2011 Top 10 List

Joe V (New Afternoon Show)
    It seems rather futile to try to compare artistic releases when putting together one of these best ofs, especially when it's cross-genre. I don't see how it could ever be anything other than a completely arbitrary compilation of half-remembered albums that struck you as somehow above the pale during at least one of the 365 days that made up this past year. I love a lot of things I come across and I don't really think it's necessary to numerically quantify that in some objective ordering, as if one could definitively say that such-and-such drone cassette was precisely 3 albums better than another one. Even if the list is non-sequential, a work's inclusion or exclusion from a list effectively creates the same phenomenon. That being said, I have meticulously compiled the following Top 50 list in sequential order using advanced mathematical analysis to create the definitive Best of 2011 List. If an album doesn't appear on here that means it was bad and terrible and you should probably feel bad about even thinking about it to begin with. All numbers are completely official and the corresponding artist will be receiving their ranking engraved on a commemorative dinner plate.

    1)Pierrot Lunaire - Turn Back The Hands Of Time
    2)Jack Allett - The Collapsing Middle
    3)Lee Noble - Horrorism
    4)Death Grips - Exmilitary
    5)Tuusanuuskat - Nääksää Nää Mun Kyyneleet
    6)Ash Borer - Ash Borer
    7)Golden Retriever - Light Cones
    8)Giant Claw - Tunnel Mind
    9)Ford & Lopatin - Channel Pressure
    10)Halalnihil - Virgincadaver Trinity Boxset
    11)Wavepool Abortion - Wavepool Abortion
    12)Ralph White - The Hanged Man
    13)Dirty Beaches - Badlands
    14)Skullflower - Fucked On A Pile Of Corpses
    15)Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
    16)The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
    17)Wooden Shjips - West
    18)Dan Melchior - Assemblage Blues
    19)Tandy Love - Turk Jerk (Anatolian Anagrams)
    20)Steve Hauschildt - Tragedy & Geometry
    21)Aaron Dilloway - Lip Syncing To Verme
    22)Homostupids - Strawberry Orange Peach Banana
    23)Grouper - A I A : Alien Observer
    24)Okkyung Lee - Noisy Love Songs
    25)Sean McCann - The Capital
    26)High Wolf - Atlas Nation
    28)Alexander Turnquist - Hallway of Mirrors
    29)Bitchin' Bajas/Faceplant - Bitchin' Bajas/ Faceplant Split
    30)Robedoor - Too Down To Die
    31)Julia Holter - Tragedy
    32)Crazy Spirit - I'm Dead 7"
    33)United Waters - Your First Ever River
    34)Peaking Lights - 936
    35)Zomes - Earth Grid
    36)Container - LP
    37)Angus MacLise / Tony Conrad - Dreamweapon III
    38)Spencer Clark - The Spectacle of Light Abductions
    39)Ken Seeno - Invisible Surfer On An Invisible Wave
    40)Balaclavas - Snake People
    41)Raspberry Bulbs - Nature Tries Again
    42)Pete Swanson - I Don't Rock At All
    43)Emuul - The Drawing of the Line
    44)The Psychic Paramount - II
    45)New Future Wanderer - Plaza For Media Conference 92
    46)Culo - Toxic Vision
    47)Clams Casino - Rainforest
    48)Asian Women on the Telephone - Freedom As Mama Told Me
    49)Black Pus - Primordial Pus
    50)Aerial Jungle - Tales Of Acoustic Levitation

    One word to describe 2011: lunchable

    A prediction for next year: Super Bowl XLVI: Green Bay Packers: 14 - Denver Broncos: 17

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