Top Records From 2011 from The Lozano Perspective

It is that time of the year when we must look back and remember what we will miss the most from the year and what makes us glad our relative time-perspective keeps moving forward leaving many behind. Fortunately, music continues on for generations and not hearing certain songs is now as easy of clicking next on our computers/phones/Dick Tracy watches.

But there were a number of great records released this year and as my more-prolific co-contributor posted earlier, there is far too much music released to keep track of it all. But for those interested, here is a list of the 9 records that were released this year that this humble reviewer thinks you should have listened to. These are not necessarily the best of the year but my favorites:

In alphabetical order:

1. The Kills – Blood Pressures
2. Cold Cave – Cherish The Light Years
3. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
4. The Weeknd – House of Balloons
5. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
6. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
7. Feist – Metals
8. Various – Rave on Buddy Holly
9. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

Now turning to the trusty iTunes library (sponsorship would be accepted, Apple) and here are the top 12 songs I heard again and again:

1. Radiohead – Lotus Flower
2. The Kills – Future Starts Slow
3. She & Him – Oh Boy
4. Florence + The Machine – Not Fade Away
5. The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
6. The Weeknd – House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
7. The Kills – Satellite
8. Cold Cave – The Great Pan Is Dead
9. SONOIO – Enough
10. TV Girl – Benny and the Jetts
11. The Weeknd – The Party & The After Party
12. St. Vincent – Chloe In The Afternoon

And just for fun now, let’s see what records released throughout have been listened to the most this year (for those of you who know me there will be few surprises but those who don’t…):

1. The Kills – Midnight Boom
2. The Kills – Blood Pressures
3. The Beatles – Anthology I
4. The Beatles – Anthology III
5. The Beatles – The Beatles
6. Jenny and Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now
7. Radiohead – Kid A
8. She & Him – Volume One
9. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
10. Subhumans – The Day The Country Died

Thank you and enjoy. Join us next year for many more reviews from great music and some possible changes.


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