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Saturday, December 17, 2011

The 2011 Countdown Continues with No. 17, Thee Oh Sees

Continuing today, and culminating with REVERBERATIONS number one album of the year on December 31st (if my math is right)*, we’ll be counting down the top twenty-five records of 2011. I’m referring to this countdown as Twenty-five Faves because I have no pretenses about telling you what’s “best.” Sure, I think my taste is better than yours. But nobody died and made me Lester Bangs. And Lester could be arrogant, but I kind of think he would come down on the favorite side of the fave/best dichotomy. His criticism was nothing if not personal.

I've reviewed the majority of these selections. In the event that I have I'll simply recycle the original reviews, sometimes with a little new commentary. If it's a selection I haven't reviewed previously, I will dash off a new, brief, introductory review just for perspective.
 Today, at No. 17 we have the "carrion crawler/the dream ep" album from Thee Oh Sees. The review from REVERBERATIONS in November is linked here:

* Okay, Dec. 31st. Maybe. Thereabouts, at least.

25. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for my Halo (Matador)
24. Fountains of Wayne - Sky Full of Holes (Yep Roc)

23. Bass Drum of Death - GB City (Fat Possum)

22. Coathangers - Larceny and Old Lace (Suicide Squeeze)

21. Meg Baird - Seasons on Earth (Drag City)