My history of ‘the best’


Best albums
‘High Violet’ The National
‘Only Revolutions’ Biffy Clyro
‘Aphrodite’ Kylie Minogue
‘There Is No Enemy’ Built to Spill
‘Battle Studies’ John Mayer
‘Word Gets Around’と’Performance and Cocktails’ (Super Deluxe Edition) Stereophonics

Best gigs
John Mayer (Day 3) @ JCB Hall
Mew @ Shibuya AX
Biffy Clyro @ Unit
Local Natives @ Fuji Rock Festival, White Stage
Underworld (Day 2) @ Zepp Tokyo
Air @ Fuji Rock Festival, Red Marquee
Detroit Social Club @ Fuji Rock Festival, Red Marquee

Best albums

Best gigs
Kings of Leon @ Centre Bell, Montreal, QC, Canada
Cut Copy @ The Glass House, Pomona, CA, USA
The Dead Weather @ L’Olympia, Montreal, QC, Canada

Best albums
‘In Ghost Colors’ Cut Copy
‘Made in The Dark’ Hot Chip
‘Where The Light Is : John Mayer Live in Los Angels’ John Mayer

★’Oracular Spectacular’ MGMTはサマソニがヘボ過ぎたため選外だそうです。今考えると、ルックスとキャッチーさで味方につけた大衆を見事に置き去りにした自分勝手な2ndはある意味すごいかも。芸術家肌。聴き直してみようかしら。

Best gigs
The Arcade Fire @Shinkiba Studio Coast, Feb 12
My Bloody Valentine @Fuji Rock Festival 08, Jul 24&25
The Verve @Summer Sonic 08, Aug 9

★Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @Duo, Jan 12もものすごかったけど、ニックがクビになったから選外とのことです。

Best albums
‘The Village Sessions’ John Mayer
‘Because of the times’ Kings of Leon

★Damien Riceはドタキャンのため、選外だそうです。

Best gig
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group @WHITE STAGE, FRF07


John Mayer (9/15 Austin City Limits, 9/18 Red Rock Amphitheatre, 11/9 恵比寿ザ・ガーデンホール)
Ben Kweller (9/16 Austin City Limits)
Ratatat (11/11 Studio Coast, 11/12 Liquid Room)
Franz Ferdinand (2/10 日本武道館, 2/12 Zepp Osaka)
The Glimmers (1/13 Studio Coast)
The White Stripes @ Zepp Tokyo というかThe Raconteurs @ Tower Records Shinjuku, ACLというか…Jack White @ Texasの街角


The Black Keys
Cut Copy

Hey new comers. I keep writing about ‘my best music of the year’ from 2005. I just copied and pasted here from my old blog. Now, of course, I’m wondering the 2011 list. This year was really tough for everyone, especially in Japan. I learned how precious ordinary life is. For me, ‘ordinary’ means music, gigs, trip to foreign countries, and taking a lot of photos. I have to enjoy all like this is the last time. It’s good Sunday today. Before big cleaning day comes, I’ll take care of the mountain of CDs not to fall off when quakes hit.

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