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    Marley's music of 2011

    A collection of songs and albums I found myself listening to this year. Some came out this year, some didn't. All are worth sharing. Here we go.

    Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me" (Eff you, Bon Iver). This one is first because I have no idea where else to put it and I just wanted to put it out there that this is a good song by a female artist and Bon Iver is boring. 


    That one Adele song...tried the rest of the She's got the
    love Amy's got the squalor ...

    Speaking of...I've been listening to a fuckton of Amy Winehouse for obvious reasons. RIP Amy, sniffle (unironic sniffle!!). 


    None of the new tori cuz I'm a bad bad aging fangurl...and dont get me started on how Tori is aging. Her face does not look right.


    Britney "I Wanna Go" is Femme Fatale's "Toxic"... actually the whole album is pretty good, even that song that sounds exactly like Supertramp's "Logical Song" is ok.

    Robyn, obviously, but let's not forget this Robyn+ RyeRye remix because it's pretty amazing. (Nothing beats the "Call Your Girlfriend" dance but I fear this is being lost in the shuffle and it shouldn't be)

    The Gaga record because it's perfect in how it is flawed (every song is 3 songs, it's all over the place, the lyrics are really ridiculous and contrived in some places, etc etc... but it's Gaga so it's all forgivable since you can listen to it while working out).

    An illicit copy of the Sleep No More soundtrack including tracks I've named "creepy drone sounds," "entrance music for a film," and "creepy 30s speakeasy" (This version of Peggy Lee's "Why Dont You Do Right" with record crackles in the background=perfection) ...And because they operate in a similar vein, I'm lumping Esben and the Witch into least "Marching Song." (Not so down with the video but just listen.)


    The Throne, straight through twice and only twice, but "N*ggas in Paris" 3 times at the show in Atl
    ("Talk amongst your friends"). Also props to those dudes for slowing it down in the beginning Salem-style.

    Oh Land before she got famous and went to the movies with Katy Perry... whatever I have a picture with her at SXSW 2011 before that happened

    This JoJo Durk remix

    SPF 5K especially this not play it for your parents or even your open-minded aunt....but you should play it at your next dance party

    Honorable mention for Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun's "We Were Wild" since I got to see it performed at Cameo in Brooklyn and Star Bar in Atlanta (the day before the video below was made, it's not great but you get the idea).

    2nd honorable mention to Nicki Minaj because I can't put just her verse of "Monster" (again) and this video has her singing with Rihanna near an airplane wreck (weird "Fly"-association but ok) and then fighting ninjas. So, for general weirdness and wigs--kudos to Nicki. Also way to spread out 1 album in 2 years--this song is the 8th single (8th!?) and was released over a year after the first single. Dang.

    And my bfs band, Silent Drape Runners, the most bloggable band ever.


    DRΔK3 remi(si)x(i)x(i)x

    soldout presents an exclusive: the fukc0r3 remix of Drake + Nicki Minaj's instant classic "Up All Night". Shit sounds filtered through concrete, heavy metal in that kind of way that, like, White Ring would think is heavy metal: atmosphere so thick you could butter your nasty bread with it. Headphones necessary. 


    DRΔK3 + N1k1 m!nΔJ= Upp Alll Nyte (fukc0r3 concrete remix)





    Oh my god, Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday is a mess. It fails for the exact reason (spoiler alert) Kanye's "All Of The Lights" works: super-pop overload. Unfortunately, the mock to all of us critics that she threw down on Yeezy's "Monster" when she was "all up in the bank with a funny face" is exactly the modus operandi she should've stuck to when making her debut record: more crazy, less, uh...less Alicia Keys. 

    The record as a whole has a few high points, but mostly it's like "really, 50k for a verse with no album out? Oh, man, say goodbye to that shit." 

    Then...and then...and then: this brilliantly confounding iTunes bonus track, "Girls Fall Like Dominos". YUP, it's a fucking BIG PINK sample. 

    Nicki Minaj: Girls Fall Like Dominos 


    This? This bonus track is better than the entirety of Pink Friday combined. It's fierce, witty and relentless, and Nicki is stealing Drake's girls, Wayne's girls, signing breasts and throwing the fuck down like she'd never written "Dear Old Nicki".  THERE IS SO MUCH BRILLIANCE HERE IT HURTS ME...and it makes what's actually grouped as Pink Friday so much more tragic.