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2011 Year End Lists: Mac McCaughan

2011 Year End Lists: Mac McCaughan

Wow, my shit is mainstream this year.

Wow, my shit is mainstream this year. I think if i would have had some more time with albums by  EMA, Cass McCombs, St Vincent, Craig Taborn, Andy Stott, Colin Stetson, Girls, Kurt Vile, & Shabazz Palaces they probably would have ended up on here too. Not enough hours in the day!  As usual, Merge stuff is disqualified though it's what i listened to & loved the most...

Top Non-Merge Albums of 2011

War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
Bill Callahan - apocalypse
J Mascis - several shades of why
Dum Dum Girls - Only In Dreams
Fucked up - David comes to life
Wilco - The Whole Love
Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
Sidi Toure - Sahel Folk
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Feist - Metals
Malkmus/Jicks - Mirror Traffic
Yuck - Yuck
Junior Boys - It's All True
Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal - Chamber Music
Real Estate - Days
William Tyler - Behold the Spirit

Favorite Reissues of 2011

Sorry Bamba - Vol 1 1970-79
REM - Life's Rich Pageant
El Rego - El Rego
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In
Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis & Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Bitch Magnet - Bitch Magnet
V/A - Local Customs: Pressed At Bodie
Void - Sessions 81-83

Tracks

Bright Eyes - "Shell Games"
Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend"
Nicky Minaj - "Super Bass"
Bon Iver - "Perth"
Mt. Moriah - "Only Way Out"
Cut Copy - "Need You Now"
Kreashawn - "Gucci Gucci"
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
James Blake - "The Wilhelm Scream"
Tom Waits - "New Years Eve"


Art Highlights of 2011

Tacita Dean - FILM
Miyazaki / Ghibli Museum, Tokyo
Kara Walker - Drawings at Sikkema Jenkins
DE-NATURED - Ackland Museum
Yayoi Kusama retrospective at Museo Reina Sofia
Barry Flanagan - Early Works 1965 - 1982
de Kooning retrospective at MOMA
Josephine Halvorson - What Looks Back at Sikkema Jenkins
Marcel Dzama - Behind Every Curtain at David Zwirner
Becoming: Photographs from the Wedge Collection - Nasher Museum

Comedy makes me laugh.

The Best Show on WFMU
Louis CK in all formats.
Amy Schumer - Cutting
Rob Delaney
Todd Barry
Parks n  Recreation
Patrice O'Neal (RIP) - Elephant In the Room
Maria Bamford
Marc Maron's WTF