A collection of musically themed musings by Brendan Bush in Burlington, VT

2011 Favorite Music Word Cloud

Filed Under: Random Thought
Written by Brendan
Friday February 10, 2012

When putting together the post on my favorite music from 2011, it struck me that it might be interesting to see if there are any reoccurring words or themes in the lyrics. With the exception of 2 songs that I could neither fully understand nor find lyrics for on the internet, here’s what my favorite songs of 2011 were talking about:

Thanks to Ross Flournoy of Apex Manor for taking the time to write down and send me the lyrics for Teenage Blood, which features a couple of my favorite lines from last year’s crop:

I’m a cat de-clawed but I’m eager for a little wrestle time
You’re a green-eyed minx with a tender spot for the risky kind


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Favorite Music of 2011

Filed Under: Standout Tracks, Wicked Good Music
Written by Brendan
Monday February 6, 2012

Obviously this is a little late as we’re now well into 2012. Just ignore that, and check out the wonderful music below.

2011 was a strange year for me in terms of music consumption. Due to work overload and a rapidly evolving landscape of music sources, I didn’t buy nearly as much music as I did the previous year (nor did I see nearly as many shows, nor really did I keep up with this blog as much as I’d like to). That being said, while I was slacking on the listening, there were many bands out there really getting at it. This is a compilation of my favorite tunes among the really fantastic releases of 2011.

If you “like” this site on Facebook, and want a copy of this year’s CD, just send me an email using the link in the upper right of this site, and include your mailing address. If you dig any of the music featured, please support the artists making it by going to their shows, buying their albums, and letting your friends know they should give a listen as well.

Listen to this playlist on Spotify (partial playlist).

2010
Artist Song Album
Wye Oak Civilian Civilian
The Antlers Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out Burst Apart
Milagres Here To Stay Glowing Mouth
Akron/Family Light Emerges S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT
Fleet Foxes Blue Spotted Tail Helplessness Blues
The Generationals You Say It Too Actor-Caster
Fort Lean Beach Holiday Fort Lean EP
The Rural Alberta Advantage Tornado ’87 Departing
The Cave Singers No Prosecution If We Bail No Witch
East River Pipe Tommy Made A Movie We Live In Rented Rooms
Apex Manor Teenage Blood The Year Of Magical Drinking
Ty Segall Where Your Head Goes Goodbye Bread
Girls Honey Bunny Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Iron & Wine Big Burned Hand Kiss Each Other Clean
The Thoughts Orange Sky I Won’t Keep You Here
Thao & Mirah Eleven Thao & Mirah
WATERS For The One Out In The Light
Youth Lagoon 17 The Year Of Hibernation
The Head and the Heart Rivers and Roads The Head And The Heart
Ezra Furman & The Harpoons I Killed Myself But I Didn’t Die Mysterious Power
Darwin Deez Radar Detector Darwin Deez
The Middle East Jesus Came To My Birthday Party I Want That You Are Always Happy
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