Mogwai “Christmas Song” from EP+6 (Chemikal Underground 2001)Buy it!
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross “Under The Midnight Sun” from soundtrack to 'The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo' (The Null Corporation/Mute, 2011) N —A nice freebie (well, 6 tracks of it anyway) from Reznor's e-mailing list.Buy it!
The Conformists “Black Dahlia” (self) LBuy it!
Spelling Bee “Decoys” from split single w/Glass Teeth (HiFiOctopi/Problem Solved! 2011) LBuy it!
Spelling Bee “Sun People” from split single w/Glass Teeth (HiFiOctopi/Problem Solved! 2011) L —One of the cooler tracks I've enjoyed this year.Buy it!
The Raveonettes “As You Lay Asleep (Bonus Track)” from Raven in the Grave (Vice Records 2011)Buy it!
Bitter Ruin “Trust” from AFP's Webcastacular NYC Extravaganzaca! ((self) 2010) —Awesome vocals on this songBuy it!
U2 “Numb (Soul Assassins remix)” from Achtung Baby (Deluxe Edition) (Universal 2011) N Buy it!
Freekbass “Dream Pit” from Concentrate (self 2011) —Still free, go get it, you'll be a happier person. Trust me. http://freekbass.bandcamp.com/Buy it!
The Roots “I Remember” from Undun (Def Jam 2011) N —This record is amazing, not so much a piece of music to my ears but a larger work of art. I don't know yet, still sorting through it.Buy it!
Pizzicato Five “Silent Night” from Great White Wonder (Triad/Columbia 1996)Buy it!
Stars “Fairytale Of New York” from Single for 'Fairytale Of New York' (Arts & Crafts 2005)Buy it!
Beats Antique “Swagger (With The Tailor)” from Elektrafone (Antique New 2011) N —One of my favorite discoveries this yearBuy it!
Tom Waits “Face To The Highway” from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) N Buy it!
Mike Doughty “Holiday (What Do You Want?)” from Yes And Also Yes (Snack Bar / Megaforce 2011) —Roseanne Cash sings on this track, one of my top 10 albums this year.Buy it!
Queen “My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session, October 1977)” from News Of The World (2011 reissue) (Hollywood www.hollywoodrecords.com 2011) N —If I'd spent time on a 'best reissues' list this would be on it even though there are only 5 tracks on the bonus disc.Buy it!
Paul Westerberg “Answering Machine (live)” from single for 'World Class Fad' (Sire/Columbia) —Voice and electric guitar, it's like he's singing directly to whoever this is about.Buy it!
Ben Folds “House” from The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective (Epic 2011) N Buy it!
The Dead Milkmen “Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song” from The King In Yellow (deadmilkmen.com 2011) N Buy it!
The Dead Milkmen “Some Young Guy” from The King In Yellow (deadmilkmen.com 2011) N —AwesomeBuy it!
Mr. F “This Machine” from This Machine' b/w 'Foolish Hand Shake' (45rpm) (self 2010)Buy it!
Robert Randolph and the Family Band “Shake Your Hips” from Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol 4 (evil teen 2011) N Buy it!
Phish “All Down The Line” from Festval 8, 10-31-2009, Indio, CA (phishlive.com 2009) —At this gig, they covered Exile with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.Buy it!
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