The Year in Music - 2011

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Lauren Onkey's Top 10 Albums from 2011:

Adele-21 (song: “Rolling in the Deep”)
Fitz & The Tantrums-Pickin’ Up the Pieces (song: “MoneyGrabber”)
My Morning Jacket-Circuital (song: “Circuital”)
Betty Wright & The Roots- The Movie (song: “Real Woman”)
Anthony Hamilton-Back To Love (song: “Woo”)
Fleet Foxes-Helplessness Blues (song: “Helplessness Blues”)
Radiohead-The King of Limbs (song: “Little By Little”)
Pistol Annies-Hell on Heels (song: “Housewife’s Prayer”)

These last two are reissues that came out in ’11, but still make my Top 10: amazing stuff
Aretha Franklin-Take Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia (song: “Today I Sing the Blues”)
Various Artists-Boddie Recording Company, Cleveland Ohio (song: The Chantells-“Why Won’t You Say”)

Tom Welsh's Best of 2011 Recordings:

John Luther Adams "...And Bells Remembered..." from "Four Thousand Holes"
Battles "Ice Cream" from "Gloss Drop"
Crash Ensemble "Gra Agus Bas"
Paolo Fresu "Le Lac" from "Mistico Mediterraneo"
Tim Hecker "The Piano Drop" from "Ravedeath 1972"
Bob Ostertag "Wack" from "Motormouth"
Gyan Riley "Uspavanka for Tea" from "Stream of Gratitude"
Splashgirl "Creature of Light" from "Pressure"
Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer "Reannounce" from "Re:ECM"
Thomas Zehetmair "Cantique a six voix" from "Manto and Madrigals"

John Soeder's Best of 2011 List from the Plain Dealer

Guests: 

Tom Welsh, Cleveland Museum of Art

Lauren Onkey, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

John Soeder, Plain Dealer

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