Musicians Speak: Favorites From 2011

We asked some of our favorite musicians (and some of our writers/editors) what their favorite songs, albums, and live performances of 2011 were. This is what they said.

Derek Daunicht (vocalist, guitarist from The Rhodes)

  • Album of The Year: “Metals” by Feist
  • Song of The Year: “The Daily Mail” by Radiohead
  • Live Performance of The Year: Feist at BAMtheatre in Brooklyn

Ryan DeHaven (guitarist, vocalist from The Mahlors)

  • Album of The Year: “Irie State of Mind” by Fortunate Youth
  • Song of The Year: “Feelin’ Good” by Ashes of Babylon
  • Live Performance of The Year: The Galt Line at The Boneyard in Atlantic City, NJ

Andrew Merclean (guitarist, Hyawatha)

  • Album of The Year: “Terra” by Julian Lynch
  • Song of The Year: “Terra” by Julian Lynch
  • Live Performance of The Year: Real Estate and Julian Lynch at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ

Justin Jones (singer, guitarist for The Mahlors)

  • Album of The Year: “Undun” by The Roots
  • Song of The Year: “Tip The Scale” by The Roots
  • Live Performance of The Year: The Choices at The Boneyard, Atlantic City, NJ

Mark Macor (guitarist, The Deafening Colors)

  • Album of The Year: “The Year of Hibernation” by Youth Lagoon
  • Song of The Year: “Green Isles” by Real Estate
  • Live Performance of The Year: Radio Eris at The Boneyard, Atlantic City, NJ

Lui Wiggy Colmenares (drummer, The Glorious Veins)

  • Album of The Year: “Wasting Light” by Foo Fighters
  • Song Of The Year: “West Coast” by The Memorials
  • Live Performance of The Year: Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden

Khalid Quesada (singer/songwriter)

  • Album of The Year: “Wasting Light” by Foo Fighters
  • Song of The Year: “We Are Young” by fun.
  • Live Performance of The Year: Death Cab For Cutie in Philadelphia

Anthony Rubbo (guitarist)

  • Album of The Year: “If Not Now, When?” by Incubus
  • Song of The Year: “Stone Rollin'” by Raphael Saadiq
  • Live Performance of The Year: Foo Fighters at The Prudential Center

Bill Ridenour (multi-instrumentalist, songwriter)

  • Album of The Year: Giles Cory, self-titled
  • Song of The Year: “Grave Blanket” by Creepoid
  • Live Performance of The Year: Cut It Out at The Boneyard, NJ, Aug. 13

Rick Reinhart (Philadelphia based bassist and songwriter)

  • Album of The Year: “I’m With You” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Song of The Year: “Monarchy of Roses” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Live Performance of the Year: The Galt Line, covering “Effervescing Elephant” at the Syd Barrett Festival in Atlantic City, NJ

John Arthur (Elephant Talk editor, singer and guitarist from The Deafening Colors)

  • Album of The Year: “David Comes to Life” by Fucked Up
  • Song of The Year: “Queen of Hearts” by Fucked Up
  • Live Performance of the Year: Radio Eris at The Boneyard, Atlantic City, NJ

Marshall Green (bassist, Hyawatha)

  • Album of The Year: “The Great Escape Artist” by Jane’s Addiction
  • Song of The Year: “Blind Side” by Hybrid
  • Live Performance of The Year: Guster in Montclair, NJ

David LaViola (singer, keyboardist, The Rhodes)

  • Album of The Year: “21” by Adele
  • Song of The Year: “Bloody Mary by Lady GaGa
  • Performance of The Year: The Strokes at Madison Square Garden

Tom De Vitis, (central Jersey based guitarist and songwriter, formerly of Why Ego Die and The Deafening Colors)

  • Album of The Year: “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” by Girls
  • Song of the Year: “Oblivion” by Grimes
  • Live Performance of the Year: The Flaming Lips with Weezer at the PNC Arts Center, East Rutherford, NJ

Chris Gennone (guitarist, songwriter, Hyawatha)

  • Album of The Year: “The War on Drugs” by Slave Ambient
  • Song of The Year: “County Line” by Cass McCombs
  • Live Performance of The Year: Real Estate, Big Troubles, Julian Lynch and Family Portrait at Maxwells, Hoboken, NJ
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5 Responses to Musicians Speak: Favorites From 2011

  1. Jerry says:

    I think you know mine but here it is again.
    Top albums- (hands down)- fleet foxes- helplessness blues
    Pj Harvey-let England shake
    Radiohead-king of limbs
    Wild beasts-smother
    Bon iver-self titled

    Live performance-The flaming lips at DMb caravan in Atlantic city is my no.1
    (especially considering I had the chance to join them on stage as the tin man from wizard of oz as they performed darkside of the moon in it’s entirety.
    Boom!!!

    Track of the year- never give much thought to single tracks. Need to see things as a whole. This way I don’t end up choosing adele’s “someone”. Haha. Which to tell yu the truth is brilliantly written and an emotional
    Masterpiece. I’d pick that over any foo fighters track in history or any single piece in 2011

    Also the civil wars, yuck, the war on drugs, Kurt vile, arctic monkeys,wild flag,white denim, Tom waits,cults, girls,st.Vincent, Lykke li, and the antlers all have noteworthy releases from 2011.
    You think I’d be able to log into elephant talks blog and express myself but for some reason it’s a no-go. Oh well, I’ll just keep commenting on john’s blog updates and wish everyone a happy new years

  2. Jerry says:

    Hey chris and John,
    Those last two picks for album of the year as impressive.
    Girls-father son and holy ghost and war on drugs-slave ambient show that you did your research

  3. Jerry says:

    Oh boy Rick Reinhart , guess you didn’t listen to many albums in 2011. That chili peppers album is a broken record and made me nauseous

  4. Jerry says:

    John Arthur- your pick for album of the year is legit.
    Even tho I wasn’t really into it, I can see the tremendous upside and sheer brilliance of that choice

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