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Top 25 Albums of 2011 – 20/12/11

After much much much much deliberation, frustration, many late nights and copious amounts of tea we finally arrived at our top 25 albums of 2011. This year was a truly exceptional year for music and it really was hard work picking the final 25.
The 33RPM album of the year went to The Antlers breathtaking Burst Apart. A truly stunning album of utter beauty that has really been off the turntable since it’s release.
But saying that all the albums in the list deserve their place and all our strongly recommended listening.
The full list is below (the tracks we played on the show in parentheses), here’s also a link to Spotify playlist featuring the below tracks apart from the two albums that unfortunately aren’t on Spotify (Earth and Bill Callahan). https://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/74J8vwIGAcskPEIB0ZRTiY

Hopefully 2012 will be another superb year for music. See you next week!

1. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Parentheses)
2. The Babies – The Babies (Meet Me In The City)
3. Grouper – Dream Loss / Alien Observer / Water People (Water People)
4. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (San Pedro)
5. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Share The Red)
6. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Old Black)
7. Feist – Metals (Graveyard)
8. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Mongk II)
9. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (We Played Some Open..)
10. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Holocene)
11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (We Bros)
12. Battles – Gloss Drop (Ice Cream)
13. F****d Up – David Comes To Life (Queen Of Hearts)
14. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drover)
15. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 (In The Fog I)
16. Aidan Moffat / Bill Wells – Everything’s Getting Older (The Copper Top)
17. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Among Angels)
18. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell)
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
20. Mastodon – The Hunter (Curl Of The Burl)
21. Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place (Envelop)
22. Yuck – Yuck (Get Away)
23. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Light In Your Eyes)
24. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Postcard From 1952)
25. Pj Harvey – Let England Shake (All Or Everyone)

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Top 25 Albums of 2011 – 20/12/11

After much much much much deliberation, frustration, many late nights and copious amounts of tea we finally arrived at our top 25 albums of 2011. This year was a truly exceptional year for music and it really was hard work picking the final 25.
The 33RPM album of the year went to The Antlers breathtaking Burst Apart. A truly stunning album of utter beauty that has really been off the turntable since it’s release.
But saying that all the albums in the list deserve their place and all our strongly recommended listening.
The full list is below (the tracks we played on the show in parentheses), here’s also a link to Spotify playlist featuring the below tracks apart from the two albums that unfortunately aren’t on Spotify (Earth and Bill Callahan). https://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/74J8vwIGAcskPEIB0ZRTiY

Hopefully 2012 will be another superb year for music. See you next week!

1. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Parentheses)
2. The Babies – The Babies (Meet Me In The City)
3. Grouper – Dream Loss / Alien Observer / Water People (Water People)
4. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (San Pedro)
5. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Share The Red)
6. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Old Black)
7. Feist – Metals (Graveyard)
8. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Mongk II)
9. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (We Played Some Open..)
10. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Holocene)
11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (We Bros)
12. Battles – Gloss Drop (Ice Cream)
13. F****d Up – David Comes To Life (Queen Of Hearts)
14. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drover)
15. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 (In The Fog I)
16. Aidan Moffat / Bill Wells – Everything’s Getting Older (The Copper Top)
17. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Among Angels)
18. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell)
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
20. Mastodon – The Hunter (Curl Of The Burl)
21. Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place (Envelop)
22. Yuck – Yuck (Get Away)
23. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Light In Your Eyes)
24. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Postcard From 1952)
25. Pj Harvey – Let England Shake (All Or Everyone)

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Top 25 Albums of 2011 – 20/12/11

After much much much much deliberation, frustration, many late nights and copious amounts of tea we finally arrived at our top 25 albums of 2011. This year was a truly exceptional year for music and it really was hard work picking the final 25.
The 33RPM album of the year went to The Antlers breathtaking Burst Apart. A truly stunning album of utter beauty that has really been off the turntable since it’s release.
But saying that all the albums in the list deserve their place and all our strongly recommended listening.
The full list is below (the tracks we played on the show in parentheses), here’s also a link to Spotify playlist featuring the below tracks apart from the two albums that unfortunately aren’t on Spotify (Earth and Bill Callahan). https://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/74J8vwIGAcskPEIB0ZRTiY

Hopefully 2012 will be another superb year for music. See you next week!

1. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Parentheses)
2. The Babies – The Babies (Meet Me In The City)
3. Grouper – Dream Loss / Alien Observer / Water People (Water People)
4. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (San Pedro)
5. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Share The Red)
6. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Old Black)
7. Feist – Metals (Graveyard)
8. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Mongk II)
9. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (We Played Some Open..)
10. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Holocene)
11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (We Bros)
12. Battles – Gloss Drop (Ice Cream)
13. F****d Up – David Comes To Life (Queen Of Hearts)
14. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drover)
15. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 (In The Fog I)
16. Aidan Moffat / Bill Wells – Everything’s Getting Older (The Copper Top)
17. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Among Angels)
18. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell)
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
20. Mastodon – The Hunter (Curl Of The Burl)
21. Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place (Envelop)
22. Yuck – Yuck (Get Away)
23. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Light In Your Eyes)
24. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Postcard From 1952)
25. Pj Harvey – Let England Shake (All Or Everyone)

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Top 25 Albums of 2011 – 20/12/11

After much much much much deliberation, frustration, many late nights and copious amounts of tea we finally arrived at our top 25 albums of 2011. This year was a truly exceptional year for music and it really was hard work picking the final 25.
The 33RPM album of the year went to The Antlers breathtaking Burst Apart. A truly stunning album of utter beauty that has really been off the turntable since it’s release.
But saying that all the albums in the list deserve their place and all our strongly recommended listening.
The full list is below (the tracks we played on the show in parentheses), here’s also a link to Spotify playlist featuring the below tracks apart from the two albums that unfortunately aren’t on Spotify (Earth and Bill Callahan). https://open.spotify.com/user/sadballadman/playlist/74J8vwIGAcskPEIB0ZRTiY

Hopefully 2012 will be another superb year for music. See you next week!

1. The Antlers – Burst Apart (Parentheses)
2. The Babies – The Babies (Meet Me In The City)
3. Grouper – Dream Loss / Alien Observer / Water People (Water People)
4. Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (San Pedro)
5. Stephen Malkmus – Mirror Traffic (Share The Red)
6. Earth – Angels Of Darkness, Demons of Light I (Old Black)
7. Feist – Metals (Graveyard)
8. British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Mongk II)
9. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – A Winged Victory For The Sullen (We Played Some Open..)
10. Bon Iver – Bon Iver (Holocene)
11. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain (We Bros)
12. Battles – Gloss Drop (Ice Cream)
13. F****d Up – David Comes To Life (Queen Of Hearts)
14. Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drover)
15. Tim Hecker – Ravedeath 1972 (In The Fog I)
16. Aidan Moffat / Bill Wells – Everything’s Getting Older (The Copper Top)
17. Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow (Among Angels)
18. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen (Woman, When I’ve Raised Hell)
19. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
20. Mastodon – The Hunter (Curl Of The Burl)
21. Juliana Barwick – The Magic Place (Envelop)
22. Yuck – Yuck (Get Away)
23. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy (Light In Your Eyes)
24. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Postcard From 1952)
25. Pj Harvey – Let England Shake (All Or Everyone)

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