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Allow me to reintroduce myself…

…that was quite a long hiatus, too long in fact. I was… uh… out getting some milk, yeahhhh.

No, seriously. I got kind of busy since early 2010. What have I been listening to? Here’s a quick refresher on some of my favorites since I disappeared:

Best of 2010

10. Anaïs Mitchell – Hadestown
9. Gonjasufi – A Sufi and A Killer
8. Holy Fuck – Latin
7. The Fall – Your Future Our Clutter
6. Julian Lynch – Mare
5. No Age – Everything in Between
4. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
3. Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta – Jet Set Siempre No. 1
2. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
1. Menomena – Mines

Best of 2011

10. Ketil Bjørnstad / Svante Henryson – Night Song
9. Destroyer – Kaputt
8. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – s/t
7. A Lazarus Soul – Through a Window in the Sunshine Room
6. Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de colouer libres
5. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972
4. Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
3. The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps
2. La Dispute – Wildlife
1. James Blake – James Blake

So there ya go, I guess that sums up my absence from music writing with my favorite 20 albums over the past 2 years. I’ve still been kinda paying attention, albeit more through metascore and review aggregate sites and less of actual “music” blogs and such.

Lest anyone think that based on the above music tastes I’m some massive hipster douchebag let me further distance myself from their ilk by stating a few facts that will get me kicked out of any “cool” club: I love prog rock (that’s right; Rush, ELP, King Crimson, Yes, Jethro Tull, et. al.) and I generally disdain anything regarding “fashion”. 

Whatever, here’s some Spotify playlists!

Best Tracks of 2011

Best Albums of 2011 (with Honorable Mentions)