums from 2011 in a different way than I have in the past. From now until the end of the year I’ll Tumbl that ish in tens with a link to a track on the album - tracks that almost assuredly were on the BTID monthly mixtapes but there just in case you arrived late or would like a refreshing of sorts.

Also of note - these will be in no order whatsoever, even though some I’ve snogged with more than others. If you’re curious I culled this info from my personal RateYourMusic account here. Disclaimer: Some of them I released on the Big School label and I don’t care what you think about that, yo.

Fishboy - Classic Creeps (Adrian Simmons)

Low - C’mon (Especially Me)

Emperor X - Western Teleport (A Violent Translation Of The Concordia Headscarp)

Obits - Moody, Standard and Poor (You Gotta Lose)

The Deloreans - American Craze (Buffalo)

Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (The Stars In His Head (Dark Lights Remix))

Dangerous Ponies - Dangerous Ponies (I Only Wear My Favorite Clothes At Home)

Creepoid - Horse Heaven (Dream Out)

Joasihno - We Say: ‘Oh Well’ (Von)

Lia Ices - Grown Unknown (Daphne)

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