Here are a couple of my year end listings on 2011 and what it was like in my universe!
That is…The degree to which I either smiled internally or sighed deeply (with rolling of eyes simultaneously) out of frustration.
YEAR IN MUSIC
This year I purchased 50 CDs as opposed to the 88 last year. I barely had time to listen to music this year but it is getting harder to find good music you can sink your teeth into and make an actual connection with. I found myself liking songs more than albums and couldn’t understand the lack of good music that was characteristic of this year. A lot of new names and old faces make my for this year but out of the lot, here are the few worth mentioning
Songs That Hooked Me!
- Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People (how could you not like it!!)
- Blow – Ke$ha (Yes, I am ashamed)
- Heaven – O.A.R.
- Nothing – The Script
- Rumor Has It – Adele
- Skyscraper – Demi Lovato
- Raise Your Glass – Pink & The Warblers version
- F**king Perfect – Pink
- Super Bass – Nicki Minaj
Songs That Rode my Second to last NERVE!!
- Cheers (Drink To That)- Rihanna ( UGH!!!)
- Born This Way – Lady Gaga (Yuh mean Oh Geed!!)
- Jason Derulo/Taio Cruz (which ever one they pretending to be right now)
- Motivation – Kelly Rowland (the video did not save it)
- Friday – Rebecca Black (Need i say more?)
Favourite Albums -2011
Adele “21” – If this wasn’t on the list I need to be shot!!
Sara Bareilles “ Kaleidoscope” – I bought it last year but listened to it non-stop this year. Sweet catchy album!!
Original Broadway Cast “The Book of Mormon” – Those South Park guys hit a home run with this soundtrack!! Every song is infectious.
Demi Lovato “Unbroken” – Was expecting fluff but found an album that is not half bad to listen to and Skyscraper just seals it for me
Glee: The Music presents The Warblers – After being bored by hearing Lea Michelle belt every number on the other CDs, Darren Criss’ voice on this one is a breath of fresh air.
Katy Perry “Teenage Dreams” – She needs to thanks somebody for such an unexpectedly good album. This could not be all her work.
Pitbull “Planet Pit” – This is really catchy and well produced.
Jill Scott “ The Light of the Sun” – Looks like it went out. Apart from Hear my Call and So in Love, I had no connection with this album whatsoever and the latter song was a stretch at best. It hurt deeply
Beyonce “4” – Just for starting the album with 1+1 she deserves to be here. Love on Top is a good apple in a barrel of rubbish.
Kelly Clarkson “Stronger” – I don’t know what this album is but somehow her widely panned album “My December” seems like Grammy Award winning material over this pile of something she put together here.
Joss Stone “LP1” – Karma is a sweet track but her voice sounds the same raspy shouter Baptist way on every song. She is wasting her instrument and needs a new producer to give her more depth.
Please note that there are a lot of movies this year that I haven’t seen but out of the ones I did see here is my quick review:
THE So So
|The Help||I Am Number 4||The Mechanic|
|Sherlock Holmes||Adjustment Bureau||Sanctum|
|Rise of the Planet of The Apes||Wimpy Kid 2||Paul|
|Thor||Cowboys & Aliens|
|Bridesmaids||Final Destination 5|
|X-Men First Class||Fright Night|
|Horrible Bosses||The Thing|
|Harry Potter 6 -Part 2||Puss-In Boots|
|Friends With Benefits||Tower Heist|
|Real Steel||Breaking Dawn|
|Muppets||Happy Feet 2|
|Mission Impossible 4||The Expendables|
Then the Rest
|Sucker Punch||Season of The Witch|
|Green Hornet||Red Riding Hood|
|The Eagle||The Smurfs|
|Priest||Big Momma – Like Father Like Son|
|Pirates of The Caribbean 4||Tyler Perry- Big Happy Family|
|Bad Teacher||Your Highness|
|The Adventures of Tin Tin|