Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pazz & Jop 2011

I just submitted my 2011 Village Voice Pazz & Jop ballot, which I'll share with y'all here. BIG DISCLAIMER: If your favorite hot platter is not here, it's probably because I didn't hear it and you should send it to me immediately. I don't get the deluge of freebies that I used to once upon a time. This is what I actually heard this year and loved.

1. Poly Styrene - Generation Indigo
2. The Mekons - Ancient And Modern
3. Rob Kennedy/MDA - The Purgatory Home Companion
4. Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs. Evil
5. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
6. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
7. Wire - Red Barked Tree
8. Ruby Howl - Heaven Hides Here Too
9. Moon Duo - Mazes
10. The Mountain Goats - All Eternals Deck

Singles (VERY loosely defined in these digital downloading days):
1. The Granite Countertops - Something Different (token piece of shameless self-promotion, actually released almost 2 years ago but I really like the video I made for it this year)

2. Deerhoof - Super Duper Rescue Heads!

3. Rob K/MDA - Bardot Hotel

4. It Thing - Life Is Sick

5. Half Man Half Biscuit - National Shite Day (came out in 2008 but I didn't discover it till this year so PLLPPPPPPPPPPPP)

6. MamaCoAtl - Food Is A Weapon

7. Vivian Girls - The Other Girls

8. Dylan Champagne - Baby In A Bear Suit

9. The Hallflowers - I Can't Get Started

(No videos for The Hallflowers! Perhaps it's time to dig through the archives!)

10. Shovelman - Rollin'

Different song, but this will give you an idea of what this guy can do with an altered shovel.


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Well, I am glad I don't have to send you my copy of Ancient & Modern, because I kind of love that disc.

Saw 'em in Chicago; did you catch them this time out?

J Neo Marvin said...

Yes, at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Then we came home to find our apartment robbed. It was a day of ups and downs.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

huh, so was my day with the Chicago show.

I blogged about it here.

J Neo Marvin said...

Nice account, great thread. Sorry I missed it when it was hot.

Yes, the Mekons were in fine fettle on this tour. We have some video footage that we haven't looked at yet (Good thing too, the bastard didn't take our cameras because we had 'em with us!) that we'll eventually do something with. It's been about 20 years since I saw the band with Susie, which made it extra special.