Best of 2011 Day 2: Andre's picks

Hope everyone enjoyed Ethan's picks yesterday. Today we move on to Andre's picks, which per his instructions are in no particular order. But, um, he may like Blitzen Trapper a little bit.


Fruit Bats - Tripper

I've never been addicted to crack, but there were times this year that I understood what it was like when you just needed that fix. Easily the album that got the most spins on the old player this year for me, or at least the album I would have gone on Maury Povich to tell the world that I've accepted that I have a problem. 


Review: Papercuts - Fading Parade


I first heard Papercuts at a friend’s house on a tiny record player. HE first heard of them from the guy in the record store where he picked up 2009’s “You Can Have What You Want”. Where THAT guy heard of them I have no idea. I also have no idea exactly when and where this genre of music known as “dream pop” started happening, but I’ll tell you what: I sort of dig it.

Admittedly I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and spend some real quality time with the bands previous album, but I have always kind of liked it. It’s generally pleasing and provides a nice relaxed/chilled ambience without actually having to pay attention to it. Which is not to say...