My daughter got into some new music, too. The only trouble with her is that kids love repetition (any parent alive will swear to you that there are only seven episodes of The Backyardigans because they have seen every episode a hundred thousand times). So, when my daughter gets stuck on a song . . . the child gets stuck. on. a. song. That's why she forced me to turn on this little ditty every day for six months:
So yeah, I hate that song now. Here are some 2011 albums I liked (in no particular order):
- The Decemberists: The King is Dead. Favorite tracks: "Down by the Water," "June Hymn," "This is Why We Fight"
- Cut Copy: Zonoscope. "Take Me Over" has been on heavy rotation on my iPod.
- Grouplove: Never Trust a Happy Song. I was dismayed to learn that "Tongue Tied" was featured in a commercial but I still dig it.
- Beth Ditto: Beth Ditto- EP. I love Gossip and Beth Ditto.
- Fountains of Wayne: Sky Full of Holes. On the Amazon version, they included a cover of "The Story in Your Eyes." I love it so and listen to it at least once a week.
- Tune-Yards: Whokill
- Washed Out: Within and Without. More mellow than my usual fare, but maybe I am getting old? Don't answer that.
- Peter Murphy: Ninth. The dude's still got it; I don't care what anyone says.
- Muppets: The Green Album. Alkaline Trio singing "Movin' Right Along"? Yes, please.
- Givers: Up Up Up
- Say Hi: Devils
- The Black Keys: Lonely Boy. I know it's only a matter of time until I'm sick to death of this one, but it still has some traction for me at the moment.
- The Civil Wars: Barton Hollow
- The Joy Formidable: Whirring
- Fanfarlo: Deconstruction
- Peter Bjorn and John: Eyes