Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Top Ten Albums of 2011

Here are my


for 2011:

1) - The Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats.

Why? It's such a layered, traversed album that goes

through the phrases/phases of W.B. Yeats;

with the background rock symphony of

Mike Scott and The Waterboys.

"The hammering angst dancing with the mist of soul." (my line!)

2) - Spiderman - Turn Off The Dark.

Through all the chaos in NYC getting the musical started,

this album was a great outcrop of Bono, Edge and all the people

that got beaten up for it, singing 'RISE ABOVE'!

PLUS + It's a great road-trip cd on a great rental car stereo!

3) - Bruce Cockburn - Small Source of Comfort.

If 'HE' makes an album within any year, you

have to listen, hear, gestate and love it.

4) - Proto Kaw - Forth.

After all that Kerry Livgren went through,

he can still make a pristine, sharp, anthemic product.

5) - Ben Harper - White Lies For Dark Times.

6) - U2 - Achtung Baby Super Deluxe package;

(especially the 'Kindergarten demos' and the


PLUS + Q Magazine's 'Ahk-toong-Bay-bi' Covered CD.

7) - Sam Phillips - Solid State.

8) - Brad Mehldau - Live in Marciac.

(2-CD & DVD gig!); A REALLY nice set!

The best head-phones in the dark album.

9) - The Jelly Jam - Shall We Descend?!

10) - (yes...another) The Waterboys - In A Special Place;

Mike Scott (playing great on the) Piano

Demos for This Is The Sea; i would also love

to see his 'black book' with all his thots, lyrics and notes,

during this phase!

(did you see last years list?)

THANX, for many of these, to
SKIP'S RECORD & CD WORLD, here in Eugene!

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