2011 Top 10 List

Gary Cutler (Seattle)
    Top 30 albums of 2011 (in no particular order)
    Peaking Lights – 936 (Not Not Fun)
    Lykki Li – Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)
    Anne-James Chaton – Ιvιnements 09 (Raster-Noton)
    Chancha Via Circuito – Rνo Arriba (ZZK)
    Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact (4AD)
    Master Musician of Bukkake – Totem 3 (Important)
    Cut Hands – self-titled [aka Afro Noise] (Very Friendly/Susan Lawly)
    Clams Casino – Instrumentals (self-released)
    Pure X – Pleasure (Acephale)
    Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (Sub Pop)
    Bombino – Agadez (Cumbancha)
    Deadbeat – Drawn and Quartered (BLKRTZ)
    Reinhold Friedl – Inside Piano (Zeitkratzer)
    John Maus – We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Upset!The Rhythm)
    Ricardo Villalobos/Max Loderbauer – RE:ECM (ECM)
    Corrupted – Garten Der Unbewusstheit (Nostalgia Blackrain)
    John Wiese – Seven of Wands (Pan)
    Bee Mask – Elegy for Beach Friday (Spectrum Spools)
    Amen Dunes – Through Donkey Jaw (Sacred Bones)
    Laurel Halo – Hour Logic (Hippos in Tanks)
    Ensemble Economique – Crossing The Pass, By Torchlight (Dekorder)
    John Wall & Alex Rodgers – Work 2006-2011 (Entr’acte)
    Eli Keszler – Cold Pin (Pan)
    Prurient – Bermuda Drain (Hydra Head)
    Total Control – Henge Beat (Fuse Group)
    FWY! – CA 80’s-90’s (Brave Mysteries)
    The Necks – Mindset (Recommended)
    Real Estate – Days (Domino)
    Konntinent – Down With Candy (Debacle)
    Demian Johnston & Mink Stole – Trailed & Kept (Debacle)

    Top Compilations & Reissues (in no particular order)
    Tindersticks – Claire Denis Film Scores 1996-2009 (Constellation)
    Steve Roden – I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces (Dust-To-Digital)
    Delta Swamp Rock: Sounds from the South (Soul Jazz)
    Opika Pende: Africa at 78RPM (Dust-To-Digital)
    Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds (Soul Jazz)
    Ongaku 70: Vintage Psychedelia in Japan (Hiruko)
    The Ronettes – Be My Baby: The Very Best of the Ronettes (Phil Spector/EMI)
    MZ.412 – Domine Rex Inferum / Nordik Battle Signs (Cold Spring)
    Mickey Newbury – An American Trilogy (Saint Cecilia Knows/Mountain Retreat/Drag City)
    Disco Inferno – The 5 EPs (One Little Indian)
    Jeff & Jane Hudson – Flesh (Dark Entries/Captured Tracks)
    The Durutti Column – Vini Reilly (Kooky)
    Creation Rebel – Starship Africa (On-U Sound)
    The Bill Dixon Orchestra – Intents & Purposes (RCA Victor)
    T.K. Ramamoorthy – Fabulous Notes and Beats of the Indian Carnatic-Jazz (EM)
    Barbecue Any Old Time (Dust-To-Digital)


     
     
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