OK, so I didn't finish this before the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop (my poll entry is here). I barely even finished it before the Super Bowl. But I'm going to throw it up here anyway. For posterity!

Here's a Spotify playlist of some songs it seems to me now people might be less likely to have heard.

Oh yeah, and last year I did a list of "best shows," but I definitely don't have time for that now. The Poison Control Center for sure here in DSM. Purity Ring was cool, too. Crystal Castles pre-Lollapalooza, maybe?

Drake: Take Care
R. Kelly: Love Letter (2010)
tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l
Atlas Sound: Parallax
Washed Out: Within and Without
Iceage: New Brigade
Cults: Cults
Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues
Toro Y Moi: Underneath the Pine
Das Racist: Relax

The Poison Control Center: Stranger Ballet
Deerhunter: iTunes Live From Soho
Youth Lagoon: The Year of Hibernation
John Maus: We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Lydia Loveless: Indestructible Machine
Escort: Escort
Pure X: Pleasure
Yuck: Yuck
Elite Gymnastics: Ruin
Kendrick Lamar: Section.80

Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes
Säkert!: På Engelska
Jonathan Richman: O Moon, Queen of Night on Earth
Danny Brown: xxx
Mr. Dream: Trash Hit
Shabazz Palaces: Black Up
Ke$ha: Cannibal (2010)
Nicolas Jaar: Space Is Only Noise
Fucked Up: David Comes to Life
Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact

Korallreven: An Album By Korallereven
G-Side: iSLAND
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Belong
Neon Indian: Era Extraña
No Joy: Ghost Blonde
Destroyer: Kaputt
Los Campesinos!: Hello Sadness
Smith Westerns: Dye It Blonde
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Mirror Traffic
Diddy Dirty Money: Last Train to Paris (2010)

G-Side: The One...Cohesive
Tennis: Cape Dory
The Coathangers: Larceny & Old Lace
Sepalcure: Sepalcure
Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See
Yelawolf: Radioactive
Gauntlet Hair: Gauntlet Hair
Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler
Gruff Rhys: Hotel Shampoo
Comet Gain: Howl of the Lonely Crowd

Gil Scott, Jamie xx: We're New Here
Pistol Annies: Hell on Heels
Mary J. Blige: My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1)
Big Trouble: Romantic Comedy
The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient
Seapony: Go With Me
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Tell Me
Various Artists: Rave On Buddy Holly
Cymbals Eat Guitars: Lenses Alien
Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts

Tom Waits: Bad as Me
Killer Mike: Pl3dge
The Drums: Portamento
High Places: Original Colors
Laura Marling: A Creature I Don't Know
Julianna Barwick: The Magic Place
Wye Oak: Civilian
Sonny and the Sunsets: Hit After Hit
Richard Buckner: Our Blood
Soft Metals: Soft Metals


Peter Bjorn and John: Gimme Some
The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck
Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic!
Braids: Native Speaker
The Go! Team: Rolling Blackouts
Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
ARAABMUZIK: Electronic Dream
The Generationals: Actor-Caster
Sigur Ros: Inni

Mayer Hawthorne: How Do You Do
Fergus & Geronimo: Unlearn
Brad Paisley: This Is Country Music
The Decemberists: The Kings Is Dead
The Strange Boys: Live Music
The King Khan Experience: Scion A/V Presents - The King Khan Experience
Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls
Davila 666: Tan Bajo
BOAT: Dress Like Your Idols
State Champion: Deep Shit

STRFKR: Reptilians
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: Lost In Translation
Death Cab for Cutie: Codes and Keys
Blue Sky Black Death: Noir
Peaking Lights: 936
The Dø: Both Ways Open Jaws
Richard Youngs: Amplifying Host
Little Dragon: Ritual Union
Minks: By the Hedge
DRC Music: Kinshasa One Two

Holy Other: With U EP
Clams Casino: Rainforest EP
Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP
Hudson Mohawke: Satin Panthers
Blaqstarr: The Divine EP
2NE1: 2NE1 2nd Mini Album
Toro Y Moi: Freaking Out EP
King Krule: King Krule EP
Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires: It Shines EP
Vondelpark: nyc stuff and nyc bags ep
Pandr Eyez: Eyes on You EP
Porcelain Raft: Gone Blind EP

Chad Valley: Equatorial Ultravox EP
Rimar: Higher Ground EP
Sepalcure: Fleur EP
Childish Gambino: EP
Shlohmo: Places EP
CFCF: The River EP
Patrick Stump: Truant Wave EP

Clams Casino: Instrumentals
Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra
M.I.A.: Vicki Leekz
The Weeknd: House of Balloons
Terius Nash: 1977
Big K.R.I.T.: Return of 4Eva
jj: Kills
Gunplay: Inglorious Bastard
Fiend: Tennis Shoes & Tuxedos
Soulja Boy: 1Up
Fabolous: The Soul Tape
Squadda B: I Smoke Because I Dont Care About Death
Main Attrakionz: 808s & Dark Grapes II

Beyoncé, "Countdown"
Jens Lekman: "Waiting for Kirsten"
Drake: "Marvins Room"
Ke$ha: "Sleazy" [ft. Andre 3000]
Britney Spears: "Til the World Ends (Remix)" [ft. Nicki Minaj and Kesha]
Fleet Foxes: "Helplessness Blues"
Nicki Minaj: "Super Bass" [ft. Ester Dean]
Frank Ocean: "Thinking About You"
DJ Khaled [ft. Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne]: "I'm on One"
Chris Brown: "Look at Me Now" [ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes]

Cults: "Bumper"
Adele: "Someone Like You"
Clams Casino: "Gorilla"
Friends: "His Girl"
Purity Ring: "Ungirthed"
The Poison Control Center: "Torpedoes on Tuesday"
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire: "Huzzah! (Remix feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown & El-P)"
Holy Other: "Touch"
Iceage: "You're Blessed"
John Maus: "Believer"

Elite Gymnastics: "Minneapolis Belongs to You"
Lil Wayne: "6 Foot 7 Foot" (feat. Cory Gunz)
Kendrick Lamar: "A.D.H.D."
Das Racist: "Michael Jackson"
Drake: "Make Me Proud" [ft. Nicki Minaj]
Jai Paul: "BTSTU"
Adele: "Rolling in the Deep"
CFCF: "Cometrue"
Radiohead: "Give Up the Ghost"
Air France: "It Feels Good to Around You"

Lil Wayne: "How to Love"
Rye Rye: "Never Will Be Mine" [ft. Robyn]
Purity Ring: "Belispeak"
Comet Gain: "An Arcade From the Warm Rain That Falls"
SBTRKT: "Wildfire"
Neon Indian: "Hex Girlfriend"
Little Dragon: "Ritual Union"
Mayer Hawthorne: "A Long Time"
The Coathangers: "Go Away"
Porcelain Raft: "Tip of Your Tongue"

Mary J. Blige: "Mr. Wrong" [ft. Drake]
Pandr Eyez: "Little Bit"
M.I.A.: "Generation N.E.Y."
Allo Darlin': "Darren"
Big K.R.I.T.: "Dreamin'"
Wye Oak: "Civilian"
Benny Benassi: "Cinema (Skrillex Remix)" [ft. Gary Go]
G-Side & G Mane: "Relaxin'"
The Men: "Bataille"
Terror Danjah & Ruby Lee Ryder: "Full Attention"

College: "A Real Hero" [ft. Electric Youth]
ceo: "ave maria"
Childish Gambino: "Freaks and Geeks"
Big Freedia: "Y'all Get Back Now"
Thurston Moore: "Benediction"
Jessica Lea Mayfield: "Our Hearts Are Wrong"
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx: "My Cloud"
tUnE-yArDs: "Powa"
Destroyer: "Kaputt"
Dirty Beaches: "Lord Knows Best"

Lil Wayne: "John" [ft. Rick Ross]
Azealia Banks: "212"
Lydia Loveless: "How Many Women"
Shabazz Palaces: "Are You.... Can You... Were You? (Felt)
Washed Out: "Amor Fati"
Clams Casino: "I'm God"
Lloyd: "Dedication to My Ex" [ft. Lil Wayne and Andre 3000]
Terius Nash: "Wake Me When It's Over"
tUnE-yArDs: "Gangsta"
Washed Out: "Eyes Be Closed"

Various Artists: KPOP BUBBLEGUM! (16 tracks)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED LOCAL RELEASES (know I'm gonna forget something and it's reprehensible these are all friends' bands but here goes)
The Poison Control Center: Stranger Ballet
Derek Lambert & the Prairie Fires: It Shines EP (still need to get the other one!)
Mantis Pincers cassette
Wolves in the Attic: Electronic Hearts (cassette reissue)
The Seed of Something cassette

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