In this fourth installation, we've got picks from Tony Coulter, Lou Z., Noah, and Chris M...first up is...
Tony Coulter's Favorites
George-Edwards: The George Edwards Group Archives (Drag City LP)
Human Flesh: Second Hand Emotions and Half Forgotten Feelings (OnderStroom LP)
Human Flesh: Pretending to Be Pseudo Code (Plinkity Plonk CD)
Michel Potage Collective: Occupé (Alga Marghen LP)
Nostalgie Eternelle: EP (EE Tapes 7” EP)
Pierre Berthet & Frédéric Le Junter: L'enclume des jours (InPolySons CD)
Various Artists: Objets noirs et choses carrées: Nino Ferrer Covered (Optical Sound CD)
Various Artists: The Insanely Happy EP (EE Tapes 7” EP)
Various Artists: The (Almost) Insanely Happy EP (EE Tapes 7” EP)
Lou Z's "Top 10 Things I Heard in 2011"
Noah's Favorites of 2011
2. K-Def - Night Shift (Redefinition Records)
3. V/A / Michigan Meltdown: Post-garage Pandemonium And Pre-punk FuzzFreaks From The Mitten State's Milken Era (Coney Dog)
5. Marshall McLuhan - The Medium Is The Massage deluxe re-issue (Five Day Weekend)
6. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
7. VA: Hip-Hop Still Lives: Classic 'Promotional Use Only' & Rare Cuts (2011 WFMU Marathon Premium)
9. Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label (Rizzoli)
10. Elzhi And Will Sessions - Elmatic (Jae B. Group)
11. Finders Keepers - Every release thus far is needed in the collection, and physical copies too (CD or Vinyl)! Don’t download their projects, BUY them! Support a record label that really cares about their product (just like Slice-Of-Spice Records) and keep them doing what they do well!
12. The Feedback (Custeemix) - Skewtape
13. R.E.K.S. (Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme) (Brick Records)
Other fine additions to 2011:
Superstar Quamallah & Deqawn - Talkin' All That Jazz (Brick Records)
The Cosmic Dead - Psychonaut
Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil
Djevel - Dødssanger
The Fall - Ersatz G.B.
Kid Sister - Kiss Kiss Kiss
Marcus Visionary - Humble
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Robert Pollard - Space City Kicks
Roots Manuva - 4everevolution
Spank Rock - Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a F---ing Liar
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Blood Lust
My Best Moments of 2011:
10. Getting to host the Grammys.
9. Finally learned the correct way to pronounce "Fela Kuti" ("Fella Cutie").
8. Hosting the Chinchilla Bowl.
7. Redirecting the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island to a tuna fish cannery nearby.
6. My nearly three-hour (2h, 57m, 38s) unaccompanied guitar solo live on Scott Williams' show. Unfortunately now deleted from the archives for shredding too hard.
5. Got Phillip Glass' autograph. Not the whole thing - only the first letter repeated 100 times.
4. Found $4 on the street and nobody claimed it at the police station so I got to keep it.
3. Invented beer.
2. Met the Dalai Lama and found out that he never sneezes. Not once in his entire life.
1. Rescued actor/movie star Michael Caine from a staring contest in which four men burned out their eyes from not blinking.