Thursday, December 1, 2011

Origami's Favorite Albums, 7"s, Best Local, and Reissues of 2011!

It's that time of year where we celebrate our FAVES of 2011! Check out what we loved and click the links to watch a video from each album.


ALBUMS
1. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
2. PJ Harvey "Let England Shake" (Vagrant) - Video
3. Tune Yards "Whokill" (4AD) - Video
4. Charles Bradley "No Time For Dreaming" (Daptone) - Video // OV Review
5. Anika "S/T" (Stones Throw) - Video
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra "S/T" (Fat Possum) - Video
7. The Antlers "Burst Apart" (French Kiss) - Video
8. M83 "Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" (Mute) - Video
9. Youth Lagoon "Year of Hibernation" (Fat Possum) - Video // OV Review
10. Brute Heart "Lonely Hunter" (Soft Abuse) - Video // OV Review

7 INCHES
1. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
2. Pylon "Cover + Remix" (DFA) - MP3
3. Anika "No One's There" (Stone's Throw) - MP3
4. Thee Cormans "Down Mit Der Fuz" (In The Red) - MP3
5. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) - MP3
6. Batwings Catwings "Radio" (Gravy) - Video
7. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" (White Iris) - Video
8. Blouse "Into Black" 7" (Captured Tracks) - Video
9. Crystal Stilts "Shake the Shackles" (Slumberland) - Video
10. Dante Vs. Zombies "Yes, I'm Stalking You" (Albino Crow) - Video

BEST LOCAL
1. Spindrift "Classic Soundtracks Vol. 1" (Xemu) - Video
2. Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" 7" (Pres) - MP3
3. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3
4. V/A "Under The Covers Vol. 2 (Nerves Tribute)" (Volar/I Hate Rock 'N Roll) - Video
5. Frank Fairfield "Out On The Open West" (Tompkins Square) - Video
6. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3
7. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video
8. Chelsea Wolfe "Apokalypsis" (Pendu Sound) - Video
9. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" 7" (White Iris) - Video
10. Dante Vs. Zombies "Yes, I'm Stalking You" 7" (Albino Crow) - Video

BEST REISSUES
1. Social Climbers "S/T" (Drag City) - Video
2. Ride "Nowhere" (Rhino) - Video
3. Menomena "Friend and Foe" (Barsuk) - Video
4. V/A "The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation of Minimal Wave From Around The World '79-'85" (Minimal Waves) - Video
5. Fred McDowell "The Alan Lomax Recordings" (Mississippi) - Video
6. Reatards "Teenage Hate" (Goner) - Video
7. The Radio Dept. "Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010" (Labrador) - Video
8. Michael Chapman "Fully Qualified Survivor" (Light In The Attic) - Video
9. Queens of the Stone Age "S/T" (Ipecac) - Video
10. Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground" (Mississippi) - Video


ALBUMS
1. Little Dragon "Ritual Union" (Peacefrog Records) - Video // OV Review
2. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
3. Anika "S/T" (Stones Throw) - Video
4. Chad VanGaalen "Diaper Island" (Sub Pop) - Video
5. British Sea Power "Valhalla Dancefloor" (Rough Trade) - Video
6. Gardens & Villa "S/T" (Secretly Canadian) - Video // OV Review
7. Veronica Falls "S/T" (Slumberland) - Video // OV Review
8. Mogwai "Hardcore Will Never Die...But You Will" (Rock Action/Sub Pop) - Video
9. Metronomy "The English Riviera" (Because Music) - Video
10. Future Islands "On The Water" (Thrill Jockey) - Video

7 INCHES
1. Pylon "Cover + Remix" (DFA) - MP3
2. Crystal Stilts "Shake the Shackles" (Slumberland) - Video
3. Anika "No One's There" (Stone's Throw) - MP3
4. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
5. Purity Ring/Braids "Belispeak/Peach Wedding" (Fat Possum) - Video
6. Superhumanoids "Mikelah" (White Iris) - Video
7. Mezzanine Owls "Obstacle" (Jaxart) - MP3
8. Races "Big Broom" (Frenchkiss) - MP3
9. Oberhofer "Gotta Go" (White Iris) - MP3
10. LA Font "Sharks" (Sister City) - Video

BEST LOCAL
1. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video
2. Big Black Delta "BBDLP1" (Coming Home) - Video
3. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
4. Sleeping Bags "S/T" (Easter Everywhere) - MP3
5. Emperor X "Western Teleport" (Bar/None) - Video
6. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3
7. Correatown "Pleiades" (Another Room) - Video
8. V/A "Under The Covers Vol. 2 (Nerves Tribute)" (Volar/I Hate Rock 'N Roll) - Video
9. VUM "Night Sun" (Secret Lodge) - MP3
10. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3

BEST REISSUES
1. Superchunk "Foolish" (Merge) - Video
2. Social Climbers "S/T" (Drag City) - Video
3. Mercury Rev "Deserter's Songs" (V2/Fontana/Cooperative) - Video
4. Suicide "S/T" (Red Star) - Video
5. Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Ladies' Man (4 Men With Beards) - Video
6. Talk Talk "Laughingstock" (Ba Da Bing) - Video
7. Paul McCartney "McCartney II" (Hear Music/Concord) - Video
8. Olivia Tremor Control "Music From The Unrealized Film Script, Dusk At Cubist Castle" (Chunklet) - Video
9. Afghan Whigs "Gentlemen" (Music On Vinyl) - Video
10. Sparklehorse "Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot" (Plain) - Video



ALBUMS
1. Crooked Fingers "Breaks In The Armor" (Merge) - Video
2. Okkervil River "I Am Very Far" (Jagjaguwar) - Video
3. Mogwai "Hardcore Will Never Die...But You Will" (Rock Action/Sub Pop) - Video
4. Charles Bradley "No Time For Dreaming" (Daptone) - Video // OV Review
5. Veronica Falls "S/T" (Slumberland) - Video // OV Review
6. Bill Callahan "Apocalypse" (Drag City) - Video // OV Review
7. Richard Swift "Walt Wolfman" (Secretly Canadian) - Video
8. Kurt Vile "Smoke Ring For My Halo" (Matador) - Video
9. Cults "S/T" (Columbia) - Video
10. Cerebral Ballzy "S/T" (Williams Street) - Video // OV Review

BEST LOCAL
1. Wreck of the Zephyr "For Helen" (Pass The Fist) - Video
2. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
3. Appetite "Scattered, Smothered, Covered" (Crossbill) - Video
4. Thee Cormans "Halloween Record" (In The Red) - Video
5. Sleeping Bags "S/T" (Easter Everywhere) - MP3
6. NO "Don't Worry, You'll Be Here Forever" (Origami Vinyl) - MP3
7. Emperor X "Western Teleport" (Bar/None) - Video
8. LA Vampires "Goes Ital" (Not Not Fun) - Video
9. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
10. Fidlar "DIYDUI" 7" (White Iris) - MP3

BEST REISSUES
1. A Band of Bees (The Bees) "Every Step's A Yes" (Fiction) - Video
2. Superchunk "Foolish" (Merge) - Video
3. Dinosaur Jr. "You're Living All Over Me" (Baked Goods) - Video
4. Fred McDowell "The Alan Lomax Recordings" (Mississippi) - Video
5. Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground" (Mississippi) - Video
6. Sebadoh "Bakesale" (Domino) - Video
7. Question Mark & The Mysterians "96 Tears" (London) - Video
8. Dead Moon "In The Graveyard" (Mississippi) - Video
9. V/A "Last Time Around" (Mississippi) - MP3
10. Minutemen/Saccharine Trust "Split" 7" (Water Under The Bridge) - Video

Also, our intern Alyssa wants to throw her 2¢ in...she doesn't have a picture though cuz she's real shy :)

INTERN ALYSSA'S FAVE


ALBUMS
1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra "S/T" (Fat Possum) - Video
2. Ty Segall "Goodbye Bread" (Drag City) - Video
3. Delicate Steve "Wondervisions" (Luaka Bop) - Video
4. Ducktails "III: Arcade Dynamics" (Woodsist) - Video
5. WU LYF "Go Tell Fire To The Mountain" (L Y F) - Video // OV Review
6. Jeff the Brotherhood "On The Water" (Infinity Cat) - Video
7. Future Islands "On The Water" (Thrill Jockey) - Video
8. Wet Illustrated "S/T" (True Panther) - Video
9. Mikal Cronin "S/T" (Trouble In Mind) - Video
10. Amen Dunes "Through Donkey Jaw" (Sacred Bones) - Video

7 INCHES
1. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) - MP3
2. White Fence "Harness" (After Life) - Video
3. Sic Alps "Breadhead" (Drag City) - Video
4. Woods/Kurt Vile "Split" (Woodsist) - Video
5. RTX/Heavy Cream "Split" (Volcom) - MP3
6. Jeffertitti's Nile/Dahga Bloom "Split" (Volcom) - Video
7. Bleached "Think Of You" (Art Fag) - Video
8. Thee Cormans "Down Mit Der Fuz" (In The Red) - MP3
9. Eric Copeland "Whorehouse Blues" (PPM) - MP3
10. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3

BEST LOCAL
1. Fidlar "DIYDUI" (White Iris) 7" - MP3
2. White Fence "Harness" (After Life) 7" - Video
3. Papa "A Good Woman Is Hard To Find" (Hit City/Psychedelic Judaism) - MP3
4. Thee Cormans "Halloween Record" (In The Red) - Video
5. Jeffertitti's Nile/Dahga Bloom "Split" (Volcom) - Video
6. Bleached "Think Of You" (Art Fag) - Video
7. Crystal Antlers "Two-Way Mirror"
8. The Allah-Lah's "Catamaran/Long Journey" (Pres) - MP3
9. Mothers Of Gut "Unking" (Family Time) - MP3
10. Batwings Catwings "Radio" 7" (Gravy) - Video

BEST REISSUES
1. Mr. Gasser & the Weirds "Surfink" (Sundazed) - Video
2. Ty Segall "Singles 2007-2010" (Goner) - Video
3. Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Trouble Water" (Sony) - Video
4. Michael Chapman "Fully Qualified Survivor" (Light In The Attic) - Video
5. Arthur Russell "Let's Go Swimming" (Audika) - Video
6. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "The Doldrums" (Paw Tracks) - Video
7. Vagrants "I Can't Make A Friend 1965-1968" (Light In The Attic) - Video
8. Sebadoh "Bakesale" (Domino) - Video
9. Charles "Packy" Axton "Late Late Party 1965-1967" (Light In The Attic) - Video
10. Olivia Tremor Control "Music From The Unrealized Film Script, Dusk At Cubist Castle" (Chunklet) - Video

2 comments:

  1. Mothers Of Gut makin' da list! Congrats to Aaron, Bill, Ryan, Dave and Kristina!

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