Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Favorite Songs of 2011

Missed the cut: Drake ft. Rick Ross - "Lord Knows"

Robyn mashed-up with Whitney Houston (RIP)

Honorable Mention: Toby Keith - "Red Solo Cup"

Runner Up: Charli XCX - "Nuclear Seasons"

10. Cold Cave - "The Great God Pan is Dead"

9. EMA - "Grey Ships"

8. My Morning Jacket - "Circuital"

7. Das Racist - "Booty in the Air"

6. Nicki Minaj - "Superbass"

5. Britney Spears [ft. Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha] - "Till the World Ends (The Femme Fatale Remix)"

4. Wilco - "One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)"

3. Jamie xx and Gil-Scott Heron - "I'll Take Care of U" (which Drake & Rihanna jump on to great success)

2. Watch the Throne - "Why I Love You"

1. Holy Ghost! - "Jam for Jerry"

ps for the preservation of my friendship with Ian, I will not include Katy Perry - "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" I cannot. or Avril Lavinge - "What the Hell" no way.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Favorite TV of 2011

Missed the Cut: The Layover
Honorable Mention: The Office
Runner-up: No Reservations

10. The Good Wife
9. Game of Thrones
8. 30 Rock
7. Downton Abbey
6. Archer
5. Justified
4. Boardwalk Empire
3. Parks & Recreation
2. Mad Men (placeholder for Breaking Bad)
1. Community

Friday, February 10, 2012

Favorite Films of 2011

Going to see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Artist this week fingers crossed. click the link for Scott's a-tad-more-authoritative list.

Missed the cut: The Ides of March

Honorable Mention: The Descendents got to me. feel like I've been to Hawaii

Runner-Up: 50/50 for hosting some great Rogan moments and making Seattle look habitable.

10. Terry: John C. Reilly>Clooney in the head-to-head of lost husbands shipwrecked among youths
9. Drive: Action hasn't looked so good since.....
8. Everything Must Go: Along with Stranger than Fiction, Ferrell reveals himself as a more compelling dramatic lead than Penn
7. Moneyball: feel like I should mention Jonah Hill, if only because I'm shouting out every other schlub I love
6. Another Earth: Gorgeously captures fall, winter and spring in Connecticut. hottest high school janitor ever
------->The Artist<-------
------->Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy<-------
5. Green Hornet: Seth Rogan can deliver a goddamn line. It helps when he writes them.
4. The Muppets: Jason Segel is a boss. you know the through-line of friendships just drifting away unless you work at them got to me.
3. Midnight in Paris: Indulgent yet light on it's feet
2. Tree of Life: too beautiful for words. I wanted to spend ages in the Texas Malick made. would have bought admission for a third time, but I dreaded the Penn scenes. They probably weren't that bad, but when they yank you out of a summer twilight in the 60's that puts Mad Men to shame...
1. Bridesmaids: never laughed so much in a theater AND it dealt with middle-class poverty in a real way.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Favorite Albums of 2011

Comically late. Still playing lots of catch-up resulting from being computer-less for 10 months of the year. Time and tide wait for no man.

Missed the Cut: Drake- Take Care
Honorable Mention: Hilarious- Louis C.K.
Runner-Up: Street Halo EP- Burial

10. Relax- Das Racist
9. Circuital- My Morning Jacket
8. Civilian- Wye Oak
7. Collapse Into Now- R.E.M.
6. Born This Way- Lady Gaga
5. 808's and Dark Grapes- Main Attrakionz
4. Native Speaker- Braids
3. Watch the Throne- Watch the Throne
2. Past Lives Martyred Saints- EMA
1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver- Bon Iver