Saturday, December 31, 2011

Miscellaneous superlatives, 2011

Best new artist: The Weeknd

Biggest disappointment: Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights

Best album from 2010 that I didn't hear until 2011: letlive - Fake History

Biggest tease: Circle Takes the Square - "Here's the first four songs from our new full-length, which will be out in November"...NOPE

Annual "classic rock I got super into this year" award: Tom Petty

Most pleasant surprise: The whole Adele thing

Weirdest hipster obsession: American black metal

Most disheartening trend: ...Dubstep

Album I'm most likely to regret not listening to this year: The Men - Leave Home

Who was the hardest: Tom "Hard like a pit from a peach" Waits edges out Tyler "Harder than a motherfucking Flintstone" the Creator

Best EP, non-Glassjaw category: Trash Talk - Awake

Best album cover: Drake - Take Care

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