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24 Jan 2012, 12:58 by doggydoherty1.James Blake/James Blake
2.Father, Son, Holy Ghost/Girls
3.Bon Iver/Bon Iver
4.Torches/Foster the People
5.What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?/The Vaccines
6.Suck It and See/Arctic Monkeys
7.Mirror Traffic/Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
16 Jan 2012, 14:25 by saka16
11 Jan 2012, 20:49 by electrobaboon
8 Jan 2012, 23:01 by Confessions871YRON was born out of the notion of reviewing records exactly one year after their initial release date. This alternative to reviewing a record as and when it is released is an attempt to understand a record better within the context of its fairly recent absorption into mainstream or underground consciousness. For the past seven months 1YRON has focused on reviewing some of 2010's best records. With 2011 drawing to a close and with 2012 just around the corner, it's almost time to focus again on 2011's releases. Over the next year 1YRON will continue to review records on their first birthdays, the majority of which will feature in this list.
There's never much sense or clarity when putting together end of year lists because individual opinion ultimately rules over structure and ordering in such instances. However, we all feel compelled to at least attempt them. As usual, 2011 was a brilliant year for music in a similar vein to 2010 and, as usual…
7 Jan 2012, 09:18 by Claudia_78
5 Jan 2012, 20:52 by pecusitaHello everyone! Welcome to this wonderful tradition of number crunching. A precious opportunity for yours truly to rant outside of my own head in a long form medium that's not limited to 140 characters.
2011 was definitely more varied than our last recap with a lot more diversity, thanks in big part to my new BFF Spotify. But there's always a downside: too much variety means not much repetition and this year we have the first ever recount without a song reaching 100 plays and don't even think about a single album passing 1000 scrobbles!
I noticed one particular phenomenon this past year: there were a lot of well-established and previous chart topping artists that were overlooked this past year, some of them, for no apparent reason! I even liked some of their preview singles. What a mystery! Albums like Okkervil River - I Am Very Far, TV on the Radio - Nine Types Of Lights, Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams, Beirut - The Rip Tide and Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine, just to name a handful that never got the change to return. …
4 Jan 2012, 14:16 by ScorrevoleNote: the order is solely and literally by play count, not by what I thought was best!
20. Telebossa - Telebossa
Played 53 times
"Almost as surprised to have found myself coming back to this as to The Caretaker one. Goes to show you might not know what you need before you've had the pleasure! Also, because I lived in Berlin when this came out, and that city is all about cool unexpected awesomeness like this."
19. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Played 55 times
"New BB album: putting a lot of things in perspective in terms of the spoken word..."
18. Mikal Cronin - Mikal Cronin
Played 59 times
"I'm proud to hereby proof the future generations of ca. 2012/2013 that I've listened to this guy from pretty much the start. …