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2011 in CDs December 18, 2011

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I get a lot of music as legal downloads these days, but I still buy CDs, too. For one thing, the physical presence of a CD reminds me to listen to it occasionally. So… the next post will cover 2011 downloads, this will cover 2011 CDs. They aren’t all new releases, but what the hell. Oh, and I’m skipping cover mount CDs from magazines like Mojo.

Various artists: Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space
Shackleton: Fabric 55
Florence and the Machine: Between Two Lungs
James Blake: James Blake
Buzzcocks: Love Bites
Wire: Red Barked Tree
The Streets: Computers and Blues
Killing Joke: Absolute Dissent
Various artists: Mosaic Volume One
Various artists: Adventures in Dubstep and Beyond
Kid Cudi: Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr Rager
Various artists: FabricLive 56 Pearson Sound/Ramadanman
John Foxx and the Maths: Interplay
Various artists: Dubstep Allstars Vol 07 Mixed by Chef and Ramadanman
Ladytron: Best of 00-10
FaltyDL: You Stand Uncertain
Stereolab: Not Music
Kate Bush: King of the Mountain CD single
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights
Jesu: Heart Ache/Dethroned
Jesu: Ascension
Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin’
Kate Bush: Director’s Cut Collector’s Edition
Scuba: Triangulation + Interpretations
Kode9 and the Spaceape: Black Sun
Fucked Up: David Comes to Life
Various artists: Hessle Audio Presents 116 and Rising
Various artists: Invasion of the Mysteron Killer Sounds
John Foxx, Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia: Translucence/Drift Music/Nighthawks
John Foxx and Theo Travis: Torn Sunset
Zomby: Dedication
Clubroot: Clubroot
Clubroot: II MMX
Johnny Bueno: The Heart’s Blood
Various artists: Rinse 14: Mixed by Youngsta
Ladytron: Gravity the Seducer
Various artists: Dubstep Allstars Vol 08 Mixed by Distance
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Darklands
Dälek: Untitled
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Automatic
Florence and the Machine: Ceremonials
M83: Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Joker: The Vision
Chris Isaak: Beyond the Sun
John Foxx and the Maths: The Shape of Things
Magazine: No Thyself
Drake: Take Care
Various artists: DJ Kicks: Scuba
The Jesus and Mary Chain: Psycho Candy
Kate Bush: 50 Words for Snow

I’ll have some actual commentary later.

2011 in downloads December 18, 2011

Posted by sjroby in Music.
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This is not a complete list, but probably reasonably close, except where singles are concerned. There are literally dozens of dubstep and electronic singles not listed for reasons of sanity. The albums and notable EPs below are from eMusic, iTunes, artists’ websites, etc. James Leyland Kirby started a subscription service that allowed fans to subsidize him up front for releases over the year, which has been a great deal. Meanwhile, other artists like The Weeknd released what are essentially full albums as free online mixtapes. And I haven’t canceled my monthly eMusic subscription yet, which is why there are so many things on this list I haven’t properly listened to yet — if you don’t use your quota of monthly downloads, you lose them, plain and simple.

Comments on some of these to come later.

2562: Fever
A Winged Victory for the Sullen: A Winged Victory for the Sullen
Aidan Baker: Liminoid | Lifeforms
Anika: Anika
Babe Rainbow: Shaved EP
Balam Acab: Wander/Wonder
Blue Daisy: The Sunday Gift
BoB: EPIC Every Play is Crucial mixtape
Brendan Perry: Ark
Burial: Street Halo EP
Charles Bradley: No Time for Dreaming
Chatelaine: Take a Line for a Walk
David Sylvian: Died in the Wool
Deaf Center: Live Moscow
Deaf Center: Owl Splinters
Delphine Seyrig and Steven Brown: De Doute et de Grace
Desolate: The Invisible Insurrection
Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams
Effi Briest: Rhizomes
Egyptrixx: Bible Eyes
Ekoplekz: Intrusive Incidentalz Vol 1
Emika: Emika
Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd, and Robin Guthrie: Winter Garden
Fennesz Sakamoto: Cendre
Floating Points: Shadows
Fripp & Eno: Olympia, Paris, France May 28, 1975
Gazelle Twin: The Entire City
Ghostpoet: Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam
Gillian and Stephen: Swing
Hannah Peel: The Broken Wave
Harold Budd: In the Mist
His Name Is Alive: Emergency LP
His Name Is Alive: The Eclipse
His Name Is Alive: When the Stars Refuse to Shine
Hollie Cook: Hollie Cook
Holy Other: With U EP
Hong Kong in the 60s: My Fantoms
Hyetal: Broadcast
IconAclass: For the Ones
Ikue Mori and Juliana Barwick: FRKWYS Volume 6
Instra:mental: Resolution 653
Ivy: All Hours
J*Davey: New Designer Drug
Jacaszek: Pentral
Jesu: Infinity
Johann Johannsson: The Miners’ Hymns
Joker: The Vision Instrumentals
Juliana Barwick: The Magic Place
King Midas Sound: Without You
Kryptic Minds: Can’t Sleep
Kuedo: Severant
Kyle Bobby Dunn: Ways of Meaning
Ladytron: Best of Remixes
Laurel Halo: Antenna EP
Laurel Halo: Hour Logic EP
Laurel Halo: King Felix EP
Leyland kirby: Eager to Tear Apart the Stars
Leyland Kirby: Intrigue and Stuff Volume 1
Leyland Kirby: Intrigue and Stuff Volume 2
Leyland Kirby: Intrigue and Stuff Volume 3
Leyland Kirby: Lost Moments, Errors and Accidents 001
Leyland Kirby: Sadly the future is no longer what it was (limited edition)
Lupe Fiasco: Friend of the People I Fight Evil mixtape
LV and Joshua Idehen: Routes
Martyn: Ghost People
Mater Suspiria Vision: Seduction of the Armageddon Witches EP
Milyoo: Archeology
Moebius Plank Neumeier: Zero Set
Mogwai: Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mount Kimbie: Carbonated EP
Muhsinah: Gone
Nadja: Belles Betes
Pale Sketcher: Seventh Heaven EP
Peter Hook and the Light: 1102-2011 EP
Pinch and Shackleton: Pinch and Shackleton
Pointed Sticks: Three Lefts Make a Right
Pursuit Grooves: Frantically Hopeful
Raveonettes: Raven in the Grave
Robert Fripp and Theo Travis: 2009/05/21
Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd: Bordeaux
Robin Guthrie: Emeralds
Roly Porter: Aftertime
Rustie: Glass Swords
Scala: Beauty Nowhere
Seefeel: Succor
Seeland: Tomorrow Today
Sepalcure: Sepalcure
Serafina Steer: Change is Good, Change is Good
Shabazz Palaces: Black Up
Silkie: City Limits Volume 2
Smoke Fairies: Through Low Light and Trees
Sonic Youth: Simon Werner a Disparu
Subeena: 23
Sully: Carrier
Swarms: Old Raves End
Terius Nash: 1977
Terror Danjah: Undeniable
The Caretaker: an empty bliss beyond this world
The Caretaker: Persistent Repetition of Phrases
The Streets: Cyberspace and Reds mixtape
The Weeknd: House of Balloons
The Weeknd: Thursday
Thurston Moore: Solo Acoustic Volume Five – 12 String Meditations For Jack Rose
Tokimonsta: Creature Dreams EP
Tori Amos: Night of Hunters
Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Munk: Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Munk
Various artists: Back and 4th: A Hotflush Compilation
Various artists: Deadverse Recordings: TakeOver
Various artists: Deep Medi Releases Volume 3
Various artists: It’s All in the Brochure
Various artists: Pop Ambient 2007
Various artists: SMM: Context
Various artists: Unclassified
Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls
Vondelpark: NYC Stuff and NYC Bags EP
Vondelpark: Sauna EP
VVV: Across the Sea
White Ring: Black Earth That Made Me
Zola Jesus: Stridulum EP