Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Jan 4th 2012 5.00am–7.00am
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James Vincent McMorrow “Breaking Hearts” from Early in the Morning (Universal Music Ireland Ltd. 2011) N —Coming in at #40 in my year end Top 40 comes this Irish singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Dan Mangan “Jeopardy” from Oh Fortune (Arts & Crafts 2011) N —#39 - From Dan Mangan's 3rd album. His last Nice, Nice, Very Nice was my #1 last year.Buy it!
Jonny “Wich Is Wich” from Jonny (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2011) N —#38 - Jonny is a band featuring Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub and guitarist Euros Childs. From their debut.Buy it!
The Feelies “Should Be Gone” from Here Before (bar none 2011) N —#37 - The Hoboken, NJ band The Feelies release their first album in 20 years and it's like they never left.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “Hooked” from Queen of the Minor Key (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2011) N —#36 - Another fine album from this Boston Americana singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Gillian Welch “Six White Horses” from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony 2011) N —#35 - A collection of great songs from Gillian with her longtime collaborator, David Rawlings.Buy it!
Robert Ellis “Friends Like Those” from Photographs (New West Records Inc. www.newwestrecords.com 2011) N —#34 - From the 2nd album (1st on New West) of this Houston singer/songwriter.Buy it!
Joe Henry “Odetta” from Reverie (Anti 2011) N —#33 - Not only a great producer but Joe Henry puts out great albums as well.Buy it!
Joseph Arthur “Love Never Asks You to Lie” from The Graduation Ceremony (self 2011) N —#32 - Akron, Ohio native Joseph Arthur put out his first album in 1997 - and released a great album this year.Buy it!
Richard Buckner “Hindsight” from Our Blood (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2011) N —#31 - The first Richard Buckner album that I loved immediately.Buy it!
I'm from Barcelona “Always Spring” from Forever Today (Mute 2011) N —#30 - From the 3rd full length of this collective (featured 22 members on this release) from Sweden.Buy it!
Grouplove “Spun” from Never Trust a Happy Song (Atlantic 2011) N —#29 - From the first full length album of this Los Angeles indie pop band.Buy it!
Real Estate “It's Real” from Days (Domino 2011) N —#28 - From this band's 2nd album of sweet, indie pop.Buy it!
Mates of State “SWAY” from Mountaintops (Barsuk 2011) N —#27 - This husband/wife duo issued their 6th album of originals in 2011.Buy it!
Ryan Adams “Save Me” from Ashes & Fire (CAPITOL 2011) N —#26 - From the great new album from the prolific Ryan Adams. Ryan will be at the Peabody Opera House on January 31.Buy it!
Jill Andrews “A Little Less” from The Mirror (Liam 2011) N —#25 - I'm an unapologetic Jill Andrews fan since her time in the everybodyfields. This is her first full-length album.Buy it!
Yuck “SUNDAY” from Yuck (Fat Possum www.fatpossum.com 2011) N —#24 - This group of teenagers (when this was recorded) from London have been all abuzz coming in as Magnet's #1 album of the year. They play with a 90's indie rock sound. Dinosaur, Jr. fans rejoice!Buy it!
Le Butcherettes “The Actress That Ate Rousseau” from Sin Sin Sin (Rodriguez Lopez Productions 2011) N —#23 - Originally formed in Mexico and now based in Los Angeles, they released their debut in 2011.Buy it!
Title Tracks “No Air” from In Blank (Ernest Jenning Record Co. Ernestjenning.com 2011) N —#22 - John Davis, formerly of the Washington DC band Georgie James, formed this band that put out its 2nd album in 2011 full of crunchy, pop/rock songs.Buy it!
Buffalo Tom “HERE I COME” from Skins SINGLE (Scrawny 2011) N —#21 - I've been a fan since the mid '90's and they rarely disappoint.Buy it!
Paul Simon “The Afterlife” from So Beautiful or So What (Universal 2011) N —#20 - A fine return to form for one of the best singer/songwriters in the history of rock.Buy it!
Fleet Foxes “Lorelei” from Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop 2011) N —#19 - Another beautiful album from the band leading the pastoral folk revival.Buy it!
Wilco “Whole Love” from The Whole Love (Anti- 2011) N —#18 - Another great album from Wilco.Buy it!
Okkervil River “Piratess” from I Am Very Far (Jajaguwar 2011) N —#17 - From Austin, Okkervil River released a fine album in 2011.Buy it!
My Morning Jacket “FIRST LIGHT” from Circuital (ATO 2011) N —#16 - My Morning Jacket released another great album this year and their show at the Pageant was probably my show of the year. If you haven't seen them and have the chance in the future, don't miss their live show.Buy it!
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “Write Me A Letter” from Dirty Radio (Partisan 2011) N —#15 - Formed in Portland, OR in 2008 (Sallie is from NC), and combining R&B, country, jazz and rock into a great mix. They put out their debut album in 2011.Buy it!
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