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Posted December 15th 2011

Melting Vinyl’s Best of 2011!

While we have to wait until tomorrow to unleash a  whole shopping centre of festive treats for you all, all at Melting Vinyl HQ have fallen into that Christmas trap inspired by our love of High Fidelity. So here goes, everyone’s top 5s from 2011!

Paul

Top 5 Gigs

M83 @ Le SAT, Montreal
Fleet Foxes @ Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Real Estate @ Brighton Ballroom, Brighton
Timber Timbre @ Stick Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton
Mark Ronson & the Business International with The Zutons, Noisettes @ Greenwich Summer Sessions 2011, London
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes @ The Old Vic Tunnels, London

Top 5 Albums

Miracle Fortress – Was I The Wave
Hard Mix – Defaults
The Weeknd – House of Balloons
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
Real Estate – Days

Top 5 Tracks

M83 – Midnight City
Real Estate – Out of Tune
Way Yes – Walkability
The Rapture – Never Die Again
Wu Lyf – We Bros

Anna

Top 5 Gigs

Early Ghost @ The Melting Vinyl & Willkommen Foxtrot, Stanmer House
The Kills @ Concorde 2, Brighton
Bunty @ The Green Door Store, Brighton
Ross and the Wrongens @ What is Ashford is?, Kent
Scroobius Pip @ Coalition, Brighton

Top 5 Albums/Tracks

The Kills – Baby Say
Secret Cities – Love Crime
Lykee Li – Follow Rivers
The Vaccines – If you wanna
Anna Calvi – Blackout

Diana

Top 5 Gigs

Fleet Foxes @ The Dome, Brighton
Timber Timbre @ Union Chapel, London
The Pogues @ The Greenwich Summer Sessions
Charles Bradley @ XOYO, London
Tune Yards @ The Haunt, Brighton

Top 5 Albums

Little Scream- The Golden Record
The Stepkids- The Stepkids
Little Dragon- Ritual Union
Timber Timbre- Creep on Creepin’ On
Feist – Metals

Top 5 Tracks

Cold Specks – Holland
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
Nathaniel Rateliff – We Never Win
Joe Goddard Feat. Valentina – Gabriel
Sing Sing My Darling – Disco Love

Phil

Top 5 Gigs

Esben And The Witch @ The Pavilion Theatre
Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O @ The Blind Tiger Club
Tyvek @ Jam
Circle / Diagonal / Brain Jelly @ Green Door Store
Syd Arthur / Kate / Monte Saldo @ The Hope

Top 5 Albums

Cranium Pie – “Mechanisms Pt.1” (Fruits De Mer)
Van Der Graaf Generator – “A Grounding In Numbers” (Esoteric)
Hannah Peel – “The Broken Wave” (Static Caravan)
Muscles Of Joy (Watts Of Goodwill)
The Lowland Hundred – “Adit” (Hundred Acre Recordings)

Top 5 Tracks

Time Brings Age – Wake Up (Own Label)
The Fresh And Onlys – Keep Telling Everbody Lies (Sacred Bones)
Zombi – Slow Oscillations (Static Caravan)
Buffalo Tom – Down (Q Division)
I Am Voyager 1 – Boy Forgets Girl (Own Label)

Tom Cummins

Top 5 Gigs

Buena Vista Social Club @ The Royal Albert Hall, London
Algernon Cadwallader @ The Green Door Store, Brighton
Why? @ The Duke Of Yorks, Brighton
Black Lips @ The Masque, Liverpool
Noah & The Whale @ The Dome, Brighton

Top 5 Albums

Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Mazes – A Thousand Heys
Algernon Cadwallader – Parrot Flies
Timber Timbre – Creep On Creepin’ On
The Horrors – Skying

Top 5 Tracks

Atlas Sound – Mona Lisa
Explosions In The Sky – Trembling Hands
Mazes – Wait Anyway
Timber Timbre – Black Water
Rhianna – We Found Love

Richard

Top 5 Gigs

Cloud Control @ Audio
The Besnard Lakes @ Brighton Ballroom
Handsome Furs @ The Hope
Fleet Foxes @ Brighton Dome
The Kills @ Concorde 2

Top 5 Albums

Handsome Furs – Sound Kapital
Cloud Control – Bliss Release
Peggy Sue – Acrobats
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
Herman Dune – Strange Moosic

Top 5 Tracks

Concrete Knives – Brand New Start
Handsome Furs – Repatriated
Peggy Sue – Cut My Teeth
Fleet Foxes – Battery Kinzie
Yuksek – Always On The Run

Tom Sloan

Top 5 Gigs

Sufjan Stevens @ Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Thee Oh Sees @ The Hydrant, Brighton
Tuneyards @ The Haunt, Brighton
Archers of Loaf @ Cargo, London
James Blake @ Green Man Festival

Top 5 Albums

Peaking Lights – 936
Matana Roberts –  Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres
Deaf Center – Owl Splinters
Real Estate – Days
White Fence – Is Growing Faith

Top 5 Tracks

Real Estate – Out of Tune
Thee Oh Sees – The Dream
Still Corners – Cuckoo
No Joy – Hawaii
John Maus – Believer

Enjoy! and stay tuned for a very special announcement tomorrow!