Image Welcome back! This fancy pants edition of "The Best of 2011" features opinions and insights from Cam Talyor (Senders/O Pioneers!!!), Chad Darby (Hawks and Doves, Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves) and Randy Reddel (Spanish Gamble, Jeremy Records/Douglas Shields). It's a veritable Gainesville party in there.



Cam Taylor - Senders, O Pioneers!!!, Black Clouds and No Idea Wholesale

Senders
  1. Bridge and Tunnel - "Rebuilding Year"
  2. No Statik - "We All Die In The End"
  3. Low - "C'mon"
  4. Capsule - "No Ghost"
  5. Fellow Project - "Stable Life"
  6. Office of Future Plans - "S/T"
  7. Des Ark - "Don't Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker"
  8. Washed Out - "Within and Without"
  9. Dead Language - "S/T"
  10. Bomb the Music Industry - "Vacation"



Chad Darby - No Idea Records, Hawks and Doves, Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves

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Listed in no particular order:
  • Crocodiles - "Sleep Forever" LP
  • Office of Future Plans - "Office of Futre Plans" LP
  • The War on Drugs - "Slave Ambient" LP
  • The Night Marchers "Thar She Blows" 7"
  • Yuck - "Yuck" LP
  • Big Troubles - "Romantic Comedy" LP
  • Post Teens - "Post Teens" 7"
  • Kurt Vile - "Smoke Ring For My Halo" LP
  • V/A - Thai? Dai!: The Heavier Sound of the Luk Thung Underground LP
  • I Break Horses - "Hearts" LP



Randy Reddell - Jeremy Records/Douglas Shields & The X Factors/Spanish Gamble

Spanish Gamble In no particular order, some of my favorite records from this year:
  • Real Estate - "Days"
  • Static Radio - "We Are All Beasts"
  • GDP - "Useless Eaters"
  • Reverse The Curse - "Hither & Yon"
  • Fucked Up - "David Comes To Life"
  • Vows - "Winter's Grave"
  • Nothington - "Borrowed Time"
  • Ducktails - "Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamic"
  • Dead to Me - "Moscow Penny Ante"
  • Bridge & Tunnel - "Rebuilding Year"