My 2011 Picks

Happy New Year to all of my readers, I hope 2012 will be a good one. It should easily be better than last year, at least when it comes to my private life: in 2011 I was robbed and later I suffered an ear stroke, possibly as a late reaction to the robbery. But well, we're not talking about my private life so much, let's talk about music!

In the first year of this blog, I wrote an article on best-of lists and I still think they're kinda ridiculous. However, I also think it can be of benefit for those who only read this blog every now and then and wonder what good music they might have missed. I tried to limit each list to 5 items, because otherwise I wouldn't know where to stop as 2011 was another year of rich releases. So without further ado, here are my personal top releases.

Albums:
Thundercat - The Golden Age of the Apocalypse
Dimlite - Grimm Reality
Zomby - Dedication
SBTRKT - SBTRKT
Hyetal - Broadcast

EP:
Floating Points - Shadows EP

Tracks:
Arkist - Rendezvous
SBTRKT- Pharaohs
Ossie - Set The Tone
Actress - Harrier ATTK
Mr Beatnick - Synthetes

Mix CD:
Kutmah – The New Error 2

Mixtapes:
Jamie xx - Essential Mix
Jamie xx - Guestmix for Benji B
Dauwd - Clashmusic Podcast
FaltyDL - Fader/MoMA PS1 mix
Apparat - Groove Podcast

An honorable mention to Elzhi's Elmatic, as it's a more than worthy tribute to the classic debut album by Nas - and it was available for free throughout the year.

Published on January 01, 2012

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