• TOP 52 ALBUMS OF 2011

    8 Jan 2012, 23:01 by Confessions87

    1YRON 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…
  • Garo's top 50 of 2011

    6 Jan 2012, 23:10 by Garooo


    50- Hannah Peel- The Broken Wave
    Favourite song: Song For The Sea

    49-Sirenia - The Enigma of Life
    Favourite song: All My Dreams

    Favourite song - Title Theme / Saria's Song / Song Of Storms

    47-Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
    Favourite song: Youlogy

    46-Zee Avi - Ghostbird
    Favourite song: Milestone Moon

    45- Florence and The Machine - Ceremonials
    Favourite song: What the Water Gave Me

    44- Novembers Doom - Aphotic
    Favourite song: What Could Have Been

    43-Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
    Favourite song: Keep Me There

    42-Leaves’ Eyes - Meredead
    Favourite song: Krakevisa

    41-Light Bearer - Lapsus
    Favourite song: Armoury Choir

    40- Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
    Favourite song: Rich Kids Blues

    39-Fen - Epoch
    Favourite song: Carrier of Echoes

    38- Charlotte Martin - Dancing on Needles
    Favourite song: Volcano

    37-Emmy the Great- Virtue
    Favourite song: Paper Forest (In the afterglow of Rapture)

    36- Tori Amos - Night of Hunters
  • My 2011 in 30 albums, 20 songs and 10 gigs

    31 Dec 2011, 13:57 by brambilla77

    2011 in 30 Songs
    These are songs that are not on my top 20 albums...

    1/ M83 - Midnight City
    The best song standout for me was this excellent single that preceded M83’s ambitious double album. The vocals create an intimate atmosphere that is pulled into the great wide open by the synths. Check the awesome video too!

    2/ Grouplove - Colours
    You can recognize a great song if it keeps being played in your library on a steady basis. Guess that Colours ending up number one in my song stats of last year only proves that fact. Hard to understand why this infectious catchy song has not reached bigger audiences yet. After two listens you will surely be singing along.

    3/ Lana Del Rey - Video Games / Blue Jeans
    It was impossible to ignore the rise of Lizzy Grant in 2011. …
  • September 2011, Will I Ever See Heaven Again?

    1 Oct 2011, 21:37 by dandyboy73

    Firstly, an omission. Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know really should have been in my August journal, but hey, it's given me a cracking title for this month's so let's not fret. While I really liked I Speak Because I Can, I remember at the time that one track was so mindblowingly amazing (come on down, Hope in the Air) it cast an enormous shadow over everything else. Something similar happens here, but this time it's the twin towers of Salinas and The Beast that make it really hard to keep your finger off the skip back button. I'm guessing you could say that both tracks are signs of Laura stretching herself even further than before, and both are enormous: Salinas building to a heavenly conclusion while The Beast starts from a rumble and brings to mind very un-Laura Marling words like 'mean' and 'moody', before reaching a towering climax of something else you don't think of with Laura: noise. As with I Speak... I do like the rest of the album…