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Every show starts with the ’70s! We’ll rediscover forgotten rockers, revisit unfairly maligned disco beats and replay power-pop favorites. Next: plenty of new releases, occasional live bands and more. Don’t let the nickname confuse you.
December 28, 2011: Best of 2011! Expanded playlist, including the albums and singles bubbling under the Top 10 that I didn't have time to play!
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|Artist||Track||Album||Label||Comments||Approx. start time|
Favorite reissues/collections of 2011
|laurice||he's my guy||best of laurice, vol. 1||mighty mouth||My #10 reissue/collection of 2011!||0:00:52 (Pop‑up)|
|sandy salisbury||spell on me||sandy||poppydisc||My #9 reissue/collection of 2011!||0:03:25 (Pop‑up)|
|ramases||life child||space hymns||mexican summer||My #8 reissue/collection of 2011!||0:06:08 (Pop‑up)|
|the normals||don't pick me||vacation to nowhere||last laugh||My #7 reissue/collection of 2011!||0:12:34 (Pop‑up)|
|dmz||ball me out||radio demos||munster||My #6 reissue/collection of 2011!||0:21:33 (Pop‑up)|
|happy refugees||screaming and shouting||return to last chance saloon||acute||
My #5 reissue/collection of 2011!
|clap||my imagination||have you reached yet?||sing sing||
My #4 reissue/collection of 2011!
|hillary blaze||first burst of madness||exposure||rockadrome||
My #3 reissue/collection of 2011!
|jeff & jane hudson||los alamos||flesh||captured tracks||
My #2 reissue/collection of 2011!
See Jeff & Jane Hudson live at MASS Moca in North Adams, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 14, 2012, 8:00 pm! .
|the vagrants||i can't make a friend||i can't make a friend||light in the attic||
My #1 reissue/collection of 2011!
Favorite singles of 2011
20. The Fancy Space People - s/t (No label)
19. Perrosky - "En La Linea" (Algo / Gravfadora Discos)
18. The Mantles - "Raspbery Thighs" (SDZ)
17. Red Mass - "Drink My Blood" (HoZac)
16. Carolee - EP1 (12XU)
15. Doug Gillard - "Breaking In Two" (347)
14. Gaz Gaz - "Head On A Plate" (Born Bad)
13. Apache Dropout - "Shot Down" (Trouble In Mind)
12. Art Yard - "The Law" (Ride The Snake)
11. Sally Crewe - Transmit/Receive (No label)
|real numbers||tear it in two||7"||florida's dying||My #10 single of 2011!||0:50:40 (Pop‑up)|
|the liminanas||(i've got) trouble in mind||7"||trouble in mind||My #9 single of 2011||0:52:34 (Pop‑up)|
|bare wires||don't ever change||7"||robot elephant||My #8 single of 2011||0:56:08 (Pop‑up)|
|hank iv||cold equation||7"||s-s||My #7 single of 2011||1:01:27 (Pop‑up)|
|the liminanas||af3458||7"||sdz||My #6 single of 2011||1:03:36 (Pop‑up)|
My #5 single of 2011
|the db's||picture sleeve||7"||orange||
My #4 single of 2011
|wax idols||all too human||7"||hozac||
My #3 single of 2011
|sureshot symphony solution feat. the mighty pope||mr. fortune and fame||a good look 12" ep||no label||
My #2 single/EP of 2011
(this song also available as a single)
|the renegades||thirteen women||norton||
My #1 single of 2011!
(Yes, I know this actually came out in late 2010 but it didn't hit the WFMU new bin until early 2011 and that's when I started playing it like crazy.)
Ten notable compilations (unranked) of 2011
|little ben & the cheers||i'm gonna get even with you||va- the nickel & penny labels||numero group||1:32:51 (Pop‑up)|
|classic funk||the funk's gonna fly||va- true soul vol. 2: deep sounds from the left of stax||now-again||
|superhuman happiness||human happiness||va-electric cowbell records presents 101 things to do in bongolia||electric cowbell||1:38:44 (Pop‑up)|
|mickey baker||steam roller||va- r&b hipshakers vol. 2||vampisoul||
compiled by WFMU's own Mr. Finewine
|little sonny||eli's pork chop||va- shattered dreams: funky blues 1967-78||ace||1:49:28 (Pop‑up)|
|voice farm||voyeur||va- bart: bay area retrograde vol. 1||dark entries||
|mr. fingers||the juice||va- dj kicks: motor city drum ensemble||k7||1:58:46 (Pop‑up)|
|the two things in one||stop telling me||va- street sounds from the bay area||bgp||
|april & the fools||baby watch out||va- messthetics 108: south coast diy 1977-81||hyped2death||2:03:59 (Pop‑up)|
|52nd street||express||va- fac. dance: factory records 12" mixes and rarities 1980-87||strut||
Favorite new albums of 2011
30. Paul Messis - The Problem With Me (13 o'clock)
29. Wire - Red Barked Tree (Pink Flag)
28. Boston Spaceships - Let It Beard (Guided By Voices Inc.)
27. Coathangers - Larceny & Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)
26. Kid Congo - Gorilla Rose (In The Red)
25. Barreracudas - Nocturnal Missions (Douche Master)
24. Baseball Project - Vol. 2: High & Inside (Yep Roc)
23. OBN IIIs - The One And Only (Tic Tac Totally)
22. Art Brut - Brilliant! Tragic! (Cooking Vinyl)
21. Glitter Wizard - Solar Hills (Archers Guild)
20. Cynics - Spinning Wheel Motel (Get Hip)
19. The Ettes - Wicked Will (Krian)
18. Pharaoh Overlord - Out Of Darkness (Ektro)
17. The Guitars - High Action (No label)
16. Smithereens - 2011 (E One)
15. Mr. Chop - Switched On (Five Day Weekend)
14. Obits - Moody, Standard And Poor (Sub Pop)
13. Jacuzzi Boys - Glazin' (Hardly Art)
12. Soft Tags - Suit Of Lights (No label)
11. Mikal Cronin - s/t (Trouble In Mind)
|kids on a crime spree||it's in my blood||we love you so bad||slumberland||My #10 album of 2011!||2:13:49 (Pop‑up)|
|wax idols||dead like you||no future||hozac||My #9 album of 2011!||2:15:36 (Pop‑up)|
|the soft moon||tiny spiders||s/t||captured tracks||My #8 album of 2011!||2:18:39 (Pop‑up)|
|white hills||upon arrival||h-p1||thrill jockey||My #7 album of 2011!||2:25:15 (Pop‑up)|
|the bon||whammy||static electricity||boppa do down||My #6 album of 2011!||2:30:22 (Pop‑up)|
|wrong words||cross that line||s/t||trouble in mind||
My #5 album of 2011!
|sloan||unkind||the double cross||yep roc||
My #4 album of 2011!
|cute lepers||noisy song||adventure time||1-2-3-4 go!||
My #3 album of 2011!
|the insomniacs||good for nothing||just enjoy it||screaming apple/blood red||
My #2 album of 2011!
|the laureates||worry worry worry||spells||funambulist||
My #1 album of 2011!