2011 was an OK year for music unless you happened to be a sax player. Those guys had a great year, even the “Big Man” Clarence Clemons, who got to play on a hit single from Lady Gaga which was pretty cool for him but then died, which was less cool. The sax was wielded on albums from such indie stalwarts as Iron & Wine, Destroyer, P.J. Harvey and countless others. It may even be safe now to play the solo from Foreigner’s “Urgent” in public again.
Here are my100 favorite songs of 2011 on a Spotify playlist – dig it!
And below are my 50 favorite albums of the year:
50. Clams Casino – Instrumentals
49. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
48. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2