The Past Archives Top 10 2011

What was on the decks at the Past Archives headquarters during 2011

December 2011

1

JACKIE McLEAN Destination... Out! (Music Matters)
2

MAGAZINE No Thyself (Wire-Sound)

3

THE BEACH BOYS The Smile Sessions (Capitol)
4

LAURA VEIRS Tumble Bee (Raven Marching Band)
5

BEASTIE BOYS Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol)
6

THE YARDBIRDS Roger The Engineer (Music On Vinyl)
7

CORTNEY TIDWELL Don't Let The Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ever)

8

DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA Newport 1958 (Speakers Corner)
9

LAMBCHOP How I Quit Smoking (City Slang)
10THE BLUE NILE Hats (Linn)

 

November 2011

1

PAUL SIMON So Beautiful Or So What (Hear Music)
2

RANDY TRAVIS Storms Of Life (Warner Bros.)

3

GILLIAN WELCH The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)
4

JOŃO GILBERTO Chega de Saudade (Doxy)
5

EMPEROR In The Nightside Eclipse (Back On Black)
6

ORBITAL Orbital 2 (Internal)
7

THE BLUE NILE High (Epstein/Sanctuary)

8

WILSON PICKETT The Best Of Wilson Pickett (Friday Music)
9

CASSANDRA WILSON Blue Light 'Til Dawn (Pure Pleasure)
10FLEET FOXES Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)

 

October 2011

1

PAUL SIMON So Beautiful Or So What (Hear Music)
2

PJ HARVEY Let England Shake (Island)

3

ERIC DOLPHY Out There (Prestige)
4

HERB ELLIS Nothing But The Blues (Speakers Corner)
5

WILSON PICKETT The Best Of Wilson Pickett (Friday Music)
6

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS Mirror Traffic (Domino)
7

SADE The Ultimate Collection (RCA/Epic)

8

BJÍRK Biophilia (One Little Indian)
9

DR. DRE The Chronic (Death Row)
10ALICE COOPER Billion Dollar Babies (Rhino)

 

September 2011

1

PARLIAMENT Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (Casablanca)
2

OPETH Blackwater Park (Koch)

3

ELECTRIC WIZARD Dopethrone (Rise Above)
4

THE JAM All Mod Cons (Polydor)
5

JERU THE DAMAJA The Sun Rises In The East (PayDay/FFRR)
6

DISMEMBER Like An Ever Flowing Stream (Back On Black)
7

THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND East-West (Sundazed)

8

THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Sundazed)
9

LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread (VP)
10SNOOP DOGG Doggystyle (Death Row)

 

August 2011

1

WAYNE SHORTER Adam's Apple (Blue Note)
2

ISAAC HAYES Hot Buttered Soul (Stax)

3

THE POLL WINNERS The Poll Winners: Barney Kessel With Shelley Manne And Ray Brown (Analogue Productions)
4

FELA KUTI & AFRIKA 70 Expensive Shit (Label Maison/Wrasse/Knitting Factory/Kalakuta Sunrise)
5

OTIS REDDING Dictionary Of Soul (Sundazed)
6

MICHAEL HURLEY Snockgrass (Light In The Attic)
7

JOHN LEEN HOOKER Burnin' (Charly)

8

CHARLES MINGUS Tijuana Moods (RCA)
9

BOOKER T. & THE MG'S The Best Of Booker T. & The MG's (Friday Music)
10HAWKWIND Space Ritual Vol. 1 (Back On Black)

 

July 2011

1

JIMMY SMITH Bashin': The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith (Speakers Corner)
2

PRINCE Dirty Mind (Warner Bros.)

3

GRACHAN MONCUR III Evolution (Music Matters)
4

BEN WEBSTER Soulville (Speakers Corner)
5

AL GREEN The Hi Singles As And Bs (Music On Vinyl)
6

CARLOS SANTANA & JOHN McLAUGHLIN Love Devotion Surrender (Friday Music)
7

SANTANA Santana III (Music On Vinyl)

8

TONY BENNETT I Wanna Be Around (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
9

RICHMOND FONTAINE Safety (Cravedog/Dancecard)
10TONY BENNETT I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)

 

June 2011

1

LITTLE FEAT Waiting For Columbus (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
2

BEN WEBSTER See You At The Fair (Analogue Productions)

3

MICKEY NEWBURY 'Frisco Mabel Joy (Drag City)
4

DIO Holy Diver (Back On Black)
5

BENNY CARTER Jazz Giant (Analogue Productions)
6

MICKEY NEWBURY Looks Like Rain (Drag City)
7

MICKEY NEWBURY Heaven Help The Child (Drag City)

8

ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS Louisiana Blues (4 Men With Beards)
9

NOAH & THE WHALE Last Night On Earth (Mercury)
10BJÍRK Med˙lla (One Little Indian)

 

May 2011

1

ROBERT PETE WILLIAMS Louisiana Blues (4 Men With Beards)
2

SANTANA Lotus (Speakers Corner)

3

JIMI HENDRIX Band Of Gypsys (Classic)
4

BENNY CARTER Jazz Giant (Analogue Productions)
5

JIMMY REED I'm Jimmy Reed (Charly)
6

LITTLE FEAT Waiting For Columbus (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
7

RICHMOND FONTAINE Postcard From Portland: Live At Dante's (Decor)

8

HANK MOBLEY - LEE MORGAN Peckin' Time (Blue Note)
9

TERRY CALLIER I Just Can't Help Myself (Cadet)
10BOB DYLAN The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (Columbia)

 

April 2011

1

BOB DYLAN The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 (Columbia)
2

CULTURE Two Sevens Clash (17 North Parade)

3

ELLA FITZGERALD Newport Jazz Festival Live At Carnegie Hall July 5, 1973 (Pure Pleasure)
4

HANK MOBLEY - LEE MORGAN Peckin' Time (Blue Note)
5

NINA SIMONE Nina Simone Sings The Blues (Speakers Corner)
6

ETTA JAMES At Last! (Speakers Corner)
7

TERRY CALLIER I Just Can't Help Myself (Cadet)

8

THE B-52'S The B-52's (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
9

BOB DYLAN Another Side Of Bob Dylan (Columbia)
10HOUND DOG TAYLOR AND THE HOUSEROCKERS Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockers (Alligator)

 

March 2011

1

MUDDY WATERS Hard Again (Friday Music)
2

THE B-52'S The B-52's (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)

3

THE SOFT BOYS Underwater Moonlight (Yep Roc)
4

XTC Skylarking (Ape House)
5

SONIC YOUTH Sister (ORG Music)
6

TERRY CALLIER I Just Can't Help Myself (Cadet)
7

GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET What Is There To Say? (Wax Time)

8

MILTON NASCIMENTO Cluba Da Esquina (4 Men With Beards)
9

CULTURE Two Sevens Clash (17 North Parade)
10NINA SIMONE Nina Simone Sings The Blues (Speakers Corner)

 

February 2011

1

THE SOFT BOYS Underwater Moonlight (Yep Roc)
2

MOGWAI Special Moves (Rock Action)

3

JAY-Z Reasonable Doubt (Music On Vinyl)
4

THELONIOUS MONK Monk's Music (Jazz Wax)
5

MORRISSEY Bona Drag (Major Minor)
6

THE B-52'S The B-52's (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
7

NICK LOWE The Impossible Bird (Yep Roc)

8

RADIO BIRDMAN Radios Appear (4 Men With Beards)
9

SONIC YOUTH Sister (ORG Music)
10GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET What Is There To Say? (Wax Time)

 

January 2011

1

THE SOFT BOYS Underwater Moonlight (Yep Roc)
2

ARCADE FIRE The Suburbs (Mercury)

3

JOHN FARNHAM Greatest Hits (Camden)
4

EELS Tomorrow Morning (E Works)
5

BADLY DRAWN BOY It's What I'm Thinking, Part One: Photographing Snowflakes (One Last Fruit)
6

ELVIS PRESLEY 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong: Elvis' Golden Records, Volume 2 (Music On Vinyl)
7

MOGWAI Special Moves (Rock Action)

8

RADIO BIRDMAN Radios Appear (4 Men With Beards)
9

ELLA FITZGERALD Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall, July 5, 1973 (Pure Pleasure)
10FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits (Music On Vinyl)

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