6 Jan 2012

So Tough! So Cute! Favourites From 2011

Hello, here comes our list of records and releases of 2011. We bought 263 records in total - mostly vinyl and cassettes but a few cds and digital releases. According to last.fm we listened to a little over 36000 tracks during the past year. Which is a lot. And hence a long list. Pheromoans pretty muched ruled this year for us as well as Salsa Chips, Dear Marje, Bleached, P.S. Eliot off shoots Swearin' and Bad Banana and off course our darling Aidan Moffat with Bill Wells. Late comers Nälkä demo kicked our teeth in and they better have a proper release out next year!

So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite things of 2011. Rules are the same as last year - if we got hold of it in 2011, then it counts as released in 2011.


Crush of the year and instant dance floor starter pretty much everywhere we DJ'd
Davila 666 - Hanging On The Telephone - Under The Covers Vol 2: A Tribute To The Nerves LP (Volar records)

Favourite releases


Nälkä - Nälkä - Demo (Not On Label)
Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells - Everything's Getting Older LP (Chemikal Underground)
Salsa Chips - Salsa Chips Cassette (Burger Records)
Pheromoans - It Still Rankles LP (Convulsive Records)


Wax Idols - No Future LP (HoZac Records)
Spectrals - Get A Grip LP (Slumberland)
Apache Dropout - Apache Dropout LP (Family Vineyard)
Dear Marje - Dear Marje - Demo (Not On Label)


Comet Gain - Howl Of The Lonely Crowd LP (Fortuna Pop!)
Household - Items LP (Dull Knife Records)
Avtalet - Den 18 Februari 2011 LP (Not On Label)
Pheromoans - Bar-Rock 12" (Monofonus Press)





Davila 666 - Tan Bajo LP (In The Red)

Favourite cover versions


Distractions - False Jesii Part 2 (Pissed Jeans Cover) - (Not On Label)
Jake Jones - Our Bloody Secret (Beat Happening Cover) - (Not On Label)
Beaters - New Rose (The Damned Cover) - Fishage LP (Volar Records)
Davila 666 - ‘Hanging On The Telephone (The Nerves Cover) - Under The Covers Vol 2: A Tribute To The Nerves LP (Volar records)


Grass Widow - Mannequin (Wire Cover) - Milo Minute 7" (HLR)
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - We Got The Beat (Rezillos Cover) - 4 Way Split 7" (Trouble In Mind)
Mantles - A Million Miles Away (The Nerves Cover) - Under The Covers Vol 2: A Tribute To The Nerves LP(Volar Records)
Pheromoans - Shark Fucks (Tronics Cover) - Shark Fucks 7" Lathe (Scotch Tapes)

Favourite songs
Proper 2011 releases but also a few songs that haven't had a psychical release yet and one or two that got out in December last year. And yes, there a few bands with more than one song. Why? Why not?


Apache Dropout - Teenager - Apache Dropout LP (Family Vineyard)
Dear Marje - Awkward Date - Dear Marje Demo (Not On Label)
Nälkä - Pieniä Iloja - Nälkö Demo (Not On Label)
Swearin’ - Snag - What A Dump Demo (Not On Label)


Aidan Moffat & Bill Wells - (If You) Keep Me In Your Heart - Everything’s Getting Older LP (Chemikal Underground)
Salsa Chips - Why You Gotta Be Like Dat - Salsa Chips Cassette (Burger Records)
Pheromoans - Soft Targets - It Still Rankles LP (Convulsive Records)
Wax Idols - All Too Human - All Too Human 7" (HoZac Records)



Bleached - Think Of You - Carter 7" (Art Fag)
Skinny Girl Diet - Fourteen (Not On Label)
Times New Viking - Fuck Her Tears - Dancer Equired LP (Wichita Recordings)
Comet Gain - An Arcade From The Warm Rain That Falls  - Howl Of The Lonely Crowd LP (Fortuna Pop!)


Staring Problem - Scabs - Staring Problem Cassette (Modern Tapes)
Predator - You - Predator LP (Douchemaster Records)
Fear Of Men - Phantom Limb - Hanna Schygulla Demos (Sex Is Disgusting)
Crazy Band - I Like You - Fuck You Cassette (Burger Records)



Pheromoans - Darby Joan & Fosters - Darby Joan & Fosters LP (Clan Destine Records)
UV Race - Low - Homo LP (Aarght!)
Vex Ruffin and the Lo-Fi Jerkheads - In Your Stereo - 2nd EP 7" (Black Gladiator)
Vivian Girls - I Won’t Be Long - I Heard You Say 7" (Polyvinyl Record Company)



Avtalet - Dina Vänner Kan Dö - Den 18 Februari 2011 (Not On Label)
Acid Baby Jesus - Hospital - Hospitals 7" (Slovenly)
Wavves - Bug - Life Sux 7" (Ghost Ramp)
Real Numbers - Tear It In Two - Tear It In Two 7" (Floridas Dying)



Seapony - Emmas House - C44 (Not On Label) (EDIT: This should be up with the other covers)
Royal Headache - Psychotic Episode - Royal Headache LP (R.I.P Society)
Terry Malts - Something About You - Something About You 7" (Slumberland)
Crystal Swells - Waco, Wasilla, Waikiki - Goethe Head Soup (Not On Label)



Weekend - End Times (edit) - End Times 7" (Slumberland)
Pheromoans - Newsagent Hop - My Mind Is On The Anti-Climb Paint LP (One.C Records)
Art Museums - Dancing With A Hole In Your Heart - Dancing With A Hole In Your Heart 7" (Slumberland)
Colleen Green - Green One - Green One 7" (Hardly Art)



Woollen Kits - Out Of Town - Maths 7" (R.I.P Society)
Humousexual - Oh Camberwell - Meaning To These Maps 7" (Everard)
Fear Of Men - Pink Frost (Not On Label)
Bass Drum Of Death - Heart Attack Kid - GB City LP (Inflated Records)



Paul Weller - Starlite - Starlite 12"(Island Records)
Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High - He Gets Me High 7"(Sub Pop)
Coathangers - Trailer Park Boneyard - Larceny & Old Lace LP (Suicide Squeeze)
Male Bonding - Tame The Sun - Endless Now LP (Sub Pop Records)



Chain & The Gang - Detroit Music - Music Is Not For Everyone LP (K)
Hungry Gayze - Pins & Needles - Road Kill 7" (Floridas Dying)
Bleached - No Friend Of Mine - Francis 7" (Ooga Booga)
Pheromoans - The Only Way Is Up - Bar-Rock 12" (Monofonus Press)



Household - Go Away - Items LP (Dull Knife Records)
Coasting - Kids - You’re Never Going Back LP (M’Lady’s)
Ale Mania - DC Rails - A, Who Sings That Beat​?​ LP (Volar records)
Hunx & His Punks - He’s Coming Back - Too Young To Be In Love LP (Hardly Art)


Babies - Breakin’ The Law - Babies LP (Shrimper)
Veronica Falls - Bad Feeling - Bad Feeling 7" (Slumberland)
Slutever - No Offence - Pretend To Be Nice 7" (Bantic Media)
Bad Banana - Cry About It - Cry About It 7" (Puzzle Pieces Records)



Bleached - Dazed - Francis 7" (Ooga Booga)
Nick Lowe - Sensitive Man - The Old Magic LP (Proper Records)
Bill Cosby & His White Puddin’ Pops - The Totally! - The Passion Of The Pops LP (What’s Your Rupture)
Pheromoans - Trusthouse Blues - It Still Rankles LP (Convulsive Records)



Chain & The Gang - Why Not? - Music Is Not For Everyone LP (K)
Jacuzzi Boys - Cool Vapors - Glazin’ LP (Hardly Art)
Puberty - Parties - Invitation 7" (Telephone Explosion Records)
Radar Eyes - Miracle - Miracle 7" (HoZac)





Silver Shampoo - Streaks Of Satan - LP (What’s Your Rupture)
Davila 666 - Los Cruces - Tan Bajo LP (In The Red)

Top listened to artists according to last.fm during 2011.
Descending order from the Fall, played 325 times, down to the Clean, played 102 times.

The Fall
The Cure
Pheromoans
The Jesus And Mary Chain
La La Vasquez
The Vaselines
Times New Viking
Beat Happening
Comet Gain
Wire
The Field Mice
Belle And Sebastian
The Slits
The Magnetic Fields
Dávila 666
Skinned Teen
Mika Miko
Television Personalities
Coasting
The Pastels
Bratmobile
Orange Juice
Tyvek
Home Blitz
Bad Banana
Bleached
Bette Davis And The Balconettes
Grass Widow
Silver Shampoo
Buzzcocks
Shop Assistants
Josef K
The Clean

Top listened to tracks according to last.fm during 2011.Descending order from Bleached - No Friend Of Mine, played 53 times, down to Comet Gain - An Arcade From The Warm Rain That Falls, played 21 times.

Bleached – No Friend Of Mine
Dávila 666 – Hanging On The Telephone
Times New Viking – Fuck Her Tears
The Lo-Fi Jerkheads – In Your Stereo
Fear Of Men – Pink Frost
Acid Baby Jesus – Hospitals
Coasting – Kids
GG Allin – Don't Talk To Me
The Honey Dos – Get High
Real Numbers – Tear It In Two
The Shangri-Las – Give Him A Great Big Kiss
Jacqueline Taïeb –  Heures Du Matin
Dear Marje – Awkward Date
Bleached – Dazed
The Victims – High School Girls
Hungry Gayze – Pins & Needles
Teenage Head – You're Tearin' Me Apart
Hissyfit – Scrunchie
Bad Banana – Cry About It
The Coathangers – Trailer Park Boneyard
Bleached – Think Of You
Red Cross – I Hate My School
Chalk Circle – Uneasy Friend
Peach Kelli Pop – Do The Eggroll
Fear Of Men – Phantom Limb
Avtalet – Dina Vänner Kan Dö
Pheromoans – The Only Way Is Up
!Action Pact! – London Bouncers
Pheromoans – Soft Targets
Vivian Girls – I Won't Be Long
Servotron – Pet Machine
The Wasps – Teenage Treats
Jake Jones – Our Bloody Secret
Comet Gain – An Arcade From The Warm Rain That Falls

Aaaand... that's it. Let's go 2012!


2 comments:

Alex Campolo said...

this is the best list ive seen for good old '11. Seriously!

Daniel Novakovic said...

Thank you!