Don't Die Wondering

December 20, 2011

…2011 was the still flapping body of a beheaded reptile

Taking part in the music-bloggers guild, our ears come across at least dozens of tracks annually, through various channels. This doesn’t even include the music we come across incidentally, via television, radio, walking past a noisy bar while the door is being opened, the Balkan sounds that waft through the air like the smell of horrible cooking from the neighbors’ balcony as she hangs up the laundry.

As members of the music-bloggers guild we observe a variety of incidents and events throughout the year that, naturally, range across the full spectrum of human experience.

We have synthesized this clusterfuck of chance encounters with sound and experience to create the personalized list below. I’d just like to point that out, before finally closing the door on this year, which continues to skimp along till the last minute like the still flapping body of a beheaded reptile.

(in alphabetical order):

Araab Muzik - Electronic Dream/Streetz Tonight

Artful - Could Just Be The Bassline (Dreem Teem Remix)

Beyonce - I Care

Blawan - Getting Me Down

Deptford Goth - Youth II

The Field - Looping State Of Mind

Finally Boys - You Will Be Healed

Hyuna - Bubble Pop

Kate Bush - Deeper Understanding (Director’s Cut version)

King Krule - The Noose Of Jah City

Lana Del Ray - Video Games

Matthewdavid - Like You Mean It

Mozart Parties - Where Has Everybody Gone?

Oneohtrix Point Never - Andro

Patten - Blush Mosaic

Raw Moans - That’s Us/Wild Combination  

Rustie - Surph

Scared Quotes - Didn’t You Miss Me

Scuba - Adrenalin

Terius Nash - Wedding Crasher

Unicorn Kid - Boys Of Paradise