Five Favourite Albums of 2011 Readers’ Vote
Morning. Fucking brilliantly awesome get tae fuck good fucking morning to you all. Grrrmpf. You know those days which start out fucking shite from the very get go and before you answer a single email or deal with a single individual you’re already within a whisker of just telling everyone to piss off because you just can’t be fucking arsed with them? Yep, one of those I’m afraid. Hopefully El and Brian will cheer me up on Fresh Air this afternoon.
This is the last show on Fresh Air this entire term, I think, so we’ll be playing a combination of Christmas tat and end-of-year favourites, I believe. And after that I shall be scuttling off for a much-deserved pint.
On air from 3:30pm UK time – listen live here
In the meantime, after the hugely successful song of the year vote, we are at that time of year, where I ask you to tell us all which albums you have loved the most this year. I’ll add them up as we go along and on Monday I will announce the winner.
This is of course the perfect opportunity to de-lurk and say hello. It’s always nice to hear from people I had no idea were reading, and of course our readership is orders of magnitude larger than our commentership* so I am forever wondering who these shadowy thousands are who read the site regularly but hang about in the shadows saying nothing. Make today the day!
So, simply, just list your five favourite albums, in no particular order, preferably in the format band – album so I can tally them easier, and we’ll see who everyone’s been enjoying the most in 2011. And the tracklisting for the radio show will appear live below as we go along, once the show starts at half three.
1. Ian Humberstone – The House on the Hill
2. Seth Faergolzia – Weird Old Toad
3. The Leg – Witch on the Speakers
4. Jesus H. Foxx – So Much Water
5. Louis Barabbas & the Bedlam Six – Away in a Manger
6. Meursault – Christmas in Kirkcaldy
7. Warpaint – Billie Holiday
8. Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
9. Yusuf Azak – Swim
10. Plastic Animals – Post-Rapture Blues
11. Trapped Mice – Just Like Christmas (Low cover)
12. Waiters – Tomorrowland
13. Battles – Ice Cream
14. Easter – Damp Patch
15. Hookworms – Teen Dreams
16. Dead Rabbits – All You Need
17. Sons of Joy – Go Tell it on the Mountain
*My sincere apologies to the English language.More: battles, dead rabbits, easter, hookworms, ian humberstone, jesus h foxx, louis barabbas and the bedlam six, meursault, plastic animals, seth faergolzia, sons of joy, The Leg, tom lehrer, trapped mice, waiters, warpaint, yusuf azak