365 Albums in 2011: #301-369

I did it, with a few to spare!

All in all, this was a very cool project, and I certainly met my goal of finding new music.  I am very interested to revisit some of these albums and spend more time with them.  The biggest downside of trying to listen to 365 albums is that it forced me to move through things very quickly.

One star (*) means a good record, and two stars (**) means something damn near perfect.

#301 Paul’s Boutique* – Beastie Boys
#302 Heligoland* – Massive Attack
#303 Blue Lines* – Massive Attack
#304 Rrose Selavy/Junggesellenmaschine* – Ame
#305 RibCage* – Dubfire
#306 SBTRKT* – SBTRKT
#307 Watermusic I* – William Basinski
#308 Cosmic Sounds* – The Zodiac
#309 Psychedelic Percussion – Hal Blane
#310 Pet Sounds* – The Beach Boys
#311 Swim – Caribou
#312 – The Four Quarters* – Vladislav Delay
#313 Pigs of the Roman Empire* – Melvins + Lustmord
#314 Black City – Matthew Dear
#315 Ambivalence Avenue – Bibio
#316 Mosaik* – Siriusmo
#317 After Virtue – Wim Mertens
#318 Multila* – Vladislav Delay
#319 Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive* – William Basinski
#320 Raise Your Weapon Remixes – Deadmou5
#321 Homework* – Daft Punk
#322 Demo(n) Tracks – Vladislav Delay
#323 Xerrox Vol.1* – Alva Noto
#324 Xerrox Vol.2* – Alva Noto
#325 Electric Ladder* – Robert Rich
#326 Volume Zero: The Feynman Tapes – Richard Phillips Feynman, Ralph E. Leighton
#327 Mechanical Animals* – Marilyn Manson
#328 Ill’ Communication** – Beastie Boys
#329 Peel Sessions* – Autechre
#330 No Light* – The Naked And Famous
#331 This Machine* – The Naked And Famous
#332 Live 93* – The Orb
#333 The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste* – Ministry
#334 Fabulous Muscles – Xiu Xiu
#335 Within and Without* – Washed Out
#336 Young Team – Mogwai
#337 Come On Die Young – Mogwai
#338 Rock Action – Mogwai
#339 Happy Songs for Happy People* – Mogwai
#340 Mr Beast* – Mogwai
#341 The Hawk is Howling – Mogwai
#342 Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will – Mogwai
#343 My Father My King* – Mogwai
#344 Gorillaz* – Gorillaz
#345 Vivian & Ondine* – William Basinski
#346 Bytes* – Black Dog Productions
#347 Dream’s End Come True* – World’s End Girlfriend
#348 Sorh* – Woods of Desolation
#349 Toward the Depths* – Woods of Desolation
#350 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Soundtrack*
#351 Chamber Works* – Terry Bozzio
#352 Watermusic II* – William Basinski
#353 Building Dragons* – Wisp
#354-356 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo* – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
#357 Kind of Blue* – Miles Davis
#358 Gantz_Graf* – Autechre
#359 Hurtbreak Wonderland* – World’s End Girlfriend
#360 Honor Beats* – Wisp
#361 NRTHNDR* – Wisp
#362 The Lie Lay Land* – World’s End Girlfriend
#363 Der Heisse Brei – Wim Mertens
#364 At Home – Not At Home* – Wim Mertens
#365 Clarity* – Jimmy Eat World
#366 Static Prevails – Jimmy Eat World
#367 Yield – Pearl Jam
#368 My Big Hero* – 12 Rounds
#369 – It’s Not Fair to Make a Hungry Man Jump* – Aeriel Stereo

 

As a brief summary, here are the top cuts from the year:

#1 Ptah, the El Daoud** – Alice Coltrane
#52 Nevermind** – Nirvana
#67 Arrivals** – Worriedaboutsatan
#70 Part: Alina** – Arvo Part
#71 Post** – Bjork
#72 Bitches Brew** – Miles Davis
#75 Come With Us** – The Chemical Brothers
#77 Homogenic** – Bjork
#79 The Ligeti Project II* – Gyorgy Ligeti (Berliner Philharmoniker, Jonathan Nott)
#81 From Here We Go Sublime** – The Field
#112 Solaris (1972) score** – Eduard Artemyev (Andrey Tarkovsky)
#123 Effigies and Epitaphs** – Petrychor
#174 Arboreal** – The Flashbulb
#205 Horsey Noises** – Venetian Snares
#221 Bersarin Quartett** – Bersarin Quartett
#232 Berstein Conducts Bernstein: Kaddish & Chichester Psalms**
#262 Roseland NYC Live** – Portishead
#271 Passive Me, Aggressive You* – The Naked and Famous
#328 Ill’ Communication** – Beastie Boys

Some other albums worth checking out:

#2 Universal  Consciousness* – Alice Coltrane
#23 Gutter Tactics* – Dalek
#37 Deltron 3030* – Deltron 3030
#152 Red* – Sonoio
#193 Number Stations* – Various Artists
#194-#197 The Conet Project*
#208 Sabbath Dubs* – Venetian Snares
#219 Earthworks* – Bill Bruford’s Earthworks
#238 Suicide (1977) (2002 Reissue)* – Suicide
#254 Life of Crime* – Laughing Hyenas
#267 Small Craft on a Milk Sea* – Brian Eno
#276 Insides* – Jon Hopkins
#280 Sound and Silence: Remembering September 11* – Wordless Music Orchestra, Ryan McAdams, conductor
#369 – It’s Not Fair to Make a Hungry Man Jump* – Aeriel Stereo

And some general artists worth checking out:

Talk Talk
Vladislav Delay
Ryuchi Sakamoto & Alva Noto
Zazen Boys
Micronaut
Lustmord

Advertisements

About morganhendry

I have been a musician and rocket scientist since 4th grade. I play drums/keyboards for the LA based instrumental rock band Beware of Safety (www.bewareofsafety.com), write electronic music as The Laterite Road (www.thelateriteroad.com), and just landed something on Mars (mars.jpl.nasa.gov). More info can be found at my website (www.morganhendry.com). Sign up here for updates on my many projects: http://morganhendry.fanbridge.com/
This entry was posted in 365 Albums in 2011. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 365 Albums in 2011: #301-369

  1. Pingback: Best Music of 2013 | morganhendry

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s