Sunday, December 25, 2011

More Former Employee Top 10 Lists

Some notable Treehouse alumni contribute their lists of 2011 favorites:

Dana manned the counter in Treehouse's early days. She has lived in Austin, Texas for several years now, and just started her own label, Centrifuge Records. Her first release rightly takes her top spot.

The Dream's Top 10 of 2011
1. Vandaveer - Dig Down Deep (Centrifuge/Supply & Demand)
2. Deer Tick - Divine Providence (Partisan)
3. Middle Brother - s/t (Partisan)
4. Dengue Fever - Cannibal Courtship (Fantasy)
5. Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing (Sub Pop)
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's a Corporate World (Warner Bros.)
7. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On (Arts & Crafts)
8. Woods - Sun and Shade (Woodsist)
9. Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital (Sub Pop)
10. Peter Bjorn & John - Gimme Some (Almost Gold)

Johann was with us from the last couple of years of the Oar Folk era through the transition to Treehouse.

The Studmuffin's Top 10 of 2011
1. Wild Flag - s/t (Merge)
2. Samiam - Trips (Hopeless)
3. Big Eyes - Hard Life (Don Giovanni)
4. The Gateway District - Perfect's Gonna Fail (It's Alive)
5. Screeching Weasel - First World Manifesto (Fat Wreck Chords)
6. House Boat - The Thorns of Life (Kiss of Death)
7. Banner Pilot - Heart Beats Pacific (Fat Wreck Chords)
8. Lemuria - Pebble (Bridge Nine)
9. Crusades - The Sun is Down and the Night is Riding In (Razorcake)
10. P.S. Eliot - Sadie (Salinas)

Micky left us this past summer after spending a little over a year behind the counter. His band Night Moves just signed to Domino Records. Party!

Snoopy's Top 10 of 2011
1. Buffalo Moon - Selva Surreal (Moon Glyph)
2. Drake - Take Care (Cash Money)
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - s/t (Fat Possum)
4. The Weeknd - House of Balloons (XO)
5. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
6. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia/Ultra (self-released)
7. Alvarius B - Baroque Primitiva (Abduction)
8. Grouper - A.I.A. Alien Observer/Dream Loss (Yellow Electric)
9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
10. Daedelus - Bespoke (Ninja Tune)

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