Monday, 12 December 2011

'Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for my Halo' - My favourite albums of 2011

It's about that time of year when people start wheeling out their lists of favourite albums from the year in an attempt to appear vaguely with it and I'm no exception. Except this year I'll be illustrating all of my favourites throughout the course of this week.

In addition I'm going to have a competition. If you leave a comment in any of this weeks blogs telling me your favourite album of 2011 you will be automatically entered into a lucky dip the winner of which will receive their very own cack-handed black and white illustration of their favourite album by me.

First up is Kurt Vile's 'Smoke Ring for my Halo' lp which is probably my actual number one for the year. It was something of a slow-burner for me taking a long time to sink in but now it has I can't be without it. I also got to see Kurt Vile and the Violators in Oakland way back in July and he was the bee's cock.

14 comments:

xenmate said...

At the risk of entering way, way too early...

my favourite album of 2011 was Black Up by Shabazz Palaces.

*crosses fingers*

SEAN WÁRS said...

My favourite this year is 'In and Out of Youth and Lightness' by Young Windows!

linea said...

I think I would have to go for 'Nostalgia: Ultra' by Frank Ocean

dnorsen said...

you had me at kurt vile's smoke ring, but my favorite album of the year would go to madlib's medicine show no. 6 ... http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2010/06/madlib-medicine-show-no-6-the-brain-wreck-show

honicz said...

Tomboy by Panda Bear

Lata said...

Hi there, my favourite album from this year is Bon Iver's "Bon Iver" on Jagjaguwar. It made summer very memorable.

essentiallyeclectic said...

I would agree with 'Smoke Ring for my Halo', and would also throw in Balam Acab's 'Wander/Wonder'. 'Black Up' is also fantastic...

grohs said...

Gotta be Colin Stetson's 'New History Warfare Vol 2: Judges' for me - definitely my most listened to album...and a much more interesting album to illustrate compared to Shinji Masuka's 'Woven Music' ;)

Danny said...

I am gonna say Gucci Mane and Future "Free Bricks" largely because I want to see you illustrate this in all it's ridiculousness.

opifan64 said...

Commenting here because I want to with the art! I'm going to say Bon Iver "Bon Iver" just because it was the album I listened to the most.

MPFlapp said...

Mr Naga (mat)

got to be Voice of the Seven Thunders with Andrew Lilies - Blue Comet Remix LP on Tchantinler...

MP Flapp

J I P said...

from the top of my mind, i would go for this one:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/modernlove_site/covers/397/bbaiiacg_medium.jpg

Andy Stott 's Passed Me By/We stay Together

Lioncheese said...

My LP of the year? I really got into the Niagara LP.

http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=2543077

--eine

deadc said...

Hmmm... my favorite album might have been Bill Callahan's "Apocalypse" but the cover is boring as shit.

Dammit, none of the albums that I really liked this year have good covers and you already did the Vile album. Either that, or they are already illustrations, so...

I'm going with Death Grips - ExMilitary

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