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The Year in Music 2011

Rather than attempt yet another top 50 list of the best albums of the year, I thought I would walk through a year in music from my perspective. The albums I have bought and the concerts I have seen. I suppose albums is a bit of a misnomer. 2010 was the year that I kind of got into downloading albums; 2011 was the year I almost exclusively downloaded everything.

The year started off with an album that the Sports Juicette and I were really looking forward to. Somewhere along the line we found ‘Hang me out to dry’ by the Cold War Kids and fell in love with the band. Mid-January saw the release of their third studio album, ‘Mine is Yours’ . Some of the songs are among the best they have ever done, but overall the album lacked the quirkiness of their other work. Ms. Juicette had the opportunity to go to Vancouver and see them live in March. Really good show. Continue reading

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The Sports Juice Top 50 Albums of 2010

’Tis the season to make lists and check them twice.  Here at the Sports Juice, we are temporarily jumping out of the sports arena and dipping our toes into the music scene.  The Sports Juicette and I love music, love going to record shops and waiting for something to call our name. 

My top 50 list is going to differ a little bit from more authoritative lists, which can be found here, here, here, here and here.  The list will run through 50 of the albums we purchased this year, which includes albums released outside of 2010.  Continue reading

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