Taylor’s Best of 2011 List
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Matador Records) Hooray! My favorite work of his since his self-titled solo album and favorite of the year!
Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer (Merge Records)
Tom Waits – Bad As Me (ANTI- Records)
Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm)
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sup Pop Records)
Of Montreal - thecontrollersphere (Polyvinyl) Pretty weird, even for them. In an awesome way!
Wye Oak – Civilian (Merge Records)
Braids – Native Speaker (Flemish Eye/Kanine)
Givers – In Light (Glassnote Music) I saw them open for and outshine Dirty Projectors!
Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum) They have a song called ‘South Carolina.’ I’m from there!
The War On Drugs – Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock / Mark Hollis – S/T (Ba Da Bing!)
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
I think I only read two books that came out in 2011. (Both great!)
Tina Fey – Bossypants
Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow – Grand Design
Shout out to Dr. Tsoukalos
The Troll Hunter
Best movie of 2011!
Tree of Life
Midnight in Paris
Our Idiot Brother
Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Things That Existed Previously That I Discovered and Loved in 2011
ABBA’s ‘SOS’ and Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark' Great songs or greatest songs?
Grateful Dead – American Beauty
Taco Salad - Making all ‘Best Of’ lists since forever