Thursday, December 22, 2011

Customer Year-End Lists (Part I)

Earlier this week, we asked our customers and friends (via our Facebook and Twitter pages) to submit their year-end lists. At the end of the year, we'll tally up all the votes and release the first-ever Treehouse & Friends "Best of the Year" poll results. If you want to be included, just send your list to treehouserecords (at) gmail (dot) com. Please try keeping it to full-length albums that were given their first release in 2011.

Here's what we have so far:

David Zeller
1. Wye Oak - Civilian (Merge)
2. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead (Capitol)
3. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)
4. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)
5. Tom Waits - Bad As Me (Anti)
6. Ladytron - Gravity The Seducer (Nettwerk)
7. Washed Out - Within and Without (Sub Pop)
8. Bright Eyes - The People's Key (Saddle Creek)
9. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
10. Rihanna - Talk That Talk (Island)

Matt Edling
1. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation)
2. Royal Headache - s/t (R.I.P. Society)
3. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
4. Sidi Toure & Friends - Sahel Folk (Thrill Jockey)
5. Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High (Sub Pop)
6. King Creosote and Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine (Domino)
7. Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez (Music of Niger) Vol. 2 (Sublime Frequencies)
8. Andy Stott - Passed Me By/We Stay Together (Modern Love)
9. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (Vagrant)
10. Zola Jesus - Conatus (Sacred Bones)

Jeff Anderson (Jeff sent us a link to his blog, where we took the top 10 from his top 20 list)
1. The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (Capitol)
2. Glen Campbell - Ghost on the Canvas (Surfdog)
3. Duran Duran - All You Need Is Now (S-Curve)
4. R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now (Warner Bros.)
5. The Cars - Move Like This (Concord)
6. Lenny Kravitz - Black & White America (Roadrunner)
7. Blondie - Panic of Girls (Eleven Seven)
8. Yes - Fly From Here (Frontiers)
9. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (RCA)
10. Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 (Capitol)

Kyle McLaughlin
1. Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (Tri Angle)
2. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (Software)
3. Grouper - A.I.A. Alien Observer/Dream Loss (Yellow Electric)
4. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop)
5. James Blake - s/t (Universal)
6. Gang Gang Dance - Eye Contact (4AD)
7. Panda Bear - Tomboy (Paw Tracks)
8. The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (History Always Favours the Winners)
9. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (4AD)
10. Atlas Sound - Parallax (4AD)

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