My reviews are a bit like essays.
Obligatory 2011 top 10 album list. In no particular order. Bon Iver/ Bon Iver The Antlers/ Burst Apart The Weeknd/ House of Balloons Youth Lagoon/The Year of Hibernation Clams Casino/Instrumentals Washed Out/ Within and Without M83/Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Real Estate/Days Destroyer/Kaputt Peaking Lights/936 Other fun things this year: Sun at Green Man Festival, Hudson Mohawk live, Active Child, How To Dress Well, A$AP Rocky, Holy Ghost, Azari & III, taking ages to decide what I thought about Drake (finally admitting to myself that he could be kind of ace), LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip side project New Build's first ever gig, SBTRCT, the hilarious bombast of Watch The Throne, Wu Lyf, The Drive Soundtrack ...
The lack of New Mad Men has infused this year with a kind of melancholy