Monday, January 02, 2012


I'm updating my sidebars today, and just wanted to memorialize 2011. These are the albums I bought (or was given) in 2011:

Beyond the Sun - Chris Isaak
Metals - Feist
Tell My Sister - Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns - John Hiatt
Sky Full of Holes - Fountains of Wayne
Move Like This - The Cars
Destroyed - Moby
Ukelele Songs - Eddie Vedder
Bon Iver - Bon Iver
Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
Tin Can Trust - Los Lobos
Paper Airplane - Alison Krauss and Union Station
So Beautiful Or So What - Paul Simon
Angles - The Strokes
Decoration Day - Drive-By Truckers
Collapse Into Now - R.E.M.
Volume 2: High and Inside - The Baseball Project
Smart Flesh - The Low Anthem
Let England Shake - PJ Harvey
Brothers - The Black Keys
This is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson
Go Go Boots - Drive-By Truckers
The Grand Theatre Vol. 1 - Old 97s
Olympia - Bryan Ferry
Low Country Blues - Gregg Allman
The King Is Dead - The Decemberists
Small Craft On A Milk Sea - Brian Eno
Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
Halcyon Digest - Deerhunter
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

And these were the books I read in 2012. Way too few, I can tell you that much.

Composed, by Rosanne Cash
When Will There Be Good News?, by Kate Atkinson
Popular Crime, by Bill James
The Last Picture Show, by Larry McMurtry
Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside the World of ESPN, by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
The Fifth Witness, by Michael Connelly
The Sentry, by Robert Crais
Live Wire, by Harlan Coben
The First Rule, by Robert Crais
Just Kids, by Patti Smith
Caught, by Harlan Coben
The Girl Who Played With Fire, by Stieg Larsson
Moonlight Mile, by Dennis Lehane
The Reversal, by Michael Connelly

And just for the record, the albums I'm starting off with on my 2012 list were bought last week...but I haven't even had time to listen to them all in their entirety, so for all intents and purposes they are 2012 albums.

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