Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What are my (personal) year end music awards?

Jim James of My Morning Jacket (June 16, 2011 at Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

The “Perpetual Repeat” Song of the Year: Pumped up Kicks (Foster the People)
Runner up: Midnight City (M83)

The “Share with All Friends” Album of the Year: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Girls)
Runner up: Kaput (Destroyer)

Top 25 tracks of 2011 (NOTE: not listed in order of rank)
The “If Everyone Could Be Like This” Concert of the Year: My Morning Jacket (Riverside)
Runner up: the dual experience of Foster the People / Girls (both Lincoln Hall)

The “Phoenix” Becoming Too Big To Not Easily See Again: Foster the People
Runner up: M83
The “Franz Ferdinand” Must Now See Every Time They’re In Town: Foals
Runner up: Fitz & The Tantrums

The (newly named) “Bon Iver” Regret of the Year: Passing on seeing Bon Iver live at Chicago Theater
Runner up: Passing on seeing Bon Iver live at UIC Pavilion

The “Medulla” Most Disappointing Album: Zonoscope (Cut Copy)
Runner up: King of Limbs (Radiohead)

The “Should I Quit You” Most Disappointing Concert: Feist (The Riveria)
Runner up: Delorean (Lincoln Hall)

The “Shadenfradue” Guilty Pleasure Track of the Year: Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO)
Runner up: Barbara Streisand (Duck Sauce)

The "Buy an iPod stereo for the car" Best Decision I made in 2011: Cancelling my weekly basketball game in order to catch Broken Social Scene perform a free concert outside of Wrigley Field
Runner up: Creating an account on Spotify.

2011: A record setting year in venues attended. And more importantly, people who joined in the fun.