Sounds Like 2014

Everything I saw, read and enjoyed listening to this year.

BOOKS
Edmund White, Inside a Pearl
John Williams, Stoner
Elizabeth Hardwick, Sleepless Nights
Jessica Mitford, Hons and Rebels
Nancy Mitford, Love in a Cold Climate

FILM
Lucky Them
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
A Hard Day's Night (restored)
Begin Again
Snowpiercer
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Normal Heart
Chef
Plimpton!
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1
Inside Llewyn Davis
Salinger
American Hustle

LIVE
Both, Pritzker Pavillion 
Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park
Richard Linklater with Boyhood, Century Centre
Bob Mould, Pritzker Pavillion
Do Division Fest
David S. MacLean, The Answer to the Riddle is Me reading, Book Cellar

ART
"The Way of the Shovel," MCA Chicago

ALBUMS
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights, End Times Undone (Merge)
Morgan Delt, Morgan Delt (Trouble in Mind)
Röyksopp and Robyn, Do It Again (Dog Triumph)
Trey Songz, Trigga (Songbook/Atlantic)


Sounds Like 2013

Everything I saw, read and enjoyed listening to this year.

BOOKS
James Wolcott, Critical Mass
Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Patti Smith, Just Kids
Nora Ephron, The MOST of Nora Ephron
Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian
Adelle Waldman, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Choire Sicha, Very Recent History
Mary McCarthy, Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938
David Laskin, Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals
Joan Acocella, Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
Gabriel Roth, The Unknowns
Mary McCarthy, The Group
James Agee, Cotton Tenants: Three Families
Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift
James Salter, All That Is
Rachel Kushner, The Flamethrowers
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Philip Roth, The Professor of Desire
Megan Shepherd, The Madman's Daughter
Carl Wilson, Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
Scott Tennent, Spiderland
Marc Spitz, Poseur
Rosie Schaap, Drinking with Men

FILM
Enough Said
Her
Don Jon
Nebraska
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
The Punk Singer
Dallas Buyers Club
Last Love
Passion
Blue Jasmine
The Canyons
Drinking Buddies
Admission
I'm So Excited!
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
The Bling Ring
Before Midnight
Frances Ha
Behind the Candelabra
The Great Gatsby
The English Teacher
Greetings from Tim Buckley
Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Philip Roth: Unmasked
Spring Breakers
Phil Spector
Les Miserables
The Sessions
Argo
Sound City
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

LIVE
Ben Vida, Graham Foundation
"Wherefore Art Nouveau, Chicago?" lecture, Chicago Architecture Foundation
Riot Fest, Humboldt Park
Bats, Schuba's
Peter Brotzmann/Joe McPhee/Hamid Drake/Kent Kessler, Constellation
Lee Ranaldo and Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Jay Pritzker Pavillion
Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse, Beat Kitchen
Shane Carruth with Upstream Color, Music Box Theatre
Kim Gordon with White/Light, MCA Chicago
Mount Moriah and Blessed Feathers, Schuba's
Quentin Hirsley, Empty Bottle
Psychemagik and Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar
Peter Hook in conversation, MCA Chicago
Yo La Tengo, The Vic
Jeff Parker, MCA Chicago
Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar

ART
"Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962," MCA Chicago

ALBUMS
Bleached, Ride Your Heart (Dead Oceans)
Charli XCX, True Romance (IAMSOUND)
Cults, Static (Columbia)
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (Daft Life/Columbia)
Deetron, Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1)
DJ Koze, Amygdala (Pampa)
Fear of Men, Early Fragments (Kanine)
Haim, Days Are Gone  (Columbia/Polydor)
Joanna Gruesome, Weird Sister (Slumberland)
Joy Formidable, Wolf's Law (Atlantic)
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
Magician, Magic Tape 29 (SoundCloud)
Men, New Moon (Sacred Bones)
My Bloody Valentine, mbv (mbv)
Perseus & Jonas Rathsman, Essential Mix (BBC Radio 1)
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
Yo La Tengo, Fade (Matador)

Sounds Like 2012

Everything I saw, read and enjoyed listening to this year.

BOOKS
Joyce Johnson, Minor Characters
James Wolcott, Lucking Out
Philip Roth, The Professor of Desire
E L James, Fifty Shades Freed
E L James, Fifty Shades Darker
E L James, Fifty Shades of Grey
Brom, Krampus
Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton
Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy (Alan Licht, Ed.)
Sylvie Simmons, I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
Jami Attenberg, The Middlesteins
Michael Chabon, Telegraph Avenue
J.R. Moehringer, Sutton
Chris Ware, Building Stories
Zadie Smith, NW
Owen Johnson, Stover at Yale
Paul Auster, Winter Journal
Nora Ephron, Wallflower at the Orgy
Joan Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction
Edward St. Aubyn, The Patrick Melrose Novels
Molly Ringwald, When It Happens to You
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?
Patrick Somerville, This Bright River
Tama Janowitz, Slaves of New York
Renata Adler, Speedboat
Ann Beattie, Chilly Scenes of Winter
Nora Ephron, Scribble Scribble
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Christopher Hayes, Twilight of the Elites
Kate Christensen, In the Drink
Jonathan Franzen, Farther Away
Jesse Jarnow, Big Day Coming
Joe Meno, Office Girl
The Paris Review, Summer 2012
Justin Halpern, I Suck at Girls
Christopher Beha, What Happened to Sophie Wilder
John Leonard, Reading for My Life
Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach
Warren Littlefield, Top of the Rock
Granta Spring 2012
Rosecrans Baldwin, Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
The Paris Review Spring 2012
Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia
Josh Schollmeyer, "Enemies, A Love Story" (Kindle Single)
Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift
David Ogilvy, Ogilvy on Advertising
Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master's Son
Patti Smith, Just Kids
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
J.D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof-Beam, Carpenters and Seymour - An Introduction
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
Dick Cavett, Talk Show
Michael Cunningham, By Nightfall

FILM
Lincoln
Pitch Perfect
Skyfall
The Central Park Five
Arbitrage
The Dust Bowl
Ruby Sparks
Magic Mike
Nobody Walks
30 Beats
Bernie
Bachelorette
Meet the Fokkens
To Rome with Love
2 Days in New York
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Lola Versus
Moonrise Kingdom
Damsels in Distress
Friends with Kids
Albert Nobbs
Red Tails
Haywire
Pariah
My Week with Marilyn

LIVE
The Book of Mormon, Bank of America Theatre
NRBQ, FitzGerald's
Holly Golightly and Daniel Wayne, Beat Kitchen
Adventures in Modern Music Festival, Empty Bottle
Mission of Burma, Lincoln Hall
John Talabot and Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar
The Minus Times book release, Whistler
Dirty Three, Lincoln Hall
Sloan, Subterranean
Cubs vs. Reds, Wrigley Field
Dick Higgins: The Thousand Symphonies, Graham Foundation
Orchard Lounge, Millenium Park
Shellac and Nina Nastasia, Lincoln Hall
Orchard Lounge, Smart Bar
Printers' Ball, Columbia College
Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park
Waco Brothers, Beat Kitchen
Icky Blossoms and Fool's Gold, Schuba's
Wave Pictures, Schuba's
Les Blank Retrospective, Columbia College
IASPM/EMP Pop Conference, NYU
Wedding Present, (Le) Poisson Rouge
The Madonnathon, (Le) Poisson Rouge
George Lois Damn Good Advice book release, Art Directors Club
Geoff Dyer and John Jeremiah Sullivan in conversation, 192 Books
Mariam Wallentin and Mikael Karlsson with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Merkin Concert Hall
Ask Me About... Madame Bovary, McNally Jackson
Hilton Als discussion, Columbia University
Wallace Shawn and Deborah Eisenberg read Gregor von Rezzori, Center for Fiction
Sons and Heirs, Bell House
Jeff Mangum, State Theater (Minneapolis)
'"Behind the Longreads" with New York panel, Housing Works Bookstore
Jeff Mangum, BAM
Jonathan Kane's February with Tony Conrad, ISSUE Project Room
Literary Brooklyn talk with Evan Hughes and Edgar Garcia, Brooklyn Historical Society
Wim Wenders with Pina, IFC Center

ART
"MCA DNA: John Cage," MCA Chicago
"Brent Riley: Who Goes There: Golems and Constructs," Firecat Projects
"Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity," MCA Chicago
"Modernist Art from India," Rubin Museum of Art
"Debbie Millman: Look Both Ways," Chicago Design Museum
"This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s," MCA Chicago
"Keith Haring: 1978-1982," Brooklyn Museum
"Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art," French Institute Alliance Française
"Jim Henson's Fantastic World," Museum of the Moving Image

ALBUMS
Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago (Numero Group)
Cat Power, Sun (Matador)
Cate Le Bon, Cyrk (Control Group)
David Byrne and St. Vincent, Love This Giant (4AD)
Departures, Still and Moving Lines (Borana)
Dum Dum Girls, End of Daze (Sub Pop)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND! (Constellation)
Hot Chip, In Our Heads (Domino)
Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound (Merge)
Jonathan Kane's February, Live at ISSUE Project Room (ISSUE Project Room Editions)
John Talabot, ƒIN (Permanent Vacation)
Kid Koala, 12 bit Blues (Ninja Tune)
Lambchop, Mr. M (Merge)
Lightships, Electric Cables (Geographic)
Matthew Dear, Beams (Ghostly)
Miguel, Kaleidoscope Dream (RCA)
Neil Halstead, Palindrome Hunches (Universal)
Neneh Cherry and the Thing, The Cherry Thing (Smalltown Supersound)
Sea and Cake, Runner (Thrill Jockey)
Wedding Present, Valentina (Scopitones)
xx, Coexist (Young Turks)

Sounds Like 2011

Everything I saw, read and enjoyed listening to this year.

BOOKS
John Cleland, Fanny Hill
Tove Jansson, Fair Play
Elizabeth Hardwick, The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot
James Salter, A Sport and a Pastime
Ann Beattie, Mrs. Nixon
Susan Orlean, Rin Tin Tin
Philip Roth, Indignation
Colson Whitehead, Zone One
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Pulphead
Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
Will Hermes, Love Goes to Buildings on Fire
Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow
Mark Yarm, Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
Kate Christensen, The Great Man
James Wolcott, Lucking Out
Eleanor Henderson, Ten Thousand Saints
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room
Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Bryan Charles, There's a Road to Everywhere Except Where You Came From
Peter Stamm, Seven Years
Jennet Conant, A Covert Affair
Emma Straub, Other People We Married
Tom Rachman, The Imperfectionists
Ha Jin, Waiting
Frank Brady, Endgame
Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Shosha
Iris Owens, After Claude
Matt Haig, The Radleys
Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case

FILM
Happy, Happy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Margaret
The Artist
Young Adult
Shame
Melancholia
The Muppets
Hugo
Eames: The Architect and the Painter
Margin Call
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Footloose
50/50
Sarah's Key
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Friends with Benefits
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Page One
Beginners
Submarine
L'Amour Fou
Midnight in Paris
Bridesmaids
Beautiful Darling
Bill Cunningham New York
Certified Copy
Poetry
The Housemaid

LIVE
Other Desert Cities, Booth Theater
John Jeremiah Sullivan in conversation with Wells Tower, New York Public Library
Best Music Writing 2011 reading, Housing Works Bookstore 
Best Music Writing 2011 reading, PowerHouse Arena
James Wolcott Lucking Out reading, 192 Books
Man and Boy, American Airlines Theater
John Summers and James Wolcott discuss Dwight McDonald, McNallyJackson Bookstore
Music Now Summit, Knitting Factory
Atys, BAM
Olivia Tremor Control, (Le) Poisson Rouge
Brooklyn Book Festival
Orchard Lounge, Webster Hall
Mark Yarm and Rob Sheffield grunge discussion, PowerHouse Arena
Hipster Puppies Pageant, PowerHouse Arena
Sonic Youth and Wild Flag, Williamsburg Waterfront
The Last Shot: A summer movies discussion, Housing Works Bookstore
Mission of Burma, Beekman Beer Garden
Yankees vs. A's, Yankee Stadium 
Matthew Gallaway and Jon Michaud reading, Word Up
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, South Street Seaport
Archers of Loaf, Webster Hall
Gay Talese nonfiction discussion, 192 Books
Old School Benefit, PS122
Hal Hartley The Heart Is a Muscle talk, PowerHouse Arena
Werner Herzog with Cave of Forgotten Dreams, IFC Center
Numbers & Letters, Cake Shop
Man with a Pan reading, Housing Works Bookstore
Swoosie Kurtz reads Edith Wharton, Center for Fiction
Christine Baranski reads Dame Edith Sitwell, Center for Fiction
Yo La Tengo, Bell House
Milos Forman with Taking Off, Miller Theatre
"Sex, Hope & Rock 'n' Roll: The Writings of Ellen Willis," NYU
John Waters Role Models reading, Paula Cooper Gallery
Taylor Mead, Bowery Poetry Club
Marc Farre, Joe's Pub
Longreads/Rolling Stone long-form journalism panel, Housing Works Bookstore
Emeralds, (Le) Poisson Rouge
Changing Modes, Knitting Factory
Sinfonietta Cracovia and Ben Frost, Alice Tully Hall
TVBC, Loring Theater
Mountain Goats, Bowery Ballroom
Big Star Orchestra Plays Sister Lovers, Mason Hall
Edwyn Collins, Rock Shop
Ex, (Le) Poisson Rouge
Orchard Lounge, Hotel on Rivington
New York Coffee and Tea Festival
John Oswald, Stone
The Rejection Show, Bell House
Sons & Heirs, Union Hall
Mission of Burma, Maxwells
1964, Carnegie Hall
Marathon poetry reading, St. Marks Church

ART
"Sherrie Levine: Mayhem," Whitney Museum
"Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment," Museum of the City of New York
"De Kooning: A Retrospective," Museum of Modern Art
"Picasso and Marie-Therese," Gagosian West 21st Street Gallery
"Revolutionary Film Posters: Aesthetic Experiments of Constructivist Russia, 1920-33," Tony Shafrazi Gallery
"Avedon: Artists," Gagosian Madison Avenue Gallery
"Richard Serra and Cy Twombly," Gagosian Madison Avenue Gallery
"Guitar Heroes," Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Angus MacLise: Dreamweapon," Boo-Hooray Gallery
Art Crank, Shelter Studios
Impulse Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavillion
PooL Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel
"Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time," Whitney Museum
"Kate Casanova: Spoils" opening, (Le) Poisson Rouge

ALBUMS
Acrylics, Lives and Treasure (Friendly Fire)
Crystal Stilts, In Love with Oblivion (Slumberland)
David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights, Left by Soft (Merge)
Destroyer, Kaputt (Merge)
Edwyn Collins, Losing Sleep (Heavenly/Downtown)
Ex, Catch My Shoe (Carrot Top)
Hercules & Love Affair, Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)
Iceage, Brigade (What's Your Rupture?)
Jonny (Merge)
Joy Formidable, The Big Roar (Warner Bros.)
Kids on a Crime Spree, We Love You So Bad (Slumberland)
La Sera (Hardly Art)
Lady Gaga, Born This Way (Interscope)
Magician, Magic Tape Seven (SoundCloud)
Mickey, August Mixtape (SoundCloud)
Minks, By the Hedge (Captured Tracks)
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Belong (Slumberland)
Smith Westerns, Dye It Blonde (Fat possum)
Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts (Matador)
Wire, Red Barked Tree (Pink Flag)
Yuck (Fat Possum)

SINGLES
Aeroplane, "Without Lies (Breakbot Remix)" (Eskimo)
Crystal Stilts, "Through the Floor" (Slumberland)
Destroyer, "Blue Eyes" (Merge)
Dum Dum Girls, "He Gets Me High" (Sub Pop)
Edwyn Collins, "In Your Eyes" (Heavenly/Downtown)
Flight Facilities (feat. Jess), "Foreign Language (Drop Out Orchestra Remix)" (Future Classic)
Hercules & Love Affair, "I Can't Wait" (Moshi Moshi)
Joakim, "Forever Young" (Tigersushi)
Jonny, "Circling the Sun" (Merge)
Kids on a Crime Spree, "I Don't Want to Call You Baby, Baby" (Slumberland)
La Sera, "Never Come Around" (Hardly Art)
Lady Gaga, "The Edge of Glory" (Interscope)
Locussolus, "I Want It (Lindstrom & Prins Thomas Remix)" (International Feel)
Minks, "Cemetary Rain" (Captured Tracks)
Mitzi, "Morning Light" (Future Classic)
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "My Terrible Friend" (Slumberland)
Peter & the Magician, "Love in Rimini" (Kitsune)
Rapture, "How Deep Is Your Love?" (DFA)
Tensnake, "Something About You" (Mirau Musik)Wire, "Bad Worn Thing" (Pink Flag)
Wye Oak, "Holy Holy" (Merge)
Yuck, "Holing Out" (Fat Possum)

Sounds Like 2010

A cultural catalog, of sorts. Frequently updated.

FILM
Inside Job
Tron: Legacy
All Good Things
Black Swan
How Do You Know
The Social Network
Client 9
Public Speaking
Easy A
Howl
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Never Let Me Go
Takers
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Change of Plans
Step Up 3D
Peepli [Live]
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
Smash His Camera
Salt
Inception
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Kids Are All Right
Predators
Cyrus
Dogtooth
I Am Love
The A-Team

Mademoiselle Chambon
Sex and the City 2
Micmacs
The Secret in Their Eyes
Solitary Man
Please Give
Breaking Upwards
Greenberg
Hot Tub Time Machine
Wonderful World

BOOKS
Ann Beattie, Walks With Men
Jim Carroll, The Petting Zoo
Steve Martin, An Object of Beauty
Patti Smith, Just Kids
Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
Bill Carter, The War for Late Night
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Sean Wilentz, Bob Dylan in America
Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Julia Glass, The Widower's Tale
Dave Simpson, The Fallen
Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
Rosecrans Baldwin, You Lost Me There
Stephen Benatar, Wish Her Safe At Home
Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
David Nicholls, One Day
Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl
Sebastian Junger, War
Jill Dawson, The Great Lover
Alejandro Zambra, The Private Lives of Trees
Sloane Crosley, How Did You Get This Number
L.J. Davis, A Meaningful Life
Katie Crouch, Men and Dogs
Robin Black, If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
Marguerite Duras, Destroy, She Said
Jonathan Franzen, Strong Motion
Nick Hornby, How to Be Good
Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Tim Lawrence, Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene: 1973-92

ART
"ro/lu + Mondo Cane," Mondo Cane Gallery
"50 Years at Pace," Pace Gallery
"Nathan Carter: Pocket Shrapnel Set-Ups," Casey Kaplan Gallery
"Max's Kansas City," Steven Kasher Gallery
"Marc Newson: Transport," Gagosian Gallery (Chelsea)
Karla Black and Nate Lowman, Andrea Rosen Gallery
"Vital Signs" opening, Pratt Gallery
"Ryan McGinley: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere," Team Gallery
"Ron Galella: Man in the Mirror/Viva L'Italia" opening, powerHouse Arena
"Ecstatic Peace Poetry Journal, Issue #10" opening, White Columns Gallery
"Ed Ruscha: On the Road: An Artist Book," Gagosian Gallery (Madison Avenue)
"Patti Smith and Steven Sebring: Objects of Life," Robert Miller Gallery
"Robert Longo: Men in the Cities (Photographs)," Metro Pictures Gallery
"Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention," Jewish Museum
"Design for a Living World," Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

LIVE
Steve Healey and Linh Dinh reading, St. Marks Church
Yo La Tengo and Mission of Burma, Maxwell's
Brooklyn Rail panel discussion, The New School
Best Music Writing 2010 reading, HousingWorks
Lindstrøm, (Le) Poisson Rouge
The Books, Carnegie Hall
Song of Zarathustra, Cake Shop
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall
An Evening with The Antioch Review, Center for Fiction
Corin Tucker Band and Screaming Females, Maxwell's
Jeffrey Tambor with ...And Justice for All, Fordham Univ. Law School
Greil Marcus in conversation, Barnes & Noble
Brooklyn Rail Pieces of a Decade reading, McNally Jackson
Rhys Chatham, The Kitchen
Wolf Gang, Glasslands Gallery
Tired Pony, Irving Plaza
Belle & Sebastian and Teenage Fanclub, Williamsburg Waterfront
Clean, Maxwell's
Teenage Fanclub, Bowery Ballroom
Molly Ringwald with Pretty in Pink, Walter Reade Theater
Jonathan Franzen Freedom reading, Barnes & Noble
The Moth Story Slam, Southpaw
Wedding Present, South Street Seaport
Unrest and Versus, Bell House
A Winter's Tale, Delacorte Theatre
Orchard Lounge, Love
Christopher Hitchens in conversation, New York Public Library
Dance Parade New York
Public Image Limited, Terminal 5
Like Diamonds, Ella
Henry Kaiser and Marc Ribot, Stone
Samuli Putro, Scandinavia House
Royal Forest, Cake Shop
Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Arlene's Grocery
PEN World Festival War Correspondent Panel, (Le) Poisson Rouge
Dragonette and Class Actress, Brooklyn Bowl
Hal Hartley with Surviving Desire, IFC Center
Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall
Wedding Present, Bowery Ballroom
Books for NYC Schools, The Center for Fiction
Orchard Lounge, Love
Dave Tompkins How to Wreck a Nice Beach reading, McNally Jackson
Vivian Girls and German Measles, Brooklyn Bowl
Bench Minor Bike Polo Tournament, Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Janelle Monae The Arch Android listening party, Rubin Museum
Dorothea Lasky and Richard Hell reading, White Columns Gallery
Orchard Lounge, Love
Greatest Three-Minute Rock 'N Roll Story Ever, Matchless
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Carnegie Hall
Music Journalism Panel, Unsound Festival
Malcolm Gladwell and Chuck Klosterman discussion, JLA Studio
Radu Lupu, Carnegie Hall
Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Byron Coley and John Giorno reading, White Columns Gallery
Charlotte Gainsbourg and Dean & Britta, Bell House
Joy Formidable, Union Hall
Real Estate and Babies, Brooklyn Bowl

ALBUMS
Aeroplane, BBC Essential Mix
Aeroplane, Triple JJJ Mix (SoundCloud)
Basement Jaxx, BBC Essential Mix
Beck's Record Club, Kick (beck.com)
Black Tambourine (Slumberland)
Blonde Redhead, Penny Sparkle (4AD)
Ceremony, Rocket Fire (Killer Pimp)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, IRM (Because)
Chrissy Murderbot, Post-Disco, Pre-House (My Year of Mixtapes)
Class Actress, Journal of Ardency (Terrible)
David Vunk, Special Italo Mix for Valerie (Valerie Collective)
The Drums (Moshi Moshi / Island)
Dum Dum Girls, I Will Be (Sub Pop)
Fall, Your Future Our Clutter (Domino)
Hot Chip, One Life Stand (Astralwerks)
Jacques L. Dorsey, Area 51 Mix (Valerie Collective)
Janelle Monae, The Arch Android (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (DFA)
Lindstrøm & Christabelle, Real Life Is No Cool (Smalltown Supersound)
MGMT, Congratulations (Columbia)
Magician, Magic Tape One (SoundCloud)
Mark E, Works 2005-2009 (MERC)
Mickey, November 2010 Mix, (SoundCloud)
Mike Burns, October Mix (SoundCloud)
Pernice Brothers, Goodbye, Killer (Ashmont)
Richard Danger, Oh Heavenly Mix Pt. 10 (Oh Heavenly Dog)
Seabear, We Built a Fire (Morr)
Sleigh Bells, Treats (Mom & Pop)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Brutalist Bricks (Matador)
Teenage Fanclub, Shadows (Merge)
Tracey Thorn, Love and Its Opposite (Merge)
Yeasayer, Odd Blood (Secretly Canadian)

SINGLES
Aeroplane, "I Crave Paris" (self-released)
Ali Love, "Love Harder (Mighty Mouse Remix)" (Backyard)
Beck's Record Club, "Never Tear Us Apart" (beck.com)
Belle & Sebastian, "I Didn't See It Coming" (Matador)
Black Tambourine, "Throw Aggi Off the Bridge (Demo)" (Slumberland)
Blonde Redhead, "Not Getting There" (4AD)
C90s, "Shine a Light" (Relish)
Ceremony, "Someday" (Killer Pimp)
Charlotte Gainsbourg, "Trick Pony" (Because)
Class Actress, "Let Me Take You Out" (Terrible)
Crystal Stilts, "Shake the Shackles" (Slumberland)
Delphic, "Doubt" (Polydor)
Echo & the Bunnymen, "Proxy" (Ocean Rain)
Frat Dad, "Greg the Nerd" (Underwater Peoples)
French Kissing, "Oh Suzanne" (Sleep All Day)
Friendly Fires, "On Board (Pig Bag Version)" (XL)
Goldfrapp, "Alive (Joakim Dub)" (Mute)
Happy Birthday, "Girls FM" (Sub Pop)
Jamaica, "I Think I Like U 2" (Ed Banger)
Kola Kube, "Why (Joey Negro Block Party Mix)" (Z)
Knight School, "Pizza My Coat" (Make a Mess)
Lightspeed Champion, "I Don't Want to Wake Up Alone" (Domino)
Lilys, "Dreams Never End" (Slumberland)
Lindstrøm & Christabelle, "So Much Fun" (Smalltown Supersound)
MGMT, "Brian Eno" (Columbia)
Mark Ronson & the Business Intl., "Somebody to Love Me (Holy Ghost! Remix)"
Massive Attack (feat. Hope Sandoval), "Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)" (Virgin)
Method Actors, "Do the Method" (Acute)
Mobroder, "Rush (In Flagranti Remix)" (Scion)
Monarchy, "The Phoenix Alive" (self-released)
Polargeist, "Home from the Can (Tensnake Remix)"
Railcars, "Dreams" (self-released)
Robyn, "Dancing On My Own" (Interscope)
Ropes, "Love Is a Chain Store" (SINLO)
Scenic, "This Can't Be" (Tigersushi)
Smith Westerns, "Be My Girl" (Horizontal Action)
Sticks, "I'm Wrong" (Upset the Rhythm)
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, "Bottled in Cork" (Matador)
Tensnake, "Coma Cat" (Permanent Vacation)
Tiger & Woods, "Gin Nation" (Editainment)
Walter Jones, "I Am Loved" (Permanent Vacation)
Wetdog, "The Burry Man" (Captured Tracks)
Wiley (feat. Emeli Sande), "Never Be Your Woman (Herve Rework)" (Relentless)
Wolf Gang, "Back to Back" (self-released)
Yeasayer, "O.N.E." (Secretly Canadian)

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