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Our Musical Highlights of 2011
Published 10 January 2012 by BWL

We've (finally) got round to listing our favourite music of 2011. Better late than never! We've done you a special Spotify highlights playlist too - enjoy!

Tony's top albums of 2011:

Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Julia Kent - Green And Grey
Fire! with Jim O'Rourke - Unreleased?
Braids - Native Speaker
James Blake - James Blake
The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions
Deerhoof - Deerhoof vs Evil
Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
Demdike Stare - Triptych
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Talib Kweli - Gutter Palaces
Satelliti - Im Magen Des Kosmos
Nils Frahm - Felt
Theo Parrish - Ugly Edits
Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs
Shabazz Palaces - Black Up!
The Roots - Undun
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat - Everything's Getting Older

Tony's top tracks of 2011:

Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
Lana De Rey - Video Games
Factory Floor - Two Different Ways
Pilöt - Mantes Religieuse
Friends - I'm His Girl
Timber Timbre - Bad Ritual
Battles (featuring Matias Aguayo) - Ice Cream
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Peaking Lights - Summertime
Spank Rock - Energy
The Fall - Nate WIll Not Return
Jai Paul - BTSTU
K-X-P - Cymbalim

Ben's top albums of 2011 (in no particular order):

Tim Hecker - Ravedeath 1972
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
Braids - Native Speaker
Grails - Deep Politics
Nils Frahm & Anne Muller - 7fingers
Circle - Infektio
Trumpets Of Death - Teeth + Teeth = Teeths
Panda Bear - Tomboy
Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges
Nils Frahm - Felt
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
Satelliti - Im Magen Des Kosmos
Zun Zun Egui - Katang
Peaking Lights - 936
Matthew Halsall - On The Go
Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs
The Haxan Cloak - The Haxan Cloak

Rachel's top albums of 2011 (in no particular order):

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Tom Waits - Bad As Me
Hauschka - Salon Des Amateurs
Trumpets of Death - Teeth + Teeth = Teeths
The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions
trioVD - X (technically an EP!)

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Matthew Bourne Video Playlist
Published 26 January 2012 by BWL

Matthew Bourne picks his favourite videos on YouTube.


Office Playlist January 2012
Published 27 January 2012 by BWL

The last few week's office listening was partially inspired by the incredible Caribou night at December's Nightmare Before Christmas, and then a load of great disco music that, er, some of us have been enjoying, brought on by a near religious experience courtesy of Theo Parrish... Other than that it's business as usual chez Leaf.There's a Spotify playlist too.

various - The Best of Disco Demands: A Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music compiled by Al Kent
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Zabadek!
Sand - Golem
Prince & The Revolution - Hello
various - West Indies Funk
The Delfonics - Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)
The Brandt Brauer Fricke Ensemble - Mr. Machine
Portico Quartet - Portico Quartet
Choice - Acid Eiffel
Heldon - Heldon 6/Interface
Annette Peacock - X Dreams
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Gregory Porter - Water
Painkiller - Talisman
Shabazz Palaces - Of Light
Jean-Claude Vannier - Rose Rouge Sang
The Dirtbombs - Party Store
various - Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque
Patrick Watson - Into Giants
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
Jakki - Sun Sun Sun (Walter Gibbons Edit)
Caribou - Sun
Suicide - Frankie Teardrop
Freddie Hubbard - Little Sunflower
Robert Glasper - Canvas
Tom Waits - Small Change
DJ Food - Kaleidoscope
Icarus/Badun - Flensburg EP
Timber Timbre - Timber Timbre
Vladislav Delay - Vantaa