Logan K. Young’s Top Albums of 2011

Posted December 22nd, 2011 by logan

Logan K. Young is a music critic, who lends his proverbial pen to myriad online publications, including the esteemed Trouser Press. His application to the Heavenly Kingdom will most assuredly be flagged but not for the following lists:

Top 10 Albums
1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
2. Lou Reed & Metallica, Lulu (Warner Bros.)
3. Demdike Stare, Tryptych (Modern Love)
4. John Maus, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music/Upset The Rhythm)
5. Colin Stetson, New History Warfare, Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation)
6. Nicholas Szczepanik, Please Stop Loving Me (Streamline)
7. Tim Hecker, Dropped Pianos (Kranky)
8. Zomby, Dedication (4AD)
9. Louis CK, Live at the Beacon Theater (self-released)
10. The Fall, Ersatz G.B. (Cherry Red)

Top 10 Singles
1. Oneohtrix Point Never, “Replica” (Mexican Summer/Software)
2. Wye Oak, “Holy Holy” (Merge)
3. Baby Dee, “Regifted Light” (Drag City)
4. Lana Del Ray, “Video Games” (Interscope)
5. Prurient, “A Meal Can Be Made” (Hydra Head)
6. U.S. Girls, “The Island Song” (Kraak/Calico)
7. Dum Dum Girls, “He Gets Me High” (Sub Pop)
8. Anne Pigalle, “Saint Orgasm” (self-released)
9. James Blake, “Case Of You” (Universal Republic)
10. Gruff Rhys, “Slashed Wrists This Christmas” (self-released)

Top 10 Reissues
1. Can, Tago Mago (Mute)
2. Angus MacLise, Dreamweapon I (Boo-Horay)
3. Father’s Children, Father’s Children (Numero Group)
4. Granddaddy, The Sophtware Slump (V2/Universal)
5. Throbbing Gristle, 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Industrial)
6. Einstürzende Neubauten, Silence Is Sexy (Potomak)
7. Morton Feldman & Samuel Beckett, Neither (Hat Hut)
8. Crass, Christ, The Album (Crassical Collection)
9. Harold Grosskopf, Synthesist (RVNG Intl)
10. Bob Dylan – In Concert: Brandeis University 1963 (Sony Legacy)

Top 10 Gigs
1. Haters @ Pyramid Atlantic, Sonic Circuits Festival. Silver Spring, MD – 16 Sept.
2. Dean & Britta @ National Gallery of Art, 13 Most Beautiful: Songs from Andy Warhol’s Screen Test. Washington, DC – 12 Nov.
3. Just Alap Ensemble @ Dream House. New York, NY – 5 Nov.
4. Toro Y Moi @ Gamecock Theatre, Indie Grits Festival. Columbia, SC – 16 Apr.
5. Selena Gomez @ Maryland State Fair. Timonium, MD – 26 Aug.
6. Sissy Spacek @ Highline. Seattle, WA – 11 Dec.
7. Cloud Nothings @ Pianos, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival. New York, NY – 19 Oct.
8. Dismemberment Plan @ Paradise Rock Club. Boston, MA – 28 Jan.
9. Raincoats @ Comet Ping Pong. Washington, DC – 17 Sept.
10. Hans-Joachim Roedelius @ Velvet Lounge. Washington, DC – 12 Oct.

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