These are my favorite tunes from 2011. And this is the obligatory tip of the hat to Chaz Felix for introducing me to the "annual greatest hits" format many years ago.
Interestingly, all of the following links point to Spotify whereas the previous editions pointed to YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, and elsewhere. Spotify definitely changed the way I jammed in 2011.
Other than Big Boi (AKA Sir Lucious Left Foot AKA Daddy Fat Sacks AKA Chico Dusty) in January, I can't remember going to a single concert in 2011. You see! This is what happens! This is what happens when you run a start-up and have a kid!
Such a fun, bouncy tune! A friend recommended Dawes to me and I listened to the record non-stop for several weeks.
This would be a fun song to cover. Very cool harmonies and a hard-hitting bridge. Evidently the Sheepdogs are kind of a big deal.
I read an article about Glen Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's and the record that he released - "Ghost on the Canvas" - as a goodbye note of sorts. So I decided that I would like Glen Campbell. And it didn't take very long. This song is particularly special because I like to sing it to Thomas.
Speaking of Thomas - I have a kid now. Which means I have to listen to songs like this. Piggy Jig is actually pretty cool. Could be a lot worse...and I suspect that it will be sooner rather than later.
I have a kid, but I still like to kick @ss.
At this point, Wilco is like a worn-out pair of shoes that fit familiarly and perfectly every time. I thought "The Whole Love" was a strong effort.
I remember blasting this jam in January when we would close a deal at Argyle HQ #1, 331 W Main St, Suite 403, Durham. We weren't closing many customers earlier this year, so it was always a big deal when we got one! Luckily, we're closing much more business these days. And we have way too many employees to distract with deafening Copland.
Not ashamed that I love this song, even though many Argylers made fun of me for listening to it so frequently after it released.