2011 Music So Far

Here’s the 2011 music I’ve listened to so far. I have a feeling this list is incomplete, so I’ll fix it later if I need to. It’s not really a requirement for the list, but it happens that these are also all purchases.

Abigail Owens, Beginning (four-song EP)
Alison Krauss & Union Station, Paper Airplane
Aly Cook, Brand New Day
Bruce Cockburn, Small Source of Comfort
Cake, Showroom of Compassion
The Cars, Move Like This
Children of Bodom, Relentless Reckless Forever
Clouds Echo in Blue, Clouds Echo in Blue
Colin Hay, Gathering Mercury
Dana and Lauren, Dana and Lauren (four-song EP)
Dengue Fever, Cannibal Courtship
Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender
Paul Simon, So Beautiful or So What
R.E.M., Collapse into Now
The Raveonettes, Raven in the Grave
Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down
The Scoville Units, The Scoville Units
Sierra Hull, Daybreak
Stroke 9, Jessica Album, Part 1
Symphony X, Iconoclast
Thomas Dolby, Oceanea (three-song EP)
Tommy Shaw, The Great Divide
Yes, Fly from Here

Singles I’ve purchased:
Rebecca Black, “Friday”
Amon Amarth, “War of the Gods”
Glee Cast with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”
Glee Cast with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Landslide”
Glee Cast with Gwyneth Paltrow, “Kiss”

Highest-priority listens before the year’s up:
Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2
Eddie Vedder, Ukulele Songs
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Rocket Science
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Matt Wertz, Weights & Wings
Evergrey, Glorious Collision
Stevie Nicks, In Your Dreams
Okkervil River, I Am Very Far
Blondie, Panic of Girls

Second-priority listens before the year’s up:
Journey, Eclipse
Cruachan, Blood on the Black Robe
Augustana, Augustana
Whitesnake, Forevermore
Bob Geldof, How to Compose Popular Songs that Will Sell
The Gibson Brothers, Help My Brother
Amber Lee and the Anomolies, Indelible
Leaves’ Eyes, Meredead

Looking forward to:
Edguy, Age of the Joker
Mastodon, The Hunter
Rush, Clockwork Angels
New Metallica and Van Halen albums, supposedly

Refuse (for now) to hear:
Dream Theater, A Dramatic Turn of Events

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