Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 in Music - Albums - Part 1

No real change in presentation here from last year; two lists of albums strictly in order alphabetical by artist. The difference is that this year I'm going to publish the lists first and, only when you have had a week to consider (and comment - see below), shall I add the links and my thoughts on why they are included and, perhaps, others are not.
In no way is this intended to be a balanced list, far from it in fact: It is quite utterly biased to what has caught my attention in a lasting way in 2011.

  • Adele - 21
  • Amy LaVere - Stranger Me
  • Austra - Feel It Break
  • Bella Hardy - Songs Lost and Stolen
  • Emily Barker - Almanac
  • Esben and The Witch - Violet Cries
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me
  • Lanterns On The Lake - Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
  • Seapony - Go With Me
  • Thea Gilmore - John Wesley Harding
  • Widowspeak - Widowspeak
  • Yuck - Yuck
Please feel free to add comments, queries, suggestions or questions. It is what this is all about, whether negative, positive or simply mystified!  All comments are moderated (by me alone, so you know that I read them) and while I prefer it that you can put your real identity to your piece, because you should believe in what you are saying and be prepared to stand up and be counted, I will sometimes sanction the publishing of "anonymous" comments. Comments that are defamatory, offensive or simply irrelevant in content or context will not be published regardless of source.
I'll attempt to answer valid questions and comments either in comments of my own in reply or in a more general 'round-up' post.


Adam said...

Do you accept digital submissions? I heard about your blog through a colleague and I think one of my primary projects might be a good fit for your blog. If not I understand.

Richard G said...

I'm sorry that I didn't reply much more quickly - that was entirely my fault. I've just looked at what you and your collaborators are doing and it looks good to me.
I have no problems with digital content and submissions, and such content will not be shared without your permisssion, but I reserve my right as sole editor of 'Thoughts On Music' to only publish as I see fit to do so. I do not, currently and as a matter of policy, include embedded audio or video in blog posts. I am, however, quite happy to provide links to the same. For much the same reasons I do not include any commercial advertising.