Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jason Benjamin Gierl's Top 10 of 2011

Keep it simple. Okay.

:: Kurt Vile :: Smoke Ring For My Halo



:: John Maus :: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

Paying homage to the Joy Division folks. We thank you John.

Mogwai :: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

Best album title of the year? FACT

"The"  Wall of Sound. Dark, driving and masterful.

:: The Antlers ::  Burst Apart

Peter, it's going to be alright. We promise.


:: Wye Oak :: Civilian

Wait, there's only 2 of them?

:: Washed Out :: Within and Without

Lush and dreamy.


:: Mastodon :: The Hunter

Everyone, METAL HEROES, Mastodon!

As a posting on a music store wall once read, "THRASH TILL YOU DIE, SERIOUS."

:: James Blake :: James Blake

It's a good, real good.

:: Battles :: Gloss Drop

The carnival music playing in my head.

Unique, Technical, and Smart.

:: Elbow :: build a rocket boys!

Peter Gaberial anyone?

Honorable Mentions:
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
The Get Up Kids - There Are Rules
Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil
Cass McCombs - Wit's End
Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

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