Pete Young (peteyoung) wrote,
Pete Young
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2011 in music

108 albums heard for the first time in 2011. I'm rather ashamed there's only one new blues album I heard last year, Charley Musselwhite's excellent The Well. Another gap that bothers me is my lack of knowledge of 1990s Britpop, something that mostly passed me by as it happened; I never really made the effort to pay much attention to Blur, Oasis, the Manic Street Preachers et al, so in 2012 I expect I'll continue discovering what I've been missing. I don't have a favourite album of 2011 as nothing I heard grabbed me sufficiently as being a perfectly sublime work of art, although Jane Siberry's New York Trilogy of albums from 1999 provided some stunning highlights.

— acoustic —
Jasmine Brunch, Lucid Dreams, 2011  ( USA )
Jasmine Brunch, The Story of What Happened, 2011  ( USA )
Crepusculum, Sing on in Silhouettes, 2009  ( UK )
Werner Durand, Vibrating Air Columns, 2011  ( GERMANY )
Klotzsch & Krey, Through All These Years Of Trying To Belong, 2009  ( GERMANY )
Timothy Vajda, Bootstrap Physics, 2010  ( USA )
Harlan Williams, The Glass Desert, 2010  ( USA )

— ambient / idm —
The Abogix (J.K.), Signs, 2006  ( HOLLAND )
Paul Avgerinos, Phos Hilaron, 2005  ( USA )
Cold Sun, 6am, 2003  ( UK )
Emmalee Crane, Crux, 2010  ( CANADA / USA )  [ STREAM ]
Emmalee Crane, Formantine, 2011  ( CANADA / USA )  [ STREAM ]
DAC Crowell, Within This Space, 2007  ( USA )
Brian Eno, Small Craft on a Milk Sea, 2010  ( UK )
Brian Eno, Drums Between the Bells, 2011  ( UK )
Joey Fehrenbach, Don't Wake Me, 2011  ( USA )
Joey Fehrenbach, Mellowdrama, 2011  ( USA )
Eyes Flutter Beneath, Inside the Dream Laboratory, 2009  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
Galdson, Musical Landscapes II, 2009  ( SPAIN )
Ian Hawgood, Before I Let the Sunshine Rot, 2009  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]
Jarkko Hietanen, Datacube, 2011  ( FINLAND )  [ STREAM ]
Indidginus, Kaleidoscope, 2009  ( UK / SOUTH AFRICA )  [ STREAM ]
Indidginus, Circa Diem, 2011  ( UK / SOUTH AFRICA )  [ STREAM ]
JonQPublik, Compass, 2010  ( USA )
D.P. Kaufman, As the Ruin Falls, 2010  ( USA )
Lzn02, Far, 2009  ( FRANCE )
Macroform, Eclipsed, 2007  ( USA )
Maps and Diagrams / Verbose, Split, 2005  ( UK )
Mystified, Skywatchers, 2009  ( USA )
Mystified, Detective Tension, 2010  ( USA )
Rildrim, The Lonely Wizard, 2007  ( SPAIN )  [ STREAM ]
Rildrim, Across the Night, 2010  ( SPAIN )  [ STREAM ]
Saros, Aqua Delphinidae, 2010  ( USA )
Satori, Journey to Other Worlds, 2005  ( UKRAINE )
Satori, Journey Into Subconscious, 2010  ( UKRAINE )
Jonn Serrie, Planetary Chronicles vol. 1, 2010  ( UK )
Soleil Vert, Du Deluge Au Desert, 2010  ( CANADA )
Tunguska Electronic Music Society, Ellipsis: Tunguska.Ambient.Dreams, 2010  ( RUSSIA )
Tunguska Electronic Music Society, Ellipsis: Tunguska.Shaman.Vimana, 2010  ( RUSSIA )
Tunguska Electronic Music Society, Ellipsis II: Tundra.Ambient.Dreams vol. 2, 2010  ( RUSSIA )
Tunguska Electronic Music Society, Ellipsis II: Tunguska.Shaman.Vimana vol. 2, 2010  ( RUSSIA )
Verbose, Observe, 2003  ( UK )
Verbose, Wonder, 2007  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]

— blues —
Charley Musselwhite, The Well, 2010  ( USA )

— jazz —
Dana Bryant, Wishing from the Top, 1996  ( USA )
Eyot, Horizon, 2011  ( SERBIA )
Plaistow, Do You Feel Lucky?, 2008  ( SWITZERLAND )

— post-rock —
The Best Pessimist, To Whom It May Concern, 2010  ( UKRAINE )  [ STREAM ]
Diometrix, Newfoundland, 2010  ( SIBERIA )  [ STREAM ]
Diometrix, Eurynome, 2011  ( SIBERIA )
Our Ceasing Voice, When the Headline Hit Home, 2011  ( AUSTRIA )  [ STREAM ]
Ustoz, Soundtrack Without Movie, 2010  ( UZBEKISTAN )

— reggae / dub —
Doctor Sativa, Spondooley, 2008  ( UK )
Kene Busma, Gan Jah, 2010  ( FRANCE )
Lonji, Res Publica, 2009  ( ITALY )
Dawn Penn, No, No, No, 1994  ( JAMAICA )
Riddimperialism, Before the Invasion, 2007  ( FRANCE )
The Talking Dog, Hard Dubs for Troubled Times, 2004  ( UK )

— rock / pop / soul —
Oleta Adams, Evolution, 2003  ( USA )
Bad Company, Bad Company, 1974  ( UK )
Bad Company, Straight Shooter, 1975  ( UK )
Justin Bianco, Phoenix, 2006  ( USA )
Enya, Amarantine, 2005  ( IRELAND )
Falling You, Adore, 2011  ( USA )
HTRK, Work (work, work), 2011  ( AUSTRALIA )
Indidginus, Feast or Famine, 2009  ( UK / SOUTH AFRICA )
Individual Choice, Make Your Choice, 2011  ( ITALY )  [ STREAM ]
Manic Street Preachers, Generation Terrorists, 1992  ( UK )
Manic Street Preachers, Gold Against the Soul, 1993  ( UK )
Manic Street Preachers, Everything Must Go, 1996  ( UK )
Van Morrison, T.B. Sheets, 1973  ( UK )
Van Morrison, Hard Nose the Highway, 1973  ( UK )
Nightmares on Wax, Smoker's Delight, 1995  ( UK )
Nightmares on Wax, Carboot Soul, 1999  ( UK )
The Rare Plants Garden, The Rare Plants Garden, 2011  ( RUSSIA )
Rocket City Riot, We Name The Guilty Men (10th Anniversary Redux), 2009  ( USA )
Joe Satriani, The Electric Joe Satriani: An Anthology, 2004  ( USA )
Joe Satriani, Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards, 2010  ( USA )
Jane Siberry, Bound by the Beauty, 1989  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, Maria, 1995  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, Teenager, 1996  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, A Day in the Life, 1997  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, New York Trilogy I: Tree (Music for Films and Forests), 1999  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, New York Trilogy II: Lips (Music for Saying It), 1999  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, New York Trilogy III: Child (Music for the Christmas Season), 1999  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, Hush, 2000  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, Dragon Dreams, 2008  ( CANADA )
Jane Siberry, Meshach Dreams Back, 2011  ( CANADA )
Skindive, Skindive, 2001  ( IRELAND )  [ STREAM ]
Sound of Seventy Three, The Way We Feel, 2011  ( USA )  [ STREAM ]
Mark Southeron, Mark Southeron, 2010  ( AUSTRALIA )
Sterling, Brave New World, 2010  ( USA )
StrangeZero, Newborn Butterflies, 2010  ( GREECE )
Sundowner, Sundowner, 2007  ( UK )  [ STREAM ]

— world / roots —
Angelight, Tantrabeats 2 – the Space of the Soul, 2011  ( RUSSIA )
Sheila Chandra, The Struggle, 1985  ( UK / INDIA )
Sheila Chandra, Nada Brahma, 1985  ( UK / INDIA )
Laura Inserra, Musical Incense vol. 1, 2009  ( ITALY )
Laura Inserra, Musical Incense vol. 2, 2009  ( ITALY )
Jay Kishor, Amber, 2003  ( USA / INDIA )  [ STREAM ]
Jay Kishor, The Color of Night, 2003  ( USA / INDIA )  [ STREAM ]
Nightfall Project, Underworld, 2011  ( USA )
The RajDhani Quartet, The Ghandi Memorial Concert, 2004  ( INDIA )
Tim Rayborn, Rihla, 2007  ( USA )
Suzanne Teng, Mystic Journey, 2005  ( USA )

— anthologies / collections —
Pakistan Folk and Pop Instrumentals, 1966–1976, 2010  ( PAKISTAN )  [ DOWNLOAD ]
SMM: Context, 2011  ( GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL )
So Much Achieved. So Much Left To Do, 2008  ( 12REC )

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