Feel Like Going Home (Music)
Wed Dec 28th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Martin Simpson “Strange Affair”
from Purpose + Grace (Topic Records 2011) —74. Whenever Martin Simpson releases an album, anyone who loves the sound of the acoustic guitar, needs to hear it. This track features a killer vocal from June Tabor on the Richard Thompson song.
Ryan Adams “Lucky Now”
from Ashes & Fire (CAPITOL 2011) —73. Who would have guessed Ryan still had it in him? A gorgeous, modest, catchy acoustic album.
The Low Anthem “Love and Altar”
from Smart Flesh (Nonesuch 2011) —68. Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky et al. with a fierce but moody album of mostly hushed basement tapey songs.
Vetiver “Worse For Wear”
from The Errant Charm (Sub Pop Records 2011) —60. Another concert highlight of 2011: Vetiver and Fruit Bats at Off Broadway. This album is the definition of grower.
Dawes “Coming Back to a Man”
from Nothing Is Wrong (Ato Records / Red 2011) —56. Brothers Taylor Goldsmith and Griffin Goldsmith from Southern California with a very strong sophomore album. Fans of Gram Parsons will dig this.
Sloan “The Answer Was You”
from The Double Cross (Yep Roc 2011) —52. Nova Scotian power pop band with a concept album of some unknown concept.
The Bangles “Anna Lee (Sweetheart of the Sun)”
from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) —43. This could have and maybe should have placed higher, if I had only 1) spent more time with it and 2) seen them perform at the freakin' Halo Bar, let alone the Pageant. Sigh.
Jessica Lea Mayfield “Blue Skies Again”
from Tell Me (Nonesuch 2011) —42. This was the year of the not-sophomore-slump. Terrific album from the 22-year-old Ohio native. Be sure to check out her Live at KDHX session from this year at KDHX.org
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