alibi online

Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals

Flyer on the Web Post yours here
See more flyers here

Spoonboy Returnts!
Spoonboy Returnts!
7.25.2014
Son Como Son Dance Party
Son Como Son Dance Party
7.26.2014
The Cosmic Belly Dance
The Cosmic Belly Dance
7.29.2014
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
Pancakes! Wedding Show!
8.1.2014
Fayuca
Fayuca
8.11.2014
High Mountain Hideout
High Mountain Hideout
8.29.2014
 
 
 V.20 No.52 | December 29 - January 4, 2012 

Music to Your Ears

Five Favorites of 2011

Honestly, I spent most of 2011 obsessing over mod music and glam rock from the ’60s and ’70s, and so I don’t feel quite equipped to compose an authoritative or complete list of the year’s best new sounds. (Besides, the Internet is populated by young bloggers on the hipster tip who are doing just that for me—not that I was into Real Estate, Youth Lagoon or Lana Del Mar in the slightest.) I did, however, spend hours obsessing over certain songs. Below are the five I repeated to an embarrassing degree.

"Still Life" • The Horrors • Skying

Skinny British shoegaze is back. This song is both warm and colorful and cold and bleak. I loved most of the album, too.

"Mirrors" • Crocodiles • Sleep Forever

This track comes with an excellent intro that culminates in sweet, sweet droning distortion. Conversely, one of the guys from this duo was my worst interview of 2011. (David Johansen was the best.)

"Through the Floor" • Crystal Stilts • In Love With Oblivion

Understated, spooky and danceable post-punk. As my partner in DJing has pointed out, the Crystal Stilts can do no wrong. This was also my favorite album art of the year.

"Modern Art" • The Black Lips • Arabia Mountain

The first single from a Mark Ronson-produced Vice Records release. All of the songs from this wobbling Atlanta garage psych band’s album are pretty cool. I like this one most because my little sister appeared in its New Orleans-filmed video.

“When It's Over" • The Soft Moon • ”Total Decay”

Dark American post-punk/shoegaze—this EP was made for mellowing or making out.

 
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    High Mountain Hideout
    High Mountain Hideout8.31.2014