Saturday, November 12, 2011

Musical surprises for 2011

  • That the Weeknd appeals to me at all
  • More new Glassjaw material after nearly nine years of nothing
  • Similarly, the first new Circle Takes the Square and Tom Waits material since 2004
  • That Adele's 21 is both the best-selling album and one of the best albums of the year
  • The groundswell of bands influenced by '50s and '60s rock and R 'n B (Dum Dum Girls, Wavves, Black Lips, Girls, etc.)
  • Fiercely independent groups with strong aesthetic vision getting a lot of media attention (Odd Future, Trash Talk, WU LYF)
  • The original lineup of Black Sabbath reuniting (I guess)

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