Two or three of you may remember that
at the beginning of every year I used to email out a list of my favorite things
of the year before. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this, but I want to
do it again. I want to be clear, this is my experience of 2011. So, you may
find one or two things from 2010, if I only discovered them in 2011.
Also, a few songs or movies might
have to wait if I didn’t find them until 2012. I have about half a playlist of
songs already set for my 2012 playlist (and it is mind-blowingly awesome so far.)
Many of those songs came out in 2011, but I only discovered them in the last
week or so, so they’ll have to wait. Check out Gotye and Awolnation to get a
preview of next year’s playlist.
Best movie of 2011 – Cave of
Forgotten Dreams by Werner Herzog.
Read my review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A6GKXUU9AOV65/ref=cm_pdp_rev_title_3?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview#R19XZ27F7505LS
Best album of 2011 – Plan B’s Defamation of Strickland Banks or Tom Waits’ Bad As Me
Best Song of 2011 – The Man who Stole
a Leopard by Duran Duran.
Read my review of Duran Duran’s new
album here: http://www.amazon.com/All-You-Need-Now-Duran/dp/B004L49K20/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
Best New Band – Plan B
Best Video Game – Dead Space 2
Special mention – Skyrim
Best Comic book - Aquaman
Best TV Show – Doctor Who
Best book I read in 2011 –
Non-fiction – Noel Daniels’ Magic
Fiction – The Ship that Sailed to
Mars by William Timlin.
my review: http://www.amazon.com/Ship-That-Sailed-Calla-Editions/dp/1606600176/ref=cm_cr-mr-title
Special Mention - Del Toro and Hogan's The Night Eternal
Special Award – I just want to say
that the new remastered Pink Floyd albums are amazing. For the first time I was
able to get into The Dark Side of The Moon.
P.S. Pigs (Three different ones) is
my favorite PF song.
My 2011 Mix tape/Playlist:
Winning (Songify Remix) – Charlie Sheen
Who Do You Voodoo, Bitch? – Sam B
Do it Like a Dude – Jessie J.
We Humbly Ask – Muppets
Let’s Talk about Me – Muppets (Chris
Hasa Digga Ebowai – The Book of Mormon
Satellite – The Kills
Battle Beyond – Crunk Witch
The Man who Stole a Leopard – Duran Duran
Welcome to Hell – Plan B
Oh Berlin – U2
Dense Air – Brian Eno
A Song that Hurts – Gavin Friday
So Cruel – Depeche Mode
Exile Vilify – The National
How to Become Clairvoyant – Robbie Robertson
Leave my Body – Florence and the
Fever – Tom McKean and the Emperors
Tell Me – Tom Waits
The Rose with a Broken Neck – Danger Mouse,
Daniele Lupi, & Jack White (Rome)
Love is Blindness - Jack White
Think You Can Wait – The National
Carbon Date Solo Cello – Ernest Reijseger
(From The Cave of Forgotten Dreams Soundtrack)