Sunday, June 19, 2011

Best Music of 2011 So Far

Here is my list of music that I have enjoyed so far this year:

Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 5
Artist: Glee Cast
Highlights: "Thriller / Heads Will Roll," "Don't You Want Me"
Comments: I think I may be the only person in the world that liked the Michael Jackson/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs mash up

Album: La Sera
Artist: La Sera
Highlights: "Never Come Around" "You're Going to Cry"

Album: Born This Way
Artist: Lady Gaga
Highlights: "Born This Way" "Government Hooker" "Judas" "Bloody Mary" "Electric Chapel" "You and I" "The Edge of Glory"
Comments: I couldn't have a list of music of 2011 without mentioning the Gaga. My first reaction to the album was that it was very 1980s and very Catholic, and I wasn't sure if that was a good thing. I have decided that, in fact, it is a good thing. "The Edge of Glory" is a perfectly fun pop song. "Born This Way" is also good, but I am uncomfortable with the use of the word "orient." When "Judas" was first released I thought it was complete crap, but it has grown on me.

Album: Her 12 Faces
Artist: Lanu
Highlights: "Hold Me Down" "Wire" "Roosevelt Blues" "Fall"

Album: Strange Hearts
Artist: Secret Cities
Highlights: "No Pressure" "Portland"

Album: Angles
Artist: The Strokes
Highlights: "Under Cover of Darkness" "Taken For a Fool" "Gratisfaction"
Comments: "Gratisfation" = The Strokes

Albun: Cape Dory
Artist: Tennis
Highlights: "Marathon" "Pigeon"

Ok, after looking over this list I think I have a thing for Indie Pop bands with female singers that make music inspired by the 50s and 60s.

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