Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Round-Up!

Favorite Films Released in 2011
10. Melancholia (Von Trier)
9. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Herzog)
8. the Skin I Live In (Almodovar)
7. Take Shelter (Nichols)
6. Incendies (Villeneuve)
5. Tree of Life (Malick)
4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Weerasethkakul)
3. Heartbeats (Dolan)
2. Drive (Refn)
1. Meek's Cutoff (Reichardt)

HMs: Weekend, Somewhere, Blue Valentine, Tabloid

5-Star Books Read in 2011 alphabetical order
Bonsai - Zambra
Ghostwritten - Mitchell
Log of the S.S. the Mrs. Unguentine - Crawford
Negative Space - Farber
the Shell Collector - Doerr
Sixty Stories - Barthelme
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Russell
Stories of Breece DJ Pancake - Pancake
Subculture: the Meaning of Style - Hebidge
We're in Trouble - Coake

Best Albums
Unfortunately I think 2011 was a pretty meh year for music. I legitimately really liked Kurt Vile's Smoke Ring For My Halo and the Weeknd's mixtapes, in particular House of Balloons. Besides that, the chillwave albums by Toro y Moi (Underneath the Pines) and Washed Out (Within and Without) made the rotation from time to time. Here's hoping that next year is better, or I'll just continue my bingeing on 80s indie rock.

"Future Crimes" - Wild Flag
"Till the World Ends" - Britney Spears
"How Deep is Your Love?" - the Rapture
"212" - Azealia Banks
"Midnight City" - M83

10. Grizzly Island sunset hike
9. Acoustic chillwave/Kate Bush car sing-alongs
8. Canoes/not rowboats
7. Eating Meat (feeling awake)
6. summertime DEBASER
5. Dance Central
4. Strawberry Canyon Pool
3. Roman & Corinne's Wedding
2. Family Bath
1. New Job
HM: Dominos: the game, the Whistle Stop