2011 in music: The CKTK quarterly report


This year, we’re turning over a new leaf. We’re combining the Quarterly Reports. CK and TK’s opinions, boiled down into one easy-to-digest list with a couple hundred tags.

The only question left is: WILL IT BLEND?

Favorites So Far:
Albums that stand a distinct chance of being on one of our Top 10 lists at year’s end
Akron/Family – The Cosmic Birth
The Decemberists – The King is Dead
Demdike Stare – Tryptyck
Destroyer – Kaputt
Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place
Matisyahu – Live at Stubb’s, Vol. II
Moddi – Floriography
Parts & Labor – Constant Future
Radiohead – The King of Limbs
The Strokes – Angle
TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light

The Jury is Still Out:
Albums that we still need to spend time with before making a decision
About Group
Adele – 21
Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
Cake – Showroom of Compassion
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 2
Cults – s/t
Cut Copy – Zonoscope
Danielson – Best of Gloucester County
The Dodos – No Color
Does it Offend You, Yeah? – Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You
Duran Duran – All You Need is Now
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
G Side – The One… Cohesive
The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts
Hunx and his Punx – Too Young to be in Love
Iron and Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean
The Kills – Blood Pressures
Liz Janes – Say Goodbye
The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mother Mother – Eureka
Panda Bear – Tomboy
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
PANIC! at the Disco – Vices and Virtues
Peter, Bjorn, and John – Gimme Some
R.E.M. – Collapse into Now
Smith Westerns – Dye it Blonde
Tennis – Cape Dory
The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Wire – Red Barked Tree

Early “House of Trophies” award-winners:
Albums that definitely will not be making either of our lists. Better luck next year!
Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
Devotchka – 100 Lovers
Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicholas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
The Psychic Paramount – II
Stryper – The Covering
Trio Mediaeval – A Worcester Ladymass
Wye Oak – Civilian
Yuck – s/t

Quarter 2 Release Excitement:
It’s coming! Hooray!
April: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
May: Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues, The Antlers – Burst Apart, The Sea and Cake – The Moonlight Butterfly, The Lonely Island – Turtleneck & Chain, Rome soundtrack (Danger Mouse/Jack White collab), Lady Gaga – Born This Way, Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys, My Morning Jacket – Circuital, Patrick Wolf – Lupercalia
June: Ford & Lopatin – Channel Pressure, Teddybears – Devil’s Music, Bon Iver

2011 TBA:
We may hear it, we may not
Blaqk Audio – Bright Black Heaven
Dr. Dre – Detox
Gym Class Heroes – The Papercut Chronicles II
Kanye West/Jay-Z – Watch the Throne
Lindsey Pool – Acoustic album
Patrick Stump – Soulpunk
Rivers Cuomo – Alone III
Switchfoot – Vice Verses
Travie McCoy – Forgetting Katy Perry mixtape

2011 rumored:
Don’t count on it
Andre 3000, Arctic Monkeys, Battles, Beck, Blink 182, Burial, Coldplay, Fountains of Wayne, Islands, Jack’s Mannequin, Jens Lekman, The Killers, M83, Modest Mouse, Moonface, Muse, Outkast, Passion Pit, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reel Big Fish, Santigold, The Shins, Taking Back Sunday, Tegan & Sara, Weezer, Weird Al Yankovic

See you next time, here at the Zuka Juice of music blogs


2 Responses to “2011 in music: The CKTK quarterly report”

  1. 1 leevs

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    **WARNING** Side effects may include, but are not limited to: singing along and out loud in public places, moshercising, getting stoked, unconscious purchasing of band merchandise, and an uncontrollable urge to rage with your bros.

    Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAk_KT17YXo

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