Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Jan 11th 2012 5.00am–7.00am
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Drive-by Truckers “Everybody Needs Love” from Go-Go Boots (ATO www.atorecords.com 2011) N —#14 - Coming in at #14 in my year-end Top 40, the DBTs new album was not one of my favorites of their catalog but that's because I simply love some of their older stuff. It's still good enough for my #14 of 2011.Buy it!
Centro-Matic “All the Talkers” from Candidate Waltz (Undertow 2011) N —#13 - 5 years in the works, Centro-Matic put out their best album since 2003's Love You Just the Same.Buy it!
Ha Ha Tonka “Made Example Of” from Death of a Decade (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —#12 - Springfield, MO band puts out 3rd album to much critical acclaim. If you're a "Black Betty" by Ram Jam fan, you need to check them out live (but only in St. Louis).Buy it!
Apex Manor “Southern Decline” from The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge 2011) N —#11 - Formed from the remnants of the Los Angeles based The Broken West, Apex Manor put out its debut in 2011.Buy it!
Dawes “The Way You Laugh” from Nothing Is Wrong (Ato Records / Red 2011) N —#10 - Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills (the name of their debut album) and led by brothers Tyler and Griffin Goldsmith. This is their 2nd album.Buy it!
Dawes “Time Spent in Los Angeles” from Nothing Is Wrong (Ato Records / Red 2011) N Buy it!
William Elliott Whitmore “Field Song” from Field Songs (Anti- 2011) N —#9 - This Iowa based singer-songwriter put out a great album in 2011.Buy it!
William Elliott Whitmore “Not Feeling Any Pain” from Field Songs (Anti- 2011) N Buy it!
The Lonely Forest “(I Am) The Love Addict” from Arrows (ILG/Trans Records 2011) N —#8 - From the third full-length album of this Washington based band signed to Chris Walla's label. Great power pop ... think Nada Surf.Buy it!
The Lonely Forest “We Sing In Time” from Arrows (ILG/Trans Records 2011) N Buy it!
The Black Keys “Gold On the Ceiling” from El Camino (Nonesuch 2011) N —#7 - Released late in the year, it had some catching up to do. Just announced they're coming to town ... Chaifetz Arena on April 27 with Arctic Monkeys opening.Buy it!
The Black Keys “Stop Stop” from El Camino (Nonesuch 2011) N Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “With a Bang” from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —#6 - These locals put out the most played album on the KDHX airwaves in 2011. Check kdhx.org for a complete list of the top plays of 2011.Buy it!
The Blind Eyes “Hold Down the Fort” from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N LBuy it!
Wild Flag “ROMANCE” from Wild Flag (Merge 2011) N —#5 - Throw in 2 parts Sleater-Kinney and 1 part Helium to a songwriting team and you have Wild Flag. Their debut album, as good as the hype.Buy it!
Wild Flag “Racehorse” from Wild Flag (Merge 2011) N Buy it!
Blind Pilot “Keep You Right” from We Are the Tide (Expunged Records 2011) N —#4 - Love this Portland band. They released their 2nd album in 2011. They'll be at Plush on Friday, March 2.Buy it!
Blind Pilot “We Are the Tide” (Expunged Records 2011) N Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “More Like Them” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —#3 - Born the daughter of an Ohio farmer who also booked gigs in the local bar, music is in her blood. This 21 year old released her 2nd album in 2011 and it's great! She'll be at Mojo's in Columbia, MO on Thursday, Jan 19 and back in St. Louis on March 3Buy it!
Lydia Loveless “Learn To Say No” from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N Buy it!
Telekinesis “CAR CRASH” from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge 2011) N —#2 - Telekinesis is basically Michael Benjamin Lerner, songwriter, tour drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the studio. From their 2nd album.Buy it!
Telekinesis “Gotta Get It Right Now” from 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge 2011) N Buy it!
The Decemberists “Rox In the Box” from The King Is Dead (Capitol Records 2011) N —#1 - The Decemberists go Americana with the help of Peter Buck, Gillian Welch, and others ... to great effect. My #1 album of the year.Buy it!
The Decemberists “This Is Why We Fight” from The King Is Dead (Capitol Records 2011) N Buy it!
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