List of the Day’s Finest Platters of 2011
I admit I exist in an alternate reality where what's happening in the world often doesn't happen in my home. We have protective barriers and we use them. My own tastes are pretty lame. I like stuff that bores most people. But I enjoy spending most of my time staring at a wall.
Let's get this over with.
25) Tom Waits -- Bad As Me: The patron weirdo saint of NPR still makes music that sounds pretty good when you crank it up. Plenty dirty if a bit predictable. I don't know. That's not a bad thing. Imagine if Coke tasted differently every time they made it. Waits is like McDonald's for the hipster set. I dig it. Man.
24) Robyn Hitchcock -- Tromso, Kaptein: Hitchy slipped this one out while no one was watching, which isn't much different from anything else he's been doing for the past decade. Hitch isn't likely to have a blockbuster hit anytime soon. Or maybe he will. Maybe the world is changing and the U.S. will suddenly get British artists once again.
22) Big Troubles -- Romantic Comedy: Sometimes I read the Y! Music New This Week blog by that Stephen King lookin'-like mutha and actually learn something. I, too, think Romantic Comedy will sound good once I break the plastic. But if I do that will lower its resale value! What to do?