2011 album of the year

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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby L Dozier » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:37 pm

I didn't buy too many new things last year. Paul's Ocean's Kingdom was one. It's okay, nothing to get excited about probably. I lose patience with these esoteric things he does between his pop/rock albums. His creative energy used to be focused on the pop/rock, but now it's flung in many directions, and I don't find anything he does very satisfying anymore, though he obviously enjoys the variety. I am looking forward to the ...Bottom record, though.

The other new one I picked up was Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What. Maybe I'm just too jaded these days, but it didn't move me either. Not bad, but underwhelming.

mr h atom wrote:...spent more time buying older stuff i'd either missed the first time or somehow lost over the years...a little neil young, some springsteen, some james taylor...

other than the waits,the only two that i keep returning to are the flaming lips 'soft bulletin' and the cure 'the top'...so i guess those are my big 3


Ditto, Mr. H, on finding the old stuff missed the first time around! That's what I've been doing for the last few years, mostly with Todd Rundgren, Genesis, Three Dog Night(!?), Isley Brothers, and James Taylor as well. I also picked up The Soft Bulletin last year as an experiment and was pleasantly surprised. (Those drums are a little cavernous...)
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby L Dozier » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:41 pm

mhnso wrote:Nick Lowe also made a great album with "old magic." Nick Lowe actually gets better with age.


I would love to see Paul work with Nick!! (Sorry, off topic.)
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby mr h atom » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:22 am

nothing wrong with any of those, L...been listening to 3DN's greatest hits this week...coincidence or...?

is that early genesis (w/pg) or after-pg (i like 'em both, for different reasons)

everytime the lips put out an album, i seem to end up back at SB...that or Yoshimi..it's all good, tho

paul and nick...? that would be something
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby mhnso » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:33 am

Paul working with Nick Lowe- Guess we ll never see that. Goin to see Nick Lowe live in a couple of week and really look forward to it. Listened to hm since the seventies and he is one artist that is better and better. Right now I would say that he is the greatest songwriter of them alland the music he makes is very much in the mood of Pauls new album. Guess it has to do with my own age that I get more and more drawn to this kind of laidback and calm music. Nick Lowe actually wrote a song about him passing away om the new album. It s called Checkout time, the music is in the Jonny Cash style and the lyrics takes a more sharp look at the comin passing than Pauls the end of the end
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby Charlie22668 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:32 am

Liked a lot of individual tracks this year but in terms of complete albums it was a tough year. Even the ones listed below are IMHO the best of a weak bunch. None would be in the top 10 if they came out in 1967. But it was a good year if thinking in terms of "singles"

My Morning Jacket - Circuital
The Kills - Blood Pressures
Wilco - The WHole Love

Individual songs
Outta My System - My Morning Jacket
Sometimes it Happens - Wilco
Astronauta - Oy Vey
Tony the Tripper - Fruit Bats
Sing Your Own Song - John Wesley Harding
Blue Tip - The Cars
Suck It and See - Arctic Monkeys
Nail in My Coffin - The Kills
Keep Your Heart - TV on the Radio
Words of Love - Patti Smith
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby chris » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:55 pm

charlie, welcome to the site.

my morning jacket puts on an amazing live show. if you ever get the chance...

and wilco always puts forth the effort.

nice list. and keep posting.
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby L Dozier » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:59 pm

mr h atom wrote:...is that early genesis (w/pg) or after-pg (i like 'em both, for different reasons)...


It's mostly the Phil stuff. I started around 1976 and went forward, and am now working back from The Lamb... I've been enjoying the reissues/remixes from a few years ago, the ones with the DVD. The remixes are horribly compressed but the interviews from 2007 are great.

mhnso wrote:Paul working with Nick Lowe- Guess we'll never see that...


Heck, why not? Who would have guessed a year ago that he'd do an album with Tommy Lipuma?
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby mhnso » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:45 am

Another great album last year is Ry Cooders Pull up some dust. A very politicalalbum with absolutely wonderful lyrics and music So my favourite album last hear
Tom Waits Bad as me
Nick Lowe old magic
Ry Cooder - Pull up some dust
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Re: 2011 album of the year

Postby mr h atom » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:32 pm

jealous i am, mhnso...

i NEED that ry cooder album....

so glad to hear it is a good one...haven't fopund it anywhere around here...probably have to resort to amazon...
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