Bill Still Poop ’11

Against the advice of my male friends and for the advice of my female friends here goes my strategy for this years list… granted, many women have been named in past lists, but not nearly as many as men. 2011 seemed to be dominated by women. Adele and the passing of Amy Winehouse aside, never
in my estimation, have so many bands and solo artists been top performers, so my top 10 consist solely of women or bands with women in them.

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1. Hollie Cook – Hollie Cook – (fantastic summertime reggae)

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2. Tuneyards – W h o k i l l

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3. Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time

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4. Peaking Lights – 936

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5. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

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6. Yuck – Yuck

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7. White Hills – H-p1

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8. If By Yes – Salt On Sea Glass ( Petra Haden & Yuka Honda )

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9. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints

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10. Eleanor Friedberger – Last Summer (the Fiery Furnaces woman solo)

also: Fucked Up: David Comes To Life, Cults: Cults, Boris: Heavy Rocks, Attention Please and New Album (3 of 5 releases this year), Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter: Marbleson, Amy Lavere: Stranger Me, Bjork: Biophilia, Little Jackie (Imani Coppola): Made For TV, Laura Marling: A Creature I Don’t Know, Lucinda Williams Blessed

best new label: SACRED BONES

best revived label: ON-U Sounds founder Adrian Sherwood put on an amazing DJ set in September in NYC with Brother Culture MC-ing that lasted until almost 4 am (on a work night!)

other favorites:
The War On Drugs : Slave Ambient
Kurt Vile : Smoke Ring For My Halo
African Head Charge : Voodoo Of The Godsent
Little Axe : If You Want Loyalty Buy A Dog
The Felice Brothers : Celebration Florida
Simone Felice : From A Lonely Place
New Zion Trio : Fight Against Babylon
Wooden Shjips : West
Efrim Manuel Menuck : Plays “High Gospel”
Gnod & White Hills : Gnod Drop Out w/ White Hills II
The Mekons : Ancient & Modern
Ry Cooder : Pull Up Some Dust & Sit Down
Bonnie “Prince” Billy : Wolfroy Goes To Town
Tinariwen : Tassili
Strange Sounds : Beautiful Music
The Orb : C Batter C
Panda Bear : Tomboy
Gum Takes Tooth : Silent Cenotaph
Moon Duo : Mazes

I’m sure I forgot many others, but being a procrastinator is equal to being a poOper.

Bill Still Kingston