BEST OF 2011: Elliot Aronow's Picks
I'm no music critic. And so I'd like for you, my audience and friends, to think of this more as an overview of the records I enjoyed the most this year. They are not ranked in size order. They are all good. Big up to our all-star editorial team for curating all these records for me to choose from!
In 2011, the RCRD LBL gang and I got funky (Chromeo), weird (UMO), chilled-out (Real Estate), and if we played our cards right, a little romantic (Friends' excellent cover of the classic "My Boo") as we featured the hottest joints every day of the working week. I'm happy to say, I think we covered a lot of ground.
And if that wasn't a wide enough net, I also decided to throw together some big boy joints, after burners and undeniable pop hits on Spotify for y'all. Rick Ross, Chairlift, ASAP Rocky, Mr. Dream and more are represented.
That's all for now, enjoy the holidays and be sure to check out OUR SHOW, my underground variety/chat show featuring RCRD LBL homies like Das Racist, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Chromeo, MNDR and more!
RCRD LBL Picks
Friends - My Boo
Holy Ghost - Wait And See
Danny Brown - Die Like A Rockstar
Nicolas Jaar - Don't Break My Love
Eli Escobar - Desire (feat. Nomi Ruiz)
CREEP - Days (Azari & III Remix)
Chromeo - When The Night Falls (Sammy Saxy Bananas Remix)
Widowspeak - Harsh Realm
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Ffunny Friends (The Naked And Famous Remix)
Black Lips - Modern Art
Drake - Marvin's Room
Meek Mill - Tupac Back (feat. Rick Ross)
The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness
The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love?
Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
Mr. Dream - Trash Hit
ASAP Rocky - Peso
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Thought Ballune
Katy B - Katy On A Mission
Shabazz Palaces - Youlogy
Das Racist - Relax
Frank Ocean - Novacane
Jay-Z & Kanye West - Niggas In Paris