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2011 Year End Lists: Taylor Townes, Warehouse manager

2011 Year End Lists: Taylor Townes, Warehouse manager

 Taylor’s Best of 2011 List

Albums

Stephen Malkmus and the JicksMirror Traffic (Matador Records) Hooray! My favorite work of his since his self-titled solo album and favorite of the year!

Eleanor FriedbergerLast Summer (Merge Records)

Tom WaitsBad As Me (ANTI- Records)

WilcoThe Whole Love  (dBpm)

Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues (Sup Pop Records)

Of Montreal - thecontrollersphere (Polyvinyl) Pretty weird, even for them. In an awesome way!

Wye OakCivilian (Merge Records)

BraidsNative Speaker (Flemish Eye/Kanine)

Givers – In Light (Glassnote Music) I saw them open for and outshine Dirty Projectors!

TennisCape Dory (Fat Possum) They have a song called ‘South Carolina.’ I’m from there!

The War On DrugsSlave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)


Reissues
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock / Mark Hollis – S/T (Ba Da Bing!)

Shows
Loudon Wainwright III at Barnes and Nobles in Union Square He’s the most entertaining guy!

Justin Townes Earle at Prospect Park and Newport Folk Festival

Books
I think I only read two books that came out in 2011. (Both great!)
Tina Fey – Bossypants

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow – Grand Design

TV
Ancient Aliens!!!!

Shout out to Dr. Tsoukalos

Movies
The Troll Hunter

Best movie of 2011!

Tree of Life

Midnight in Paris

Our Idiot Brother

Take Shelter

The Future

Super 8

Source Code

Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Things That Existed Previously That I Discovered and Loved in 2011
Patsy Cline

ABBA’s ‘SOS’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark' Great songs or greatest songs?

Sci-fi novels

Twin Peaks

Grateful Dead – American Beauty

Hawaiian shirts

Other
Taco Salad - Making all ‘Best Of’ lists since forever