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Year-End Freeper Poll -- What are Your Top 10 Music choices of 2011?
Nov. 29

Posted on 11/29/2011 11:01:50 AM PST by GSWarrior

2011 was a great year for music, IMO. What have you purchased or listened to this year that you liked?

My list is mostly Americana-type music and were all released in 2011-- but feel free to add anything.

I haven't listened to a large volume of music, but these are the ones I keep coming back to. Some are obscure, some are well-known.

1. Tristen -- Charletons at the Garden Gate
2. Eilen Jewell -- Queen of the Minor Key
3. Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers -- Starlight Hotel
4. Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers -- Translucent Blues
5. Buddy Miller -- Magnificent Silver Strings
6. Freddy and Francine -- Forest and the Sea
7. Kip Boardman -- The Long Weight
8. William Tyler -- Behold the Spirit
9. Mike Farris and the Cumberland Saints -- The Night the Cumberland Came Alive
10. Glen Campbell -- Ghose on the Canvas


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 2011; music; yearend

1 posted on 11/29/2011 11:01:58 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Where is Foster the People - Pumped up the kick?
Where is Maroon 5?

That listing I don’t know any of them. Who chose those as being the songs that are being voted on? We all didn’t get a say in this?


2 posted on 11/29/2011 11:07:24 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator
It's my list. Feel free to add more.

You never heard of Ray Manzarek or Glen Campbell?

3 posted on 11/29/2011 11:16:04 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: napscoordinator
Definitly “Pumped Up Kicks” as well as “Rollin’ In the Deep.” I'll also add “Red Solo Cup.” Was Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s “Telephone” this year also? If so that goes on my list.
4 posted on 11/29/2011 11:20:26 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: GSWarrior

Not Ray for sure. Glen Campbell - I thought he was some country singer from the 60’s.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 11:24:33 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: GSWarrior
Snow Patrol - Fallen Empires

Snow Patrol - Berlin

6 posted on 11/29/2011 11:49:46 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: GSWarrior

I don’t listen to any songs that were released after 1989.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 11:50:37 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: GSWarrior

Well, here are my two favorites of the year.

First is a 40 something year old man from England who uses the name ‘ Ghostpoet ‘. A song unlike any I have ever heard. Mournful and definately written by someone in mid-life.
Listen to the lyrics and tell me what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usksH8B07do

Next one is ‘ Lonely Boy ‘ by The Black Keys. Really a fun song. The gentleman dancing is a part time security guard at the hotel where they were going to film the video. Well, they saw his dance moves and decided to change the entire music video. Really a fun song / video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_426RiwST8


8 posted on 11/29/2011 11:52:21 AM PST by warsaw44
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To: napscoordinator
Manzarek was keyboard player in the Doors.

Campbell is recording some of the best music of his career right now--also suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, sorry to say.

9 posted on 11/29/2011 12:02:51 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: napscoordinator

Foster the People is great. I also found a group on Sirius XM I like called Army Navy (no military affiliation), and another one called Fences.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 12:13:59 PM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: warsaw44

I liked the Ghostpoet song. Thanks.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 12:14:26 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Snow Patrol - The Symphony
If this is all you ever asked for
Then this is all you'll get
12 posted on 11/29/2011 12:16:06 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: GSWarrior

Maren Morris - Live Wire


13 posted on 11/29/2011 12:35:08 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: GSWarrior
Leningrad Cowboys - SWEET HOME ALABAMA
14 posted on 11/29/2011 12:36:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: GSWarrior

The Hee-Haw song Gloom, Dispair and Agony on Me fits 2012:


15 posted on 11/29/2011 12:48:37 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: napscoordinator
One of my favorite young artists. Sarah Jarosz "My Muse"
16 posted on 11/29/2011 12:52:15 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: GSWarrior
What have you purchased or listened to this year that you liked?

Although none of these were recorded in 2011, these are the ones I listened to most this year:

  1. Your Mother and Mine--The Dorsey Brothers

  2. Baby Your Mother--Belle Baker

  3. Somebody Like You--Jane Green

  4. Broken Hearted--Aileen Stanley

  5. Little Orphan Annie--The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks

  6. Wistful and Blue--Paul Whiteman

  7. Yankee Rose--The Revelers

  8. Half a Moon--Nat Shilkret

  9. Kashmiri Moon--Elliot Jacoby

  10. Singing in the Bathtub--Vaughn De Leath

17 posted on 11/29/2011 12:57:49 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: All
Mike Farris--The Night The Cumberland Came Alive
18 posted on 11/29/2011 1:22:36 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Snow Patrol - I'll Never Let Go

Snow Patrol - New York

Snow Patrol - The Weight Of Love

Snow Patrol - Those Distant Bells
The car crunches gravel
And the wind licks at you
This dark spell you're under
Has you dumbstruck by the gate

And it hurts every muscle
Just to walk back to the house
Now this home that you both made
It looks haunted from the yard

You can hear those distant bells
And you know they'll never leave
It's like your church is crying out
Like the wolf calls to her young

And the dark never enters
But it also never leaves
And this spark that he gave you
Is just an ember all but out

If he'd one eye on the exit
Oh you never would have known
Until he drove off in the darkness
Like some slowly fading song

You can hear those distant bells
And you know they'll never leave
It's like your church is crying out
Like the wolf calls to her young

Snow Patrol - In The End

Snow Patrol - Broken Bottles Form A Star (Prelude)

19 posted on 11/29/2011 1:32:08 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I can’t believe I have never heard of Snow Patrol before. I like the clips you posted.


20 posted on 11/29/2011 1:36:24 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: GSWarrior
Yea it's a great new CD. :)

You probably heard this one from a couple years ago?

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Wikipedia - Snow Patrol

21 posted on 11/29/2011 1:49:00 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: GSWarrior
Here is a lovely cover of one of their earlier songs:

Leona Lewis - Run

22 posted on 11/29/2011 2:03:18 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (For years the Left protested "the occupation of Iraq"- now they want to "Occupy" all across the US)
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To: GSWarrior

Finally - a post not about immigration or adultery! My list is music that I believe has all been released in 2011. All selections are currently on my harddrive in flac format. In approximately alphabetical order:

Ben Harper - Give Till It’s Gone.
Drive-By Truckers - Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians.
Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain.
Greg Allman - Low Country Blues.
Hank Williams III - Hillbilly Joker.
John Prine - The Singing Mailman Delivers.
Radiohead - The King of Limbs.
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Warren Haynes - Man In Motion

I also listen to Widespread Panic every day - every single day. I’m just over 2,000 live sources of Panic shows. I have listened to damn near every known Widespread Panic show from the past 25 years.


23 posted on 11/29/2011 3:02:57 PM PST by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: warsaw44

I really liked ghost poet. Thanks, warsaw44!


24 posted on 11/29/2011 4:03:08 PM PST by momtothree
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To: GSWarrior

Pat Metheny - What’s It All About


25 posted on 11/29/2011 4:04:27 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: GSWarrior
Eilen Jewell -- Bang Bang Bang
26 posted on 11/29/2011 4:27:04 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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To: JoeProBono

Cowboys are great...they do a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ that is pretty decent...


27 posted on 11/29/2011 4:44:11 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: momtothree
Really a wonderful song, isnt it? I found it impossible not to like this man. I listened to this piece a number of times until I could understand all of what he was saying.

Its nice to see listen to the perspective from an older, thoughtful musician. I'm so glad you liked it!

28 posted on 11/29/2011 4:53:56 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: who knows what evil?
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
29 posted on 11/29/2011 5:29:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: GSWarrior
This is their big new single:Snow Patrol - Called Out In The Dark

FYI: This song has been picked by ARD (German TV channel) to be played as their winter sports theme.

30 posted on 12/01/2011 5:39:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Thanks. Sounds great.

I can't stop listening to Tristen.

31 posted on 12/01/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than politicians, professors and preachers.)
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