A few 2011 odds & ends…

Well, 2011 saw the end, more or less, to my previous music blog, Houston Ramblings.  I decided to make some effort to keeping this blog a going concern and found very little time (or inspiration) for any additional blogging.  As such, I no longer have an outlet for the usual year-end lists, and I hope you'll indulge me a bit for sharing a few of my favorite musical highlights from the past year.  I've got some detailed notes typed up for each of these albums, but for now I thought you might enjoy a quick rundown of my 2011 Favorite Albums.

  1. Joe Henry – Reverie
  2. Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter – Marble Son
  3. Over The Rhine – The Long Surrender (technically a very late 2010 release)
  4. Sam Phillips – Cameras In The Sky (from her subscriber-only digital project The Long Play)
  5. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
  6. Wilco – The Whole Love
  7. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead
  8. The Black Keys – El Camino
  9. Hugh Laurie – Let Them Talk
  10. Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)

Whew!  Feels good to get that off my chest.

2 comments

  1. I miss the ramblings blog … But thanks for this. A couple I haven’t checked out yet. Did you try Rachael Yamagata’s latest?

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