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2011: A NATION DECIDES ANOTHER MOMENTOUS YEAR OF RECORDED MUSIC, GIGS, BROAD/PODCASTS, TV SHOWS, MOVIES AND COUNTLESS HOURS OF ONLINE PROCRASTINATION IS FINALLY COMING TO AN END, AND THE WRITERS OF STREET PRESS AUSTRALIA HAVE KINDLY RACKED THEIR BRAINS FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE NATIONAL CAPITALS TO HELP YOU REMEMBER (OR LEARN ABOUT, IF YOU WERE HANGING IN A REMOTE CAVE SOMEWHERE) THE BEST BITS OF 2011. IF YOU ONLY READ ONE END OF YEAR LIST THIS YEAR, MAKE IT THIS ONE. WELL GO ON – START READING! “The King Of Limbs is the rawest and most unpredictable Radiohead album to date – and that is something to enjoy. For these very same reasons, however, The King Of Limbs is also perhaps the band’s most flippant and weightless album to date – and, while an intriguing novelty, that is somewhat disappointing.” Matt O’Neill, Time Off Issue 1515. 5. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE “We actually recorded it about a year and a half ago. We recorded it in one day and then it was just a process of... Shogun wasn’t happy with a couple of vocal tracks so he was back in for another couple of gos, going back and recording with a couple of different people and then... It was just a matter of getting the record to sound the way that we’d sort of envisioned and do the songs justice really.” Joe Sukit (Royal Headache), Inpress Issue 1199. “It’s fuzzy and murky and makes you want to slow dance and drink cheap wine and get bad tattoos and start that book – but only after another glass of that rough red – and grab a tambourine and grow your hair and hit the beach. Put simply: it’s the soundtrack to a damn good time.” Dave Drayton, The Drum Media Issue 1087. 6. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 1. Bon Iver BON IVER

“Every song came pretty slowly and I amended them over many, many months – like years for a couple of them. Almost all of them were a year in the process, as far as getting them up and then massaging it into place both lyrically and musically, so I can’t really say – each one’s a little bit different, but they all took a really long time and musically and lyrically they were all kind of swirling all together. I mean I wanted to finish it – it was exciting the idea of finishing the album – but I didn’t really know what the album was until I finished it, so I had to wait. I had times of frustration, but mostly it was just exciting that I knew that I was unravelling and unfurling whatever it was going to become.” Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), The Drum Media Issue 1064. “Opener Perth, the seeds of which were sewn during Bon Iver’s inaugural Australian tour, packs all the things that differentiate this album from the first in one fell swoop – electric guitars rise and fall and are backed by a marching drum beat before Vernon’s idiosyncratic voice slots neatly into place. But this seemingly constant force has evolved too; here it is clearer, strained further and more-creatively layered.” Rick Bryant, The Drum Media Perth Issue 243. “It was a matter of great worry whether or not Vernon could follow For Emma, Forever Ago with anything nearly as moving. Those concerns were unnecessary, because this album is an experience that not only equals but surpasses its predecessor, soundtracking pure and intense emotion in a way that is always redeeming, no matter how much it might hurt.” Giselle Nguyen, The Drum Media Issue 1064. Previous Winners: The Suburbs ARCADE FIRE (2010), Veckatimest GRIZZLY BEAR (2009), Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (2008) 2. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY “I was very aware of trying to get the balance right. I didn’t want to dip into using language that was too dogmatic or selfimportant, finger-pointing or opinionated. I wanted to present quite an ambiguous narrative that could be read in different ways and leave an openness. Basically I wanted to work towards what’s not being said, as opposed to what is said.” PJ Harvey, The Drum Media Issue 1048. 2

“Harvey and her merry men borrow as they like throughout the 12 tracks, incorporating pieces of The Police, Russian folk tunes and military bugle calls amongst others, working them together to create what can only be a PJ Harvey album. The samples don’t stand out or detract from what Harvey does but instead contribute to the whole composition. That willingness to appropriate and mix keeps things strangely original and playful in another wise darker album than most. It also keeps Let England Shake grounded despite its flights of invention.” Jason Kenny, The Drum Media Perth Issue 228. 3. James Blake JAMES BLAKE “The main misconception of people has been that I am trying to mix styles or I am trying to bring dubstep to singer-songwriter people or pop or mainstream to dubstep or pop people or some sort of laboratory experiment. It’s irrelevant. I am just trying to make music I like and when it goes on record and gets sent to shops and distributors, at that point people will either buy it or they won’t, dubstep fans will either buy it or they won’t or pop fans will either buy it or they won’t so then it becomes this dubstep or post-dubstep or post-pop/experimental/ leftfield/populist/sell-out/underground…” James Blake, 3D World Issue 1061. “His debut album James Blake is subtle, spare and spacey. Blake appreciates the power of silence, with effects deployed for texture. Blake’s vocals are pitch-shifted, but never mechanical.” Cyclone, Inpress Issue 1183. 4. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD “On their eighth album Radiohead return to the experimental nature of Kid A and Amnesiac – perfectly melding the electronic and the analogue – contributing a fine inclusion to the band’s oeuvre and an album that’s instantly a modern classic. The King Of Limbs is an incredibly rich listening experience, the most intimate record Radiohead have released yet, with the angst and paranoia of old present, yet making way for the spiritual and psychological, which takes centre stage here. Stunning stuff.” DCR, The Drum Media Issue 1048.

“M83’s double-sided epic Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming sounds like how your bloodstream felt at your sixth birthday party when you got double dared into drinking a cupful of skittles dissolved in Mountain Dew. If that makes you queasy, leave Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming on the shelf. If that sounds like an inspired idea for a mixer with cheap vodka, then go buy this record.” Callum Twigger, The Drum Media Perth Issue 261.

9. SBTRKT SBTRKT “When you’re combining the two worlds – the dance trend has always been strong with me – but finding the balance between the two is the challenge. I love songs and song based stuff and putting those two together is where my strength lies or what my SBTRKT mission is about.” Aaron Jerome (SBTRKT), The Drum Media Issue 1081. “SBTRKT’s production beds are simple, uncluttered yet always beautifully arranged, dark and foreboding yet spacious and with plenty of melodies to cling to.” Gloria Lewis, The Drum Media Issue 1067. 10. Adalita ADALITA “It’s not like I’ve gone extremely mellow or anything. I still feel like it’s quite intense, but I recognise that there will be Magic Dirt fans that don’t like it. Then again there will be others for whom it’s not too big a leap.” Adalita, Inpress Issue 1164. “Melancholy or maudlin might be a tad strong, or even have negative connotations, but this release is emotive, poignant, heartfelt, open, raw and ultimately a tour de force.” The Boomeister, Inpress Issue 1164.

“There’s a childlike sense of musical discovery, pure creative expression and imagination inspiring dreamscapes crammed into this album by Anthony Gonzalez’ M83. Similar hyperbole has been heaped upon pretty much everything M83 has released, but HUWD represents the perfect culmination of a decade’s worth of experimenting and refining his sounds and ideas – almost as if it was all building up to this masterpiece.” Chris Yates, Time Off Issue 1548. 7. Making Mirrors GOTYE “I just tried to explore different avenues, I suppose, to try and make a record that sounded different to the last album. Some experiments worked, some didn’t, and some ended up on the album, some didn’t, but I still went in lots of different directions at the same time to see what would end up coming back together again at the end.” Wally De Backer (Gotye), The Drum Media Issue 1082. “Somebody That I Used To Know is the Heart’s A Mess we all secretly feared he couldn’t remake. The lyric “I don’t even need your love, but you treat me like a stranger, and it feels so rough” truly hurts to listen to, it’s so present and unabashed and in the moment of that alltoo familiar pain.” Sam Hobson, Time Off Issue 1544. 8. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES “I think there are definitely places to go from here; it’s not like some masterpiece which just leaves us without any ideas. I feel like we went away for a bit and have done our job. I’m happy with it, but it doesn’t feel like the end of the line.” Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Time Off Issue 1524. “Fortunately, for those with faith in the band, particularly the songwriting and arranging acumen of its key creative lynchpin and frontman Robin Pecknold, it’s also no surprise that the band’s second album is an unmitigated triumph of skill and talent over pressure and adversity.” Steve Bell, Time Off Issue 1524.

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MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA A few of the SPA team started to feel a bit, umm, experienced when Nirvana’s Nevermind got decked out for a special 20th Anniversary Edition, but all the bonus bells-and-whistles attached to it really did was underline just how amazing Messrs Cobain, Novoselic and Grohl’s seminal grunge genre-definer really was – and still is. For some, the reissue meant they could finally assure themselves of a copy of the record bearing the often forgotten hidden track Endless, Nameless. For others, the bonus discs (one with the Deluxe Edition and a whopping three with the Super Deluxe Edition) provided an opportunity to dig into the anatomy of the songs via (in some cases very) rough demos, Butch Vig’s mix (aka The Devonshire Mixes) before Andy Wallace had the final twiddle of the knobs and hear the gig that soundtracked the accompanying Live At The Paramount film. For most, it was all about attacking a classic with fresh ears and confirming that it had, indeed, aged very gracefully. Honourable Mentions: A little more modern but still fairly retrospective, Icelandic outfit Sigur Rós featured tracks from across their career on the Inni live CD/DVD (or mp3/vinyl/Blu-ray, depending on your technological tastes) and appealed to SPA’s post-rock fraternity in a big way. While it doesn’t even have a physical release in Australia as yet, Cliff Martinez (and a handful of others) impressed many with the soundtrack of Drive (more on that later). Brian Wilson’s wacky vision for The Beach Boys finally surfaced with the long-awaited Smile Sessions, and Spanish DJ/producer Henry Saiz proved that there was still life in progressive house yet with his Balance 019 compilation. Previous Winners: Inaugural year for this category.


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EDITORS’ PICKS

PORTISHEAD

(AKA THE ROYAL HEADACHE APPRECIATION SOCIETY)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR ONLINE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR Facebook

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Portishead

SONG OF THE YEAR 1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA If anyone can seriously claim they knew Gotye would not only pen the year’s most played tune but challenge the chart-topping supremacy of Savage Garden in the process, we’d say they must have got all Back To The Future Part II on things and snuck a copy of the 2025 Almanac into the DeLorean on their last trip back to our time. Somebody That I Used To Know is an unlikely chart-topper, a torch song for love gone awry which builds over a repetitive plucked guitar motif before erupting into a chorus straight out of the Peter Gabriel/ Sting playbook – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Kimbra’s appearance in the closing stages of the song (and eye-catching clip) proved to be a star-maker, with her own album Vows dropping to rapturous applause shortly after. Everybody wins. Honourable Mentions: It really was Gotye/Kimbra first, daylight second here, though Bon Iver came closest to toppling the local connection with his own heart-breaker Holocene. Thankfully 2011 wasn’t all reach for the tissues territory though, with the thunderous toms of Florence + The Machine’s Shake It Out managing to shake some of the morose vibes out of our writers before we got all weepy again with Adele’s Someone Like You impossible to split from The Horrors’ Still Life and M83’s epic Midnight City.

While many music fans bemoan the absence of Radiohead from Australian stages since the early noughties and just as many wonder when Weezer will finally make it back down under, it’s hard to argue with Portishead’s first visit since 1997 as the most anticipated tour of the year. As the marquee act of the inaugural Harvest festival (subtitled The Gathering in Melbourne) and headliners in their own right on the west coast, the ethereal Beth Gibbons and the big band which accompanied her delivered on all fronts, a sparse, ghostlike reading of Wandering Star proving that Australian festival crowds and the concept of reverent silence were far from the mutually exclusive concepts many feared they had become. The brief will-they-or-won’t-they-play drama in the lead-up just heightened the suspense. Honourable Mentions: Harvest scored the quinella here, with The National coming in not far behind their co-headliners – though some of the SPA team no doubt caught them when they came through the country on the back of the Falls Festival as 2010 ticked over to 2011. Sufjan Stevens fans were delighted to catch the indie-pop maestro showcasing his The Age Of Adz album, while the final position was shared by the heavy dirge of Holy Fuck’s trek around the nation for Laneway, and Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters taking their stadium rock where it belongs. (Stadiums, for those playing at home). Previous Winners: Metallica (2010), Neil Young (2009), Rage Against The Machine (2008) GRINDERMAN

Previous Winners: Fuck You CEE LO GREEN (2010), Sweet Disposition THE TEMPER TRAP (2009), Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (2008) GOTYE

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Grinderman

ARTIST OF THE YEAR Gotye

The juggernaut that began with Somebody That I Used To Know just continued rolling for Gotye from there, with Wally De Backer confirming himself as the second most famous Wally in Australia (or first if you’re not from Queensland) off the back of the ensuing Making Mirrors long-player. The accolades throughout 2011 have probably even caught De Backer himself off guard, but six ARIA Awards tell the tale of what has been an outstanding year for the Melbourne-based multiinstrumentalist, both commercially and critically. Even uber-hipster US music portal Pitchfork got in on the act, awarding Making Mirrors a score of 7.7 in a review which gushed that he “hearkens back to a time when the crop of middlebrow male pop stars wasn’t so lousy with simpering troubadours or assembly-line idols” – as good a back-handed compliment as you could hope for from a website which crushes as many artists as it breaks.

With Nick Cave announcing that his band of not-somerry men was disbanding after the 2011 Meredith Music Festival, it’s just as well so many of the SPA team caught them in action around the country in 2011 – firstly at the Big Day Out and a series of side shows, then their headline performance at the return of Homebake to Sydney in December. “Is Nick Cave just reliving 1978?” The Drum Media’s Ross Clelland asked of that performance. “Maybe, but if so it’s the best midlife crisis ever.” Inpress Assistant Ed Bryget Chrisfield was there at the Meredith finale and was equally spellbound. “Grinderman leave the crowd swaying, lurching and gasping throughout their entire set as the band obediently follows Cave’s unpredictable lead… Chastising countless victims throughout Kitchenette, Cave points his finger in many voracious faces. Simultaneously terrifying and tantalising, Cave embodies the demon Seed and many are gutted when he announces this gig marks the end of Grinderman.” But is the ending just the beginning repeating? Sounds plausible to us.

Honourable Mentions: The writers of our sadly defunct dance music bible 3D World tipped James Blake as one of their artists of the year in 2010 before he had an album to his name – in 2011, his self-titled debut ensured that our other publications’ writers (and the rest of the world) caught on to his post-dubstep soul as well. The Album Of The Year list was fairly closely mirrored here, with PJ Harvey, Bon Iver and Royal Headache impressing many with their output, and although Kurt Vile was just outside the Top 10 list there, his Smoke Ring For My Halo long-player got him a nod in this category.

Honourable Mentions: The Drones know a thing or two about fire-and-brimstone live performances themselves, and their return to more regular gigging following solo spells from Gareth Liddiard and Mike Noga was as well-received as ever. Their goldcertified debut album Prisoners didn’t tickle our writers’ fancies but The Jezabels’ presence in the live arena was noticed, as were The Middle East who must’ve given Grinderman some ideas by breaking up on-stage at Splendour In The Grass. Boy & Bear wrapped up the top five.

Previous Winners: The National (2010), Lady Gaga (2009), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2008)

Previous Winners: Tame Impala (2010), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2009), The Drones (2008)

If 2011 proved anything about Facebook, it proved its resilience. Google+ arrived with much fanfare but was forgotten just as quickly as millions threatened to jump ship before realising they’d be busier over at MySpace saying “thanks for the add”. Some unnecessary changes shortly after the launch of G+ caused the usual shitstorm of indignant rage, but when the dust settled we all went on oversharing like it didn’t matter that our information was being stored in a database which will one day create cyborgs that take over the world. Maybe. Honourable Mentions: Our writers have taken to Twitter like feathered creatures to aquatic bodies – because let’s face it, getting that re-tweet for someone you’ve never heard of is better than the best sex you’ll ever have, if not better. YouTube continued to be a boon both for musical research (what our team should’ve used it for) and miscellaneous lols (what they did use it for), while Pitchfork,SoundCloud and Mess+Noise brought up the rear. Previous Winners: Facebook (2010), Facebook (2009), Facebook (2008)

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST OF THE YEAR Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J

Stu Harvey’s Short.Fast.Loud is back at the top – a deserved nod for consistently producing what one staffer sagely declared “the only national punk show worth its salt”. The show’s annual Listeners’ Poll is widely regarded as the list for all things punk and hardcore, and the fact that Harvey’s own 2011 top ten and that of his listeners both repped Defeater, La Dispute, Touché Amoré, Balance And Compsure and Frenzal Rhomb shows how close his finger is to the pulses of his listeners. Or how similar his ears are to theirs. Honourable Mentions: Triple J seems to be the only station our writers turn to in times of need – or at least when they’re getting themselves warmed up for the day with the breakfast combo of Tom And Alex, or feeding their brains at the end of a long day with current affairs half hour Hack, or letting Richard Kingsmill run them through the freshest releases on 2011. While community radio shows polled strong locally (and programs hosted by our staffers in Sydney and Brisbane did particularly well), only Out To Lunch on Perth’s RTR managed to sneak into our top five, just ahead of The King.

1. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 3. SBTRKT SBTRKT 4. Adalita ADALITA 5. Arabia Mountain BLACK LIPS 6. Keep Your Dreams CANYONS 7. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 8. Zonoscope CUT COPY 9. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 10. Crystal Theatre BELLES WILL RING

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. Down The Lane ROYAL HEADACHE 2. Rolling In The Deep ADELE 2. I Never Learnt To Share JAMES BLAKE 2. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 2. Boeing 737 THE LOW ANTHEM 2. White Noise MOGWAI 2. Ghostwalking NEW WAR 2. Say No To Thugs LOST ANIMAL 2. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Bring It On FRONT END LOADER 2. How Can You Luv Me UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. Royal Headache 2. The Jezabels 3. Gotye 4. Lanie Lane =5. Adele =5. Cut Copy =5. Henry Saiz

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. Les Savy Fav 2. Kyuss Lives 3. Portishead =4. Gang Of Four =4. The Hold Steady

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. Grinderman 2. Royal Headache =3. Gotye =3. Paul Kelly =3. Velociraptor

Previous Winners: 2010 TRIPLE J (2010), Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J (2009), Full Metal Racket TRIPLE J (2008) DRIVE BREAKING BAD

MOVIE OF THE YEAR Drive

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR Breaking Bad

A slow starting season four had some Breaking Bad fans thinking that maybe the wheels had fallen off. It’s not a major spoiler alert to say that, thankfully, things got explosive as Bryan Cranston’s Walt/Heisenberg and the easily manipulated Jesse (Aaron Paul) battled to save their necks from the mysterious drug/poultry baron Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) in between cooking the finest meth the crack fiends of Albuquerque have ever seen. If next year’s fifth season is the be the last, it’s going to struggle to raise the bar of this season’s memorable finale. DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

Women (and sensitive man-folk) worldwide had barely dried their eyes following 2010 tear-jerker Blue Valentine before they were hit with a smorgasbord of dreamboat Ryan Gosling in 2011. And though his appearances in The Ides Of March and Crazy, Stupid, Love made him the year’s second most ubiquitous on-screen presence (just pipped by that lovable internet feline Nyan Cat), it’s his role as a Hollywood stunt driver who drives getaway cars in his spare time that attracted the most attention at SPA. Having Breaking Bad’s Cranston, Sons Of Anarchy’s Ron Perlman and Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks in support certainly didn’t take away from director Nicholas Winding Refn’s tense widescreen vision. And the electronic score wrapped around it all by Cliff Martinez sealed the deal.

Honourable Mentions: Sean Bean left the memories of Lord Of The Rings’ tragic Boromir behind him by strapping on the leathers again for Game Of Thrones, the year’s best received new show. Community might be on the nose with its network but its lol value remains unchallenged, while perennial favourites Dexter and True Blood continue to go strong five and four years into their respective runs. We do like some bloodshed.

Honourable Mentions: Foul-mouthed women are so hot right now, and they didn’t get much smuttier than Aussie Rose Byrne and co in the box office comedy bonanza of Bridesmaids. The no longer children, not yet adult wizards of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II also excelled in their final big screen appearance, while Woody Allen’s recent golden run continued with Midnight In Paris and Daniel Henshall’s chilling performance as serial killer John Bunting helped Snowtown “shoot the dog” on behalf of Australian cinema.

Previous Winners: True Blood (2010)

Previous Winners: Inception (2010)

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WRITERS’ POLL RESULTS

BOY & BEAR

THE DRUM MEDIA 2011 WRAP PAPA VS PRETTY @ CHANGING LANES FESTIVAL PHOTO BY ANGELA PADOVAN

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. Gotye 2. The Jezabels 3. Tom Waits 4. Boy & Bear 5. James Blake PREVIOUS WINNERS: The National (2010), Alice In Chains (2009), Kings Of Leon (2008)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. The Whole Love WILCO 3. SBTRKT SBTRKT 4. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 5. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 6. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 7. Worship Music ANTHRAX 8. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 9. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 10. Skying THE HORRORS PREVIOUS WINNERS: High Violet THE NATIONAL (2010), Conditions THE TEMPER TRAP (2009), Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (2008)

KYUSS LIVES PHOTO BY JOSH GROOM

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. The National 2. Pulp 3. Holy Fuck 4. Kyuss Lives 5. Iron Maiden PREVIOUS WINNERS: Metallica (2010), The Bronx (2009), Björk (2008) THE DRONES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Grinderman 2. Seeker Lover Keeper 3. Boy & Bear 4. Seekae =5. The Drones =5. The Mess Hall PREVIOUS WINNERS: Cloud Control (2010), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2009), The Drones (2008)

o another year ends, and the question, inevitably, has to be asked – was 2011 a good year for music in Sydney, a bad year, or just another year at the office?

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Well, it certainly wasn’t bad, although the news wasn’t always entirely good. The Forum closed its doors to gigs not long after punters had thrown out their 2010 calendars, but it wasn’t to be the end – The Hi-Fi have now expanded their east coast empire by adding the multi-tiered room to their Melbourne and Brisbane operations, with the first show scheduled at this stage set to be a horns-up spectacular starring Mastodon in March 2012. The future of two decidedly more grassroots operations isn’t so assured. The Annandale Hotel is encouraging its patrons to buy a brick for between $20 and $250 to help it remain sustainable as a live music venue, while the Sandringham Hotel first had to contend with a Marrickville council ruling which saw footpath smoking banned on their side of King Street and then unsuccessfully go under the auction hammer. It’s now up for sale for $3.35 million, with venue manager Tony Townsend suggesting to TheMusic.com.au that its continuation as a live music venue was looking very positive regardless. Fortunately those doors aren’t yet closed and others have opened anyway – The Standard, The Square, Upstairs Beresford and Rock Lily just a selection of the new rooms currently rewarding dedicated gig pigs. The festival bubble may not have necessarily burst, but it’s certainly looking a little more deflated now than it did 12 months ago. The October shitcanning of the Wollongong-based Rewind 80s Festival – a local version of a UK event which ultimately disowned its down under sister act – was the year’s most spectacular implosion, though the general ambivalence it was greeted by didn’t come close to the disappointment felt by many when Soundwave Revolution was also called off. That couldn’t take

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Inni SIGUR RÓS 3. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inaugural year for this category.

ONLINE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 1. YouTube 2. Twitter 3. Facebook 4. Pitchfork 5. Resident Advisor PREVIOUS WINNERS: Facebook/Twitter (2010), Twitter/YouTube (2009), YouTube (2008)

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

the gloss off what was an overwhelmingly wellreceived Soundwave event in February, with Future Music Festival also packing satisfied punters into Randwick Racecourse in March and Stereosonic drawing an Origin-size crowd to the Olympic stadium in November. A rain-sodden and sparsely populated Good Vibrations Festival certainly didn’t disappoint those who attended, but with its future location on the festival calendar now uncertain perhaps it’s the approach of boutique events like Changing Lanes Festival, música/TUMBALONG, Harvest and the reborn Homebake that point the way forward? When you do move forward, you arrive in the future – and Sydney’s future musical output is looking very bright indeed. A new breed arrived in a big way in 2011, with few making as big a splash, either on record or in the live arena, as the ARIA award dominating Boy & Bear. But they weren’t the only act breaking through, with album releases from Royal Headache, The Jezabels, Lanie Lane, Art Vs Science, Papa Vs Pretty, WIM, Canyons, Tonight Alive, Seekae and Shades Of Gray impressing locally and in many cases abroad as well. And who to look out for in 2012? Nantes, New Navy, Alison Wonderland, Elizabeth Rose, Step-Panther and Oliver Tank are poised and ready to explode. Read this wrap next year to see if we’re patting ourselves on the back or pretending this conversation never happened. Speaking of patting ourselves on the back, by the time you read this we already would’ve done just that as another year of The Drum Media has drawn to a close. And you should give yourselves a pat on the back as well – the scene is a symbiotic circle after all, and the food chain dies if one of the links is missing. And with that mixed metaphor, we bid you farewell. See you front of stage/ on the dancefloor/at the bar in 2012. The Drum Media Team

RED DOG

STOLEN RECORDS

SONG OF THE YEAR 1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 3. Someone Like You ADELE 4. Montezuma FLEET FOXES 5. Still Life THE HORRORS PREVIOUS WINNERS: Fuck You CEE LO GREEN/ Fool’s Day BLUR (2010), Sweet Disposition THE TEMPER TRAP (2009), Sex On Fire KINGS OF LEON (2008) 4

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST OF THE YEAR

1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. Dead Air FBI 3. Stolen Records FBI 4. Distortion TRIPLE M 5. Grandstand Cricket ABC LOCAL RADIO PREVIOUS WINNERS: Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J (2010), Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J (2009), Short.Fast. Loud TRIPLE J (2008)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

1. Boardwalk Empire 2. Breaking Bad 3. Game Of Thrones 4. Community 5. Dexter PREVIOUS WINNERS: Mad Men (2010)

1. Drive 2. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3. Bridesmaids 4. Midnight In Paris 5. Red Dog PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inception (2010)


ADAM WILDING BELLES WILL RING

ALBUMS

1. No Devolución THURSDAY 2. Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me TOUCHÉ AMORÉ 3. Biophilia BJÖRK 4. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 5. Helioscope VESSELS 6. Ex-Military DEATH GRIPS 7. England Keep My Bones FRANK TURNER 8. Disobedience: Chris T-T Sings AA Milne CHRIS T-T 9. Fever 2562 10. Crisis Works YOUNG LEGIONNAIRE TOUCHE AMORE

SONGS

1. All Night Long THE FROWNING CLOUDS 2. Montezuma FLEET FOXES 3. Come To The Village BELLES WILL RING 4. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 5. Valley Of Scum MYLEE GRACE AND OZZIE WRIGHT

ANTHRAX

ALBUMS

1. Worship Music ANTHRAX 2. Deconstruction THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT 3. Unto The Locust MACHINE HEAD 4. The Hunter MASTODON 5. II: The Broken Passage I EXIST 6. Carnival Is Forever DECAPITATED 7. A Dramatic Turn Of Events DREAM THEATER 8. Ritual THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER 9. Psychology Of Death MORTAL SIN 10. Balls Out STEEL PANTHER

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ALBUMS

1. Crystal Theatre BELLES WILL RING 2. Deerhoof Vs Evil DEERHOOF 3. Wits End CASS MCCOMBS 4. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 5. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 6. Demolished Thoughts THURSTON MOORE 7. Absence SNOWMAN 8. Batmania THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS 9. Simon Werner A Disparu SONIC YOUTH 10. Creep On Creepin’ On TIMBER TIMBRE

1. Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying? 25th Anniversary Edition MEGADETH 2. Live From Amsterdam ALTER BRIDGE 3. The Song Remains Not The Same BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

1. 212 AZEALIA BANKS FEAT LAZY JAY 2. Toothache THROWING UP 3. Future Crimes WILD FLAG 4. One Foot Before The Other FRANK TURNER 5. Reach A Bit Further WILD BEASTS AZEALIA BANKS

1. Tom Waits 2. Ed Kuepper 3. Velociraptor 4. Cloud Control 5. The Fearless Vampire Killers

1. Devin Townsend 2. Iron Maiden 3. Chris Cornell 4. Opeth 5. Dream Theater

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Airbourne 2. FLOATINGME 3. Psycroptic 4. Segression 5. Frenzal Rhomb

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Belles Will Ring 2. Velociraptor 3. Gay Paris 4. Goons of Doom 5. Brothers Grim

1. MetalSucks 2. Blabbermouth 3. Loud Online 4. Film Ink 5. League HQ

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Grandstand Sport ABC LOCAL RADIO 2. The Racket TRIPLE J 3. The Official Danko Jones Podcast DANKOJONES. COM

1. ABC News 2. AustLII 3. Fruits and Vegetables in season 4. Triple J Unearthed

TV SHOWS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

MOVIES 1. Beginners 2. Midnight In Paris 3. Submarine 4. Your Highness

ARTISTS 1. Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls 2. Thursday 3. Touchè Amorè 4. Ghostpoet 5. PJ Harvey

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Portishead 2. Sebadoh 3. Kevin Devine 4. Elbow 5. Holy Fuck

Moving into a place with my favourite girl, starting a diploma in law and reading Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski.

MOST OVERHYPED

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

The Drum Media.

QUOTE/TWEET “Fuck you social media.” Me, 9 December 2011.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Diablo 3 will finally be released. Ben Reilly (AKA the Scarlet Spider) will be resurrected.

1. Drowned In Sound 2. The Daily Mash 3. Games Radar 4. Collapse Board 5. Time Out Australia

MOVIES 1. Super

1. 30 Rock 2. Curb Your Enthusiasm 3. Dexter 4. Breaking Bad 5. Chuck

MOVIES 1. Black Swan 2. Drive 3. True Grit 4. American: The Bill Hicks Story 5. 127 Hours

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Great year for heavy music – most veterans released quality records, and plenty of top notch Aussie releases.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Seekae 2. DZ Deathrays 3. Children Collide 4. Oscar + Martin 5. Architecture In Helsinki

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Fabriclive 59 VARIOUS/FOUR TET 2. The Bootleg Series Vol 1: Live In Europe 1967 MILES DAVIS 3. Siamese Dream SMASHING PUMPKINS

SONGS

1. On The Bank DICK DIVER 2. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 3. One More Tonight TOTAL CONTROL 4. Crawling Up A Landslide LEADER CHEETAH 5. Really In Love ROYAL HEADACHE

ARTISTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. The Strokes 2. Rodrigo Y Gabriela 3. Sufjan Stevens 4. Lightspeed Champion 5. Modest Mouse

1. QI 2. Q&A 3. The Hamster Wheel 4. Media Watch 5. Futurama

1. Pleasure PURE X 2. Father, Son, Holy Ghost GIRLS 3. Smother WILD BEASTS 4. Smoke Rings For My Halo KURT VILE 5. Kaputt DESTROYER 6. West WOODEN SHJIPS 7. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 8. Celebration, Florida THE FELICE BROTHERS 9. The Whole Love WILCO 10. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE

1. I’m Alive ANTHRAX 2. Spirals FLOATINGME 3. Häxprocess OPETH 4. Public Enemy No.1 MEGADETH 5. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone ARCH ENEMY

1. Iron Maiden 2. Rammstein 3. Chris Cornell 4. Alice Cooper 5. Deftones

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

TV SHOWS

ALBUMS

SONGS

1. 13 Chambers WUGAZI 2. 99% Upset Feeling DEERHOOF 3. We Are The Best THE CHAP

ARTISTS

1. Weeknights with Robbie Buck ABC LOCAL RADIO 2. Weekend Lunch with Lexy Savvides FBI 3. Sunday Brunch with Simon Marnie ABC LOCAL RADIO

CHRIS FAMILTON

BRENDAN CRABB

BRAD BARRETT

MOST OVERHYPED Lady Gaga, ARIA Awards, Never Let Me Go, Kvelertak, Mitchell Johnson – take your pick.

LITTLE DRAGON

ARTISTS 1. Royal Headache 2. Kurt Vile 3. PJ Harvey 4. Austra 5. James Blake

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Wild Beasts 2. Stone Temple Pilots 3. Kurt Vile 4. CocoRosie 5. Queens Of The Stone Age

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Drones 2. Donny Benet 3. Straight Arrows 4. The Holy Soul 5. Oh Mercy

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Pitchfork 2. FasterLouder 3. Mess+Noise 4. Resident Advisor 5. FACT

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Dusty Fingers FBI 2. Utility Fog FBI 3. All Songs Considered NPR

TV SHOWS 1. Treme 2. Rescue Me 3. Yo Gabba Gabba 4. Curb Your Enthusiasm 5. The Walking Dead

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. Bill Cunningham New York 3. Lemmy 4. Nirvana Live At The Paramount 5. Brighton Rock

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Interviewing J. Mascis.

QUOTE/TWEET

MOST OVERHYPED

“Rock is pretty much dead” Queensrÿche vocalist Geoff Tate, Classic Rock magazine interview. Hardly, but another turgid album and your career may be. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

QUOTE/TWEET

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP The AFL and any form of social media. Enough said.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Manly Sea Eagles win back-to-back titles, new Bond film is great and Soundgarden release a worthy new album.

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia

Lady Gaga. “What the fuck is Morrissey going on about? Does he really not like meat? He must like sausages. Everybody likes fucking sausages.” Noel Gallagher.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP AJ Maddah getting into arguments online with bands.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Fewer music festivals. 5


CHRIS MARIC

CHRISTINE CARUANA

MACHINE HEAD

ALBUMS SLEEPMAKESWAVES

ALBUMS

1. Glorification Of A Myth OUROBOROS 2. Agony FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE 3. Cry Havoc DESTROPHY 4. And So We Destroyed Everything SLEEPMAKESWAVES 5. Worship Music ANTHRAX 6. Onyx AVA INFERI 7. The Meaning Of I VOYAGER 8. Fragments Of The Forgotten VESPERS DESCENT 9. Never Dead SEGRESSION 10. Psychology Of Death MORTAL SIN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Live In Lugarno GOTTHARD 2. The Song Remains Not The Same BLACK LABEL SOCIETY 3. Evinta MY DYING BRIDE

SONGS

1. Set Fire To The Rain ADELE 2. The Violation FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE 3. Fight ‘Em Til You Can’t ANTHRAX 4. Kicking And Screaming SEBASTIAN BACH 5. Pressure And Time RIVAL SONS

ARTISTS 1. Ouroboros 2. Sleepmakeswaves 3. Anthrax 4. Mortal Sin/Segression/Melody Black 5. A Day To Remember

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Def Leppard/Heart 2. Iron Maiden 3. Ouroboros 4. Steve Hughes 5. Morbid Angel

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Ouroboros 2. Mortal Sin 3. Melody Black 4. At Dark 5. Segression

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Metal As Fuck 2. Sludge Factory 3. Loud Online 4. Fail Blog 5. Domain

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Distortion TRIPLE M 2. Burning Bitumen 3PBS FM MELBOURNE 3. Alex Jones’s Prison Planet PRISONPLANET.COM

TV SHOWS 1. Sons Of Anarchy 2. Game Of Thrones 3. CSI Miami 4. Time Team 5. Headbangers Ball

MOVIES 1. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol 2. The Tunnel 3. Lebanon 4. Lemmy 5. Cars 2

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Meeting Def Leppard. Except for Steve Harris, I’ve met everyone I want to from the land of rock’n’roll.

MOST OVERHYPED Gotye – go and listen to Sting and Peter Gabriel instead.

QUOTE/TWEET Probably something my five-year-old daughter said that had me in hysterics or anything Julia Gillard says which has me in hysterics for totally the opposite reason.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 A New World Order – not THE NWO but the old systems will fail. New ideas, leaders and ways will emerge. 6

1. Khaos Legions ARCH ENEMY 2. Love Your Demons MELODY BLACK 3. The Unforgiving WITHIN TEMPTATION 4. Unto The Locust MACHINE HEAD 5. American Capitalist FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH 6. Wrath Of Judgement FRANTIC AMBER 7. Blunt Force Trauma CAVALERA CONSPIRACY 8. Until Fear No Longer Defines Us GHOST BRIGADE 9. Bloodthrone MINUSHUMAN 10. Kill On Command JUNGLE ROT

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

CRAIG PEARCE

ALBUMS

1. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 2. Last THE UNTHANKS 3. Revelator TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 4. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 5. The Whole Love WILCO 6. Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down RY COODER 7. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 8. Tassili TINARIWEN 9. Field Songs WILLIAM ELLIOT WHITMORE 10. Smart Flesh THE LOW ANTHEM

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Essential MARTIN CARTHY

SONGS

1. Midnight in Harlem TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 2. Montezuma FLEET FOXES 3. Art Of Almost WILCO 4. Starless THE UNTHANKS 5. Night After Night LAURA MARLING

ARTISTS

1. Shallow Bay: Best Of Breaking Benjamin BREAKING BENJAMIN 2. Discovery Box Set PINK FLOYD 3. 2011 Remasters QUEEN

1. Fleet Foxes 2. Tedeschi Trucks Band 3. The Unthanks 4. Gillian Welch 5. Ry Cooder

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. We Both Know MELODY BLACK 2. Cruelty Without Beauty ARCH ENEMY 3. Murder WITHIN TEMPTATION 4. Enjoy The Silence BREAKING BENJAMIN 5. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA

ARTISTS

1. The Guardian 2. The World Game 3. The New York Times – Books 4. Pitchfork 5. Social Media Examiner TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

1. Melody Black 2. HorrorPops 3. Arch Enemy 4. Within Temptation 5. Emilie Autumn

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Tedeschi Trucks band 2. Justin Townes Earle 3. Okkervil River 4. The Unthanks 5. Jason Moran

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. The Annex Radio Show BLUFM 2. Jonesy and Amanda In The Morning WSFM 3. Radio Enigma UVB-76 UVB-76.NET

TV SHOWS

1. Annabelle Kay 2. The Drones 3. Mike Noga 4. Gareth Liddiard

TV SHOWS 1. The Slap

1. Breaking Bad 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. Parks And Recreation 4. Dexter 5. Big Bang Theory

MOVIES

MOVIES

Having the Tedeschi Trucks Band blow me right out of the water with an updated soul-saturated revue

1. True Grit

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2. Horrible Bosses 3. Super 4. Insidious 5. Bridesmaids

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Seeing HorrorPops live!

MOST OVERHYPED Angry Birds. I will NEVER understand what is so great about this.

QUOTE/TWEET “I water them with tears from my jaguar soul and sunshine radiating from my fingers.” Charlie Sheen on how he grows tomatoes.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Mark Zuckerberg’s private photos leaked because of a Facebook bug.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 I looked into my crystal ball, but couldn’t see anything. Perhaps it is the end of the world...

1. Skying THE HORRORS 2. Go Tell Fire To The Mountain WU LYF 3. Several Shades Of Why J. MASCIS 4. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 5. Constant Future PARTS & LABOUR 6. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 7. Nine Types Of Light TV ON THE RADIO 8. Thursday THE WEEKND 9. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 10. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? THE VACCINES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS ARTISTS 2. The Twin Peaks Archive ANGELO BADALAMENTI 3. Norwegian Wood JONNY GREENWOOD/CAN

SONGS

1. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 2. Someone Like You ADELE 3. Can I J. MASCIS 4. Darken Horse AUSTRA 5. Still Life THE HORRORS

ARTISTS 1. Adele 2. The Weeknd 3. James Blake 4. WU LYF 5. Lanie Lane

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Loud Magazine 2. Riot! Entertainment 3. My Nintendo News 4. Games Radar 5. T3

ALBUMS

1. Philip Glass 2. Portishead 3. Holy Fuck 4. Elton John 5. WU LYF

1. HorrorPops 2. DevilDriver 3. Alice Cooper 4. All That Remains 5. Ill Nino

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

WU LYF

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Melody Black 2. Mz Ann Thropik 3. Rose Tattoo 4. Catherine Traicos 5. Sirens of Io

DANIEL CRICHTON-ROUSE

1. ACO – Listen To This 2. My Disco 3. PVT 4. Sydney Symphony – Peer Gynt 5. Lanie Lane

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Ultra Culture 2. Tumblr 3. Chuck & Beans 4. Touch Arcade 5. 9to5 Mac

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. This American Life WBEZ 2. By Design ABC Radio National 3. Dead Air FBI

TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. True Blood 3. The Hour 4. Grand Designs (UK) 5. Gourmet Farmer

MOVIES

Emmylou Harris continuing to live off past glories and living legend status whilst delivering very little of substance.

1. Drive 2. Take Shelter 3. The Turin Horse 4. Martha Marcy May Marlene 5. Senna

QUOTE/TWEET

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

“Rock bottom’s an interesting place. I moved in and spent some time there. Going from 141 in the world back to No.1 was not an accomplishment. It was the reflection of an accomplishment.” – Andre Agassi on induction into International Tennis Hall of Fame

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Qantas following up on its global grounding of all planes with an ill-conceived ‘luxury’ competiton.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Continuing decline of big festivals and rise of boutique festivals, a la Laneways and Cockatoo Island-type shindigs.

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia

The Outpost festival on Cockatoo Island.

MOST OVERHYPED Skrillex.

QUOTE/TWEET “Can-a muh fukkasay fuck on here?” Samuel L. Jackson, introducing himself on Twitter in superb fashion.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP You and I. For using it, and allowing companies such as Facebook to become powerful with our information.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Hopefully a professional production of Jesus Christ Superstar in Sydney.


DANIELLE O’DONOHUE

GILLIAN WELCH

ALBUMS

1. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 2. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 3. No Devolución THURSDAY 4. 21 ADELE 5. Elsie THE HORRIBLE CROWES 6. To The Horses LANIE LANE 7. Odd Soul MUTEMATH 8. The Lateness Of The Hour ALEX CLARE 9. Wildlife LA DISPUTE 10. England Keep My Bones FRANK TURNER

FIONA CAMERON

DAVE DRAYTON

ALBUMS

1. Wildlife LA DISPUTE 2. Ghost Town OWEN 3. Walls AN HORSE 4. Without Hesitation GOOD LUCK 5. Avalanche United I AM THE AVALANCHE 6. Harmony HARMONY 7. Rebuilding Year BRIDGE & TUNNEL 8. Nigredo BRONZE CHARIOT 9. I Want That You Are Always Happy THE MIDDLE EAST 10. In The Mountain In The Cloud PORTUGAL. THE MAN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. 2011 Label Sampler TOP SHELF RECORDS 2. Live Basement Bootleg BRONZE CHARIOT 3. PV Party (Michael Crafter Remix) JAWA LA DISPUTE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Someone Like You ADELE 2. Too Close ALEX CLARE 3. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT GOTYE 4. Let Go CHASE & STATUS 5. Rolling In The Deep ADELE

ARTISTS 1. Grinderman 2. The Jezabels 3. The National 4. Adele 5. Lanie Lane

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The National 2. Dolly Parton 3. Gaslight Anthem 4. Jimmy Eat World 5. Jim Ward

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Grinderman 2. The Jezabels 3. Kylie 4. Clare Bowditch 5. Henry Wagons

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

SONGS

SONGS

ARTISTS

ARTISTS

1. Cacophonous Vibes HARMONY 2. The Right Time BRAID 3. The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit LA DISPUTE 4. Holy Fuck I AM THE AVALANCHE 5. Happy Birthday From The Overpass TOTALLY UNICORN

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Philip Glass 2. Bridge & Tunnel 3. Bright Eyes 4. This Town Needs Guns 5. Defiance, Ohio

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bronze Chariot 2. Arrows 3. Coerce 4. Charge Group 5. Luca Brasi

1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. Dead Air FBI 3. Born Angry Podcast

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR My football team, Geelong, comprehensively beating Collingwood in the AFL Grand Final.

MOST OVERHYPED Watch The Throne.

QUOTE/TWEET “I’m Veetin’! Gotta be smooth for the ladies.“ James, Geordie Shore – and yes, he is a man talking about Veeting his chest hair off.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Kills 2. ZZ Top 3. Dead Kennedys 4. Queens Of The Stone Age 5. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Mess Hall 2. Melody Black 3. Sydonia 4. Beatles Back 2 Back 5. Damn Dogs

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

TV SHOWS

1. Thor 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Warrior 4. Rango 5. The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn

1. Les Paul Google Logo 2. hitRECord 3. Mess+Noise 4. Details 5. NME

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Tune Up With Stuart Coupe FBI 2. Hack TRIPLE J 3. Razor’s Edge 2SER

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. The Walking Dead 2. Hell On Wheels 3. True Blood 4. Homeland 5. Dexter

1. Bored To Death 2. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 3. Arrested Development 4. South Park 5. Pop Asia

MOVIES

MOVIES 1. Oranges And Sunshine 2. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II 3. Elena 4. The Eye Of The Storm 5. Beauty Day

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Finding Dr Pepper in a glass bottle.

1. The Guard 2. Anonymous 3. Bill Cunningham New York 4. Drive 5. Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Finally got a proper job.

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED

Fucking Kardashians.

Iceage.

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET “Endlessly kickflipping forever can be seen as a metaphor for winning for the rest of your life.” Lochlan Watt, The Drum Media.

“The last time there was a naked man covered in gold paint in my house, it was me.” Bansky, underground British street artist, on his Oscar nomination for his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

MySpace. It’s still here (?!) and it gives all computers headaches.

Facebook’s “privacy settings”: we care, no really, we do. Seriously?

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Adele will finally drop out of the Top Ten... in about August of next year.

A scientist with a penchant for chillwave will finally absolute zero.

More shitty David Guetta tracks – are all of you people deaf?

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Misogynist arsehole Kyle Sandilands lost millions for Austereo when he opened his mouth and Twitter and Change.org responded.

SONGS

1. Holocene BON IVER 2. Freaks And Geeks CHILDISH GAMBINO 3. POW MEGASTICK FANFARE 4. Sunhits MEMORY TAPES 5. Amor Fati WASHED OUT

1. Will Do TV ON THE RADIO 2. Howlin’ For You THE BLACK KEYS 3. Memorial Day DROPKICK MURPHYS 4. If I Had A Gun NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 5. Irresistible Force JANE’S ADDICTION 1. Joan Jett 2. Trent Reznor 3. Sergio Pizzorno 4. Alison Mosshart 5. Imelda May

1. Harmony 2. Charge Group 3. Lo! 4. Let Me Down Jungleman 5. Royal Headache

1. Reddit 2. Twitter 3. Youtube 4. Inception Memes 5. Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

MOVIES

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Blood Pressures THE KILLS 3. Demolished Thoughts THURSTON MOORE 4. Lollipop MEAT PUPPETS 5. Dynamite Steps THE TWILIGHT SINGERS 6. Showroom Of Compassion CAKE 7. Several Shades Of Why J MASCIS 8. The Whole Love WILCO 9. Wasting Light FOO FIGHTERS 10. The Great Escape Artist JANE’S ADDICTION

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. The Year Of Hibernation YOUTH LAGOON 3. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 4. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 5. Cloud Nothings CLOUD NOTHINGS 6. Separation BALANCE & COMPOSURE 7. Iconography COLLARBONES 8. Belong THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART 9. Simple Math MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 10. Yuck YUCK

1. The Works QUEEN 2. Hits Are For Squares SONIC YOUTH 3. Murder Ballads NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

1. New York Magazine 2. Vanity Fair 3. Twitter 4. Apple Trailers 5. Tights Please

1. Game Of Thrones 2. Doctor Who 3. Gossip Girl 4. Being Human 5. Rescue Special Ops

ALBUMS

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Book Of Mormon VARIOUS 2. Basement Jaxx Vs Metropole Orkest BASEMENT JAXX VS METROPOLE ORKEST 3. Attack The Block VARIOUS

SONGS

THURSTON MOORE

GISELLE NGUYEN

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia

COLLARBONES

ARTISTS 1. The Tallest Man On Earth 2. Bon Iver 3. The Gaslight Anthem 4. Collarbones 5. Bright Eyes

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The National 2. Belle & Sebastian 3. The Tallest Man On Earth 4. Owen Pallett 5. The Hives

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Sleepmakeswaves 2. Collarbones 3. Skipping Girl Vinegar 4. Ghoul 5. The Panics

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. ASOS 2. WishWishWish 3. Netflix 4. Texts From Bennett 5. Friend From HS

MOVIES 1. Midnight In Paris 2. Black Swan 3. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 4. Bridesmaids 5. 127 Hours

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR The inaugural Harvest festival. Just absolutely perfect in every way, and wonderful to finally see Bright Eyes after eight years of waiting!

MOST OVERHYPED Tyler, the Creator. If I could have a word with that boy...

QUOTE/TWEET So, not really a quote as such – but every single damn thing Jonathan Safran Foer said at his Sydney Opera House talk during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, speaking on the topic of “What We Are And What We Eat”.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Man Vs Food’s Adam Richman tweeted Jonah Hill saying he loved him in Anchorman, a film in which he did not star. Lol.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 The world ends, with two sole survivors – me and Ryan Gosling. Earth needs to be repopulated. You do the math. Thanks, Mayans! 7


HUWSTON

BJORK

ALBUMS

JAMES DAWSON

JAMES D’APICE

ALBUMS

ALBUMS

1. House Of Balloons THE WEEKND 2. Nostalgia/Ultra FRANK OCEAN 3. I’m Gay LIL B 4. Take Care DRAKE 5. Thursday THE WEEKND 6. Fear of God II PUSHA T 7. 100% Publishing WILEY 8. 20 Odd Years BUCK 65 9. Black Up SHABAZZ PALACES 10. Gob DELS

1. Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing THE WONDER YEARS 2. Simple Math MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 3. Clash Battle Guilt Pride POLAR BEAR CLUB 4. Wasting Light FOO FIGHTERS 5. In Some Way Or Shape Or Form FOUR YEAR STRONG 6. In Waves TRIVIUM 7. Good For Me THE SWELLERS 8. Balls Out STEEL PANTHER 9. Ritardando FRONT END LOADER 10. Parting The Seas Between Brightness And Me TOUCHÉ AMORÉ

1. SBTRKT SBTRKT 2. Condition CALIBRE 3. Biophilia BJÖRK 4. Rapping With Paul White PAUL WHITE 5. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 6. Glass Swords RUSTIE 7. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 8. The Stepkids THE STEPKIDS 9. 93 Million Miles AFRICA HITECH 10. Biasonic Hotsauce ZED BIAS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. 116 And Rising VARIOUS/HESSLE AUDIO 2. Hit It & Quit It Radio Revue VARIOUS/RECLOOSE AND FRANK BOOKER 3. Under The Influence Vol 1 VARIOUS/RED GREG

SONGS

1. Manhatta THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA 2. Myrtle Avenue FLOATING POINTS 3. Far Nearer JAMIE XX 4. Dancing ZED BIAS AND OMAR 5. Down BLAWAN

ARTISTS 1. Radiohead 2. Floating Points 3. James Blake 4. Jamie xx 5. SBTRKT

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Erykah Badu 2. James Blake 3. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 4. Electric Wire Hustle 5. DJ Shadow

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Bamboos 2. Thundamentals 3. Bon Chat Bon Rat 4. Katalyst 5. Mitzi

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Spare Hands 2. Discogs 3. FACT 4. Resident Advisor 5. Rinse FM

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Soul Glow with Huwston 2SER 2. Numbers RINSE FM 3. Mixed Nuts with Alexander Nut RINSE FM

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. Parks & Recreation 4. The Colbert Report 5. Dexter

MOVIES 1. Anything with Michael Fassbender (haven’t seen Shame yet) 2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 3. Drive 4. Bridesmaids 5. X-Men: First Class

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR SBTRKT getting up in 2011 was the highlight, musically, for sure.

MOST OVERHYPED Cross between BEP and LMFAO – have they ever been in the same room at the same time?

QUOTE/TWEET “We killed Osama, confirmed his DNA, and buried his body at sea on the same day as Hitler’s death? Michael Bay, you a fool for this one!” Phonte on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Facebook goes Gonzo. I saw more mutilated corpses, animal cruelty and sweet titties for two weeks there. What happened, Zuck?

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Nick Waterhouse – the 50s explosion is really really really going to go POP. 8

JUSTIN GREY

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Live On I-5 SOUNDGARDEN 3. Twenty PEARL JAM

SONGS

1. Came Out Swinging THE WONDER YEARS 2. Simple Math MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 3. Just Drive FOUR YEAR STRONG 4. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 5. Lucky Now RYAN ADAMS

LIL B

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Best Intentions Part I SPIT SYNDICATE 2. Good Morning PRIME 3. The Sextape THE TONGUE

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Lil Wayne 2. DOOM 3. Wu-Tang Clan 4. 50 Cent 5. Eminem

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Spit Syndicate 2. Joyride And The Accidents 3. Horrorshow 4. Plutonic Lab feat Hilltop Hoods 5. Urthboy

THE WONDER YEARS

1. The Wonder Years 2. Manchester Orchestra 3. Front End Loader 4. Slash 5. Dave Grohl

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Every Time I Die 2. The Wonder Years 3. Foo Fighters 4. Slash 5. A Day To Remember

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Front End Loader 2. John Vella Band 3. You Am I 4. Tumbleweed 5. Baby Animals

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Pitchfork 2. OzHipHop.com 3. SoundCloud 4. Twitter 5. Cricinfo

1. Facebook 2. Bombshellzine 3. Sydney Morning Herald 4. eBay 5. FasterLouder

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Stolen Records FBI 2. The Drop FBI 3. Arvos with Sweetie and Shag FBI

1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. Distortion TRIPLE M 3. Drive with Richard Glover ABC LOCAL RADIO

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Downton Abbey 2. Community 3. Parks And Recreation 4. Media Watch 5. Q&A

1. True Blood 2. Dexter 3. Entourage 4. South Park 5. Homeland

MOVIES 1. The Promise 2. Drive 3. Warrior 4. Crazy, Stupid, Love 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Patrick Cummins and the promise that one day – one day soon! – we may do okay in the cricket.

MOST OVERHYPED Tyler, the Creator and OFWGKTA generally (bar Frank Ocean). Alternatively: the hashtag #QandA.

QUOTE/TWEET

MOVIES 1. Bridesmaids 2. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II 3. Hanna 4. X-Men: First Class 5. Cowboys & Aliens

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Anytime I’m on stage with the band, performing a rockin’ set elicits many a goosebump. An unbeatable experience.

MOST OVERHYPED AJ Maddah.

“I vow to punish this government for the rest of my life over the carbon tax fraud.” @heraldsunreader on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Qantas’ pro-lynching stance. White guys dressing like Radike Samo is gross, Qantas. You’re the worst.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 The cancellation of Community and an impossibly underwhelming Olympic Games opening ceremony.

1. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 2. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 3. Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down RY COODER 4. Go-Go Boots DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 5. Bon Iver BON IVER 6. Speed Of Darkness FLOGGING MOLLY 7. The Whole Love WILCO 8. El Camino THE BLACK KEYS 9. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 10. Skins BUFFALO TOM 1. Some Girls THE ROLLING STONES 2. Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009 DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 3. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 REM

ARTISTS

1. The Weeknd 2. Frank Ocean 3. Drake 4. The Dream/Terius Nash 5. Spit Syndicate

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

1. The Birds Part II THE WEEKND 2. See Me Now SPIT SYNDICATE 3. Loft Music THE WEEKND 4. We’ll Be Fine DRAKE 5. Wedding Crasher THE DREAM/TERIUS NASH

FLOGGING MOLLY

QUOTE/TWEET “Iii|; )’“ Slash signing off on every tweet. He is nothing but consistent!

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP The ‘king’ of twitter Ashton Kutcher quits after defending a US football coach who was accused of molesting boys.

SONGS

1. Hell Broke Luce TOM WAITS 2. Used To Be A Cop DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 3. The Recursive Girl FUCKED UP 4. One Sunday Morning WILCO 5. Calgary BON IVER

ARTISTS 1. Tom Waits 2. The National 3. The Hold Steady 4. Fucked Up 5. Drive-By Truckers

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Hold Steady 2. The National 3. The Gaslight Anthem 4. Micah P Hinson 5. Serious Beak

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Grinderman 2. The Panics 3. Serious Beak 4. Paul Kelly 5. CW Stoneking

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Pitchfork 2. Metacritic 3. Red Eye Records 4. News 5. Cricinfo

TV SHOWS 1. Frozen Planet 2. How I Met Your Mother 3. Dexter 4. Criminal Minds 5. Good Game

MOVIES 1. Rango 2. Drive 3. In Time 4. Moneyball 5. The Ides Of March

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Tom Waits releases new studio album.

MOST OVERHYPED Janet Jackson’s cancelled Opera House show in November.

QUOTE/TWEET “That’s refuckulous!” Tom Waits.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP I don’t really Facebook, Tweet myself.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Much of the same bullshit that 2011 had, except the year clocks up to 2012.

Bruce Springsteen, and hopefully The Rolling Stones, announcing Australian tours.

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia


KRIS SWALES

ALBUMS

LIZ GIUFFRE

LIZ GALINOVIC

ALBUMS

1. Galactic Melt COM TRUISE 2. Azari & III AZARI & III 3. The Local Fuzz THE ATOMIC BITCHWAX 4. Thursday THE WEEKND 5. The Stepkids THE STEPKIDS 6. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 7. Mylo Xyloto COLDPLAY 8. Zonoscope CUT COPY 9. 50 Words For Snow KATE BUSH 10. SBTRKT SBTRKT

1. Making Mirrors GOTYE 2. Seeker Lover Keeper SEEKER LOVER KEEPER 3. Bon Iver BON IVER 4. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 5. Are You Ready Yet CLARE BOWDITCH 6. Gilgamesh GYPSY & THE CAT 7. The Fall GORILLAZ 8. Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under AMANDA PALMER 9. Zonoscope CUT COPY 10. Velociraptor! KASABIAN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Balance 019 VARIOUS/HENRY SAIZ 2. Screamadelica 20th Anniversary Edition PRIMAL SCREAM 3. Balance 018 VARIOUS/NICK WARREN

SONGS

1. White Noise MOGWAI 2. Mystical Tree HAL INCANDENZA 3. Black Heart (Henry Saiz’s 95 Cassette Rework) CORA NOVOA & SPACEMAN 4. Till The World Ends (Hal Incandenza Mix) BRITNEY SPEARS 5. Pharaohs SBTRKT

ARTISTS 1. Henry Saiz 2. SBTRKT 3. Katy Perry 4. The Weeknd 5. Smokin Joe Mekhael/Nyan Cat

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Smoke And Mirrors Original Cast Recording SMOKE AND MIRRORS CAST FEAT IOTA 2. Rewiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles VARIOUS 3. Muppets: The Green Album VARIOUS

HANNI EL KHATIB

ALBUMS

1. When The Guns Come Out HANNI EL KHATIB 2. SBTRKT SBTRKT 3. The Seventh Passenger SIETTA 4. Vows KIMBRA 5. Deep Impressions KATALYST 6. Moonfire BOY & BEAR 7. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 8. The Stepkids THE STEPKIDS 9. Next Of Kin THE LAST KINECTION 10. El Camino THE BLACK KEYS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. White Heat: 30 Hits ICEHOUSE 2. Balance 019 VARIOUS/HENRY SAIZ 3. The Ultimate Collection (1994-2011) POWDERFINGER

SONGS HENRY SAIZ

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Leftfield 2. Kyuss Lives 3. Sasha 4. Plastikman 5. Booka Shade

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Alison Wonderland (She Can DJ final) 2. Fort 3. Little Scout 4. Shades Of Gray 5. Matttt (Sasha warm-up)

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. IMDb 2. Trend Micro Hosted Email Security 3. Sydney Morning Herald 4. Facebook 5. YouTube

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Grandstand Rugby League ABC LOCAL RADIO 2. Grandstand Cricket ABC LOCAL RADIO 3. Monday Night Football TRIPLE M

TV SHOWS 1. State Of Origin Game 3 2. State Of Origin Game 1 3. The Slap 4. Q&A 5. Community

MOVIES 1. Snowtown 2. The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn 3. Black Swan 4. The Trip 5. The Beaver

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Interviewing John Garcia, seeing Kyuss Lives twice, Red Bull Music Academy, SENDING MY FIRST TELEGRAM –(STOP)–

MOST OVERHYPED

1. Fuck It, You Win HANNI EL KHATIB 2. Hold On SBTRKT 3. No Longer Hurt SIETTA 4. I Was A Queen SIETTA 5. U Can’t Save Me KATALYST

SONGS

1. Somebody That I Used to Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 3. Rest Your Head on My Shoulder SEEKER LOVER KEEPER 4. Wake Up Jeff BLUEJUICE 5. Price Tag JESSIE J

ARTISTS 1. Gotye 2. Seeker Lover Keeper 3. Clare Bowditch 4. Art Vs Science 5. Amy Winehouse

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Krystal Warren 2. Blind Boys Of Alabama 3. Mavis Staples 4. Pajama Club 5. Jethro Tull

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Clare Bowditch 2. Seeker Lover Keeper 3. Paul Dempsey 4. Art Vs Science 5. Yacht Club DJs

ARTISTS 1. Sietta 2. Kimbra 3. Gotye 4. Boy & Bear 5. Suicide Silence

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bob Dylan 2. Suicide Silence 3. Erykah Badu

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Daily Meds 2. Sietta 3. The Snowdroppers 4. Jordie Lane 5. The B Naturals

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. New Matilda 2. Slate 3. Electronic Intifada 4. Deadline 5. Meme Generator

TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. The Hamster Wheel 4. The Slap 5. Media Watch

MOVIES 1. Snowtown 2. Red Dog 3. Mad Bastards 4. The Lion King 3D 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

1. Towers BON IVER 2. St Peter’s Cathedral DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 3. Night After Night LAURA MARLING 4. You And I WILCO 5. Someone Like You ADELE

ARTISTS 1. City And Colour 2. Death Cab For Cutie 3. Boy & Bear 4. Adele 5. Sietta

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. City And Colour 2. James Blake 3. Ben Harper 4. John Legend 5. Michael Franti

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Boy & Bear 2. Jinja Safari 3. The Middle East 4. Seeker Lover Keeper 5. Sietta

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J 2. Stolen Records FBI 3. The Hip Hop Show TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Community 2. Spicks And Specks 3. Rockwiz 4. Glee 5. Gruen Planet

1. Mad Men 2. Californication 3. Underbelly 4. The Office 5. Jersey Shore

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. Bridesmaids 2. Horrible Bosses 3. Christopher And His Kind 4. Red Dog 5. The Trip

1. The Tree Of Life 2. Drive 3. Contagion 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

2011 is no longer The Year of The Thesis! (that’ll be Doctor Gets-Too-Excited-About-Daggy-Things, soon, dear reader).

It’s a toss up between Ben Harper at Byron Bay Bluesfest and City And Colour at the Roundhouse... Far too close to call.

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED

Plank you, miss, plank you.

Rebecca Black.

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET “Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.” Disgraced republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain unknowingly ended his parting speech with some insightful lyrics from a Pokemon theme song, thinking they were the words of an anonymous poet. Well played.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

“If wit were shit, you wouldn’t be the ghost of a fart.” Bob Weatherly (aka Granddad).

Me joining Facebook – and actually kinda enjoying myself.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Umm, surely someone upset someone somewhere...

When Karl thanked the Channel 9 publicist as part of his Gold Logie acceptance speech (don’t judge me for staying up to watch it...).

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Kimbra and Gotye fall in love and start living out the details of that song they did together IRL.

SONGS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

QUOTE/TWEET

I will disappear into my cave until Easter 2013, when I’ll triumphantly return bearing an entirely electronic dance music based update of Jesus Christ Superstar – but still no significant facial hair.

1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. Studs Terkel’s Wax Museum (Live) BOB DYLAN 3. The Bootleg Series Vol 2: From Memphis To Hollywood JOHNNY CASH

1. Restoring The Balance TRIPLE J 2. TOFOP TOFOP.COM 3. Breakfast TRIPLE J

MOST OVERHYPED

PREDICTION(S) 2012

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

My Dad on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle: “It’s only difficult in practice because we don’t practice it.” I know, right?

The SmoothGroove.

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. 21 ADELE 3. Codes And Keys DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 4. The Whole Love WILCO 5. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 6. In The Pit Of The Stomach WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS 7. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 8. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 9. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 10. Cole World: The Sideline Story J. COLE

1. 8 Tracks 2. Who The Bloody Hell Are They? 3. SoundCloud 4. Damn You Auto Correct 5. Macromeme

QUOTE/TWEET

Trying out the SmoothGroove.

ALBUMS

1. Google 2. Twitter 3. Facebook 4. ABC Homepage 5. The Guardian

“Paul Hester once sold his pubic hairs as merchandising [for Crowded House]… he put them in a little guitar pack and he signed them and put them out for merch and he sold them too, I might add… anything after that is really a bit of a, um, quite naïve and innocent.” Neil Finn talking to Drum in November about possible Pajama Club merch.

Anything Odd Future related.

LUCIA OSBORNE-CROWLEY

The end of the world as we know it (if the predictions are to be believed)... but I feel fine.

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Google+. Enough said.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 John Cusack will make a desperate bid to save his children, his ex-wife and her boyfriend in a gripping tale of love, deception and snakes. 9


MARK HEBBLEWHITE

ALBUMS

PAUL SMITH

MARK NEILSEN ADALITA

1. Opus Eponymous GHOST 2. The Hymn Of A Broken Man TIMES OF GRACE 3. Macabre Eternal AUTOPSY 4. The World Is Yours MOTORHEAD 5. Street Prowl ROTTING OUT 6. Boundless! ASSAULTER 7. Towards The Megalith DISMA 8. The Thousandfold Epicentre THE DEVIL’S BLOOD 9. Darker Handcraft TRAP THEM 10. No One Gets Lost Anymore THE SMITH STREET BAND

ALBUMS

1. Born Again BLACK SABBATH 2. The Eternal Idol BLACK SABBATH 3. XXV Nonstop SICK OF IT ALL

SONGS

1. Dun Proppa DEF WISH CAST 2. Fight ‘Em Til You Can’t ANTHRAX 3. Someone Like You ADELE 4. Russian Spies AGAINST ME 5. Occult Enemies AGAINST ME

ARTISTS 1. Motorhead 2. Toe To Toe 3. Against Me 4. Def Wish Cast 5. Brutal Truth

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Terror 2. Against Me 3. The Gaslight Anthem 4. Morbid Angel 5. Doomriders

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Toe To Toe 2. Def Wish Cast 3. Hobbs’ Angel of Death 4. Mindsnare 5. The Smith Street Band

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Mediaite 2. Stuff You Will Hate 3. Politico 4. Invisible Oranges 5. Metal Sucks

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. Weeds 3. Californication 4. Boardwalk Empire 5. The Simpsons

MOVIES 1. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne 2. Agora 3. Midnight In Paris 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II 5. The Ides Of March

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Black Sabbath reuniting!

MOST OVERHYPED “The Big Four” thrash extravaganza.

QUOTE/TWEET I try not to pay attention to anything anyone says on Twitter – as for quotes they all blend into one when you have a troublesome two-year-old to look after...

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Anyone who Twittered while drunk.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Obama is re-elected; Black Sabbath hit it out of the park with their new LP... 10

1. Moonfire BOY & BEAR 2. Pajama Club PAJAMA CLUB 3. Build A Rocket Boys! ELBOW 4. Bon Iver BON IVER 5. One Thousand Origami Birds JACK CARTY 6. Mylo Xyloto COLDPLAY 7. Fallen Empires SNOW PATROL 8. Only Sparrows JOSH PYKE 9. Vessels BRYAN ESTEPA 10. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

TIMES OF GRACE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ALBUMS

1. Adalita ADALITA 2. Goddverb COMA RECOVERY 3. Colors In Stereo MOONLIT SAILOR 4. Worship Music ANTHRAX 5. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 6. Worker Bees WORKER BEES 7. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLING BIRDS 8. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 9. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 10. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. Snowtown JED KURZEL 3. From Fear To Eternity IRON MAIDEN

SONGS

1. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 2. Soldier Boys & Jesus Freaks NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 3. Beautiful Sound JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS 4. Black Death 1349 THE MIDDLE EAST 5. Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object) JANE’S ADDICTION

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Rewiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles VARIOUS 3. The Best Of Suede SUEDE

SONGS

1. Feeding Line BOY & BEAR 2. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall COLDPLAY 3. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 4. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 5. Throw It Away 360 FEAT JOSH PYKE

ARTISTS 1. Boy & Bear 2. Neil Finn/Pajama Club 3. Bon Iver 4. Gotye 5. Josh Pyke

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Pulp 2. Elbow 3. Pajama Club 4. KD Lang And The Siss Boom Bang 5. I Am Kloot ELBOW

1. Kyuss Lives 2. Foo Fighters 3. Explosions In The Sky 4. Chris Cornell 5. Tool 1. Icehouse 2. Lanie Lane 3. Papa Vs Pretty 4. The Jezabels 5. Grinderman

1. FBI 94.5 PODCAST 2. Tune Up – Stuart Coupe FBI 3. Frank Skinner – Absolute Radio PODCAST

1. Summer Festival Guide 2. Drum Media Twitter 3. Your Daily SPA 4. Drum Media Facebook 5. Bureau Of Meteorology

TV SHOWS

1. Grandstand Cricket ABC LOCAL RADIO 2. The Ricky Gervais Podcast RICKYGERVAIS.COM 3. Drum Stereo Fridays DRUM OFFICE

TV SHOWS 1. The Amazing Race – Australia 2. The Amazing Race 3. Dexter 4. The Simpsons 5. The Event

MOVIES 1. Cowboys & Aliens 2. Battle: Los Angeles 3. Immortals 4. Contagion 5. Moneyball

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR The Drum’s appearance on iPad.

MOST OVERHYPED Lou Reed & Metallica.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 The Mayans will be wrong.

1. YouTube 2. Facebook 3. Sydney Morning Herald 4. BBC Sport 5. Catch Of The Day

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Boy & Bear 2. The Mess Hall 3. Shane Nicholson 4. Sparkadia 5. Josh Pyke

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ALBUMS

1. Rock And A Hard Place EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES 2. Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns JOHN HIATT 3. Gemini MATT “THE RUMBLE” MORRISON 4. No Time For Dreaming CHARLES BRADLEY 5. Blessed LUCINDA WILLIAMS 6. Headliner CHRIS ARDOIN 7. Go Go Boots DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 8. Songs From Down The Line THE BAYLOR BROTHERS 9. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 10. The Road From Memphis BOOKER T JONES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Place I Left Behind THE DEEP DARK WOODS 2. Lonesome City Travellers LONESOME CITY TRAVELLERS 3. The Game HOMEMADE JAMZ BLUES BAND

SONGS

1. Loving You Is Killing Me ALOE BLACC 2. Every Dusty Road THE STETSON FAMILY 3. The River LONESOME CITY TRAVELLERS 4. Spirit In The Sky WILLIAM SHATNER 5. What Is It Then In Between Us? BUD PETAL

ARTISTS 1. Raul Malo 2. Chris Ardoin 3. Bruno Mars 4. Aloe Blacc 5. Bud Petal 1. The Jim Jones Revue 2. Big Jay McNeely 3. Syl Johnson 4. Irma Thomas 5. Raul Malo

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

LUCINDA WILLIAMS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ARTISTS 1. The Jezabels 2. Lanie Lane 3. Royal Headache 4. Boy & Bear 5. Gotye

PEDRO MANOY

1. Spicks And Specks 2. Doctor Who 3. At The Movies 4. QI 5. Go Back To Where You Came From

MOVIES 1. The Trip 2. Unknown 3. Limitless 4. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 5. Midnight In Paris

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Undoubtedly the arrival of Anneliese Lily.

MOST OVERHYPED Kim Kardashian. What the? Who the? Why the?

QUOTE/TWEET “Uh oh, now I’m the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.” Sohaib Athar on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP You mean you have to think before you tweet? One time Twitter fanatic Ashton Kutcher doesn’t check the facts and now doesn’t tweet himself.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Increased music streaming services – possibly Spotify at last.

Have your say: facebook.com/drummedia

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Baylor Bros 2. Bud Petal 3. Baecastuff – Mutiny Music 4. The Bamboos 5. Jeff Duff Orchestra

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Mu Meson Archives 2. Boing Boing 3. WikiLeaks 4. Alternative Media Group 5. Jazzgroove Association

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Stormy Monday 2MBS 2. On The Corner 2SER 3. Renny Codgers FBI

TV SHOWS 1. Operation Repo 2. Four Corners 3. Foreign Correspondent 4. Dateline 5. Ideal

MOVIES 1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams 3. Snowtown 4. Project Nim 5. The Human Centipede II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Zizek delights punters at Festival Of Dangerous Ideas.

MOST OVERHYPED Nick Cave – all credibility shot after meeting the Queen and being spotted at Chatswood Chase in The Daily Telegraph’s ISPY.

QUOTE/TWEET Just about everything on the fake Andrew Bolt Twitter account – even funnier than Andrew himself!

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP All social media is a fuck up. Why bother!

PREDICTION(S) 2012 End of the world according to the Mayan calendar on Sunday 23 December 2012 – make sure you have a good night out on the Saturday!


ROB TOWNSEND

ALBUMS

1. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 2. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 3. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 4. Vows KIMBRA 5. In Your Room CAMERAS 6. Veronica Falls VERONICA FALLS 7. Twerps TWERPS 8. Milk Annual CAITLIN PARK 9. Smoking In Heaven KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS 10. Yuck YUCK

ROD HUNT

ROBBIE LOWE

ALBUMS

JOEL MULL

1. Murder The Mountains RED FANG 2. Worldwide Skyline NORDIC NOMADIC 3. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 4. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 5. West WOODEN SHJIPS 6. End Time BRUTAL TRUTH 7. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 8. Adalita ADALITA 9. Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks SEASICK STEVE 10. Baby Caught The Bus CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Twenty PEARL JAM 3. Outside Society PATTI SMITH

ROSS CLELLAND LANIE LANE

NORDIC NOMADIC

SONGS

1. Defeatist CAMERAS 2. Cameo Lover KIMBRA 3. History’s Door HUSKY 4. Who Are You? TWERPS 5. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA

ALBUMS

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Rain On Humming Wire THE PANICS 3. The Whole Love WILCO 4. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 5. The Balladeer Hunter MIKE NOGA 6. The Cat BEN SALTER 7. Adalita ADALITA 8. To The Horses LANIE LANE 9. Rumble Shake And Tumble WAGONS 10. Future Universe RON PENO & THE SUPERSTITIONS

ARTISTS 1. Kimbra 2. Laura Marling 3. Gotye 4. Tom Waits 5. Boy & Bear

ALBUMS

1. Home Town Chicago BOO WILLIAMS 2. It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It OMAR S 3. SBTRKT SBTRKT 4. Resolution 653 INSTRA:MENTAL 5. Through The Green TIGER & WOODS 6. Sensory JOEL MULL

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS LAURA MARLING

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. In Flight Entertainment VARIOUS/AEROPLANE 2. DJ-Kicks VARIOUS/SCUBA 3. Balance 18 VARIOUS/NICK WARREN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

NICK WARREN

1. Florence + The Machine 2. Simone Felice 3. Kimya Dawson & Aesop Rock 4. Gruff Rhys 5. Portishead

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Kimbra 2. Seeker Lover Keeper 3. The Grates 4. The Jezabels 5. Cut Copy

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Non-Stop Nyan Cat! 2. Twitter 3. The Guardian 4. This Is Happening 5. BBC Football

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Kermode and Mayo’s Film Reviews BBC RADIO 5LIVE 2. Arvos FBI 3. The Guardian Football Weekly PODCAST

TV SHOWS 1. 24 Hours In A&E 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. At The Movies 4. Q&A 5. The World Game

MOVIES 1. Bill Cunningham New York 2. Submarine 3. Midnight in Paris 4. We Need To Talk About Kevin 5. Snowtown

SONGS

1. Ocean Floor DISTORTION 2. I Like Acid (Steve Rachmad Remix) BENNY RODRIGUES 3. Resonate JONA 4. The Maze DEETRON 5. Ain’t Nobody’s MARTIN LANDSKY

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Jim Carrey confesses his love for Emma Stone/has a midlife crisis on YouTube.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Laura Marling accepts the proposal of marriage I shout at her from the audience of her Opera House gig. We live happily ever after. The End.

ARTISTS

ARTISTS

1. OFF! 2. Whitehorse 3. Hydromedusa 4. Adalita 5. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

1. PJ Harvey 2. Amy Winehouse 3. Gotye 4. Tom Waits 5. Adalita

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. OFF! 2. Swans 3. Black Mountain 4. The Hives 5. Earthless

1. The National 2. Gang Of Four 3. Lady Gaga 4. Kinky Friedman 5. The Flaming Lips

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Sasha 2. ASC 3. Morgan Geist 4. Deetron 5. Art Bleek

1. Alernative Music Show 2SER 2. Sideways Through Sound 2SER 3. Hands Of Tyme 2SER

1. The Bridge FBI 2. 2011 TRIPLE J 3. Utility Fog FBI

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

“People, you are more powerful than any corporation in the world, thank you for making this happen.” Altiyan Childs’ anti-corporation message during his ARIA acceptance speech might have been taken more seriously were he not THE DUDE THAT WON X-FACTOR. Idiot.

1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Majesty THE PANICS 3. We All Go Back To Where We Belong REM 4. Cold Feet LIAM FINN 5. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE

ARTISTS

MOST OVERHYPED QUOTE/TWEET

1. Anniversary CATHEDRAL 2. The Stooges Collection - Australian Tour Edition 2011 THE STOOGES 3. So Many Things EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING

1. You Am I 2. The Church 3. Mike Noga 4. Adalita 5. Wagons

A stranger came up to me at a gig, while I was wooing a pretty lady, and told me he liked my writing. It’s the coolest I’ve ever looked. Kim Kardashian. Why does ANYBODY give the tiniest shit about her?

SONGS

1. Looking Glass 2. River Of Snakes 3. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes 4. Hydromedusa 5. Barbarian

1. Resident Advisor 2. Swellnet 3. Pulse Radio 4. SoundCloud 5. Proton Radio

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

1. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 REM 2. Starfish THE CHURCH 3. Kill City IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON

1. RA Podcast RESIDENTADVISOR.NET 2. House Radio HOUSE-RADIO.COM 3. Sunset FBI

TV SHOWS

1. Red Dog 2. Hall Pass 3. Paul 4. 127 Hours 5. The Hangover Part II

1. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson 2. The Hour 3. QI 4. Rage 5. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

MOVIES

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

1. Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard

Still waiting (actually, I think said this last year...)

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

OFF!.

MOST OVERHYPED Washington.

1. Gruen Planet 2. Spicks And Specks 3. Q&A 4. The Late Show With David Letterman 5. At The Movies

MOVIES

1. The Walking Dead 2. The Hour 3. The Killing 4. Q&A 5. Bear Grills

Bands with a piano accordion, bad beards, wearing suspenders. Although this can win you an ARIA, or five.

QUOTE/TWEET

“I have a new philosophy. When I say something that sounds smart then I meant it and if I say something that sounds stupid then I didn’t.” Johnny Marr. Twitter.

I must have said something vaguely witty as a Facebook status when I was drunk after winning the Townie’s music trivia one night. Sure, I probably stole it from Dorothy Parker or Stephen Fry, but it would have certainly made me laugh at the time.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

“Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” – Paris Hilton tweets about the hardships life has thrown her way.

Google+. Where circles became black holes in surprisingly quick time.

QUOTE/TWEET

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Tinnitus.

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PREDICTION(S) 2012 SPA will realise they may have to offer us a drinks voucher or other incentives to fill in these damn surveys. 11


SARAH PETCHELL

ALBUMS

1. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 2. Old Ghosts Never Sleep FIRES OF WACO 3. Funerary PULLING TEETH 4. Ethereal Surrogate Savior COERCE 5. Awake EP TRASH TALK 6. Cerebral Ballzy CEREBRAL BALLZY 7. Long Live THE CHARIOT 8. ...And So We Destroyed Everything SLEEPMAKESWAVES 9. Fake History LETLIVE 10. No Devolucion THURSDAY

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Fucked Up Presents: David’s Town VARIOUS 2. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS 3. 13 Chambers WUGAZI

SONGS

1. The Other Shoe FUCKED UP 2. White Limo FOO FIGHTERS 3. Breakdance Beach HAIL MARY MALLON 4. Hells Gates BREAK EVEN 5. Awake TRASH TALK

SEVANA OHANDJANIAN

SCOTT FITZSIMONS

ALBUMS

THE LOW ANTHEM

ALBUMS

1. Smart Flesh THE LOW ANTHEM 2. Philharmonics AGNES OBEL 3. Harmony HARMONY 4. Wildlife LA DISPUTE 5. Crystal Theatre BELLES WILL RING 6. ...And So We Destroyed Everything SLEEPMAKESWAVES 7. Forever So HUSKY 8. Major/Minor THRICE 9. The King Is Dead THE DECEMBERISTS 10. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ARTISTS 1. Fucked Up 2. Foo Fighters 3. Doomtree Collective 4. Kanye West 5. I Exist

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Fucked Up 2. Off! 3. Portishead 4. Bat For Lashes 5. The Chariot

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. 4 Dead & Robotosaurus 2. The Hollow and Phantoms 3. Mindsnare 4. Break Even 5. Coerce

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. No Heroes Magazine 2. Boston Red Sox 3. Facebook 4. Questionable Content 5. Punknews.org

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. Dead Air FBI 3. Deathwish Inc Podcast DEATHWISH INC

TV SHOWS 1. Boardwalk Empire 2. 2 Broke Girls 3. How To Make It In America 4. Sons Of Anarchy 5. Project Runway (US)

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. Bridesmaids 3. Captain America 4. True Grit 5. Moneyball

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR FINALLY seeing Portishead in a live setting at Harvest Festival. Getting flattened by the bass during Machine Gun was incredible!

MOST OVERHYPED Title Fight.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Another amazing reunion by a band I have never seen; a Radiohead tour; and maybe that elusive third Glassjaw album. 12

AZARI & III

ALBUMS

1. Azari & III AZARI & III 2. This Modern Glitch THE WOMBATS 3. Eye Contact GANG GANG DANCE 4. Portamento THE DRUMS 5. The English Riviera METRONOMY 6. Gravity the Seducer LADYTRON 7. SBTRKT SBTRKT 8. Freaking Out TORO Y MOI 9. Zonoscope CUT COPY 10. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Great Australian Songbook: Deluxe Journal Edition VARIOUS 2. 101 Country Classics VARIOUS 3. The Very Best Of Slim Dusty: Gold Label Edition SLIM DUSTY

APPARAT

1. 15 Years: The Remixes VARIOUS/GLOBAL UNDERGROUND 2. The Remixes: 2004-2011 BOYS NOIZE 3. London Sessions LCD SOUNDSYSTEM

SONGS

SONGS

SONGS

ARTISTS

ARTISTS

1. The Jezabels 2. Belles Will Ring 3. The Getaway Plan 4. Heroes For Hire 5. Husky

1. Pulp 2. James Blake 3. Faris Badwan 4. The Weeknd 5. Radiohead

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. The Mars Volta 2. Holy Fuck 3. Leon Russell 4. Marques Toliver 5. Bob Dylan

1. Pulp 2. Holy Fuck 3. Bat For Lashes 4. Lightspeed Champion 5. Mark Ronson

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Paul Kelly 2. Australia Chamber Orchestra 3. Coerce 4. The Nation Blue 5. Royal Headache

1. Seekae 2. The Laurels 3. The Holy Soul 4. Whipped Cream Chargers 5. Ghoul

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Commonwealth Netbank 2. Eurosport UK 3. Foxsports 4. ABC iview 5. TheMusic.com.au

1. Feminist Ryan Gosling 2. YouTube 3. The Vine 4. Fat Aus 5. Non-Stop Nyan Cat!

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Gourmet Farmer 2. Killing Time 3. Game Of Thrones 4. Sons Of Anarchy 5. Boardwalk Empire

1. Parks & Recreation 2. Misfits 3. Community 4. Downton Abbey 5. Russell Howard’s Good News

TV SHOWS

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. Senna 2. Red Dog 3. The Tree Of Life 4. Even The Rain 5. Drive

1. Submarine 2. Tucker & Dale vs Evil 3. A Separation 4. The Future 5. Dragonslayer

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Meeting John, owner of the Ardview Inn, Port Ellen, Islay. Top bloke.

Shouting the lyrics to Pulp’s Common People with thousands of strangers in the Hordern, before doing it all over again at Splendour.

1. Boeing 737 THE LOW ANTHEM 2. Riverside AGNES OBEL 3. I See Everything LA DISPUTE 4. Come North With Me Baby, Wow BELLES WILL RING 5. Flying Colours THE GETAWAY PLAN FUCKED UP

1. Skying THE HORRORS 2. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 3. +Dome SEEKAE 4. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 5. Cat’s Eyes CAT’S EYES 6. Smother WILD BEASTS 7. You Are All I See ACTIVE CHILD 8. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves JOHN MAUS 9. Go Tell Fire To The Mountain WU LYF 10. The Devil’s Walk APPARAT MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Submarine EP ALEX TURNER 2. The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 GORILLAZ 3. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS

STUART EVANS

1. Australia All Over with Ian McNamara ABC LOCAL RADIO 2. Radiant FBI 3. Dead Air FBI

MOST OVERHYPED Post dub wave. Did you know that rock musicians are collaborating with dance artists these days?!

QUOTE/TWEET “I’m fascinated by the Planet Habitability Index created by scientists to show how likely other worlds are to support alien life. Imagine my surprise when I saw that Titan rated 0.64. What a turn up.” Rosie, 18, from Middlesex. Page 3 girl in UK newspaper The Sun.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. Still Life THE HORRORS 2. I Get So High ALPS 3. The Words That Maketh Murder PJ HARVEY 4. Modern Art BLACK LIPS 5. Ladder Song BRIGHT EYES

1. Radiant w/ Adam Lewis FBI 2. Dead Air w/ Scott Fitzsimons FBI 3. Tuesday Breakfast w/ Adam Rosenberg 2SER

MOST OVERHYPED The wub-wub seizure genre that is dubstep. It has led to the horror of Korn collaborating with Skrillex, and that must be stopped.

QUOTE/TWEET The entirety of Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue at the Golden Globes. Too long to quote, well worth a viewing.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Google+. Enough said.

Anthony Weiner posting his dick to Twitter.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 It will be a very good year for whisky drinkers.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 I finally see Radiohead live, in Berlin. It’s one of the most magnificent moments of my life. Fact.

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1. 1996 THE WOMBATS 2. Levels AVICII 3. Truly Happy Ending JUNIOR BOYS 4. We Found Love CALVIN HARRIS 5. Hello MARTIN SOLVEIG 1. The Wombats 2. Calvin Harris 3. Axwell 4. Avicii 5. Sébastien Léger

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl 2. The Wombats 3. The Living End 4. Duck Sauce 5. Leftfield

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bag Raiders 2. Alpine 3. Gotye 4. The Living End 5. Gypsy & The Cat

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. People of Walmart 2. YouTube 3. FML 4. Despair 5. I Am Bored 1. Breakfasters RRR 2. Space Between The Beats KISS FM 3. Friday Night Shuffle (Aston Shuffle) TRIPLE J 1. Bored To Death 2. Breaking Bad 3. Modern Family 4. Underbelly: Razor 5. The Soup

MOVIES 1. 127 Hours 2. Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone 3. Captain America 4. Moneyball 5. Source Code

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Probably the reformation of The Stone Roses or the Chicago house of Azari & III’s album.

MOST OVERHYPED Lady Gaga: a complete and utter lunatic, or the crap Metallica and Lou Reed combination.

QUOTE/TWEET “Wait Miley got high? Where have I been?! Buried under the tinsel obiv. @mileycyrus meet my friend @ snoopdoog... He’ll hook ya up!” Katy Perry on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Communicating in times of death: Roger Ebert posted “friends don’t let jackasses drink and drive” following the death of Ryan Dunn.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Amy Winehouse revealed to be alive and well.


WRITERS’ POLL RESULTS

THE INPRESS 2011 WRAP

PJ HARVEY

TOTAL CONTROL - HENGE BEAT

ADALITA @ MEREDITH PHOTO BY JESSE BOOHER

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. PJ Harvey 2. Gotye 3. Adalita 4. Kurt Vile 5. Bon Iver PREVIOUS WINNERS: Kanye West (2010), Lady Gaga (2009), The Presets (2008) GANG OF FOUR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Adalita ADALITA 3. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 4. Bon Iver BON IVER 5. Making Mirrors GOTYE 6. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 7. Speaking Volumes MANTRA 8. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 9. Vows KIMBRA 10. Dark Magic SAND PEBBLES PREVIOUS WINNERS: InnerSpeaker TAME IMPALA (2010), Merriweather Post Pavilion ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (2009), Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS (2008)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. Gang Of Four 2. Portishead 3. Primal Scream 4. Foo Fighters =5. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble =5. Fucked Up =5. The National PREVIOUS WINNERS: Pavement (2010), The Flaming Lips (2009), Sonic Youth (2008) MY DISCO

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. 12 Days To Paris HUXTON CREEPERS 2. We’re New Here GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX 3. Quasimodo’s Dream THE REELS PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inaugural year for this category.

1. Grinderman 2. The Middle East 3. My Disco =4. Adalita =4. Drapht PREVIOUS WINNERS: Eddy Current Suppression Ring (2010), Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2009), The Drones (2008) SOUNDCLOUD

ONLINE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 1. SoundCloud 2. Facebook 3. The Guardian 4. Twitter =5. Bandcamp =5. Facebook PREVIOUS WINNERS: Facebook (2010), Facebook (2009), Facebook (2008)

e’d read about PJ Harvey’s tenth studio album, Let England Shake, long before we’d heard it, and the unanimous verdict even then was that the 43-year-old Brit had crafted, if not the album of her career, then certainly her best in years. Inpress writers agreed, naming it their top album of 2011. The record, written over two-and-a-half years but recorded in a Dorset church in five weeks with long-time collaborator John Parish, former Bad Seed Mick Harvey and Grammy-winning alt.rock producer Flood, was a highly politicised anti-war missive, which landed Harvey on the political chat show circuit (sharing a couch with then-Brit PM Gordon Brown on one memorable occasion), and scored her a second Mercury Music Prize (she’s the only artist to have won it twice). It’s not surprising Inpress writers also named Harvey their artist of the year. With an Australian tour kicking off in a few weeks, and a scheduled stop at Tassie’s Mona Foma, we reckon an appearance in next year’s poll in the top shows of 2012 category ain’t out of the question either.

W

As the year winds down with the future of both the Prince Of Wales’ and East Brunswick Club’s band rooms in doubt, it’s interesting to note all of our writers’ favourite overseas gigs of the year bar one, and their top Aussie show, were attached to festivals. Gang Of Four showed up plenty of bands half their age when they delivered a dynamic afternoon set at this year’s Soundwave festival (and demolished a microwave at their Corner Hotel sideshow), while the near 14-year wait to see Portishead (and that was just in the Harvest bar queues) was forgotten as Bristol’s finest turned in a performance that will be talked about for years. Grinderman, meanwhile, bookended the year for many punters, delivering scathing sets at the Big Day Out in January and Meredith last week, where they announced their retirement (or did they?). The Middle East, a band on the opposite end of the rock’n’roll spectrum to Nick Cave’s bearded bandits, were another act that bowed out after a run of stellar live shows. Our writers’ other fave local gigs were equally as eclectic, with fast-rising rapper (and ARIA chart-topper) Drapht proving as popular as a newly solo but perenially popular Adalita.

From the political to the personal: Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know has to be one of the shortestodds favourites for Song Of The Year in our writers’ poll history, and we’ve gotta say its status is thoroughly deserved. By subverting the traditional pop song formula, Gotye penned a chart-topping rarity: a radio-flogged record that you never quite get sick of hearing. We’re still convinced that with some judicious syncing and canny soundtrack placement, Team Gotye can take the song all the way to the top of the US and UK charts. Fingers crossed.

SoundCloud’s dominance in the website category reflects the changing ways we consume music, while it’s a telling indictment on the quality of our local newspapers’ sites that more readers turn to London’s The Guardian to get their news fix than any of our local rags.

It was a solid year of Australian reissues, with tasty (re)packages from acts including Underground Lovers, Lighthouse Keepers, Ups & Downs, The Screaming Tribesmen, The Reels and Huxton Creepers. It was the latter’s reissued classic 12 Days To Paris that took out our miscellaneous/bits and bobs category, no doubt helped by a recent (and rockin’) comeback show at the Corner Hotel.

It’s been a huge year for music by any measure, and next year is shaping up to be just as memorable: we’re stoked to see SLAM Day going national in 2012 (23 February) and there’s already a bunch of shows we’re gagging for. Bring it on.

COMMUNITY

Brian Wise’s excellent Saturday morning RRR show Off The Record has long been a writers’ favourite, taking out the Best Radio Program category in 2005 and coming second in 2006 and 2008.

The Inpress team

THE TREE OF LIFE

HAU LATUKEFU - THE HIP HOP SHOW

SONG OF THE YEAR 1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Streamers BROUS 3. Lose The Baby LOST ANIMAL 4. Feeding Line BOY & BEAR 5. Hot Air ADALITA PREVIOUS WINNERS: Tightrope JANELLE MONÁE (2010), Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) BEYONCE (2009), Electric Feel/Time To Pretend MGMT (2008)

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST OF THE YEAR

1. Off The Record RRR =2. Son Of Crawdaddy RRR =2. The Hip Hop Show TRIPLE J =2. Under the Sun RRR =2. Blue Juice PBS PREVIOUS WINNERS: Home & Hosed TRIPLE J (2010), Blue Juice PBS (2009), Transference RRR (2008)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

1. Breaking Bad 2. Game Of Thrones 3. Community 4. The Simpsons 5. Treme PREVIOUS WINNERS: Mad Men (2010), True Blood (2009), Dexter (2008)

1. The Tree of Life 2. Black Swan 3. Bridesmaids 4. Drive 5. X-Men: First Class PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inception (2010), Inglourious Basterds (2009), The Dark Knight (2008)

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ADAM CURLEY

ALEKSIA BARRON

ANDREW HAZEL

ALBUMS

1. Speaking Volumes MANTRA 2. Babylon PHRASE 3. Take Care DRAKE 4. Making Mirrors GOTYE 5. The Life Of Riley DRAPHT 6. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 7. 21 ADELE 8. Drama PEGZ 9. Future Shade THE HERD 10. Voyager JOELISTICS CAITLIN PARK

ALBUMS

1. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 2. Milk Annual CAITLIN PARK 3. Separation Anxiety DIVORCED 4. Vanity Is Forever GEOFFREY O’CONNOR 5. Adalita ADALITA 6. Self (en)titled A GENDER 7. Hurtsville JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS 8. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 9. Loneliness Is A Dirty Mattress KITCHEN’S FLOOR 10. Secret Rituals SNOWMAN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Australian Hip Hop Supports CanTeen VARIOUS 2. The Sextape THE TONGUE 3. Best Intentions: Part One SPIT SYNDICATE 1. The Book PHRASE 2. Thunda Cats THUNDAMENTALS FEAT DYSPHEMIC 3. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 4. Nobody Knows I’m Famous MANTRA 5. Priceless PEGZ FEAT DIALECTRIX, JOE NEW, 2BUCK MANTRA

1. The National 2. Kurt Vile 3. Warpaint 4. Big Freedia 5. Juiceboxxx

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Geoffrey O’Connor 2. Divorced 3. Saint Jude 4. Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders 5. Montero

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Bandcamp 2. FBi Radio 3. The New York Times 4. Rose Quartz 5. Kill Your Darlings

TV SHOWS 1. Bored To Death 2. How To Make It In America 3. Boardwalk Empire 4. At The Movies 5. The Slap

MOVIES 1. Beginners 2. Page One: Inside The New York Times 3. Super 8 4. Heartbeats 5. Tiny Furniture

1. Hunter 2. Mantra 3. Kanye West 4. Elbow 5. Drapht

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bright Eyes 2. Aesop Rock 3. Elbow 4. The National 5. Pharoahe Monch

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Drapht 2. Mantra 3. Thundamentals 4. The Herd 5. Pegz

1. Last.fm 2. Mess+Noise 3. The Guardian 4. Pitchfork 5. Clones and Clones

1. Twitter 2. Vulture 3. The Drum 4. Facebook 5. White Whine

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews BBC RADIO 5 LIVE 2. Filmspotting CHICAGO PUBLIC RADIO 3. Adam and Joe BBC 6 MUSIC

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

TV SHOWS

1. The Hip Hop Show TRIPLE J 2. Home and Hosed TRIPLE J 3. Fresh Minds SYN

1. Game of Thrones 2. Media Watch 3. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern 4. The Colbert Report 5. Lawrence Leung’s Unbelievable

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. Game of Thrones 3. 30 Rock 4. Homeland 5. Community

MOVIES 1. La Quattro Volte 2. Tree of Life 3. Jess + Moss 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II 5. The Guard

MOVIES

MOST OVERHYPED

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

The redefining of sexual and gender politics in American rap: Tyler, The Creator and Nicki Minaj failed us.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011.

The ever-increasing brilliance of local music.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Kills VARIOUS/JJ 2. Don’t Believe The Hyper Colour VARIOUS/ THE POLO CLUB 3. Bin Juice VARIOUS

MOST OVERHYPED Odd Future; offensive lyrics and rampant egos fuel songs with no structure or purpose beyond shock value. Kind of genius too though.

1. Ghostwalking NEW WAR 2. Bad Guys BLEEDING KNEES CLUB 3. Beat And The Pulse AUSTRA 4. Memory #7 LOWTIDE 5. Lazy Bones WOODEN SHJIPS

ARTISTS 1. Faris Badwan (Horrors/Cat’s Eyes) 2. Benjamin John Powers (Blanck Mass/Fuck Buttons) 3. Edwyn Collins 4. Andrew Weatherall 5. Shane Parsons & Simon Ridley (DZ Deathrays/ Velociraptor)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Soft Pack 2. Gang Of Four 3. Dolly Parton 4. Street Chant 5. Warpaint

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Apartments 2. Velociraptor 3. The Ears 4. Orbweavers 5. Ross De Chene Hurricanes

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Twitter 2. ABC iview 3. SoundCloud 4. Pop & Hiss 5. Zap2It

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Dangerous Minds Radio Hour DANGEROUSMINDS.NET 2. Death Mix THEDEATHOFADISCODANCER. BLOGSPOT.COM 3. Weekend Playlist RCRDLBL.COM

TV SHOWS 1. Misfits 2. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson 3. Treme 4. Game Of Thrones 5. Laid

MOVIES 1. The Green Hornet 2. Paul 3. Super 4. Bridesmaids 5. Horrible Bosses

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Revolutions and occupations.

MOST OVERHYPED OFWGKTA.

QUOTE/TWEET “Statistically, at least one of you will be dead in a month.” Louis CK to Melbourne audience on Sep 2.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP #QantasLuxury. TOM WAITS

While it may not be the best, nothing defined 2011 like Rebecca Black, then most of the developed world, singing “Fri-ee-day Fri-ee-day / Gotta get down on Friee-day.”

“Smooth move, Ferguson.” 30 Rock. Short Stack smacking 360 with a brilliantly close-tohome pisstake video during the [V] Oz Artist of the Year voting.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

To be vomitous: more great local music. Should be another great year for cohesive, creative music communities.

There will be a dark, sad hole in my heart where Community should be. Coincidentally, Donald Glover will forge a film career.

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1. Keep Your Dreams CANYONS 2. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 3. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 4. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 5. Skying THE HORRORS 6. Crystal Theatre BELLES WILL RING 7. Gimme Some PETER, BJORN & JOHN 8. Meditations Of The Sun MELODIE NELSON 9. King Of The Waves LITTLE BARRIE 10. Azari & III AZARI & III

QUOTE/TWEET

Boardwalk Empire.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Cliquey Aus news commentators on Twitter. Join the conversation? Watch the conversation happen between the same five people.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED QUOTE/TWEET

1. Alpine 2. D. Rogers 3. Tully On Tully 4. The Good China 5. Collarbones

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

“Society is my friend/He makes me lie down in a cool blood bath/Oh, society.” Kurt Vile.

1. Portishead 2. Gang Of Four 3. The Antlers 4. The Go! Team 5. The Pointer Sisters

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

Kurt Vile and cultivating a liking of gin.

QUOTE/TWEET

1. Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 THE RADIO DEPT 2. Bakesale (Deluxe Edition) SEBADOH 3. Teenage Snuff Film ROWLAND S HOWARD

1. Lowtide 2. Alpine 3. Tully On Tully 4. Montero 5. Collarbones

1. Bridesmaids 2. Black Swan 3. We Need To Talk About Kevin 4. X-Men: First Class 5. The Help

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ARTISTS ARTISTS

ALBUMS

SONGS

1. Underneath Tonight LOWTIDE 2. Holly JAMES BLACKSHAW 3. Heartlove ALPINE 4. Too Beautiful to Work THE LUYAS 5. Holiday in America BITCH PREFECT

1. Cold Feet JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS 2. Own Side CAITLIN ROSE 3. Whatever Leads Me To You GEOFFREY O’CONNOR 4. Really In Love ROYAL HEADACHE 5. Welcome To The Middle THE GRATES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

M83

SONGS

SONGS

1. Kurt Vile 2. Adalita 3. Divorced 4. Caitlin Park 5. Big Freedia

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Father, Son, Holy Ghost GIRLS 3. Hello Sadness LOS CAMPESINOS! 4. Go With River OWLS OF THE SWAMP 5. Biophilia BJÖRK 6. Twerps TWERPS 7. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 8. Rolling Blackouts THE GO! TEAM 9. New Brigade ICEAGE 10. 50 Words For Snow KATE BUSH

SONGS

1. Record Store Day 2011 VARIOUS/MISSING LINK 2. We’re New Here GIL SCOTT-HERON & JAMIE XX 3. Lostworks FAUX PAS

ARTISTS

ALBUMS

ANDREW MAST

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Fenton the deer-chasing dog and all its related memes. “Fenton...Fenton...oh Jesus Christ...FENTON!!!!!...oh Jesus Christ...”

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

The world will not end. It will be a glorious time to be alive.

Same as prediction for 2011 – a Tom Waits tour... it’s gotta happen sooner or later.

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ANTHONY CAREW JULIANNA BARWICK

ANTONIOS SARHANIS

ALBUMS

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Dereb The Ambassador DEREB THE AMBASSADOR 3. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 4. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 5. 50 Words For Snow KATE BUSH 6. Ghost To A Ghost/Gutter Town HANK WILLIAMS III 7. Cymbals Eat Guitars LENSES ALIEN 8. Crooked Fingers BREAKS IN THE ARMOR 9. The Dreamer ETTA JAMES 10. The Old Magic NICK LOWE

ATTICUS BASTOW AUTECHRE

KATE BUSH

BOB BAKER FISH

ALBUMS

1. From Africa With Fury SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 2. Balkan Brass Battle BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA VERSES FANFARE CIOCARLIA 3. Ballad(s) For Quiet Horizons SCOTT MORRISON 4. Blanck Mass BLANCK MASS 5. Space Elevator THE LEAFS 6. Tassili TINARIWEN 7. And The World Is Still Yawning VIEO ABIUNGO 8. For The Tired And Ill At Ease SCISSORS AND SELLOTAPE 9. The Oansome Orbit PIMMON 10. Vanity Is Forever GEOFFREY O’CONNOR

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS ALBUMS

1. Orion 2000 ORCHESTRA PETER THOMAS 2. A Treasure NEIL YOUNG 3. Miracles YMA SUMAC

1. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 2. Ravedeath, 1972 TIM HECKER 3. Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1 EARTH 4. Conditions Of My Parole PUSCIFER 5. Gloss Drop BATTLES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS ALBUMS

1. The Magic Place JULIANNA BARWICK 2. Forever SLEEP ∞ OVER 3. Past Life Martyred Saints EMA 4. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 5. Kaputt DESTROYER 6. Trippple Midnight Karma/Won Ton Jaz SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE 7. You Are All I See ACTIVE CHILD 8. For You OSCAR + MARTIN 9. Idle Labor CRAFT SPELLS 10. Dead Seas SEA PINKS

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS 3. The Bootleg Series, Vol 1: Live in Europe 1967 MILES DAVIS

SONGS

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 3. Gonde DEREB THE AMBASSADOR 4. Only Girl (In The World) RIHANNA 5. East Harlem BEIRUT

SONGS

ARTISTS

1. Primal Scream 2. Iggy And The Stooges 3. Lupe Fiasco 4. MIA 5. The Black Keys

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Dark Bloom Split 12-inch GRIMES/D’EON 1. Don’t Leave It To Me MOZART’S SISTER 2. Oblivion GRIMES 3. Ungirthed PURITY RING 4. Sore Spores BOBBY 5. As Young As Yesterday KORALLREVEN 1. Grimes 2. Mozart’s Sister 3. Raphaelle Standell-Preston (Braids, Blue Hawaii, Indiensoci) 4. Julianna Barwick 5. U.S. Girls

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Omar Souleyman 2. Mountain Man 3. Wildbirds & Peacedrums 4. Warpaint 5. How To Dress Well

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES No tokenism, thanks.

1. Dereb The Ambassador 2. Dirty York 3. The Bamboos 4. You Am I 5. The Cruel Sea

1. Mine. RRR.

TV SHOWS 1. Mad Men

MOVIES 1. Beginners 2. The Future 3. Norwegian Wood 4. Incendies 5. Fleurs du Mal

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Not dying.

MOST OVERHYPED Can we just rename this The Odd Future Award and be done with it? Naughty boys saying naughty things = the tedious status quo.

QUOTE/TWEET Pretty much anything Ariel Pink says.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Just the phrase ‘Social Media’ repulses me. Pass.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Not with a bang but a whimper.

1. Jerome Noetinger 2. One Day As A Lion 3. Die Antwoord 4. Andrew WK 5. Tool 1. Blue King Brown 2. My Disco 3. Oren Ambarchi (with Charlemagne Palestine) 4. Saskwatch 5. Pirate 1. Boing Boing 2. Bandcamp 3. TED 4. xkcd 5. Create Digital Music

1. The DA Trippers 2. Club Troppo 3. Anagrammatically 4. Sample Happy 5. Language Hat

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. The Latin Connection PBS 2. Soulgroove ‘66 PBS 3. Beneath The Forest Floor RADIOVALERIE.ORG

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

TV SHOWS

ARTISTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Analog Paralysis, 1978 TIM HECKER 2. Bloom RADIOHEAD 3. Party Rock Anthem LMFAO 4. Friday REBECCA BLACK 5. Surrounded By Silence DESIGN THE SKYLINE

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

The internet should never be celebrated.

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

SONGS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Blue Juice PBS 2. Black Wax PBS 3. Stone Love PBS

1. EPs 1991 - 2002 AUTECHRE 2. Icasea/Benefit Compilation for Japan VARIOUS 3. The Top 100 Tracks Of 2010 (Bleep) VARIOUS

1. One Day As A Lion 2. Radiohead 3. My Disco 4. Saskwatch 5. Amon Tobin

ARTISTS 1. PJ Harvey 2. Fleet Foxes 3. Tom Waits 4. Meshell Ndegeocello 5. Etta James

THE BAMBOOS

TV SHOWS 1. Gruen Nation 2. Spicks And Specks 3. Media Watch 4. Archer 5. Adventure Time

1. The Simpsons 2. Mad Men 3. Curb Your Enthusiasm 4. Treme 5. AFL Football

MOVIES

MOVIES 1. The King’s Speech 2. Midnight In Paris 3. Moneyball 4. Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone 5. Project Nim

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Death to expensive books!

1. Drive 2. The King’s Speech 3. Senna 4. The Hunter 5. Brian Eno: Another Green World

SONGS

1. Wilhelm Scream THE BAMBOOS 2. Tenere Taqhim Tossam TINARIWEN 3. Sote Sote Adhi Raat BOMBAY ROYALE 4. Proud GEOFFREY O’CONNOR 5. Dive LITTLE ROY

ARTISTS 1. Omar Souleyman 2. Matthew Herbert 3. Seun Kuti 4. Brian Eno 5. Shackleton

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Dakhabrakha 2. Konono No1 3. Omar Souleyman 4. The Congos 5. Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mark Atkins 2. Iwantja 3. Paul Grabowsky Trio with Julien Wilson and orchestra 4. The Leafs 5. Cured Pink & Will Guthrie

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. 100 Worst Songs Ever 2. Documentary Heaven 3. Lexicon Devil 4. Worst Album Covers Ever Created 5. Leafcutter John

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. The Drift RRR 2. The Good The Dub and The Global RRR 3. Delivery RRR

TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. Breaking Bad 3. Treme 4. The Daily Show 5. In Treatment

MOVIES 1. A Serbian Film 2. Valhalla Rising 3. Underwater Love 4. I Saw The Devil 5. Machete Maidens Unleashed

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Turtle Mountain’s ‘So Delicious’ Chocolate Coconut Milk.

The media frenzy around the arse of the sister of the woman who married the royal.

MOST OVERHYPED Dubstep. ‘Nuff said.

MOST OVERHYPED

QUOTE/TWEET

Bloated rock festivals with reformed ‘90s casualties headlining.

QUOTE/TWEET

“I’m on a drug... it’s called Charlie Sheen.”

“Governments don’t rule the world, Goldman Sachs rules the world.” Trader Alessio Rastani in a live interview with the BBC.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

MOST OVERHYPED Google+.

QUOTE/TWEET Twitter. I just don’t pay attention. #toocoolforschool

PREDICTION(S) 2012 #Every sentence will start with a hashtag and include at least one @george.

In a gross display of irony, Justin Timberlake fronts the ‘new’ MySpace media campaign.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Uhh, only the end of the world! Duh.

Have your say: facebook.com/inpressmag

Sorry, I’m way too self centered to listen to what anyone else has to say.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP As above.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Much more of the answer to the Emperor’s new clothes question. 15


CLEM BASTOW

BRYGET CHRISFIELD

ALBUMS

CYCLONE

ALBUMS

LADY GAGA

1. Honkey Kong BOOTS ELECTRIC 2. Velociraptor! KASABIAN 3. Torches FOSTER THE PEOPLE 4. Keep Your Dreams CANYONS 5. Making Mirrors GOTYE 6. Odd Soul MUTEMATH 7. The English Riviera METRONOMY 8. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 9. Gloss Drops BATTLES 10. Pala FRIENDLY FIRES

ALBUMS

CANYONS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 GORILLAZ 2. Flowers ICEHOUSE 3. Twenty PEARL JAM

SONGS 1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Switchblade Smiles KASABIAN 3. Moves GOLD FIELDS 4. Cold Feet JACK LADDER 5. I Can See Through You THE HORRORS

1. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 2. Attack The Block BASEMENT JAXX & STEVEN PRICE 3. Burning Man LISA GERRARD 4. Hanna THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS 5. Born This Way LADY GAGA 6. Red Riding Hood BRIAN REITZELL & ALEX HEFFES 7. Source Code CHRIS BACON 8. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 9. The Life Of Riley DRAPHT 10. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS ARTISTS 2. All For You: The Best Of Cold Chisel COLD CHISEL 3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 VARIOUS ARTISTS

ARTISTS 1. @Horse_ebooks 2. Charlize Theron 3. Kanye West 4. Nicholas Winding Refn 5. Nikki Minaj

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Mötley Crüe 2. Portishead 3. Foo Fighters 4. The Hives 5. Foster The People

1. Horse Ebooks 2. I Watch Stuff 3. Script Shadow 4. The Envelope 5. DubstepSong

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Grinderman 2. Dan Sultan 3. My Disco 4. DZ Deathrays 5. The Delta Riggs

1. Andrew WK 2. Andrew WK 3. Andrew WK 4. Andrew WK 5. Andrew WK

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. SoundCloud 2. RCRD LBL 3. Pop & Hiss 4. Facebook 5. NME

1. Time Shield 2. Montero 3. Brous 4. Georgia Fields 5. Guy Blackman

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. One Born Every Minute 2. Miniscule 3. Game Of Thrones 4. Glee 5. Destroy Build Destroy

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. Hanna 2. Bridesmaids 3. Nirvana Live At The Paramount 4. Red Dog 5. Warrior

1. Snowtown 2. Burning Man 3. Take Shelter 4. Moneyball 5. Thor

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Copping a load of Nikki Sixx’s blood capsule-enhanced spit to the face in the Mötley Crüe mosh.

Breaking up with music and getting into a serious relationship with film. Adventures in Rite-Aid and medicinal marijuana.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. Forever So HUSKY 2. Batmania THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS 3. The Surf N Western Sounds Of MIKELANGELO AND THE TIN STAR 4. Magnetic Island GENTLE BEN AND HIS SENSITIVE SIDE 5. Nightingale ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL 6. What Happens In Hell, Stays In Hell NEKROMANTIX 7. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 8. Hellride FIREBALLS 9. Suck It And See ARCTIC MONKEYS 10. Black Rainbows BRETT ANDERSON

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. National Treasures - The Complete Singles MANIC STREET PREACHERS 2. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982–2011 REM 3. Made In Germany RAMMSTEIN

SONGS

1. The Woods HUSKY 2. Loaded Gun THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS 3. Regret It GENTLE BEN AND HIS SENSITIVE SIDE 4. History’s Door HUSKY 5. Summertime ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL

ARTISTS 1. Husky 2. Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side 3. Mikelangelo And The Tin Star 4. SixFtHick 5. Manic Street Preachers

ARTISTS 1. James Blake 2. Drake 3. PJ Harvey 4. Frank Ocean 5. Big Scary

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. James Blake 2. Crystal Castles 3. Beach House 4. Bobby Long 5. Stornoway

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. The Guardian 2. IMDb 3. NME 4. Net A Porter 5. Facebook

TV SHOWS

MOST OVERHYPED “The Melbourne indie music scene.”

QUOTE/TWEET “Come, friendly asteroids, and fall on earth” – Charlie Brooker in The Guardian, followed closely by “Get ready to fly helicopters!” @Horse_ebooks on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Prepuberty Blues: My 11-year-old niece starting up a Facebook page.

Some knobwrench on Twitter saying “I think she goes by ‘Clementine’ these days”. No shit, genius, it’s my name.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

New material from Blur and an Australian tour. Crossing everything that both these rock’n’roll dreams come true.

Getting a massive chest tattoo of @Horse_ebooks Twitter handle and avatar.

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JAMIE WOON

1. Icehouse 2. Big Scary 3. My Disco 4. Cut Copy 5. Christian Vance

1. Saturday Night Jukebox GOLD FM 2. The Wind Down Classic ROCK FM 3. The Drift RRR

1. The Office (US) 2. Weeds 3. Breaking Bad 4. True Blood 5. Later With Jools Holland

Miley Cyrus: “I mess up. There you go. But if you live your life trying to be perfect you don’t really live your life ever, because you don’t really make any mistakes and at the end of your life you won’t be very smart or wise.” (Herald Sun)

1. Shoulda JAMIE WOON 2. No Church In The Wild KANYE WEST & JAY-Z FEAT FRANK OCEAN 3. Big SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM 4. Shadows Of The City MARCUS FOSTER 5. Bloody Mary LADY GAGA

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

TV SHOWS

QUOTE/TWEET

SONGS

ALBUMS

HUSKY

TV SHOWS

Pippa Middleton.

1. Balance 019 VARIOUS/HENRY SAIZ 2. We’re New Here GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX 3. Lioness: Hidden Treasures AMY WINEHOUSE

1. Rumour Has It/Someone Like You GLEE CAST 2. Super Bass NIKKI MINAJ 3. What’s My Name Jack PARTY BEN 4. Government Hooker LADY GAGA 5. The Wolf FEVER RAY

1. Kasabian 2. Gotye 3. Foster The People 4. Boots Electric 5. Dangerous!

MOST OVERHYPED

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

ARTISTS

1. Live At The Wireless TRIPLE J 2. Mornings With Zan TRIPLE J 3. The Hip Hop Show TRIPLE J

1. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 2. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 3. Ritual WHITE LIES 4. Anna Calvi ANNA CALVI 5. Take Care DRAKE 6. Vacation BIG SCARY 7. Violet Cries ESBEN AND THE WITCH 8. Within And Without WASHED OUT 9. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 10. Babylon PHRASE

DOMINIQUE WALL

1. The Hour 2. True Blood 3. Vampire Diaries 4. Downton Abbey 5. Wonders Of The Universe

MOVIES 1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 2. Black Swan 3. Water For Elephants 4. Red Riding Hood 5. The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Three (iPad mag) letting me write my radical postfeminist re-evaluation of Twilight!

MOST OVERHYPED Adele... didn’t y’all hear any ‘90s neo-soul or Alicia Keys?

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Illwave takeover of urban music (Drake and his Canadian coterie, The Weeknd, Frank Ocean), demise of trancehop, indie rebirth.

Have your say: facebook.com/inpressmag

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Gary Numan 2. Jello Biafra 3. Rammstein

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mikelangelo And The Tin Star 2. SixFtHick 3. Gentle Ben And His Sensitive Side 4. The Fearless Vampire Killers 5. The ReChords

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Tumblr 2. Smoke And A Coke 3. Frankensteinia - The Frankenstein Blog 4. Etsy 5. Gertie’s New Blog For Better Sewing

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Bluejuice PBS 2. Far and Wide RRR 3. Stone Love PBS

TV SHOWS 1. Supernatural 2. The Simpsons 3. Futurama 4. Raising Hope 5. Reaper

MOVIES 1. Kung Fu Panda 2

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR “Discovering” Husky and The Fearless Vampire Killers both of them Melbourne bands!

MOST OVERHYPED Die Antwoord.

QUOTE/TWEET “I need two drinks – I can still see what he’s doing.” Dan Baebler (SixFtHick) after bandmate Ben Corbett said “I need a drink – I can still see what I’m doing.”

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Lady Gaga to host her own TV chat show.


DOUG WALLEN

ALBUMS

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Tambourine TEETH & TONGUE 3. Black Up SHABAZZ PALACES 4. Moment Bends ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI 5. Underneath the Pine TORO Y MOI 6. Tears Again JANE BADLER & SIR 7. Hotel Shampoo GRUFF RHYS 8. Ex Tropical LOST ANIMAL 9. Tripper FRUIT BATS 10. A Fool Who’ll LAURA JEAN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Quasimodo’s Dream THE REELS 2. Out of Mind, Out of Sight MODELS 3. We Bury The Living: Early Recordings, 1989-1990 THE 3DS TEETH & TONGUE

DYLAN STEWART

GUIDO FARNELL

ALBUMS

1. The Magic Place JULIANNA BARWICK 2. 936 PEAKING LIGHTS 3. W PLANNINGTOROCK 4. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves JOHN MAUS 5. Eye Contact GANG GANG DANCE 6. Cabaret Cixous MARIA MINERVA 7. Conatus ZOLA JESUS 8. Soft Metals SOFT METALS 9. Solaris BEN FROST AND DANIEL BJARNSASON 10. Parallax ATLAS SOUND

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS

1. The King Is Dead THE DECEMBERISTS 2. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 3. Little Hell CITY AND COLOUR 4. The Vasco Era THE VASCO ERA 5. Bon Iver BON IVER 6. For You OSCAR + MARTIN 7. Star Of Love CRYSTAL FIGHTERS 8. Mariachi El Bronx MARIACHI EL BRONX 9. Going Out In Style DROPKICK MURPHYS 10. The Head And The Heart THE HEAD AND THE HEART 1. White Heat: 30 Hits ICEHOUSE 2. Hanna (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

1. Unfamiliar Skirts TEETH & TONGUE 2. Streamers BROUS 3. Contact High ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI 4. America! BILL CALLAHAN 5. Deeper Understanding KATE BUSH

ARTISTS 1. PJ Harvey 2. Teeth & Tongue 3. Architecture in Helsinki 4. Toro Y Moi 5. Shabazz Palaces

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Gruff Rhys 2. Os Mutantes 3. Toro Y Moi 4. Primal Scream 5. Belle & Sebastian

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Middle East 2. Wagons 3. Adalita 4. Ben Salter 5. Regurgitator

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Mess+Noise 2. The Vine 3. The AV Club 4. Slash Film 5. Raven Sings the Blues

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Under The Sun RRR 2. Dance Cadaverous RRR 3. Primary Colours RRR

TV SHOWS 1. Community 2. Game Of Thrones 3. American Horror Story 4. Parks & Recreation 5. The League

MOVIES 1. Sleeping Beauty 2. Submarine 3. Black Swan 4. Winter’s Bone 5. Source Code

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

SONGS

1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Midnight City M83 3. Video Games LANA DEL REY 4. Endless Summer THE JEZABELS 5. Wildfire SBTRKT

ARTISTS

ALBUMS

GANG GANG DANCE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Tago Mago CAN 2. Turkish Freakout! Volume 2: Psych-Folk Singles 19691980 VARIOUS 3. Fac. Dance: Factory Records 12” Mixes and Rarities 1980-1987 VARIOUS

SONGS

1. Wildfire SBTRKT 2. You Know What I Mean CULTS 3. Spellwork AUSTRA 4. Gunship (Andrew Weatherall Remix) LOCUSSOLUS 5. De Javu LINDSTRØM

ARTISTS

1. Gotye 2. City And Colour 3. Grinderman 4. M83 5. Boy & Bear

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Flaming Lips 2. The Decemberists 3. Dropkick Murphys 4. LCD Soundsystem 5. Gillian Welch

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Grinderman 2. Stonefield 3. Sheriff 4. Fearless Vampire Killers 5. Dubmarine

1. Julianna Barwick 2. Kurt Vile 3. John Maus 4. Atlas Sound 5. Austra

1. Last Of The Country Gentlemen JOSH T PEARSON 2. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 3. Skying THE HORRORS 4. ...And So The Morning Comes EVI VINE 5. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 6. Creatures Of An Hour STILL CORNERS 7. Veronica Falls VERONICA FALLS 8. Interplay JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS 9. Again Into Eyes S.C.U.M. 10. Hearts I BREAK HORSES

SONGS

1. Still Life THE HORRORS 2. Two Different Ways FACTORY FLOOR 3. The Words That Maketh Murder PJ HARVEY 4. The Western BLANCMANGE 5. Lippy Kids ELBOW

ARTISTS 1. Josh T Pearson 2. PJ Harvey 3. The Horrors 4. Evi Vine 5. Spotlight Kid

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bat For Lashes 2. Grace Jones 3. Swans 4. Bob Dylan 5. Way To Blue (Nick Drake Tribute)

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Middle East 2. The Bombay Royale 3. Seeker Lover Keeper 4. My Disco 5. Pond

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. The Hype Machine 2. Facebook 3. Twitter 4. Spinner 5. The Age

1. Gmail 2. Discogs 3. Soundcloud 4. The Hype Machine 5. YouTube

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Off The Record RRR 2. Breakfasters RRR 3. Mornings with Zan TRIPLE J

1. Get On Up PBS 2. Batty Bass/Hannah Holland Podcasts BATTYBASS.COM 3. Rinse.fm Podcasts RINSE.FM 1. Outsourced 2. Angry Boys 3. Go Back To Where You Came From 4. The Inbetweeners 5. The Slap

1. Breaking Bad 2. How I Met Your Mother 3. Spooks 4. The Simpsons 5. SBS News

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. The Tree Of Life 2. The Skin I Live In 3. Melancholia 4. Once Upon A Time In Anatolia 5. Midnight In Paris

1. The Tree Of Life 2. How I Ended This Summer 3. True Grit 4. Limitless 5. The Lincoln Lawyer

Teeth & Tongue.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

As soon as I finish this sentence I will be getting in my car to head to Meredith. So right now...

Royal Headache.

MOST OVERHYPED

QUOTE/TWEET

EVI VINE

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

JAMES MCGALLIARD

Seeker Lover Keeper. Even shitter than Lulu.

JOSH T PEARSON

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Josh T Pearson 2. The Horrors 3. Pulp 4. Smoke Fairies 5. The National

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

Bestival, especially Björk’s set.

1. Marc Riley BBC 6MUSIC 2. Gideon Coe BBC 6MUSIC 3. John Kennedy XFM

MOST OVERHYPED

TV SHOWS

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Love them or hate them – OFWGKTA.

QUOTE/TWEET “Everything bad that can happen to a person has happened to me.” – Paris Hilton confides on Piers Morgan Tonight.

1. Frozen Planet 2. The Crimson Petal and The White 3. Any Human Heart 4. Spirited 5. The Fades

“Did they ever actually find out why it always rains on Travis?” Matt Banham on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Facebook/Skynet.

The Fishbowl Incident. A Christmas present gone wrong for a boss who sent live goldfish to clients. They were all dead on arrival.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Prince. Surely...

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Bandanas and lots of leather.

Didn’t the Mayans predict the apocalypse in 2012?

The world ends in 2012 doesn’t it?

Mark Zuckerberg’s photos leaked because of a security flaw with Facebook.

Have your say: facebook.com/inpressmag

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Worldwide revolutions.

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JEFF JENKINS SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR

JOSHUA KLOKE

ALBUMS

1. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 2. Goodbye Bread TY SEGALL 3. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 4. Slave Ambient WAR ON DRUGS 5. Walk Around The Park INDIAN WARS 6. Vacation BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY! 7. Tan Bajo DAVILA 666 8. Willoughby’s Beach KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD 9. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 10. New Start Again DICK DIVER

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR 2. Future Universe RON S PENO AND THE SUPERSTITIONS 3. Myles Mayo MYLES MAYO 4. Dark Magic SAND PEBBLES 5. Yearlings DEAD LETTER CHORUS 6. Two Days JD LOVE 7. Rumble, Shake And Tumble WAGONS 8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide DAVE GRANEY 9. Fall THE SWAMP DANDIES 10. Japanese Engines THE FAUVES

SONGS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. 12 Days To Paris HUXTON CREEPERS 2. Ruby/Pearl THE KILLJOYS 3. Wonderful Things UNDERGROUND LOVERS

SONGS

1. Glitter, Gold, Ruin BOY IN A BOX 2. Accidentally THE LITTLE STEVIES 3. Downlow WAGONS 4. Leave The Party MYLES MAYO 5. All You Gotta Do SPLIT SECONDS

ARTISTS

KATE KINGSMILL

1. Live On Ten Legs PEARL JAM 2. Emergencys, False Alarms, Shipwrecks, Castaways, Fragile Creatures, Special Features, Demons and Demonstrations JOEL PLASKETT 3. Teenage Hate REATARDS

ALBUMS

1. What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? THE VACCINES 2. Gloss Drop BATTLES 3. Stone Rollin’ RAPHAEL SAADIQ 4. Speaking Volumes MANTRA 5. Vacation BIG SCARY 6. Portamento THE DRUMS 7. International Rudeboy LOTEK 8. Fomo LIAM FINN 9. Build A Rocket Boys! ELBOW 10. James Blake JAMES BLAKE LOTEK

ARTISTS 1. Fucked Up 2. Pearl Jam 3. Kurt Vile 4. My Morning Jacket 5. Royal Headache

1. Wikipedia 2. Noise11 3. Dave Graney 4. ABC iview 5. Kings Of The Sun

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Gladiators of Sport SEN 2. The Australian Mood RRR 3. Living In The Land Of Oz 979FM

TV SHOWS 1. The Hamster Wheel 2. Killing Time 3. Footy Classified 4. Entourage 5. Neighbours

MOVIES 1. Ben Lee: Catch My Disease 2. Red Dog 3. The Guard 4. Footloose 5. Fire In Babylon

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Geelong beating Collingwood in the Grand Final.

MOST OVERHYPED Andrew Bolt.

QUOTE/TWEET “I told my old man I’d either grow weed for a living or make music, and he said, ‘Don’t be a bloody idiot, you can do both’.” Angus Stone at the APRA Awards.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Dane Swan to AFL drug testers: “You can’t catch me anyway. Too clever.” He apologised the next day.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 A Top Four finish for the Bombers, a premiership for the mighty Melbourne Storm. And another classic album from Perry Keyes. 18

1. Muppets: The Green Album VARIOUS 2. Dig Cave Dig - A Tribute To The Music Of Nick Cave VARIOUS 3. Mad Bastards Soundtrack PIGRAM BROTHERS/ VARIOUS

1. The Flaming Lips 2. Portishead 3. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes 4. Kimbra 5. Gotye

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Fucked Up 2. Moon Duo 3. The Trews 4. Kurt Vile 5. Foo Fighters

ONLINE DESTINATIONS SONGS

ARTISTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Sand Pebbles & Dave Graney 2. Skipping Girl Vinegar 3. Drapht 4. Wagons 5. Caitlin Harnett

1. Baby Caught The Bus CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES 2. Vows KIMBRA 3. The Rip Tide BEIRUT 4. All You Need Is Now DURAN DURAN 5. Making Mirrors GOTYE 6. Seeking Major Tom WILLIAM SHATNER 7. Crazy Clown Time DAVID LYNCH 8. 4 BEYONCE 9. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 10. A Very She & Him Christmas SHE & HIM

1. She Plays Up To You CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES 2. Somebody That I Used to Know KIMBRA FEAT GOTYE 3. No More Maps, No More Roads THE GOOD CHINA 4. Cameo Lover KIMBRA 5. Space Oddity WILLIAM SHATNER

1. Ice Cream BATTLES 2. Plage CRYSTAL FIGHTERS 3. Bundle Up THE COOL KIDS 4. Boom Boom Da Na WILEY 5. Dead ‘Em MANTRA

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ALBUMS

SONGS

1. Queen Of Hearts FUCKED UP 2. Yer Fall HEY ROSETTA 3. Asa BRY WEBB 4. Do The Evolution (Live) PEARL JAM 5. Baby Missiles WAR ON DRUGS

1. Ron S Peno 2. Dave Graney 3. The Fauves 4. Ashley Naylor 5. Drapht 1. Jimmy Webb 2. Fitz And The Tantrums 3. Chris Cornell 4. Stevie Nicks 5. Dolly Parton

KENDAL COOMBS

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Amy Winehouse 2. Gil Scott-Heron 3. Gerry Rafferty 4. Heavy D 5. Betty Ford

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Royal Headache 2. King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard 3. Super Wild Horses 4. Per Purpose 5. Money For Rope

1. Foals 2. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 3. Elbow 4. Blonde Redhead 5. Ladysmith Black Mambazo

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Popmatters 2. Mess+Noise 3. Exclaim! 4. Drinkify 5. Twitter

1. Liam Finn 2. Eagle And The Worm 3. Ball Park Music 4. Mantra 5. Tijuana Cartel

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. The BS Report ESPN 2. Grant Lawrence’s Top 30 CBC RADIO 3 3. Under The Sun RRR

TV SHOWS 1. How To Make It In America 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. Bored To Death 4. How I Met Your Mother 5. Sportscentre

1. Pinterest 2. Lost At E Minor 3. It’s Nice That 4. Grain Edit 5. SoundCloud

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Get Down RRR 2. Kinky Afro RRR 3. Thanks and Praise RRR

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. Pearl Jam Twenty 2. The Ides Of March 3. Bad Teacher 4. Horrible Bosses 5. Contagion

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Fucked Up. And everything they encapsulate.

MOST OVERHYPED Girl Talk.

QUOTE/TWEET “Vinyl is like the mid-sized club. CDs are like stadiums, a bit less soul. MP3s are like dirty punker bars. Cassette tapes, basement shows.” Hollerado on Twitter.

1. Kid With A Bike 2. Beats, Rhymes and Life 3. Black Power Mix Tape 4. Blue Valentine 5. Midnight in Paris

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

1. Bleeding Cool 2. The Push 3. BBC Doctor Who Page 4. Triple J Unearthed 5. Facebook

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Flaming Lips 2. BB King 3. Portishead 4. Grace Jones 5. The Funky Meters CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes 2. The Good China 3. C W Stoneking 4. Graveyard Train 5. Mojo Juju

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. The Golden Age Of Piracy RRR 2. Son of Crawdaddy RRR 3. Soul Time PBS

TV SHOWS 1. Doctor Who 2. Community 3. The New Girl 4. How I Met Your Mother 5. The Slap

MOVIES 1. Midnight In Paris 2. Troll Hunter 3. Melancholia 4. The Guard 5. Bridesmaids

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Mona.

The Flaming Lips.

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED

A pair of false eyelashes who married some football player?

Planking.

QUOTE/TWEET

“I unfortunately have never in my life been to a wild party.” Silvio Berlusconi

QUOTE/TWEET

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

“Some days I’m asking God but then the internet is quicker.” Wiley, Information Age.

Ashton Kutcher unknowingly condemning Penn State for firing the coach who knew about the child molestation scandal.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Egypt.

Canberra Raiders star Joel Monaghan forced to quit after Twitter photos of him in a sexually compromising position with a dog.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

1994.

End Of Days!

A bunch of angry Mayans.

Have your say: facebook.com/inpressmag

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP


OBLIVEUS

KIEL EGGING

ALBUMS

1. Wasting Light FOO FIGHTERS 2. Mylo Xyloto COLDPLAY 3. Ghosts Of The Past ESKIMO JOE 4. Dancing With A Dead Man CALLING ALL CARS 5. The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating THE LIVING END 6. I’m With You RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 7. This Modern Glitch THE WOMBATS 8. Who You Are JESSIE J 9. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 10. Different Gear, Still Speeding BEADY EYE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums Of All Time VARIOUS 2. Fingerprints and Footprints: The Ultimate Collection POWDERFINGER 3. Live At Red Rocks JOHN BUTLER TRIO

SONGS

1. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall COLDPLAY 2. Cigarettes ILLY 3. Feeding Line BOY & BEAR 4. Champagne Showers LMFAO 5. Walk FOO FIGHTERS

SAMSON MCDOUGALL

KATALYST

TOTAL CONTROL

ALBUMS

1. No Time For Dreaming CHARLES BRADLEY 2. Deep Impressions KATALYST 3. Hollie Cook HOLLIE COOK 4. International Rudeboy LOTEK 5. Return Of Gringo PRINCE FATTY MEETS THE MUTANT HIFI 6. Speaking Volumes MANTRA 7. Look Out, Watch Out DEEP STREET SOUL 8. Volume 2 BLACK FEELING 9. What You Need RANDA & THE SOUL KINGDOM 10. Her 12 Faces LANU

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. DJ Andy Smith’s Jump Up Twist VARIOUS/ANDY SMITH 2. Legendary Rockin’ R&B KEB DARGE & LITTLE EDITH 3. What’s Going On 40th Anniversary Edition MARVIN GAYE

ARTISTS 1. Foo Fighters 2. Gotye 3. Boy & Bear 4. Sparkadia 5. Jessie J

SONGS

JESSIE J

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Living End 2. Sparkadia 3. Illy 4. 360 5. Calling All Cars

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Facebook 2. FasterLouder 3. Noise11 4. TheMusic.com.au 5. Catch Of The Day

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Hughsey and Kate NOVA 2. The Hot Breakfast TRIPLE M 3. Tom & Alex TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. The Amazing Race Australia 2. Celebrity Apprentice Australia 3. The X-Factor 4. Angry Boys 5. Survivor: Heroes vs Villains

MOVIES 1. Kung Fu Panda 2 2. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 3. The Hangover Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Splendour In The Grass and its out-of-this-world lineup. Also, Cadel Evans winning the Tour De France.

MOST OVERHYPED LMFAO.

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Black Caesar Events 2. Woo-Ha Blogspot 3. The Psyde Projects 4. Oz Reggae 5. SoundCloud

1. Gang Of Four 2. Bob Dylan 3. Trombone Shorty 4. The Clean 5. Slayer

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Primal Scream 2. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 3. Portishead 4. MIA 5. The Family Stone 1. Daniel Merriwether 2. Gotye 3. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 4. Saskwatch 5. Cactus Channel

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Babylon Burning PBS 2. Soul Time PBS 3. Malt Shop Hop PBS

1. Local &/Or General RRR 2. Set It Out RRR 3. Graveyards RRR

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Breaking Bad 2. Entourage 3. Ice Road Truckers 4. Man Vs Wild 5. Sons Of Anarchy

1. Game Of Thrones 2. Treme 3. The Cricket 4. NRL 5. Boardwalk Empire

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. 127 Hours 2. Bad Teacher 3. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 4. X-Men: First Class 5. The Hangover Part II

1. Persecution Blues: The Battle For The Tote 2. Autoluminescent: Rowland S Howard 3. Snowtown 4. The Human Centipede 2 5. True Grit

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Melbourne funk going from strength to strength. Big ups to the bands and punters!

MOST OVERHYPED

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR All the rad local album releases.

MOST OVERHYPED

Fixie bikes!

The glut of poorly organised, expensive, day-long queuefestivals.

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

AJ Maddah to create another new festival... and people will once again not give a shit. Stick to Soundwave brother!

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Flannelette Murmurings 2. Swellnet 3. Bureau Of Meteorology 4. RRR 5. Arts Hub

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP PREDICTION(S) 2012

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Harmony 2. New War 3. Bits Of Shit 4. Dick Diver 5. Twerps

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

“Even the aliens no me, da ones real far, i speak to em like ibadablaa, Jigamagla, bockeraaa.” Shaquille O’Neill on Twitter.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

“You guys have a really complicated relationship with Delta.” Bret Easton Ellis at the Melbourne Writers Festival on the Australian outcry over his Delta Goodrem tweets. Responses to his (fairly innocuous) tweets ranged from: “I have lost all respect for you as an author”, to “I’m very sorry that she has cancer, but I still think she’s a fucking sow.”

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Delta Goodrem (Less Than Zero): See above.

Outdoor, live funk and soul camping experience. You heard it here first!

ALBUMS

1. Blood Thinner JORDIE LANE 2. West WOODEN SHJIPS 3. Sal Kimber And The Rollin’ Wheel SAL KIMBER 4. 40 Nickels For A Bag Of Chips OLD GRAY MULE 5. Queen Of The Minor Key EILEN JEWELL 6. Crystal Theatre BELLES WILL RING 7. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELCH 8. Carried In Mind JEFF LANG 9. Friend From Another Star THE WINDY HILLS 10. Starvation Box BACKSLIDERS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Dark Side Of The Moon (Immersion Edition) PINK FLOYD 2. Steaming At The Opera House BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS 3. Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection VARIOUS

SONGS

1. Hollywood’s Got A Hold JORDIE LANE 2. Lazy Bones WOODEN SHJIPS 3. Annabelle Marie JORDIE LANE 4. Radio City EILEN JEWELL 5. Running By The Rock JEFF LANG EILEN JEWELL

1. Test Of Time BATRIDER 2. Lose The Baby LOST ANIMAL 3. Dreamin’ TWERPS 4. Really In Love ROYAL HEADACHE 5. Fucked Up QUEEN OF HEARTS 1. Adalita 2. Jarrod Quarrell 3. Laura Jean 4. Lanie Lane 5. Cash Savage

Pretty much any joke that Will Anderson put on his Twitter feed. Those dumb girls who recently posted a video about ‘sluts’ and dropped the F-bomb every second word.

1. Polymers Are Forever FUTURE OF THE LEFT 2. Strange Birds In Paradise: A West Papuan Soundtrack DAVID BRIDIE & ARNOLD AP 3. Roadkill Rising IGGY POP

ARTISTS

“After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States.” Sarah Palin.

QUOTE/TWEET

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Foo Fighters 2. Coldplay 3. Kaiser Chiefs 4. Slayer 5. Kanye West

1. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 2. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 3. Ex-Tropical LOST ANIMAL 4. Dark Magic SAND PEBBLES 5. Piles Of Lies BATRIDER 6. New Start Again DICK DIVER 7. Harmony HARMONY 8. The Whole Love WILCO 9. Twerps TWERPS 10. Let Music & Bodies Unite RAT VS POSSUM

1. Heart Of Gold CHARLES BRADLEY 2. Kids SASKWATCH 3. Mr Clean (Parts 1 & 2) THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA 4. Masterpiece DEEP STREET SOUL 5. Pepper Snake CACTUS CHANNEL 1. Charles Bradley 2. The Psyde Projects 3. Saskwatch 4. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 5. Gotye

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ALBUMS

SAMUEL J FELL

PREDICTION(S) 2012 International day-long festivals will bleed and die.

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ARTISTS 1. Jordie Lane 2. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu 3. Sal Kimber 4. Justin Townes Earle 5. Kyuss Lives

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Kyuss Lives 2. Justin Townes Earle 3. Blind Boys Of Alabama 4. Robert Randolph 5. Dirty Dozen Brass Band

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Jeff Lang 2. Jordie Lane 3. Abbe May 4. Tumbleweed 5. Tracy McNeil

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Cruel & Unusual Magazine 2. Notes From The Dark Corner Of A Sunny Room... 3. Andrew McMillen 4. The Age 5. Mess+Noise

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Off The Record RRR 2. Son Of Crawdaddy RRR 3. Cruisin’ For A Bluesin’ BAY FM

TV SHOWS 1. Spicks And Specks 2. The Wire 3. Family Guy 4. Mythbusters 5. Outnumbered

MOVIES 1. The Rum Diary 2. Rango 3. Water For Elephants 4. Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 5. Horrible Bosses

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Talking fishing with George Clinton; writing Rolling Stone cover story on Gurrumul.

MOST OVERHYPED Bieber.

QUOTE/TWEET “I’m on a drug... it’s called Charlie Sheen.” Charlie Sheen.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Must admit, didn’t pay much attention to social media.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Metallica and Lou Reed will battle to the death once they realise what they’ve actually done... 19


SHANE O’DONOHUE DESTROYER

STEPHANIE LIEW

THE BOOMEISTER

ALBUMS

KIMBRA

1. Adalita ADALITA 2. Seeker Lover Keeper SEEKER LOVER KEEPER 3. Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR 4. Feel The Pain THE PAINKILLERS 5. The Rise And Fall Of Goodtown WAGONS 6. Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Where I Hide DAVE GRANEY 7. Dark Magic SAND PEBBLES 8. Moment Bends ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI 9. Kosciuszko JEBEDIAH 10. Red Rockets Of Borneo RED ROCKETS OF BORNEO

ALBUMS

1. Ex Tropical LOST ANIMAL 2. Kaputt DESTROYER 3. Adalita ADALITA 4. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 5. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL 6. Work (work, work) HTRK 7. Wild Flag WILD FLAG 8. Great Barrier Grief OH MERCY 9. The Vasco Era THE VASCO ERA 10. To The Horses LANIE LANE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Those Shocking Shaking Days VARIOUS 2. Wonderful Things: Retrospective UNDERGROUND LOVERS 3. DJ Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist VARIOUS/ANDY SMITH

SONGS

1. Say No To Thugs LOST ANIMAL 2. Streamers BROUS 3. Rock And Roll Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Good THE VASCO ERA 4. Hot Air ADALITA 5. Rainman MONTERO

ARTISTS 1. Lost Animal 2. Royal Headache 3. Lanie Lane 4. The Vasco Era 5. Total Control ERYKAH BADU

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Erykah Badu 2. Gang Of Four 3. Fucked Up 4. Justin Townes Earle 5. Warpaint

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bjorn Again 2. Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes 3. New War 4. Puta Madre Brothers 5. Little John

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Hellzapoppin’ RRR 2. Local And/Or General RRR 3. Blue Juice PBS

TV SHOWS 1. People still watch television?

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI

TOM HAWKING

ALBUMS

1. Ex Tropical LOST ANIMAL 2. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves JOHN MAUS 3. Absence SNOWMAN 4. Work (work, work) HTRK 5. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 6. Past Life Martyred Saints EMA 7. Luminaries & Synastry MOTION SICKNESS OF TIME TRAVEL 8. Adalita ADALITA 9. The Magic Place JULIANNA BARWICK 10. Replica ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Tago Mago CAN 2. Anthology THROWING MUSES 3. This Mortal Coil Box Set THIS MORTAL COIL

ALBUMS

SONGS

1. Vows KIMBRA 2. Bon Iver BON IVER 3. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 4. Camp CHILDISH GAMBINO 5. Last Night On Earth NOAH AND THE WHALE 6. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 7. Making Mirrors GOTYE 8. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 9. Yuck YUCK 10. 21 ADELE

1. Oblivion GRIMES 2. Lose the Baby LOST ANIMAL 3. Black Sun KODE9 & THE SPACEAPE 4. California EMA 5. Bright Whites KISHI BASHI

ARTISTS 1. John Maus 2. Lost Animal 3. Alabama Shakes 4. EMA 5. Big Freedia

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS

SONGS

1. Towers BON IVER 2. Cameo Lover KIMBRA 3. I Follow Rivers LYKKE LI 4. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 5. Bronte GOTYE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Live At El Sol MUDHONEY 2. Quasimodo’s Dream THE REELS

SONGS

ARTISTS 1. Kimbra 2. Bon Iver 3. Snakadaktal 4. Matt Corby 5. Gotye

1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Hot Air ADALITA 3. Feeding Line BOY & BEAR 4. No One Wants A Lover JOSH PYKE 5. Endless Summer THE JEZABELS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ARTISTS

1. Sufjan Stevens 2. Friendly Fires 3. Local Natives 4. Warpaint 5. Deerhunter

1. Boy & Bear 2. Adalita 3. PJ Harvey 4. Bon Iver 5. Kasabian

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Matt Corby 2. Kimbra 3. Gossling 4. Last Dinosaurs 5. Regurgitator

1. Elvis Costello 2. Leonard Cohen 3. Mudhoney 4. The Wombats 5. Sebadoh

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

JOHN MAUS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. John Maus 2. EMA 3. Silver Qluster 4. Alabama Shakes 5. Psychic Ills

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Darren Sylvester 2. Divorced 3. HTRK

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. The Quietus 2. 14 Tracks 3. Damn Interesting 4. The Guardian 5. Flavorwire

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. The Fluffington Post 2. Goodreads 3. The Daily What 4. YouTube 5. Procatinator

1. Adalita 2. Brian Henry Hooper 3. The Painkillers 4. Deserters 5. Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist

TV SHOWS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Fringe 2. Dexter 3. Community 4. Misfits 5. Parks And Recreation

1. Home & Hosed / Super Request TRIPLE J 2. Banana Lounge Broadcasting RRR 3. The Run Home SEN

1. Sons Of Anarchy 2. Breaking Bad 3. Portlandia 4. True Blood 5. The X-Files

TV SHOWS

MOVIES

MOVIES 1. Super 8 2. We Need To Talk About Kevin 3. X-Men: First Class 4. Drive 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Seeing Sufjan Stevens, one of my favourite artists, live.

MOST OVERHYPED Lana Del Rey.

1. Rage 2. Dexter 3. RockWiz/Spick And Specks 4. Survivor 5. The Ultimate Fighter

MOVIES 1. True Grit 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Source Code 4. Thor 5. Bridesmaids

1. Skull Cave RRR 2. Beat Orgy RRR 3. Grandstand Cricket ABC LOCAL RADIO

TV SHOWS

1. Melancholia 2. The Tree of Life 3. Drive 4. Senna 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR John Maus’ interviews, generally.

MOST OVERHYPED This is the obvious answer, but even so: Lana Del Rey. By a fucking country mile.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

QUOTE/TWEET “Oops.” Rick Perry, Republican debate.

Basically all of @kanyewest’s tweets

Elvis Costello and Leonard Cohen marked off the bucket list.

James Blake.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

MOST OVERHYPED

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Qantas’ social media faux pas. An innocent question resulted in a barricade of negative responses on Twitter.

Commercial radio; but indie is continuing to break down the walls with Melbourne as usual leading the way.

The Social Network. You seen it?

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Hopefully another great year for music, film and books. Also, here’s hoping I get a cool job soon. Hire me!

The Mayans to be right? And let’s cross our fingers for GreenEdge!

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Inpress launching on the iPad.

MOST OVERHYPED

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Same old, same old. 20

QUOTE/TWEET

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SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP It’s a tie between the #Qantasluxury debacle and the snotty clerk at Gasp Jeans.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Politicians to be self-serving demagogues. The public to argue over the Kardashians as the planet heats up. Bears to shit in woods. Etcetera.


INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

TONY MCMAHON SEEKAE

1. Gang of Four 2. Elvis Costello 3. Wire 4. Pulp 5. Bright Eyes

WARWICK GOODMAN GARETH LIDDIARD

1. The Primitive Calculators 2. Ron S Peno & The Superstitions 3. Kikuyu 4. The Killjoys 5. The Ears

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Pearl THE KILLJOYS 2. 12 Days To Paris HUXTON CREEPERS 3. Quasimodo’s Dream THE REELS

SONGS

1. Love Handles AUTUMN GRAY 2. Just Add Water BROTHER NATURE 3. Not Unprepared TASH PARKER 4. Bad Waters N/GHTY N/GHT 5. Note to Self THE BRIDGES

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Facebook 2. Thesaurus 3. Wikipedia 4. Hungover Owls 5. Animals Being Dicks

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Sound Of Melbourne Sampler 2011 VARIOUS 2. The Sunset Park THE AERIAL MAPS 3. Future Universe RON S PENO & THE SUPERSTITIONS 4. Hunter Gathered KIKUYU 5. White Marble Heyday BENEDICT MOLETA 6. Ruby THE KILLJOYS 7. +Dome SEEKAE 8. Gloriosa CATHERINE TRAICOS 9. I Thought I’d Be Someone By Now DAMON SMITH AND THE QUALITY LIGHTWEIGHTS 10. Arches Over The Sun KHANCOBAN

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Cloud Control 2. Gareth Liddiard 3. In Tongues 4. Howl At The Moon 5. The Townhouses

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ALBUMS

3. The Black Angels 4. Ratatat 5. Beach House

1. Garageland PBS 2. Hillbilly Fever 3CR 3. Film Buff’s Forecast TRIPLE R

TV SHOWS

ALBUMS

TV SHOWS 1. True Blood 2. Breaking Bad 3. Q&A 4. Media Watch 5. Footy Classified

MOVIES 1. Keeper 2. We Need to Talk About Kevin 3. Drive 4. Snowtown 5. Mad Bastards

1. Yuck YUCK 2. Bon Iver BON IVER 3. Father, Son, Holy Ghost GIRLS 4. Piles Of Lies BATRIDER 5. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 6. Days REAL ESTATE 7. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 8. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 9. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 10. Vacation BIG SCARY

1. Parks And Recreation 2. Breaking Bad 3. 30 Rock 4. The Movie Show 5. Extras

SONGS

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOVIES 1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows: Part 2 2. Black Swan 3. Submarine 4. Bridesmaids 5. Drive

This would simply have to be the stunning sampler from Sound of Melbourne Records.

1. Shook Down YUCK 2. Holocene BON IVER 3. Out Of Tune REAL ESTATE 4. Piles Of Lies BATRIDER 5. Gladiator BIG SCARY

QUOTE/TWEET

ARTISTS

QUOTE/TWEET

“Get fucked just fucken rock you cunts.” Fred Negro, talking about his love for The Tote.

“Life is about work.” Josh Pyke, said it to me in an interview at Mushroom Records, Albert Park.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Buying a beer from a man with a donkey on a deserted Great Wall Of China in the winter.

MOST OVERHYPED Reality TV, Corporate Greed.

ARTISTS

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. The Aerial Maps 2. Catherine Traicos 3. Ron S Peno & The Superstitions 4. Benedict Moleta 5. Tonight Alive

N/I/W/S/M/I/R (No Idea What Social Media Is Really).

1. Bon Iver 2. Yuck 3. Tallest Man On Earth 4. Cloud Control 5. Girls

PREDICTION(S) 2012

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

Sound of Melbourne Records to become the new Factory. Label boss Joe Grimes to be the new Tony Wilson.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Maybe just Kyle Sandilands being an awful twerp?

1. Tallest Man On Earth 2. Modest Mouse

The Stone Roses come to Australia, and an amazing Grizzly Bear album.

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WRITERS’ POLL RESULTS

THE 2011 WRAP-UP

BALL PARK MUSIC

PHOTO BY BRAD MARSELLOS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. Royal Headache 2. Kanye West 3. Ball Park Music 4. Mogwai 5. Gotye PREVIOUS WINNERS: Kanye West (2010), Kid Cudi (2009), The Drones/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2008)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 2. Bon Iver BON IVER 3. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 4. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 5. Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs BALL PARK MUSIC 6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 7. Vacation BIG SCARY 8. Arabia Mountain BLACK LIPS 9. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 =10. Nova Scotia NOVA SCOTIA =10. James Blake JAMES BLAKE =10. The Hunter MASTODON PREVIOUS WINNERS: The Suburbs ARCADE FIRE (2010), Veckatimest GRIZZLY BEAR (2009), Havilah THE DRONES (2008)

KANYE WEST @ SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS PHOTO BY STEPHEN BOOTH

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. Kanye West 2. Les Savy Fav 3. Mogwai 4. Die Antwoord 5. The Hold Steady PREVIOUS WINNERS: Muse (2010), The Hold Steady (2009), Wilco (2008)

CUSTARD @ FLOAT ON, THE HI-FI PHOTO BY STEPHEN BOOTH

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR 1. Ball Park Music 2. Custard 3. Royal Headache 4. Jinja Safari 5. The Drones PREVIOUS WINNERS: Tame Impala (2010), The Drones (2009), The Drones (2008)

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS 3. Everything Else PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inaugural year for this category.

rap, what a year! Everything got off to a relatively normal, albeit very wet start – Sunset Sounds for example was great fun for those who dressed for the deluge, not so for people with nice shoes, but was still a cracking couple of days – before all hell broke loose with the floods that devastated SEQ and beyond. The outpouring of community support and altruism which followed almost (but not really) made up for the devastation, and the lives of many Queenslanders haven’t been the same since. We dug deep and there were a couple of fantastic flood benefits, including the massive Float On which packed out The Hi-Fi and raised a ton of scratch for the worthy cause.

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We’re nothing if not a sturdy lot though, and before long we’d resumed business as normal, and that of course included our music scene. On the festival front it was a fine year, Soundwave in particular putting on a killer line-up (although they struggled later in the year with the ill-fated Soundwave Revolution follow-up) as well as crackers from Big Day Out, Laneway, Good Vibes, Bluesfest (who added an extra day to accommodate Mr Dylan), Splendour In The Grass, Parklife, Stereosonic, Future Music Festival, plus the newest addition to the calendar, the well-received Harvest festival. After last year’s immense farewell for the much-loved Powderfinger, this year it was all about bands from that era reforming, with us seeing double shows from prodigal sons Custard (one for the aforementioned Float On flood benefit and one for the excellent Brisbane Festival, which also had a great program), a couple from Pangaea (who got back together originally for Ric’s Big Backyard bash) and a cracker from The Screaming Tribesmen (who headlined the inaugural The Gathering festival at Old Museum), although we also (possibly) said goodbye to the much-loved Screamfeeder towards the end of 2011. Brisbane’s own industry conference BIGSOUND just keeps getting bigger and bigger, and not only was this year’s conference a cracker and completely sold out – with much worldwide

ONLINE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR

THE WALKING DEAD

attention being dragged our way due to the rantings of main keynote speaker Alan McGee – but the showcase aspect was a ripper, with local acts and bands from all over the country (plus a smattering from overseas) turning every nook and cranny of the Valley into a mid-week festival, with a slew of non-official parties adding to the massive party vibe. Speaking of live music venues 2011 was a mixed bag: we lost the Step Inn for live music midway through the year and seem to have likewise lost the Globe Theatre towards the tail-end of ‘11, but on a positive note Woodland really stepped up to the plate and became a popular place to see live music, and we added places like The Waiting Room, The Bridge Club, Between The Walls and Dowse Bar to the fold (plus the great Sun Distortion Studios, which has already come and gone). Of course it was great to see old haunt The Troubadour re-open in its new guise as Black Bear Lodge, but basically we don’t care where you’re all seeing your live music, as long as you’re out there supporting the scene. Ah, the scene. Where would we be without all of the amazing Brisbane bands? There were some incredible albums released this year by Queensland bands and artists – long-players by Ben Salter, Nova Scotia, The Grates, Undead Apes, Ball Park Music and Little Scout (to name but a few) in particular floated our collective boats – and it was awesome to see local bands like The Amity Affliction, DZ Deathrays, emma louise and Busby Marou really slay it on the national and international stage. We stand by our oft-repeated adage that SEQ has pound-for-pound the best music scene in Australia, and given the esteem with which Australian music is held on the world stage that makes us a pretty important hub, one that we need to do our utmost to support and nurture. So thanks heaps for your readership and support during 2011, we look forward to bringing you the best in all things music once again in 2012! Have a Merry Xmas and keep on rockin’, The Time Off team

MELANCHOLIA

1. Twitter 2. Facebook 3. Mess+Noise 4. YouTube 5. Cracked PREVIOUS WINNERS: Facebook (2010), Facebook (2009), YouTube (2008) TOM AND ALEX

SONG OF THE YEAR 1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Down The Lane ROYAL HEADACHE =3. No Church In The Wild JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST =3. Will Do TV ON THE RADIO =3. Ain’t Hungry LANIE LANE PREVIOUS WINNERS: Runaway KANYE WEST (2010), Sweet Disposition THE TEMPER TRAP (2009), The Minotaur THE DRONES (2008) 22

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST OF THE YEAR

1. Wake And Bake 4ZZZ 2. Unnecessary Knowledge 4ZZZ 3. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J =4. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J =4. The Racket TRIPLE J PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2010 TRIPLE J (2010), Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J (2009), Full Metal Racket TRIPLE J (2008)

MOVIE OF THE YEAR TV SHOW OF THE YEAR 1. Breaking Bad 2. Community 3. The Walking Dead 4. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 5. Curb Your Enthusiasm PREVIOUS WINNERS: South Park/Eastbound & Down (2010), Dexter/It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (2009)

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1. Drive 2. Melancholia 3. Submarine 4. Super 8 =5. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes =5. Black Swan =5. Moneyball PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inception/The Social Network (2010), Inglourious Basterds (2009)


BENNY DOYLE

BEN PREECE METRONOMY

ALBUMS

1. End Measured Mile MAKE DO AND MEND 2. Little Hell CITY AND COLOUR 3. Magnetic Man MAGNETIC MAN 4. Gangs AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR 5. Pedals RIVAL SCHOOLS 6. Computers And Blues THE STREETS 7. SBTRKT SBTRKT 8. Major/Minor THRICE 9. No Devolucion THURSDAY 10. The English Riviera METRONOMY MAGNETIC MAN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Submarine (Soundtrack) ALEX TURNER 3. Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS

SONGS

1. Holocene BON IVER 2. Blinded THRICE 3. Street JAMIE WOON 4. Will Do TV ON THE RADIO 5. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? (Erol Alkan Rework) TAME IMPALA

1. BMOYLO Music Travel 2. David Thorne’s Blog 3. Commune Collect 4. NBA 5. Songify

1. Foo Fighters 2. Kanye West 3. Erykah Badu 4. Local Natives 5. Two Door Cinema Club

1. Kanye West 2. Queens Of The Stone Age 3. City And Colour 4. The Chemical Brothers 5. Every Time I Die

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

TV SHOWS 1. Dexter 2. Breaking Bad 3. The Walking Dead 4. Rage 5. True Blood

MOVIES 1. Submarine 2. Drive 3. Living In A Material World 4. Midnight in Paris 5. Black Swan

1. King Cannons 2. Parkway Drive 3. The Medics 4. Leader Cheetah 5. Gyroscope 1. Sounds Of Sam TRIPLE J 2. Tom and Alex TRIPLE J 3. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J

1. Breaking Bad 2. Parks & Recreation 3. Bored To Death 4. Gruen Planet 5. At The Movies

TV SHOWS 1. Man Vs Wild 2. An Idiot Abroad 3. Frozen Planet 4. Man Vs Food 5. No Reservations

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. The Inbetweeners 3. Bridesmaids 4. The Guard 5. True Grit

MOVIES 1. Submarine 2. Moneyball 3. Black Swan 4. Contagion 5. Limitless

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Four festivals (Rock Werchter, Optimus Alive!, Benicassim, Splendour In The Grass) in four countries during the course of July.

The festival bubble well and truly bursting. Sorry kids – it’s been emotional.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bossy Love 2. DJ Nikk C 3. Operator Please 4. Bangs 5. Royal Headache

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. TMZ 2. @kanyewest Twitter 3. The New York Times 4. NBA 5. NFL

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. TMZ Live SIRIUS XM 2. White Dynamite 4ZZZ 3. Hype Men ITUNES

TV SHOWS 1. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 2. Curb Your Enthusiasm 3. The Walking Dead 4. TMZ on TV 5. Workaholics

MOVIES 1. Melancholia 2. Drive 3. Scream 4 4. Crazy, Stupid, Love 5. In Time

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Charlie Sheen. Lady ‘What-babies-say’.

MOST OVERHYPED

“Well you see gay marriage is legal now, so you see I made history because I made the ‘I’m Gay’ album and now gay marriage is legal in New York City, thanks to me... I definitely think I played a huge role in it. I mean I have an album called ‘I’m Gay’. I’m the first hip-hop artist to ever have an album called ‘I’m Gay’, and a couple of months later gay marriage passed in New York for the first time ever. I think there’s a big, big, big coincidence there.” Lil B in ACCLAIM Magazine.

QUOTE/TWEET

PREDICTION(S) 2012

1. Die Antwoord 2. Kanye West 3. Rammstein 4. Mickey Avalon 5. Crystal Castles

MOST OVERHYPED

Lana Del fucking Rey. Is Video Games really that good people?

Qantas Luxury. Not only affixing the punching bag, but then holding it while Australia continues to beat the shit out of you.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

Festivals such as Laneway, Harvest, Golden Plains, Flavours Of Scuzz, Mere Noise Meltdown – it’s fun to like music again. Straight brim baseball caps and black-rimmed glasses that aren’t prescription.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. Waka Flocka Flame 2. Andy Milonakis 3. Kanye West 4. Jay-Z 5. Lil Wayne

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED

I forget.

1. The Drones 2. Nova Scotia 3. No Anchor 4. Harmony 5. Dick Diver

TV SHOWS

“Ew - I just stepped in a pile of Kyle Sandilands.” @macleanbrendan on Twitter.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead 2. Ty Segall 3. Swervedriver 4. Mogwai 5. Times New Viking

1. Wake & Bake 4ZZZ 2. Unnecessary Knowledge 4ZZZ 3. Brian Turner’s Show WFMU

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

Ball Park Music taking the Triple J award for Unearthed Band Of The Year.

“I’d rather be D.I.Y. than T.R.Y.” Edward Guglielmino.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET

ARTISTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Kim Kardashian – go away please.

EMA

1. Sonic Masala 2. Your Daily SPA 3. Mess+Noise 4. Mondo Nation 5. Tiny Grooves

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. 2011 TRIPLE J 2. Unnecessary Knowledge 4ZZZ 3. Morning Becomes Eclectic KCRW

ARTISTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Niggas In Paris JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 2. Who Gon Stop Me JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 3. Gotta Have It JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 4. I’m On One DJ KHALED FEAT DRAKE, RICK ROSS & LIL WAYNE 5. Mud Musik GUCCI MANE & WAKA FLOCKA FLAME FEAT 2CHAINZ

1. Royal Headache 2. Total Control 3. No Anchor 4. Nova Scotia 5. Harmony

1. City And Colour 2. Grinderman 3. Foals 4. Mike Skinner (The Streets) 5. Goose

1. Waka Flocka Flame vs The Hood Internet THE HOOD INTERNET 2. DuFlocka Rant (10 Toes Down) WAKA FLOCKA FLAME 3. House Of Balloons THE WEEKND

SONGS

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Mucho-Bravado 2. Facebook 3. Twitter 4. Triple J 5. Pitchfork

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Revolutions: Live At Wembley BIFFY CLYRO 2. Top Contenders: The Best Of STRUNG OUT 3. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA

ARTISTS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 2. Goblin TYLER, THE CREATOR 3. The Carter IV LIL WAYNE 4. For The Glory NACHO PICASSO 5. Camp CHILDISH GAMBINO 6. Ferrari Boyz GUCCI MANE AND WAKA FLOCKA FLAME 7. Algorithms MILKMAN 8. Take Care DRAKE 9. Fear Of God II: Let’s Pray PUSHA T 10. All 6’s And 7’s TECH N9NE

1. The Other Shoe FUCKED UP 2. Let Me Back In EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 3. Brooklyn HAPPY PEOPLE 4. The Grey Ship EMA 5. Goodbye Bread TY SEGALL

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ARTISTS

1. Custard 2. Ball Park Music 3. The Chemist 4. Deep Sea Arcade 5. Regurgitator

ALBUMS

1. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 2. New Brigade ICEAGE 3. Nova Scotia NOVA SCOTIA 4. Leave Home THE MEN 5. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 6. Rank/Xerox RANK/XEROX 7. West WOODEN SHJIPS 8. Post Life Martyred Saints EMA 9. Goodbye Bread TY SEGALL 10. Henge Beat TOTAL CONTROL

SONGS

1. I Follow Rivers LYKKE LI 2. The Look METRONOMY 3. Bizness TUNE-YARDS 4. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 5. Ffunny Friends UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 1. Kanye West 2. Gotye 3. Liam Finn 4. Foster The People 5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra

ALBUMS

1. The Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS 2. David’s Town FUCKED UP PRESENTS... 3. Murder Ballads NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

ALBUMS

1. The English Riviera METRONOMY 2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 3. Foster The People FOSTER THE PEOPLE 4. Vacation BIG SCARY 5. Bon Iver BON IVER 6. Metals FEIST 7. Making Mirrors GOTYE 8. Forever So HUSKY 9. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 10. SBTRKT SBTRKT

CARLIN BEATTIE

BRENDAN TELFORD

“Plus, if we had two consecutive shows I would only have to soundcheck once! It’s interminable. Sometimes you just wanna unscrew your fingers and stab yourself directly in the cock…” Andy Falkous (Future Of The Left) talking about his hatred of soundchecks in Time Off.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP #qantasballbags. Qantas trying to win back punters with crappy toiletries, then not knowing how to deal with Twitter backlash.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Stuff.

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QUOTE/TWEET

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP “How do you fire the (accused) pedophile?” Ashton Kutcher hands Twitter account over to media team after under researched tweet.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 “I have decided to become the best rapper of all time!” Kanye West, 2011 - Year, by year... 23


CHRIS YATES

ALBUMS

DAN CONDON UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

1. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 2. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 3. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 4. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 5. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 6. Hearts I BREAK HORSES 7. Funnelweb AOI 8. Legendary Weapons WU-TANG CLAN 9. Player Piano MEMORY TAPES 10. Diaper Island CHAD VANGAALEN

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Late Night Tales VARIOUS/MGMT 2. Smile Sessions BEACH BOYS 3. Icky Mettle ARCHERS OF LOAF

FRANK OCEAN

SONGS

1. Novacane FRANK OCEAN 2. Then It’s White THE FIELD 3. No Church In The Wild JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 4. 212 AZEALIA BANKS FEAT LAZY JAY 5. Losing My Patience SHIT ROBOT

ARTISTS 1. Kanye West 2. M83 3. Royal Headache 4. James Blake 5. Frank Ocean

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Twitter 2. Dangerous Minds 3. Hot Chicks In Star Wars Shirts 4. Boing Boing 5. ca$hcats

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Future Of The Left 2. Kanye West 3. Kurt Vile 4. James Blake 5. Guitar Wolf

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Royal Headache 2. Ben Salter 3. Violent Soho 4. Total Control 5. Brain Drain

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Wake And Bake 4ZZZ 2. Stolen Records FBI 3. The Best Show Ever 4ZZZ

TV SHOWS 1. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 2. Bored To Death 3. Boardwalk Empire 4. An Idiot Abroad 5. American Dad

MOVIES 1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2. Project Nim 3. Midnight In Paris 4. Win Win 5. Captain America

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Jay-Z and Kanye West uniting in HAM awesomeness. That shit cray.

MOST OVERHYPED Facebook timeline. Could anything be worse than having every drunken night chronicled forever? There’s a reason you forget when you drink.

QUOTE/TWEET “I thank God for Blessing me with another year of life! God is the Greatest!!!! Luv you Guys :)” P Diddy (@ iamdiddy) on his birthday.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Facebook going to shit. We heard you like Facebook so we put a little Facebook in your Facebook so you can Facebook while you Facebook.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Frank Ocean to become the new Michael Jackson, hopefully with a monkey and without unnecessary creepiness. 24

JAKE SUN

DANIEL JOHNSON

ALBUMS

1. England Keep My Bones FRANK TURNER 2. Walls AN HORSE 3. So Beautiful Or So What PAUL SIMON 4. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 5. Smoko At The Pet Food Factory FRENZAL RHOMB 6. Going Out In Style DROPKICK MURPHYS 7. Elsie THE HORRIBLE CROWES 8. Radiosurgery NEW FOUND GLORY 9. Speed Of Darkness FLOGGING MOLLY 10. Rise Ye Sunken Ships WE ARE AUGUSTINES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ALBUMS 1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 2. Arabia Mountain BLACK LIPS 3. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 4. Nova Scotia NOVA SCOTIA 5. The Sunset Park THE AERIAL MAPS 6. Killed By Deaf UNDEAD APES 7. The Whole Love WILCO 8. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 9. Goblin TYLER, THE CREATOR 10. The King Is Dead THE DECEMBERISTS

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Putting Music In Its Place Box Set LAGWAGON 3. Total Clarity AGAINST ME!

SONGS

1. Dressed Sharply AN HORSE 2. My Friends LAURA MARLING 3. Rewrite PAUL SIMON 4. Chapel Song WE ARE AUGUSTINES 5. Bird Attack FRENZAL RHOMB

1. Smile THE BEACH BOYS 2. Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesia Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978 VARIOUS 3. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 REM

ARTISTS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Music For A Forgotten Future (The Singing Mountain) MOGWAI 2. Volcanic Sunlight SAUL WILLIAMS 3. The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle THROBBING GRISTLE 1. Codex RADIOHEAD 2. You’re Lionel Richie MOGWAI 3. Midnight City M83 4. The Thickening MASTODON 5. Fall Up SAUL WILLIAMS

ARTISTS 1. Mogwai 2. M83 3. Plastikman 4. Radiohead 5. David Lynch

SONGS 1. How Can You Luv Me UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 2. Modern Art BLACK LIPS 3. Down The Lane ROYAL HEADACHE 4. Going and Going. And Going. ICEBIRD 5. Sandwitches TYLER, THE CREATOR FEAT HODGY BEATS

1. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 2. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 3. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 4. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 5. Deep Politics GRAILS 6. Frankenstein: Music From The Play UNDERWORLD 7. Bon Iver BON IVER 8. Biophilia BJÖRK 9. Audio, Video, Disco JUSTICE 10. Undun THE ROOTS

SONGS AN HORSE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

ALBUMS

MOGWAI

ARTISTS 1. The Gaslight Anthem 2. An Horse 3. Dropkick Murphys 4. Frenzal Rhomb 5. Custard

1. Unknown Mortal Orchestra 2. Fucked Up 3. Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All 4. Royal Headache 5. Wilco

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic 2. The Hold Steady 3. Les Savy Fav 4. Funky Meters 5. OFF!

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Custard 2. Straight Arrows 3. Royal Headache 4. Velociraptor 5. Mick Thomas

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. The Stooges 2. The Gaslight Anthem 3. Dropkick Murphys 4. Teenage Bottlerocket 5. Primus

1. Plastikman 2. Mogwai/The Mars Volta 3. Tool 4. Mono 5. The Melvins

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Custard 2. An Horse 3. Frenzal Rhomb 4. Dick Nasty 5. Jud Campbell

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Duderocket 2. Hotmail 3. TheMusic.com.au 4. Bombshellzine 5. News.com.au

1. Twitter 2. YouTube 3. The Roar 4. Buzzfeed 5. Pitchfork

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Wake And Bake 4ZZZ 2. The Minutes THEMINUTESPODCAST.TUMBLR.COM 3. This American Life THISAMERICANLIFE.ORG

TV SHOWS

1. Kids With Class Kicking Arse 4ZZZ 2. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 3. Conversations with Richard Fidler ABC LOCAL RADIO

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. True Blood 3. Entourage 4. The Simpsons 5. ABC News

1. Curb Your Enthusiasm 2. The Office 3. Parks And Recreation 4. Workaholics 5. The Rugby Club

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Meeting Neil Finn, sleeping on his couch and discussing the selection of beers at his local supermarket.

MOST OVERHYPED Can’t decide between dubstep, chillwave, Adele and Boy & Bear.

QUOTE/TWEET “No. RT @BarackObama: Is the song “Piano Man” about a guy who is actually part piano, like a monster?” Twitter king Rob Delaney’s [@robdelaney] series of Obama tweets were so incredible stupid they could only be the work of a genius.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP RadikeGate: An outrageously stupid move on Qantas’ behalf to reward fans for dressing in blackface.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

MOVIES 1. Thor 2. Paul 3. Rango 4. The Adjustment Bureau 5. Limitless

1. Gotye 2. Jakob 3. Ghoul 4. Mosman Alder 5. Morgomega

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. David Lynch.com 2. Okayplayer 3. Boing Boing 4. Frieze 5. Dead Can Dance - The Official Site

TV SHOWS 1. How TV Ruined Your Life 2. Louie 3. Curb Your Enthusiasm 4. Life’s Too Short 5. The Office (US)

MOVIES 1. Black Swan 2. Melancholia 3. A Dangerous Method 4. Midnight In Paris 5. 127 Hours

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR The brief experience of 360 degree perception.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

Custard gig at Powerhouse.

The Big Bang Theory. And TV programming in general.

MOST OVERHYPED

QUOTE/TWEET

Kanye West.

QUOTE/TWEET “It was epic – the run I was on made Sinatra, Flynn, Jagger, Richards – all of them – just look like, you know, droopy-eyed armless children.” Charlie Sheen on ABC (US).

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Charlie Sheen.

Festivals to be smaller and cheaper. Wayne Bennett to take Brisbane Dropbears to AFL9s glory.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Pogues will be concert of the year for 2012.

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“I was banging seven-gram rocks, because that’s how I roll... I am on a drug, it’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.” – Charlie Sheen

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Charlie Sheen...

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Rebirth. And a whole lot of people screaming, “Haaa-ppy new year... ya fuckheads!”


LOCHLAN WATT

ALBUMS

1. Ethereal Surrogate Saviour COERCE 2. The Discovery BORN OF OSIRIS 3. Gilded Age NIGHT HAG 4. Red Giant CENTURY 5. Carnival Is Forever DECAPITATED 6. Servitude AVERSIONS CROWN 7. Dead Throne THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA 8. Old Ghosts Never Sleep FIRES OF WACO 9. Weightless ANIMALS AS LEADERS 10. Lustre TO THE NORTH

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Hardcore/Punk/Metal Sampler Volume 1 THIS IS BRISBANE 2. Totally Gay Dammit TOTALLY UNICORN/GAY PARIS/ GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT 3. Dictaphone Recordings TOASTY JOE COERCE

MARK BERESFORD

MATT O’NEILL

ALBUMS

1. Michel Poiccard THE DEATH SET 2. Mindset THE NECKS 3. In The World Of Light TIKI TAANE 4. From Africa With Fury: Rise SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 5. 93 Million Miles AFRICA HITECH 6. Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs BALL PARK MUSIC 7. The Peregrine LAWRENCE ENGLISH 8. Sport RE:ENACTMENT 9. Blunt Force Trauma CAVALERA CONSPIRACY 10. Wire Empire MR MAPS

MASTODON

ALBUMS

1. The Hunter MASTODON 2. Rome DANGER MOUSE & DANIELE LUPPI 3. Rumble, Shake & Tumble WAGONS 4. Vacation BIG SCARY 5. Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs BALL PARK MUSIC 6. Heritage OPETH 7. Quiet In The Valley, On The Shores The End Begins JIM WARD 8. Mariachi El Bronx MARIACHI EL BRONX 9. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 10. Unto The Locust MACHINE HEAD

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

1. Cool Dads With Cool Sons TOTALLY UNICORN 2. Inking Ships COERCE 3. Recreate BORN OF OSIRIS 4. Daddy’s Stabby Surprise TOTALLY UNICORN 5. Lobotomy CENTURY

ARTISTS 1. Totally Unicorn 2. Coerce 3. Night Hag 4. Amia Venera Landscape 5. Encircling Sea

1. Bootleg, Vol 2: From Memphis To Hollywood JOHNNY CASH 2. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 3. Twenty PEARL JAM

SONGS

ARTISTS 1. Gotye 2. Mastodon 3. Mogwai 4. The Strokes 5. Foo Fighters

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Portal 2. Totally Unicorn 3. The Amity Affliction 4. Coerce 5. Encircling Sea

1. Motorhead 2. The Bronx 3. The Jim Jones Revue 4. Jane’s Addiction 5. Primus

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. South Park 2. Breaking Bad 3. A Current Affair 4. Today Tonight 5. Nude Gay Survivor

MOVIES 1. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 3. Super 8 4. X-Men: First Class 5. Hesher

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Releasing my band Nuclear Summer’s album and the subsequent tour.

MOST OVERHYPED iPhone 4.

1. Pangaea 2. Hunting Grounds 3. Ball Park Music 4. We Set Sail 5. Boy In A Box

1. Wake & Bake 4ZZZ 2. Unnecessary Knowledge 4ZZZ 3. Paper Aeroplanes 4ZZZ

TV SHOWS 1. Community 2. Community 3. Community 4. Community 5. How I Met Your Mother

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. The Racket TRIPLE J 2. The Nerdist NERDIST.COM 3. The Ricky Gervais Podcast RICKYGERVAIS.COM

TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. An Idiot Abroad 3. The Walking Dead 4. Top Gear 5. Squidbillies

MOVIES 1. Moneyball 2. The Help 3. Super 8 4. True Grit 5. Limitless

MOVIES 1. Pearl Jam Twenty 2. Snowtown 3. 13 Assassins 4. Rango 5. X-Men: First Class

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Watching Eddie McGuire cry.

MOST OVERHYPED Dubstep.

QUOTE/TWEET SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

thoughtsoutlined.tumblr.com – a certain individual’s attempt at saving the Brisbane hardcore scene through two failed video interviews.

Anybody who ‘followed’ Charlie Sheen in 2011 cleary fucked up the hardest.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 LMFAO die in a Thai hospital of complications from inserting their heads too far up each other’s arses.

ALBUMS

1. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 2. He Thinks He’s People ROB CROW 3. The Infinite Music Of French Horn Rebellion FRENCH HORN REBELLION 4. Gloss Drop BATTLES 5. For You OSCAR + MARTIN 6. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 7. Nine Types of Light TV ON THE RADIO 8. The King of Limbs RADIOHEAD 9. In The Mountain In The Cloud PORTUGAL. THE MAN 10. The People’s Key BRIGHT EYES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Emergency & I THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN 2. Live in Japan 2011 THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN 3. Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle/Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1 THE OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL

SONGS

1. Last Summer FRENCH HORN REBELLION 2. Contact High ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI 3. Will Do TV ON THE RADIO 4. Rano Pano MOGWAI 5. Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now) PORTUGAL. THE MAN

ARTISTS 1. Oscar + Martin 2. Architecture In Helsinki 3. This Town Needs Guns 4. Mogwai 5. Portugal. The Man

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Twitter 2. Imgur 3. Tumblr 4. Facebook 5. Cracked

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mogwai 2. Pinback 3. Les Savy Fav 4. Primus

5. THIS TOWN NEEDS GUNS AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Oscar + Martin 2. Architecture in Helsinki 3. Rat Vs Possum 4. Cloud Control 5. World’s End Press

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Smart Enough to Know Better SMARTENOUGH.ORG 2. Hack TRIPLE J 3. Breakfast with Tom and Alex TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. The Walking Dead 2. American Horror Story 3. Community 4. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 5. Modern Family

MOVIES

Being a real braggy jerk, losing 30 kilograms in six months and/or subsequently looking like a boss.

1. Batman: Year One 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Captain America: The First Avenger 4. Thor 5. Horrible Bosses

MOST OVERHYPED

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Anti-bandwagoneers. I don’t care about Twilight, Lady Gaga, Kyle Sandilands, etcetera. I also, however, don’t care that you don’t care.

Les Savy Fav at Laneway, Mogwai at Splendour. Also I got a kitten and named him Ampersand. It was a good year.

QUOTE/TWEET

MOST OVERHYPED

“We all, at one point or another, indulge fantasies that make the world seem more dangerous, more glamorous and, simultaneously, much more simple than it actually is. But then most of us grow up. Or put down the bong. Or read a book by somebody who is familiar with both proper historical methodology and the facts.” Stephen Marche.

Matt O’Neill. QUOTE/TWEET “How do you fire Jo Pa? as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste #insult #noclass” Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) tweeting on the sacking of US college football coach Joe Paterno, apparently unaware the coach had been fired for covering up a child-sex scandal involving an assistant coach. Damage control and hilarity ensued.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Robert Trujillo will commit suicide as a result of Lulu.

1. Cracked 2. Wikipedia 3. Facebook 4. SoundCloud 5. YouTube

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

“Realise it.” Chris Brownbill, life.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

1. NAPT 2. Blunt Instrument 3. Ball Park Music 4. Re:enactment 5. Mr Maps

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

“I think future generations will look back at our tweets and say, “We get it, you were f**king bored!”“ Will Arnett on Twitter.

QUOTE/TWEET

ARTISTS

1. Re:enactment 2. Sam Cromack 3. Ball Park Music 4. Mr Maps 5. Dick Nasty

1. Twitter 2. Cricinfo 3. Fox Sports 4. YouTube 5. Kotaku

TV SHOWS

1. Out In The Streets AFRICA HITECH 2. No Problems CHASE & STATUS 3. Let Go THE JAPANESE POPSTARS 4. No Church In The Wild JAY Z AND KANYE WEST FEAT FRANK OCEAN 5. Holy Moses WASHINGTON

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Russian Circles 2. The Chariot 3. Kylesa 4. Trash Talk 5. La Dispute

1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. The Racket TRIPLE J 3. The Pit THEPIT.FM

SONGS

1. Flying Lotus 2. The Thing 3. Shapeshifter 4. Marina Rosenfeld 5. Four Tet

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. EPs 1991 – 2002 AUTECHRE 2. Mixmag 2011 Mix NAPT 3. Hard Trance is My Life (Gold USB Edition) STEVE HILL

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Ain’t Hungry LANIE LANE 2. Make Some Noise BEASTIE BOYS 3. White Limo FOO FIGHTERS 4. Satellite THE KILLS 5. I Feel Better GOTYE

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Facebook 2. Gmail 3. Noisetheory 4. Lambgoat 5. Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MITCH KNOX

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Qantas Find Twitter As Confusing As Aeroplanes: inviting comments on luxury flight experiences weeks after grounding their entire fleet.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 I will be the vessel for a returning Mayan deity and, depending upon the disposition of said deity, heal or destroy all.

Have your say: facebook.com/timeoffmag

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP #qantasluxury hashtag prize campaign blows up in airline’s face as jaded customers get clever on the internet.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 All of my favourite TV shows moving one season closer to ending forever. #sixseasonsandamovie 25


RACHEL TINNEY

THE JEZABELS

ALBUMS

1. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 2. Bon Iver BON IVER 3. Happiness And Surrounding Suburbs BALL PARK MUSIC 4. Secret Rituals THE GRATES 5. Ceremonials FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 6. Moonfire BOY & BEAR 7. Vacation BIG SCARY 8. Making Mirrors GOTYE 9. Never Trust A Happy Song GROUPLOVE 10. Locked By Land JINJA SAFARI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Soundcrane VARIOUS 2. Brisbane Sounds #5 VARIOUS 3. Bumpy Ride THE HOOSIERS

SONGS

1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. It’s Nice To Be Alive BALL PARK MUSIC 3. Calgary BON IVER 4. Shake It Out FLORENCE + THE MACHINE 5. Gladiator BIG SCARY

ARTISTS

SAM HOBSON

STEVE BELL

ALBUMS

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 3. War Of The Roses ULVER 4. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 5. The Hunter MASTODON 6. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 7. Take Care DRAKE 8. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 9. Oneirology CUNNINLYNGUISTS 10. Computers And Blues THE STREETS 1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS 2. Inni SIGUR RÓS 3. Cyberspace And Reds THE STREETS

SONGS

1. Fall Creek Boys Choir JAMES BLAKE AND BON IVER 2. Beth/Rest BON IVER 3. Not Long Now JAMES BLAKE 4. Perth BON IVER 5. Marvin’s Room DRAKE

ARTISTS 1. James Blake 2. Bon Iver 3. Papa Vs Pretty 4. Jinja Safari 5. Sigur Rós

1. Bring It On FRONT END LOADER 2. Down The Lane ROYAL HEADACHE 3. Ceiling Tan THE DONKEYS 4. Suburbs LOON LAKE 5. Piss On A Butterfly MIKE NOGA

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. CHUD 2. Badass Digest 3. TheMusic.com.au 4. I Watch Stuff 5. Smodcast

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Jinja Safari 2. Andy Bull 3. Papa Vs Pretty 4. Re:Enactment 5. Ball Park Music

1. Foster The People 2. Die Antwoord 3. Simple Plan 4. Two Door Cinema Club 5. Andrew WK 1. Ball Park Music 2. Jinja Safari 3. The Beards 4. Clare Bowditch 5. Charlie Mayfair

MOVIES 1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2. No Strings Attached 3. Super 8 4. Paul 5. The Adjustment Bureau

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Not sure if it’s a highlight, but going to a strip club with Short Stack was pretty interesting...

MOST OVERHYPED The Kardashians.

QUOTE/TWEET

The world as we know it will end and dolphins will become our leaders. Hey, if it can happen on The Simpsons, it can happen in real life. 26

1. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 2. Bakesale Deluxe Edition SEBADOH 3. The Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

SONGS

1. Siren Song FELICITY GROOM 2. Like You Could Have It All THE GRATES 3. Colours GROUPLOVE 4. Gladiator BIG SCARY 5. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. South Park 2. The Simpsons 3. The Mentalist 4. SLiDE 5. The Gruen Transfer

1. Hollywood Babble-on SMODCAST 2. KCRW’s The Treatment KCRW 3. Chud Show Podcast CHUD 1. Treme 2. Community 3. Breaking Bad 4. Boardwalk Empire 5. Louie

MOVIES 1. American: The Bill Hicks Story 2. True Grit 3. Barney’s Version 4. Attack The Block 5. Bridesmaids

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. The Skin I Live In 3. Melancholia 4. Take Shelter 5. Enter The Void

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Royal Headache. Front End Loader winning an ARIA. Archers Of Loaf reformation.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

The rise of Nicholas Winding Refn.

Kanye @ Splendour. Auto-tuned hell that made me want to perforate my eardrums with sticks…

MOST OVERHYPED

QUOTE/TWEET “Is this Steve Bell ringing? I bet you get that joke all the time! (maniacal laughter)”. Umm, no not really Mr. Waits...

Gotye.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

PREDICTION(S) 2012

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Royal Headache 2. Front End Loader 3. The Triffids 4. The Drones 5. Paul Kelly

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Charlie Sheen getting a Twitter account.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Wake And Bake 4ZZZ 2. The Word podcast WORDMAGAZINE.CO.UK 3. The Life with Roy and HG Podcast TRIPLE M/ITUNES

BALL PARK MUSIC

QUOTE/TWEET

PAPA VS PRETTY

1. Les Savy Fav 2. The Hold Steady 3. Okkervil River 4. Times New Viking 5. Future Of The Left

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

“I’m not bipolar, I’m bi-winning. I win here and I win there.” Charlie Sheen, ABC News (USA).

1. Never Trust A Happy Song GROUPLOVE 2. The Vasco Era THE VASCO ERA 3. Dynamite Steps THE TWILIGHT SINGERS 4. Adalita ADALITA 5. United In Isolation PAPA VS PRETTY 6. Past Life Martyred Saints EMA 7. Deep Field JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN 8. Kiss Each Other Clean IRON & WINE 9. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 10. Go Go Chaos BONJAH

1. Royal Headache 2. Front End Loader 3. Ben Salter 4. The Drones 5. Lanie Lane

1. Saintsational 2. I-94 Bar 3. Word Magazine 4. No Homers Club 5. The Onion

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Home And Away 2. Spicks And Specks 3. Ringer 4. The Project 5. The Simpsons

ALBUMS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

TV SHOWS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Frog and Peach 4ZZZ 2. Tom and Alex TRIPLE J 3. Breakfast with Spencer Howson ABC LOCAL RADIO

WILCO

1. Icky Mettle ARCHERS OF LOAF 2. Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 3. Bakesale Deluxe Edition SEBADOH

1. Sufjan Stevens 2. Joanna Newsom 3. Black Milk 4. Modest Mouse 5. Coldplay

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

GROUPLOVE

1. Royal Headache ROYAL HEADACHE 2. Arabia Mountain BLACK LIPS 3. The King Is Dead THE DECEMBERISTS 4. The Cat BEN SALTER 5. Mirror Traffic STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS 6. The Whole Love WILCO 7. New Start Again DICK DIVER 8. Ritardando FRONT END LOADER 9. The Sunset Park THE AERIAL MAPS 10. Nova Scotia NOVA SCOTIA

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Ball Park Music 2. The Jezabels 3. Boy & Bear 4. Emma Louise 5. Hey Geronimo 1. Cute Boys With Cats 2. Twitter 3. Facebook 4. Triple J Unearthed 5. Urban Outfitters

ALBUMS

TYLER MCLOUGHLAN

“I’m afraid of that stupid planet.” Justine, Melancholia. “Facefuck.” When Facebook got ‘too improved’ and we all learned to stop worrying about the bomb.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 An oversaturation of Boy & Bear. The OFLCB buckles under the weight of HC2 backlash.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Cyber-idiots – people committing crimes and then being caught because they boasted on Facebook.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 St Kilda win flag, Uncle Tupelo reform, I’m doing the Weezer cruise so Weezer to announce first Oz tour since ‘96.

Have your say: facebook.com/timeoffmag

TOP 5 ARTISTS 1. Grouplove 2. Ball Park Music 3. The Vasco Era 4. Adalita 5. Emma Louise

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Deftones 2. Stone Temple Pilots 3. Mogwai 4. Joan As Police Woman 5. Lamb

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Vasco Era 2. Ball Park Music 3. Screamfeeder 4. Clouds 5. Alex Lloyd & The Pigram Brothers

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Home And Hosed TRIPLE J 2. Hack TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. Archer 2. Fringe 3. Breaking Bad 4. The Walking Dead 5. SLiDE

MOVIES 1. Nirvana Live At The Paramount 2. Snowtown 3. Horrible Bosses 4. Beginners 5. Burning Man


WRITERS’ POLL RESULTS

THE DRUM MEDIA PERTH 2011 WRAP

PORTISHEAD PHOTO BY ELLE BORGWARD

TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING PHOTO BY RYAN MURPHY

ARTIST OF THE YEAR 1. Gotye 2. James Blake 3. Portishead 4. Kurt Vile 5. Radiohead PREVIOUS WINNERS: Flying Lotus (2010), Sarah Blasko (2009), MGMT (2008)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 3. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 4. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 5. The English Riviera METRONOMY 6. SBTRKT SBTRKT =7. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 =7. Days REAL ESTATE =9. Making Mirrors GOTYE =9. Ravedeath, 1972 TIM HECKER PREVIOUS WINNERS: InnerSpeaker TAME IMPALA (2010), Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix PHOENIX (2009), Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (2008)

1. Portishead 2. The National 3. Sufjan Stevens 4. Holy Fuck 5. Local Natives PREVIOUS WINNERS: Gorillaz (2010), The Rapture (2009), Björk (2008)

PAUL KELLY PHOTO BY BEAU DAVIS

1. Grinderman 2. The Jezabels 3. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving 4. Paul Kelly 5. Boy & Bear PREVIOUS WINNERS: PVT (2010), Sarah Blasko (2009), The Drones (2008)

1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. Kiss My WAMI 2011 VARIOUS =3. The DaDa Tapes VARIOUS =3. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA PREVIOUS WINNERS: Inaugural year for this category.

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Like the national contingent, WA also chalked up Bon Iver’s self-titled as top album. In fact, when he was announced as playing Perth Festival, we almost needed to hire another assistant editor just to deal with the amount of review requests flying in for the Bon Bon. No surprises the show at Red Hill Auditorium sold out in two seconds either.

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUM OF THE YEAR

he ‘state of excitement’ has done well to cast the sarcastic shackles off its nickname this year, with more tours and venue life than ever before. It’s made it tough for some stellar local releases and launches to poll their way to the top, but The Drum Media Perth results are most certainly difficult to debate.

ONLINE DESTINATION OF THE YEAR 1. Facebook 2. Twitter 3. The Music 4. Pitchfork 5. Google PREVIOUS WINNERS: Pitchfork (2010), Facebook (2009), Facebook (2008)

In previous years Sigur Rós struck the winning gong for live show of the year, so it’s logical one of the most amazing live acts around would go on to produce the best live album of the year. Featuring live versions of songs covering all of their previous albums, Jónsi and co lead the charge in this category. Though special mention to the local crew for receiving enough votes to do our state proud, with Kiss My WAMI 2011 and The DaDa Tapes respectively relegating national favourites Kurt and co to equal third poll position. Bon Iver’s taken out enough awards in this mag alone to warrant skipping through Song Of The Year without repetitive praise. We’re just disappointed it wasn’t any one of the amazingly unique, jaw dropping, groundbreaking, emotionally captivating and stupendously all-round awesome songs from the Metallica/Lou Reed LuLu project… They might not have chalked up a single vote, but we demand a recount! Interestingly, Oscar+Martin, who hardly racked up any votes in their hometown of Melbourne, romped into third place in the WA poll. With Darth Vader featuring heavily in the lyrics, guess it doesn’t battle writers’ nerdy stereotype. Gotye has somehow managed to be everywhere this year. Got’dangit! Whilst we’ve been a little weirded out by how he’s suddenly become capable of selling out Belvoir three-times straight when great local bands can struggle to get 50 people to their CD launches, you gotye hand it to the guy; he’s helped prove that nice guys don’t always finish last, and that

actually insanely skilled, passionate, devoted and uncompromising artists can sometimes beat the minimally talented poptarts that fill stadiums with derivative sounds and silly screams... Go-Go-Gotye! Not even two shows this year could give the second-placed The National anywhere near enough votes to beat the show we’d been waiting all of 14 years for – Portishead. Never before has a frontperson moved so little yet been so mesmerising. Beth, we’d gladly have your babies. Geoff and Adrian, don’t think you’re being left out of this proposition. If you think those comments are weird, we find it even weirder that our top four was exactly the same as the national results. Hopefully Nick Cave will take our nod for Australian live set of the year into consideration when pondering whether it was a bad move to break up Grinderman. If he does keep to his word, at least we had two chances to see him exposing his chest up close and personal this year. Take that Iggy Pop. Rad to see Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving getting the kudos they deserve in this category as well – we look forward to seeing their supreme musical Thoughts spreading. Your local community radio station RTRFM has had a stranglehold on the favourite radio show category since Drum’s inception, but Triple J’s Richard ‘The King’ Kingsmill claimed the crown for 2010. Good to see then our premier princes of local broadcasting reclaiming the throne with Out To Lunch, particularly as the show is all about new music. With some fresh blood rejuvenating the program, midday til 3pm this year has been a fine listen indeed. So, whilst a stack of artists from Perth rumbled up a storm of national exposure this year but didn’t make the impact on the polls that we’d like them to, we reckon next year the locals will again be filling our poll bucket with amazingness from the likes of San Cisco, Felicity Groom, Abbe May, Wolves At The Door, Split Seconds, Sonpsilo Circus, Bastian’s Happy Flight, Pond, The Growl, Chaos Divine... well, the list is endless, and it’s one to feel very, very excited about for 2012. Look forward to seeing you there. The Drum Media Perth Team

DAVE CUTBUSH - OUT TO LUNCH GAME OF THRONES

SONG OF THE YEAR

1. Holocene BON IVER 2. The Wilhelm Scream JAMES BLAKE 3. All I Think About OSCAR + MARTIN 4. Midnight City M83 5. Video Games LANA DEL REY PREVIOUS WINNERS: Fuck You CEE LO GREEN (2010), My Girls ANIMAL COLECTIVE (2009), Electric Feel MGMT (2008)

RADIO SHOW/PODCAST OF THE YEAR

1. Out To Lunch RTR 2. Breakfast with Barr RTR 3. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J =4. Trainwreck RTR =4. Full Frequency RTR =4. Posted RTR PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2010 TRIPLE J (2010), Morning Mag RTR (2009), Hack TRIPLE J (2010)

TV SHOW OF THE YEAR 1. Breaking Bad 2. Game Of Thrones 3. True Blood 4. Dexter =5. Gruen Planet =5. Q&A PREVIOUS WINNERS: True Blood (2010)

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BRIDESMAIDS

MOVIE OF THE YEAR 1. Drive 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II 4. Bridesmaids 5. The Guard PREVIOUS WINNERS: The Social Network (2010) 27


AAROM WILSON SBTRKT

ALBUMS

1. SBTRKT SBTRKT 2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 3. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 4. Era Extraña NEON INDIAN 5. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 6. For You OSCAR + MARTIN 7. Replica ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER 8. Tomboy PANDA BEAR 9. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 10. Within And Without WASHED OUT

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Instrumental Mixtape CLAMS CASINO 2. Reworked/Remixed TRENTEMØLLER/VARIOUS 3. InnerSpeaker (Collector’s Edition) TAME IMPALA/VARIOUS

SONGS

1. Rolling In The Deep ADELE 2. The Wilhelm Scream JAMES BLAKE 3. Midnight City M83 4. Video Games LANA DEL REY 5. It’s Real REAL ESTATE

ARTISTS 1. Adele 2. Radiohead/Thom Yorke 3. Lady Gaga 4. OFWGKTA 5. James Blake

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Portishead 2. Sufjan Stevens 3. Les Savy Fav 4. Ghostpoet 5. Gorillaz

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Grinderman 2. Abbe May 3. The Jezabels 4. Felicity Groom 5. Injured Ninja

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Your Daily SPA 2. Pedestrian 3. Life Is Noise 4. FACT 5. Cool Perth Nights

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Golden Apples Of The Sun RTR 2. Out To Lunch RTR 3. The Sound Lab TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. True Blood 2. Bored To Death 3. Breaking Bad 4. Hungry Beast 5. Parks And Recreation

MOVIES 1. The Trip 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Pina

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Tnx to Brow Horn, Felicity & Diger, Wolves At The Door, DJs and my infinitely spectacular wife for the most amazing day of my life x

MOST OVERHYPED Odd...Charlie...Future...Sheen... Let’s hope they kill each other next year.

ANDY SNELLING

ALBUMS

1. Simple Math MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 2. Bon Iver BON IVER 3. There Is A Way DANANANANAYKROYD 4. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 5. Nine Types Of Light TV ON THE RADIO 6. Biophillia BJÖRK 7. Hurtsville JACK LADDER AND THE DREAMLANDERS 8. The Great Impression SPARKADIA 9. Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me TOUCHÉ AMORÉ 10. Mount Wittenberg Orca DIRTY PROJECTORS & BJÖRK

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. 99% Upset Feeling DEERHOOF 3. Kiss My WAMi Compilation 2011 VARIOUS MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA

SONGS

1. Simple Math MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA 2. Perth BON IVER 3. Will Do TV ON THE RADIO 4. Give Up The Ghost RADIOHEAD 5. Sparkadia MARY

ARTISTS

RADIOHEAD

ALBUMS

1. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 2. Replica ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER 3. Renewable Destination CABOLADIES 4. Deaden The Fields TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING 5. Ravedeath, 1972 TIM HECKER 6. Giving COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES 7. A Winged Victory For The Sullen A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN 8. Lost In The Glare BARN OWL 9. Neverendless CAVE 10. En Form For Bla AETHENOR

ARTISTS

1. StumbleUpon 2. Perth - The Thousands 3. 27b/6 4. Space Ship News 5. Your Daily SPA

1. Radiohead 2. Barn Owl 3. Portishead 4. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving 5. Oneohtrix Point Never

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Sufjan Stevens 2. Future Of The Left 3. Portishead 4. Rammstein 5. Mickey Avalon

1. Portishead 2. Swervedriver 3. Minamo 4. Yo La Tengo

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Dirty Three 2. Usurper Of Modern Medicine 3. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving 4. Injured Ninja 5. smRts

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Super Request TRIPLE J 2. Mornings With Zan TRIPLE J 3. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Facebook 2. Boomkat 3. Dusted 4. Brainwashed 5. RTR

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Spicks And Specks 2. The IT Crowd 3. Breaking Bad 4. The Inbetweeners 5. Community

1. Out To Lunch RTR 2. Posted RTR 3. Underground Solution RTR

TV SHOWS

MOVIES 1. The Lion King 3D 2. The Rum Diary 3. The King’s Speech 4. The Inbetweeners 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Sufjan Stevens at the Regal Theatre.

MOST OVERHYPED Gotye. He was amazing live. And the album was decent. But enough already!

SONGS

1. 212 AZEALIA BANKS FEAT LAZY JAY 2. Lonely Boy BLACK KEYS 3. Video Games LANA DEL REY 4. Say It LIME CORDIALE 5. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA COSMO JARVIS

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Sparkadia 2. Gotye 3. Sean Pollard 4. 78 Saab 5. PVT

1. Is The World Strange Or Am I Strange? COSMO JARVIS 2. Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam GHOSTPOET 3. Last Night On Earth NOAH AND THE WHALE 4. Bon Iver BON IVER 5. Torches FOSTER THE PEOPLE 6. 21 ADELE 7. Adalita ADALITA 8. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 9. The Harrow & The Harvest GILLIAN WELSH 10. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83

1. Icky Mettle ARCHERS OF LOAF 2. Tago Mago CAN 3. The 5 EPs DISCO INFERNO

1. Holocene BON IVER 2. Deep Rivers Run Quiet TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING 3. This Is The Best CAVE 4. With Verticals AQUARELLE 5. Pink Nites SECRET BIRDS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Sufjan Stevens 2. Björk 3. Future Of The Left 4. Bon Iver 5. Portishead

1. The Gruen Transfer 2. Gruen Planet 3. Q&A 4. Generation Kill 5. Grand Designs

MOVIES 1. Black Swan 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Contagion 4. Snowtown 5. Drive

ARTISTS 1. Cosmo Jarvis 2. Ghostpoet 3. Lana Del Rey 4. Adele 5. Lanie Lane

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Portished 2. Ghostpoet 3. Apparat 4. Matthew David and The Gaslamp Killer 5. Mickey Avalon

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Seekae 2. Sean O’Neil 3. Stereo Flower 4. Ruby Boots 5. Gold Fields

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Lube Tube 2. Triple J Unearthed 3. TheMusic.com.au 4. The Fuck You Subiaco Page 5. Jumpclimb

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Sunday Night Safran TRIPLE J 2. Bass Check RTR 3. Just Classics 97.7FM

TV SHOWS 1. The Cricket 2. Top Gear 3. Parks And Recreation 4. Modern Family 5. Mythbusters

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Timothy Nelson acceptance speaches.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

“KFC is the best food in the world!” Aaron Rutter

Portishead Live @ Belvoir Amphitheatre. Truly in the presence of greatness. A TRULY RARE experience.

Psych rock resurgence in Perth. Punch me in the face already.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

MOST OVERHYPED

QUOTE/TWEET

Facebook Uproar – every time a feature is changed.

The Strokes. Putting ‘80s synth-disguises on utterly lacklustre songs. FAIL.

“When I go number twos, I always get completely naked.” Chris Healing, Fat Shan Records.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

The end of the world is nigh.

More folk music in the Drum office.

QUOTE/TWEET

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

No new event in WA with any of the promise that One Movement had.

More poor ticket sales for the overflowing festival season.

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ANTHONY WILLIAMS

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CALLUM TWIGGER

ALBUMS

1. Strange Mercy ST VINCENT 2. Swim CARIBOU 3. Fifty Words For Snow KATE BUSH 4. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves JOHN MAUS 5. Metals FEIST 6. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 7. Life Of Leisure WASHED OUT 8. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 9. Glass Swords RUSTIE 10. Skying THE HORRORS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS 2. The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 GORILLAZ 3. Late Night Tales VARIOUS/MGMT

SONGS

1. Art Of Almost WILCO 2. Surgeon ST VINCENT 3. Romance WILD FLAG 4. The Bad In Each Other FEIST 5. Get Some LYKKE LI

ARTISTS 1. St Vincent 2. Washed Out 3. Montana 4. Lykke Li 5. Little Dragon

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Twitter 2. Facebook 3. The Guardian 4. The Huffington Post 5. TIME

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Gorillaz 2. Iggy Pop 3. HEALTH 4. Lykke Li 5. Big Boi

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Tame Impala 2. Boy & Bear 3. Big Scary 4. The Vasco Era 5. Cut Copy

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Unearthed TRIPLE J 2. Hack TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. Frozen Planet 2. The Gruen Transfer 3. The Slap 4. Futurama 5. Why isn’t there a ‘Top Five Books Of 2011’ list?

MOVIES 1. Melancholia 2. Drive 3. The Tree Of Life 4. Rango 5. Arrietty

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Hundreds of talented female musicians everywhere! Altrock has been scared of girl-germs for way too long.

MOST OVERHYPED Australian hip-hop. Like a carton of Emu Bitter, it’s Australian, tepid, derivative, and worth regretting even before you’ve consumed it.

QUOTE/TWEET “What’s going on... Do you know right from wrong?” Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to his executioners moments before a very violent death.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP I keep getting my arse kicked by the ‘Too Much Text!’ disclaimer, so I’m going to go all meta and say, “THE TEXT LIMIT ON THIS LINE”.

CAMERON DUFF

CAM FINDLAY

ALBUMS

1. The Rip Tide BEIRUT 2. Tao Of The Dead ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD 3. Gloss Drop BATTLES 4. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 5. I Know This Now TIMOTHY NELSON & THE INFIDELS 6. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 7. The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT AKRON/FAMILY 8. We Are The Champions JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD 9. Mesozoic THE LAURELS 10. The King Is Dead THE DECEMBERISTS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The DaDa Tapes VARIOUS 2. London Sessions LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 3. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA

ALBUMS

1. Space Is Only Noise NICOLAS JAAR 2. Vows KIMBRA 3. Coastal Grooves BLOOD ORANGE 4. Bliss Release CLOUD CONTROL 5. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 6. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 7. When We On CRAZY P 8. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 9. El Camino THE BLACK KEYS 10. Making Mirrors GOTYE

CHRISTOPHER H JAMES TIM HECKER

SONGS

1. S’Cooled BLOOD ORANGE 2. Colomb NICOLAS JAAR 3. Gold Canary CLOUD CONTROL 4. Call Me KIMBRA 5. Crystalfilm LITTLE DRAGON NICOLAS JAAR

SONGS

1. East Harlem BEIRUT 2. Santa Fe BEIRUT 3. Jesus Forever KURT VILE 4. Common Burn MAZZY STAR 5. Arnold LUKE MILLION

ARTISTS 1. Lady Gaga 2. Radiohead 3. Holy Fuck 4. Lykke Li 5. Toro Y Moi

ALBUMS

1. Ravedeath, 1972 TIM HECKER 2. Last Of The Country Gentlemen JOSH T PEARSON 3. II THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT 4. Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts OMAR SOULEYMAN 5. Eye Contact GANG GANG DANCE 6. Helioscope VESSELS 7. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 8. No Color THE DODOS 9. Looping State Of Mind THE FIELD 10. Wander/Wonder BALAM ACAB

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Holy Fuck 2. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead 3. Akron/Family 4. Kurt Vile & The Violators 5. Thee Oh Sees

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Drones 2. Paul Kelly 3. Dan Sultan & Alex Gow 4. The Growl 5. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving

1. Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts OMAR SOULEYMAN 2. Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Latin Sound of New York (Disc 1) VARIOUS 3. 20 Fucking Years Of Planet E: We Ain’t Dead Yet VARIOUS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

SONGS

1. TheMusic.com.au 2. Spaceship News 3. Pretty Much Amazing 4. Paste Magazine 5. NME

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Posted RTR 2. 2011 TRIPLE J 3. Breakfast with Barr RTR

TV SHOWS

ARTISTS 1. Nicolas Jaar 2. Cloud Control 3. Kimbra 4. Little Dragon 5. Fleet Foxes

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Breaking Bad 2. Sons Of Anarchy 3. Spicks And Specks 4. It’s A Knockout 5. Sh*t My Dad Says

1. Kollektiv Turmstrasse 2. Hot Natured (Lee Foss & Jamie Jones) 3. Apparat 4. Marcel Dettmann & Ben Klock 5. Alex Smoke

MOVIES 1. The Guard 2. Source Code 3. The Hangover Part II 4. Attack The Block 5. The Human Centipede II

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR The events associated with writing for such a great publication, ie getting absolutely smashed at the WAMis.

MOST OVERHYPED Banjos. Too many Banjos. Oh, and Nickelback, as usual.

QUOTE/TWEET “Face it, I am living the life of a rockstar Vatican asassin.” Charlie Sheen.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP OFWGKTA abusing Oz fans, getting racist insults in return.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

I get asked something like “PREDICTION FOR 2013. Briefly explain what you see in your crystal ball for the following year.”

The ever-expanding support of many facial hair; Kyle Sandilands exploding due to exorbitant amounts of selfloathing/fatty deposits.

1. Kimbra 2. The Jezabels 3. Cloud Control 4. Stonefield 5. The Holidays

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Resident Advisor 2. Pulse Radio 3. Space Ship News 4. Empire Of Perth 5. Street Press Australia

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J 2. Trainwreck RTR

1. Glass Jar GANG GANG DANCE 2. Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN 3. With U HOLY OTHER 4. DBB THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT 5. In The Fog I TIM HECKER

ARTISTS 1. Tim Hecker 2. Josh T Pearson 3. The Psychic Paramount 4. Omar Souleyman 5. Mogwai

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Portishead 2. Omar Souleyman 3. Booker T Jones 4. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead 5. Os Mutantes

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Drones 2. Injured Ninja 3. The Silent World 4. Grinderman 5. The Middle East

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Drowned In Sound 2. ABC News 3. Metal Bastard 4. YouTube

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Sergio Dias (Os Mutantes) never ending guitar solo at the Perth International Festival.

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED

Kimbra. I am in love with her if you haven’t noticed from my previous answers. ;)

The ubiquitious lowest common denominator dubstep. Burial must be turning in his grave.

MOST OVERHYPED

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Stereosonic... ugh don’t even let me get into that.

Beards.

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth

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CRAIG HOLLYWOOD ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER

ALBUMS

1. Liber Dogma THE BLACK DOG 2. yx aka 1ch aka Solo NHKYX 3. What Have We Learned MORPHOSIS 4. SyMeta BYETONE 5. In Dust ROLL THE DICE 6. Space Is Only Noise NICOLAS JAAR 7. Replica ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER 8. House Of Balloons THE WEEKND 9. Mind Controls The Flood NO UFO’S 10. Blanck Mass BLANCK MASS

JACKSON BEST

DANIEL CRIBB

ALBUMS

1. Smoko At The Pet Food Factory FRENZAL RHOMB 2. Damnesia ALKALINE TRIO 3. Neighborhoods BLINK-182 4. Angels & Airwaves LOVE PART 2 5. Good For Me THE SWELLERS 6. Hurricane Season DAN ANDRIANO IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM 7. Got Your Back POUR HABIT 8. Party Party Party THE BENNIES 9. Sad Bear TONY SLY 10. Ishi Prende HIGHTIME

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Let’s Talk About Feelings LAGWAGON 2. Down The Road VARIOUS 3. Hang Your Head In Hope KRIS ROE FRENZAL RHOMB

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. Berghain 05 PETER VAN HOESEN/REAGENZ/VRIL 3. RetroActivity SWEET EXORCIST

SONGS

1. Side A OLD APPARATUS 2. Sheffield Muggerscum Out (The Black Dog Remix) SURGEON 3. Flux SP-X 4. Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix) RADIOHEAD 5. Battle For Middle You JULIO BASHMORE

ARTISTS 1. The Black Dog 2. Nicolas Jaar 3. Oneohtrix Point Never 4. Morphosis 5. NHKyx

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Commonwealth NetBank 2. This Is Why I’m Broke 3. What The Fuck Should I Make For Dinner? 4. RTRFM 92.1 5. The Official Home Of Celtic Football Club

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Marcel Dettmann & Ben Klock 2. Holy Fuck 3. Mogwai 4. Portishead 5. Apparat

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Empty Cup 2. Gareth Liddiard 3. The Jezebels 4. Boy & Bear 5. Stina

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Trainwreck RTR 2. Posted RTR 3. Full Frequency RTR

TV SHOWS 1. Great British Menu 2. America Uncut - The Documentaries That Shocked America 3. The World Game 4. SBS News 5. ABC News

1. Back To The Suburbs FRENZAL RHOMB 2. One Last Thing ANGELS & AIRWAVES 3. Wishing Well BLINK-182 4. Olde English 800 ALKALINE TRIO 5. Me & Denver DAN ANDRIANO IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

ARTISTS 1. Frenzal Rhomb 2. Alkaline Trio 3. Jebediah 4. The Bennies 5. Hightime

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Domino’s 2. Facebook 3. Catch Of The Day 4. Bombshellzine 5. Dying Scene

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Millencolin 2. Rise Against 3. Tenacious D 4. The Swellers

1. Rate Your Music 2. Goodreads 3. eBay 4. Street Boners and TV Carnage 5. Aquarius Records

1. Wavves 2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti 3. Swervedriver 4. Warpaint 5. Deerhunter

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Frenzal Rhomb 2. Jebediah 3. Chris Duke & The Royals 4. The Bennies 5. Billy Demos

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Home & Hosed TRIPLE J 2. No Control THE PIT FM 3. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J

1. Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders 2. Sam Perry

TV SHOWS 1. Community 2. Chuck 3. The Office 4. 30 Rock 5. Check It Out! With Dr Steve Brule

Techno.

Recording an album with my band The Decline and Adam Round. Best six weeks ever!

QUOTE/TWEET “I done that.” Ross Butson, in person.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Leaving my Facebook logged on at my friend’s house.

All the suckers who called in sick to work then posted otherwise on Facebook and got caught.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

More SPA writers’ polls.

More bands, bigger drinks and less sleep!

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1: Live In Europe 1967 MILES DAVIS 2. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA 3. Achtung Baby Anniversary Edition U2

SONGS

1. How I Roll BOB GELDOF 2. You Know That I Know JACK WHITE 3. Lorelai FLEET FOXES 4. Machu Picchu THE STROKES 5. Open Arms ELBOW

ARTISTS 1. PJ Harvey 2. Radiohead 3. Jack White 4. Björk 5. Tom Waits

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. IMDb 2. Enjoy Perth 3. Cyanide & Happiness 4. World Lingo 5. Happy Place

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Bob Dylan 2. Eddie Vedder 3. Elvis Costello 4. Owen Pallett 5. Martha Wainwright

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Gareth Liddiard 2. Grinderman 3. Dan Kelly 4. Abbe May 5. Felicity Groom

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Giant Steps RTR 2. Here’s The Thing WNYC 3. Drive ABC CLASSIC

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

MOVIES

1. Californication 2. Seinfeld reruns 3. Friends reruns 4. Kourtney and Kim Take New York 5. Geordie Shore

1. Midnight In Paris 2. Melancholia 3. Rango 4. Hugo 5. The Artist

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

MOST OVERHYPED Dubstep. Not exactly new but, please, make it stop already.

QUOTE/TWEET “I feel duped a little bit because I was all connected with the wedding. I watched the two-hour special. I was with them on that journey.” Jonah Hill to MTV on the fallout of Kim Kardashian’s wedding.

Ross Butson.

1. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 2. Bad As Me TOM WAITS 3. Design Desire ABBE MAY 4. Absence SNOWMAN 5. Metals FEIST 6. Ashes & Fire RYAN ADAMS 7. How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell BOB GELDOF 8. Angles THE STROKES 9. Biophilia BJÖRK 10. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD

1. Ambient Zone RTR 2. Out To Lunch RTR 3. Difficult Listening RTR

Finishing my arts degree and stepping out into a lucrative world of employment opportunity.

MOST OVERHYPED

ALBUMS

1. 30 Rock 2. Castle 3. Breaking Bad 4. Futurama 5. The Mentalist

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

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1. Halogen (I Could Be A Shadow) NEON INDIAN 2. OK Pal M83 3. Belong THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART 4. Runner Ups KURT VILE 5. Is It Done J. MASCIS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Source Code 2. The Lion King 3D 3. Horrible Bosses 4. The Change Up 5. Angels & Airwaves Presents Love

“When they ask me who is the president of Ubeki-bekibeki-beki-stan-stan I’m going to say, you know, I don’t know. Do you know?” Herman Cain on foreign policy.

1. Diary Of A Madman OZZY OSBOURNE 2. Peace Sells... But Who’s Buying? 25th Anniversary Edition MEGADETH 3. Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS

1. Kurt Vile 2. Neon Indian 3. M83 4. Washed Out 5. Destroyer

MOVIES

QUOTE/TWEET

1. Era Extraña NEON INDIAN 2. Kaputt DESTROYER 3. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 4. Ravedeath, 1972 TIM HECKER 5. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 6. Within And Without WASHED OUT 7. Belong THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART 8. 936 PEAKING LIGHTS 9. Space Is Only Noise NICOLAS JAAR 10. Fallen BURZUM

ARTISTS

1. Hesher 2. Armadillo 3. Beginners 4. Midnight in Paris 5. My Perestroika

Ex-Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnich’s haircut.

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS

MOVIES

MOST OVERHYPED

NEON INDIAN

JASON KENNY

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Justin Bieber’s attempt to grow a moustache for Movember. I sympathise with his emasculating failure.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 The death of dubstep. An end to the oppressive reign of the wobble.

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth

Social media finding its place in social change – who knew it was capable of so much more than wasting time at work?

MOST OVERHYPED Most things related to Charlie Sheen.

QUOTE/TWEET “I hate drum circles but I hate corporate greed more” Occupy Wall St protest sign.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Qantas luxury, Ashton Kutcher and everything tweeted by a Kardashian.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 The Occupy movement will be attacked by conservative media, soulless pop icons will dishearten us all, then a clash on December 21.


JAYMES BROWN

KITT DI CAMILLO ANNA CALVI

AUSTRA

1. Feel It Break AUSTRA 2. Eye Contact GANG GANG DANCE 3. The English Riviera METRONOMY 4. Holy Ghost! HOLY GHOST! 5. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 6. Discodeine DISCODEINE 7. Era Extrana NEON INDIAN 8. 50 Words For Snow KATE BUSH 9. Goblin TYLER, THE CREATOR 10. Moment Bends ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Resurrection VIRGO FOUR 2. Director’s Cut KATE BUSH 3. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) CLIFF MARTINEZ/VARIOUS ARTISTS

SONGS

1. The Bay METRONOMY 2. Midnight City M83 3. Lose It AUSTRA 4. Adult Goth GANG GANG DANCE 5. Yonkers TYLER, THE CREATOR

ARTISTS 1. Metronomy 2. Gotye 3. Tyler, The Creator 4. Neon Indian 5. Austra

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Sonpsilo Circus 2. Canyons 3. Tame Impala 4. Cut Copy 5. Gold Fields

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Bandcamp 2. Meme Generator 3. Our Valued Customers 4. Texts From Bennett 5. Know Your Meme

TV SHOWS 1. Bored To Death 2. Misfits 3. Breaking Bad 4. Curb Your Enthusiasm 5. Game Of Thrones

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. Cave Of Forgotten Dreams 3. Super 8 4. X-Men: First Class 5. The Tree Of Life

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Batman: Arkham City. No explanation needed.

MOST OVERHYPED Adele.

QUOTE/TWEET “You like Big Bang Theory? That shit’s like nerd blackface!” Our Valued Customers.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP QANTAS’ valiant Twitter work

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Lots and lots of rum.

LUKE BUTCHER

ALBUMS

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Major/Minor THRICE 2. Neighborhoods BLINK 182 3. Wire Empire MR MAPS 4. Making Mirrors GOTYE 5. Dunks GHOUL 6. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 7. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 8. Mariachi El Bronx MARIACHI EL BRONX 9. Gloss Drop BATTLES 10. Wildlife LA DISPUTE

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. Making Mirrors GOTYE 3. Codes And Keys DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE 4. 21 ADELE 5. Dirty Work ALL TIME LOW 6. Vices & Virtues PANIC! AT THE DISCO 7. Neighborhoods BLINK 182 8. Get Your Heart On! SIMPLE PLAN 9. Hell: The Sequel BAD MEETS EVIL 10. Tha Carter IV LIL WAYNE

ALBUMS

ALBUMS

KRISTY SYMONDS

1. Suck It And See ARCTIC MONKEYS 2. Anna Calvi ANNA CALVI 3. Angles THE STROKES 4. The Vasco Era THE VASCO ERA 5. Build A Rocket Boys! ELBOW 6. Nine Types Of Light TV ON THE RADIO 7. Different Gear, Still Speeding BEADY EYE 8. Rome DANGER MOUSE AND DANIELE LUPPI 9. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 10. Mirror Traffic STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS

1. Awesome As Fuck GREEN DAY 2. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon - The Album VARIOUS 3. Glee: The Music, Volume 5 GLEE CAST

SONGS

1. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 2. Someone Like You ADELE 3. Lighters BAD MEETS EVIL FEAT BRUNO MARS 4. ET KATY PERRY 5. LMFAO PARTY ROCK ANTHEM ADELE

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Let Love In NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS 2. Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 19822011 REMLUKE BUTCHER 3. Eternal Youth ROLO TOMASSI

1. Arctic Monkeys 2. Grinderman 3. Arcade Fire 4. The Strokes 5. Elbow

ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Eminem 2. MGMT 3. Kings Of Leon 4. Lil Wayne 5. Dizzee Rascal

1. Pitchfork 2. Cricinfo 3. Roger Ebert Movie Reviews 4. Official AFL Website 5. FasterLouder

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Wire 2. Joanna Newsom 3. Swervedriver 4. Mavis Staples 5. Primal Scream

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Grinderman 2. Paul Kelly 3. Bamodi 4. The John Butler Trio 5. Operator Please

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Art Vs Science 2. Faker 3. Georgi Kay 4. Archie Roach 5. Hilltop Hoods

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Twitter 2. PerthNow 3. Herald Sun 4. Huffington Post 5. Facebook

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

TV SHOWS

1. Hamish & Andy 92.9 2. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J 3. Sunday Night Safran TRIPLE J

1. Law & Order: SVU 2. The Simpsons 3. How I Met Your Mother 4. Grey’s Anatomy 5. Glee

TV SHOWS 1. Parks And Recreation 2. Mad Men 3. Dexter 4. The Ricky Gervais Show 5. Community

MOVIES

MOVIES 1. Drive 2. Bridesmaids 3. Rango 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 5. Source Code

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Collingwood losing the AFL Grand Final.

MOST OVERHYPED Boy & Bear.

QUOTE/TWEET

1. The Lion King 3D 2. Scream 4 3. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 4. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon 5. Horrible Bosses

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Being lucky enough to be working in my dream career and having the most amazing family and friends I could ask for.

MOST OVERHYPED

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. Thrice 2. Blink-182 3. The Jezabels 4. All Eyes On Saturn 5. Prince

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. eBay 2. Facebook 3. Kill Your Stereo 4. Perth Bands 5. Side Reel

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Anberlin 2. Coheed & Cambria 3. This Town Needs Guns 4. The Gaslight Anthem 5. Electric Wire Hustle

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Jezabels 2. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving 3. All Eyes On Saturn 4. Usurper Of Modern Medicine 5. Foxes

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Short.Fast.Loud TRIPLE J 2. Breakfast With Barr RTR 3. Out To Lunch Prisoner RTR

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. Modern Family 3. Parks And Recreation 4. Community 5. Grand Designs

MOVIES 1. The Hangover Part II 2. Bridesmaids 3. Paul 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 5. Hall Pass

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Local Music.

MOST OVERHYPED Indie/electro/pop/shit.

Lady Gaga.

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET

“By sewing my butt to my chest, you’ve given me boobs I can touch all day.” Pierce Hawthorne, Community.

“This perfume bottle looks like a Staryu!” My mum.

“SHITBAG” - Liam Gallagher on Twitter.

SONGS

ARTISTS

1. Gotye 2. Adele 3. Eminem 4. Lil Wayne 5. Bruno Mars

ARTISTS

NICKI MINAJ

1. Words In The Water THRICE 2. Super Bass NICKI MINAJ 3. Alone ALL EYES ON SATURN 4. Step Step MR MAPS 5. Endless Summer THE JEZABELS

SONGS

1. Under Cover Of Darkness THE STROKES 2. The Death Of You And Me NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 3. Love Is A Laserquest ARCTIC MONKEYS 4. A Conversation At Revolver THE VASCO ERA 5. Neat Little Rows ELBOW

1. Before the Shadows Find Their Homes ALL EYES ON SATURN 2. Wait For Calm 7-inch STATUES 3. I’m A Villain And I’m Online I, SAID THE SPARROW

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Charlie Sheen.

WA Today accidentally tweeted: “If Leon Davis somehow becomes a Docker, I’m going to punch a small child.”

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

London Olympics to be marred by mass rioting and Paul McCartney.

An absolutely epic year for live shows coming to Perth and an equally epic Drum Media party.

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Every comment that has FML in it. Really, your life is so hard?

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Great music and a well deserved premiership for Fremantle Football Club, and plenty of beers to toast them both! 31


MAC MCNAUGHTON

ALBUMS

1. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 2. The Ground Cries Out JEFF MARTIN 777 3. The English Riviera METRONOMY 4. Black Rainbows BRETT ANDERSON 5. Broken Record LLOYD COLE 6. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 7. W PLANNINGTOROCK 8. Build A Rocket Boys! ELBOW 9. Timez Are Weird These Days THEOPHILUS LONDON

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Blueprint 808 STATE 2. Basement Jaxx Vs Metropole Orkest BASEMENT JAXX VS METROPOLE ORKEST 3. Life Is Full Of Possibilities DNTEL

SONGS

1. I Follow Rivers LYKKE LI 2. Miami Spider GALLOPS 3. Ice Cream BATTLES FEAT MATIAS AGUAYO 4. Midnight City M83 5. Lotus Flower RADIOHEAD

ARTISTS 1. Jeff Martin 2. Tomas Ford 3. James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) 4. Björk 5. M83

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Leftfield 2. Elbow 3. Portishead 4. Jesus Jones 5. Primal Scream

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Tomas Ford 2. Sam Perry 3. The Panics 4. Paul Dempsey 5. The Clouds

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. TV Tonight 2. (The Customer Is) Not Always Right 3. Pitchfork 4. Aussielicious 5. The Worst Of Perth

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Sound Lab TRIPLE J 2. 2011 TRIPLE J 3. Out To Lunch RTR

TV SHOWS 1. Dexter 2. Good Game 3. Rage 4. Ninja Warrior / Unbeatable Banzuke 5. The Amazing Race Australia

MOVIES 1. Jane Eyre 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Super 8 4. Thor 5. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

The Loft Sundays at Geisha. (Also: Having lunch with Jeff Martin – so generous of time and spirit, a total champion!).

MOST OVERHYPED Twitter. It’s just Facebook for people with ADD.

QUOTE/TWEET “Tom Six’s recent video nasty The Human Centipede contained a scene in which the titular victims endure forced defecation from the hapless soul connected to their throat. Nothing But The Beat’s relentless flow of crap is just as brutal in its execution and thanks to the millions belatedly suckered in, is just as unavoidable”. Mac McNaughton’s review of the new David Guetta album, The Drum Media Issue 260.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Playstation Network gets “compromised”.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 ARIAs downsized and held at Rosemount Hotel. San Cisco win Album Of The Year. Best ARIAs ever. 32

MARCIA CZERNIAK FLEET FOXES

MARNIE ALLEN THE BLACK KEYS

MICHAEL CAVES BEASTIE BOYS

ALBUMS

1. Bon Iver BON IVER 2. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 3. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 4. Ukelele Songs EDDIE VEDDER 5. A Creature I Don’t Know LAURA MARLING 6. Prisoner THE JEZABELS 7. Moonfire BOY & BEAR 8. Gilgamesh GYPSY & THE CAT 9. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 10. Parallax ATLAS SOUND

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. A Treasure NEIL YOUNG 2. What’s Going On 40th Anniversary Edition MARVIN GAYE 3. Nevermind 20th Anniversary Edition NIRVANA

SONGS

1. Holocene BON IVER 2. Calgary BON IVER 3. Go Outside CULTS 4. Endless Summer THE JEZABELS 5. Rapunzel DRAPHT

ARTISTS

ALBUMS

1. El Camino THE BLACK KEYS 2. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 3. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 4. Bon Iver BON IVER 5. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 6. Era Extrana NEON INDIAN 7. Underneath The Pine TORO Y MOI 8. SBTRKT SBTRKT 9. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 10. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST

SONGS

1. Bon Iver 2. The Jezabels 3. Cults 4. Boy & Bear 5. Split Seconds

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The National 2. Local Natives 3. The Antlers 4. Deerhunter 5. Junip

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Lindisfarne JAMES BLAKE 2. Lonely Boy THE BLACK KEYS 3. Holocene BON IVER 4. Ritual Union LITTLE DRAGON 5. Fall out NEON INDIAN

ARTISTS 1. Portishead 2. Kurt Vile 3. The National 4. Bon Iver 5. M83 KURT VILE

1. Boy & Bear 2. The Middle East 3. The Jezabels 4. Dan Sultan 5. Drapht

ALBUMS

1. The English Riviera METRONOMY 2. Yuck YUCK 3. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 4. Hot Sauce Committee Part Two BEASTIE BOYS 5. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 6. Angles THE STROKES 7. Seefeel SEEFEEL 8. Breaking The Frame SURGEON 9. Zonoscope CUT COPY

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. Smile Sessions THE BEACH BOYS

SONGS

1. The Wall YUCK

ARTISTS 1. Yuck 2. LCD Soundsystem 3. James Blake 4. The Chemical Brothers

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. SONICSTATE 2. Reuters 3. Synthtopia 4. MusicRadar 5. Songl

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Caribou and Four Tet 2. Gary Numan 3. New York Dolls 4. Pulp 5. Death From Above 1979

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Google 2. Facebook 3. Sidereel 4. Megavideo 5. Etsy

1. Heirs 2. The Growl 3. The Brow Horn Orchestra 4. Seekae 5. Canyons

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Tom And Alex TRIPLE J 2. Hack TRIPLE J 3. 2011 TRIPLE J

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Sonictalk SONICSTATE.COM 2. Radio Lab RADIOLAB.ORG 3. Train Wreck RTR

TV SHOWS 1. The Big Bang Theory 2. Game Of Thrones 3. Gossip Girl 4. Weeds 5. Sunrise

TV SHOWS 1. True Blood 2. Housos 3. Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 4. Spicks And Specks

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. Bridesmaids 2. The Ides Of March 3. Drive 4. Beginners 5. Red Dog

1. The Thing 2. The Hangover Part II

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Bon Iver.

MOST OVERHYPED Charlie Sheen.

QUOTE/TWEET “When drag queens love you, you will have a long career.” – Kathie Lee Gifford to PEOPLE.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Letting Kim Kardashian have access to Twitter.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 It will have 366 days... unless the rapture hits us.

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Portishead 2. The National 3. Kurt Vile 4. Nas and Damian Marley 5. Phoenix

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Gary Numan awkwardly approaching the mic to say something profound and then watching him shy away and say nothing – ah bless.

MOST OVERHYPED Future Music Festival at Joondalup Arena – the VIP Party in my front garden was much better and no acts were missed and drinks were free.

QUOTE/TWEET

1. Oh Mercy 2. The Growl

LCD Soundsystem: “That black eyed peas dirty dancing thing is worse than raping a cat. What is wrong with people? Do they hate ears?”

TV SHOWS

PREDICTION(S) 2012

1. Q&A

Even more great music coming from Western Australia.

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth


MITCHELL WITHERS BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB

PAUL BARBIERI

NICHOLAS OWEN GIL SCOTT-HERON

ALBUMS ALBUMS

1. +Dome SEEKAE 2. A Different Kind of Fix BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB 3. Days REAL ESTATE 4. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 5. Bon Iver BON IVER 6. Yuck YUCK 7. Father, Son, Holy Ghost GIRLS 8. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 9. Zonoscope CUT COPY 10. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Total: From Joy Division to New Order JOY DIVISION/ NEW ORDER 2. TKOL RMX 1234567 VARIOUS/RADIOHEAD 3. Triple J’s Like A Version Vol 7 VARIOUS

SONGS

1. The Wilhelm Scream JAMES BLAKE 2. Words Out, Lights Gone BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB 3. 3 SEEKAE 4. Ffunny Friends UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 5. Cold Feet JACK LADDER

ARTISTS 1. James Blake 2. Bombay Bicycle Club 3. Seekae 4. Lykke Li 5. Kanye West

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Local Natives 2. The National 3. Public Enemy 4. Tallest Man on Earth 5. Foals

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Middle East 2. Paul Kelly 3. Cloud Control 4. Jonathan Boulet 5. Bastian’s Happy Flight

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Google 2. YouTube 3. Pitchfork 4. Later With Jools Holland 5. ABC

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Breakfast With Barr RTR 2. Hack TRIPLE J 3. Ambient Zone RTR

1. The King Of Limbs RADIOHEAD 2. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 3. We’re New Here GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX 4. SBTRKT SBTRKT 5. Purge Audit PURGE AUDIT 6. Sri Digger DIGER ROKWELL 7. SILLA Beattape BUGSEED X ILL.SUG 8. Blackbird BON CHAT BON RAT 9. Red Alert SUNSHINE BROTHERS 10. Sonpsilo Circus SONPSILO CIRCUS

RICK BRYANT

ALBUMS

ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Whole Love WILCO 2. El Camino THE BLACK KEYS 3. Last Battles RUSSIAN WINTERS 4. Father, Son, Holy Ghost GIRLS 5. Superhappyfuntimesfriends REGURGITATOR 6. Wounded Rhymes LYKKE LI 7. Rrakala GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU 8. Mirror Traffic STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS 9. Adalita ADALITA 10. Ashes & Fire RYAN ADAMS 3. Kiss My WAMi Compilation 2011 VARIOUS 2. Icky Mettle ARCHERS OF LOAF 3. Achtung Baby Anniversary Edition U2

1. Smoke Ring For My Halo KURT VILE 2. Days REAL ESTATE 3. Bon Iver BON IVER 4. Black Up SHABAZZ PALACES 5. Helplessness Blues FLEET FOXES 6. Circuital MY MORNING JACKET 7. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 8. The Rip Tide BEIRUT 9. Monkeytown MODESELEKTOR 10. Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will MOGWAI 1. Inni SIGUR RÓS 2. What’s Going On 40th Anniversary Edition MARVIN GAYE 3. Pinkerton Deluxe Edition WEEZER

GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU SHABAZZ PALACES

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. The Singles Collection: 2001-2011 GORILLAZ 2. Entr’acte THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA 3. Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records VARIOUS

SONGS

1. NY Is Killing Me GIL SCOTT-HERON AND JAMIE XX 2. Rolling In The Deep (Nodzilla Remix) ADELE 3. Free THE STOOPS FEAT GEORGIE KAY 4. I Feel Dirty (Able Remix) TOMAS FORD 5. One Out Of A Million DEL THA FUNKEE HOMOSAPIEN

SONGS

1. All I Think About OSCAR + MARTIN 2. West End Girls BEN SALTER 3. Machu Picchu THE STROKES 4. Gopuru GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU 5. Good Girl ADALITA

ARTISTS

ARTISTS

1. Mulatu Astatke 2. Shapeshifter 3. Fat Freddy’s Drop 4. Gotye 5. Onra

1. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu 2. Tex Perkins 3. The Paradise Motel 4. Wilco 5. Adalita

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. SoundCloud 2. Triple J Unearthed 3. Bandcamp 4. YouTube 5. Facebook

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mulatu Astatke 2. Onra 3. Shapeshifter 4. Fat Freddy’s Drop 5. Holy Fuck

1. Stone Temple Pilots 2. Rob Zombie 3. Primus 4. Monster Magnet 5. Gomez

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Redcoats 2. Birds Of Tokyo 3. Ben Salter 4. Tusk 5. The Novocaines

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. Grace Barbé 2. Goldfields 3. The Sunshine Brothers 4. Kimbra 5. Tame Impala

1. BBC Music 2. SEN 3. Soccernet 4. The Guardian 5. Twitter

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Full Frequency RTR 2. Breakfast With Barr RTR 3. Home & Hosed TRIPLE J

1. Afternoons with the Doctor TRIPLE J 2. 2011 TRIPLE J 3. Mondayitis Podcast SPORTAL

SONGS

1. Peeping Tomboy KURT VILE 2. Video Games LANA DEL REY 3. Are You... Can You... Were You? (Felt) SHABAZZ PALACES 4. It’s Real REAL ESTATE 5. Good Man RAPHAEL SAADIQ

ARTISTS 1. Portishead 2. Kurt Vile 3. My Morning Jacket 4. Sufjan Stevens 5. The Weeknd

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Sufjan Stevens 2. Portishead 3. Kurt Vile & The Violators 4. Local Natives 5. Built To Spill

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The Kill Devil Hills 2. Canyons 3. Felicity Groom 4. Cut Copy 5. Umpire

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Crikey 2. Guardian Football 3. Bureau Of Meterology 4. Gorilla Vs Bear 5. Audiokarma

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Rock Rattle and Roll RTR 2. The Book Show ABC RADIO NATIONAL 3. Full Frequency RTR

TV SHOWS

TV SHOWS

1. Dexter 2. Spooks 3. How To Make It In America 4. The Inbetweeners 5. Misfits

1. At The Movies 2. Game Of Thrones 3. Foreign Correspondent 4. The Hamster Wheel 5. How I Met Your Mother

MOVIES

MOVIES

1. The Guard 2. The King’s Speech 3. Charlie Casanova 4. Crazy, Stupid, Love 5. Hobo With A Shotgun

1. The Guard 2. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3. Inside Job 4. Thor 5. Contagion

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

All the live music, company, food, beverages, the band I play in (Brow Horn); it’s been a good year!

Simon Katich’s personal attack on Michael Clarke

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR

Upgrading the size of my bed.

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED

Otis and Henry, 8 October, 2011. The universe became a little bit finer.

TV SHOWS 1. Gruen Planet 2. Q&A 3. The Hamster Wheel 4. Intervention 5. Banged Up Abroad

MOVIES 1. Snowtown 2. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 3. Drive 4. Kung Fu Panda 2 5. We Need to Talk About Kevin

MOST OVERHYPED The rise of the ‘side tattoo’.

QUOTE/TWEET

Ricki-Lee Coulter.

The highjacking of dubstep by ‘pop’ artists. Don’t hate on the genre it’s still good!

QUOTE/TWEET

QUOTE/TWEET

“I’ve answered that question already, champ!” Bulldogs coach Rodney Eade reacts angrily to questions after a big loss to West Coast.

“Hard to be humble when you stunting on a jumbotron.” Kanye on Twitter.

“I’m a fuckin’ walkin’ paradox, no I’m not.” Tyler, The Creator.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Tony Abbott announcing his “fear of homosexuals” in a 60 Minutes interview that went viral.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Dollar Bills. I will find gold.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

TV SHOWS 1. The Slap 2. Breaking Bad 3. Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam 4. First Tuesday Book Club 5. Boardwalk Empire

MOVIES 1. Midnight in Paris 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Crazy, Stupid, Love 4. 13 Assassins 5. Submarine

MOST OVERHYPED Tyler, The Creator.

QUOTE/TWEET “You can’t process me with a normal brain.” Charlie Sheen

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

Qantas ha.

Qantas asking the Twitterati about a luxury Qantas experience just weeks after flight cancellations.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Hopefully the year of innovation. This year new and interesting things have infiltrated.

PREDICTION(S) 2012

Rebecca Black gets pregnant, Kyle Sandilands discovers the Centrelink queue.

Julia Gillard to become the country’s finest orator after accidentally swallowing a frog.

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth

Kyle Sandilands’ many abhorrent acts. Just piss off, fool.

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ROB BROWNE

ALBUMS

1. Section 80 KENDRICK LAMAR 2. The Gate KURT ELLING 3. Take Care DRAKE 4. Cole World: The Sideline Story J COLE 5. When Fish Ride THE COOL KIDS 6. Watch The Throne JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST 7. Return Of 4eva BIG KRIT 8. Welcome Reality NERO 9. How Do You Do MAYER HAWTHORNE 10. The Life Of Riley DRAPHT

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. House Of Balloons THE WEEKND 2. Nostalgia FRANK OCEAN 3. Day & Night TA-KU THE WEEKND

SEBASTIAN D’ALONZO

RUEBEN HALE

ALBUMS

ABOVE & BEYOND

ALBUMS

1. Thoughts Become Things II MARKUS SCHULZ PRESENTS DAKOTA 2. Northern Lights GARETH EMERY 3. Group Therapy ABOVE & BEYOND 4. Die Antwoord DIE ANTWOORD 5. Making Mirrors GOTYE 6. SBTRKT SBTRKT 7. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 8. The Memory Machine JULIE STONE 9. Playing In The Shadows EXAMPLE 10. Zonoscope CUT COPY

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Live Lounge - Vol 6 BBC RADIO 1 2. Life’s Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition) REM 3. Nevermind Deluxe Edition NIRVANA

SONGS SONGS

1. The Knowing THE WEEKND 2. We All Try FRANK OCEAN 3. No Make Up KENDRICK LAMAR 4. Sideline Story J COLE 5. Promises NERO

ARTISTS 1. The Weeknd 2. John Legend 3. Frank Ocean 4. Nero 5. Gotye

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Facebook 2. YouTube 3. Twitter 4. Karmaloop 5. Seabreeze

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. John Legend 2. Flying Lotus 3. Dead Prez 4. TOKiMONSTA 5. Mayer Hawthorne

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Drapht 2. The Getaway Plan 3. Calling All Cars 4. Cosmo Getz 5. 360

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. All City RTR 2. Full Frequency RTR 3. Hip Hop Show TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. Entourage 2. The Inbetweeners 3. Breaking Bad 4. South Park 5. Misfits

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR John Legend playing Ordinary People at Belvoir – literally made me cry it was that moving.

MOST OVERHYPED Wiz Khalifa.

QUOTE/TWEET “Look this is very serious people, I had to evacuate all my hoe’s from LA, Hawaii, and Japan. I had to do it. Lol” – 50 Cent’s Twitter regarding the natural disasters this year.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP Every change Facebook make to their increasingly annoying site.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 That the world won’t end. 34

1. Hold On SBTRKT 2. Sleepwalkers MARKUS SCHULZ 3. Somebody That I Used To Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 4. Citadel GARETH EMERY 5. The Wilhelm Scream JAMES BLAKE

ARTISTS 1. SBTRKT 2. Gotye 3. James Blake 4. Gareth Emery 5. Markus Schulz

1. Arabia Mountain BLACK LIPS 2. Skying THE HORRORS 3. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 4. In Love With Oblivion CRYSTAL STILTS 5. Parallax ATLAS SOUND 6. Take Care, Take Care, Take Care EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY 7. Shapeshifting YOUNG GALAXY 8. Burst Apart THE ANTLERS 9. Within And Without WASHED OUT 10. Underneath The Pine TORO Y MOI

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS 1. The Best Of Pink Floyd: A Foot In The Door PINK FLOYD 2. The Dada Tapes VARIOUS 3. Singles Collection (1992-2011) BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

SONGS

1. Still Life THE HORRORS 2. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair ARTIC MONKEYS 3. Design Desire ABBE MAY 4. Somebody That I Used to Know GOTYE FEAT KIMBRA 5. Caroline SUGARPUSS

ARTISTS 1. Gotye 2. James Blake 3. Abbe May 4. Bon Iver 5. Tyler, The Creator

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Duck Sauce 2. Example 3. Snoop Dogg 4. U2 5. Foo Fighters

1. Facebook 2. Wikipedia 3. Pitchfork 4. Google+ 5. Life Is Noise

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Primal Scream 2. The National 3. Beach House 4. Deerhunter 5. Junip

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. The Aston Shuffle 2. Gyroscope 3. Art Vs Science 4. Angus & Julia Stone 5. Sneaky Sound System

1. Gareth Liddiard 2. Grinderman 3. Gotye 4. Abbe May 5. Pond

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Google Earth 2. Facebook 3. Twitter 4. Oxford Happiness Survey 5. FML

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Out To Lunch RTR 2. Homegrown RTR 3. Breakfast With Bar RTR

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Mix Up Exclusives TRIPLE J 2. Friday Night Shuffle TRIPLE J 3. Mix Up TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. Louie 2. Curb Your Enthusiasm 3. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 4. Frozen Planet 5. Angry Boys

TV SHOWS 1. True Blood 2. Breaking Bad 3. Mad Men 4. The Wire 5. Outnumbered

MOVIES 1. Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest 2. Dragonslayer 3. Drive 4. Super 8 5. Wasted On The Young

MOVIES 1. The Inbetweeners 2. Horrible Bosses 3. The Hangover Part II 4. Red Dog 5. Grown Ups

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Finishing University, ending 16 straight years of education. Woo!

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR The Queen leaving Australia.

MOST OVERHYPED

MOST OVERHYPED Andrew WK failing to get me to maximum level party hard at the Big Day Out.

QUOTE/TWEET

The Queen. “Welcome back Egypt.” – Wael Ghonim.

“If Tegan and Sara Need Some Hard Dick, Hit Me Up” Tyler, The Creator’s response to Tegan and Sara’s criticism of his lyrics.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

All the schmucks who still believe they can organise a party on Facebook and only have their mates turn up!

The line up announcements and following un-announcements of the Big Day Out

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

The world is going to financially implode and we will have to grow our own food and live in villages.

Here’s hoping Sugar Army’s next album will blow minds.

QUOTE/TWEET

Have your say: facebook.com/drumperth

SIMON HOLLAND

ALBUMS

1. One For Sorrow INSOMNIUM 2. Glorious Collision EVERGREY 3. Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa MOONSORROW 4. The Beginning Of Times AMORPHIS 5. Deathstar Rising BEFORE THE DAWN 6. Bilateral LEPROUS 7. The Lay Of Thrym TYR 8. Epsilon BLOOD STAIN CHILD 9. Azbu ABSU 10. Surtur Rising AMON AMARTH

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. From Fear To Eternity IRON MAIDEN 2. Hell Over Sofia - 20 Years Of Chaos And Confusion HYPOCRISY 3. Falling Deeper ANATHEMA

SONGS

1. Be Still And Know MACHINE HEAD 2. Every Hour Wounds INSOMNIUM 3. Before The Dawn DEATHSTAR 4. Time To Grow MYRATH 5. Bol’no Mne ARKONA

ARTISTS 1. Alice Cooper 2. Insomnium 3. Gotye 4. Opeth 5. Voyager

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Iron Maiden 2. Alice Cooper 3. Dimmu Borgir 4. Finntroll

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Voyager 2. Pathogen 3. Chaos Divine 4. Claim The Throne 5. Red Descending

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. Wikipedia 2. Metacritic 3. NFL 4. Digg 5. Cracked

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. David Attenborough’s New Life Stories BBC RADIO 4 2. The Ricky Gervais Show RICKYGERVAIS.COM 3. Nights With Alice Cooper NIGHTSWITHALICECOOPER.COM

TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. Breaking Bad 3. An Idiot Abroad 4. Go Back To Where You Came From 5. Frozen Planet

MOVIES 1. The First Grader 2. Tomboy 3. The Inbetweeners 4. The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn 5. Drive

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR A decent winter. God I’ve missed thunderstorms.

MOST OVERHYPED Pop Culture – You swarm great things like a plague of locusts and leave it barren and wasted. You’ve even managed to ruin food for me.

QUOTE/TWEET “As small people we are used to being pushed around and exploited by big people. But here there aren’t any big people and everything we do is for us,” Chinese Dwarven Village spokesman Fu Tien. “We’re creating a housing project designed for small people and we have to create something unique. We’re going to build houses like big mushrooms and big shoes.” President of the Little People’s Association Perry Berry.

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP YouTube comments. Toxic gas should be released from your computer speakers each time that, if nothing else, at least renders you infertile.

PREDICTION(S) 2012 Zombie Apocalypse. They’ll watch TV, shuffle paperwork, follow trends and not think a single original thought. Oh wait...


TOMAS FORD

ALBUMS

1. Moment Bends ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI 2. Design Desire ABBE MAY 3. L’Abandon MARIANNE DISSARD 4. Fatty Folders ROMAN FLÜGEL 5. Sex Poems DOSH LUCKWELL 6. Let England Shake PJ HARVEY 7. Crazy Clown Time DAVID LYNCH 8. Spirits HAYLEY BETH 9. Feel The Pain THE PAINKILLERS 10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Rock And Roll Is Where I Hide DAVE GRANEY 2. Rewiggled: A Tribute To The Wiggles VARIOUS 3. Achtung Baby Anniversary Edition U2

SONGS

1. White Sugar MATHAS 2. Together PATRICK WOLF 3. Redux ABE SADA 4. Animalia VOLTAIRE TWINS 5. Middle Aged Unicorn On Beach With Sunset ALEKS AND THE RAMPS

ARTISTS 1. Diger Rokwell 2. Sam Perry 3. Kylie Minogue 4. Architecture In Helsinki 5. Abbe May

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. TheMusic.com.au 2. FasterLouder 3. Pitchfork 4. The Quietus 5. Mess+Noise

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Kylie Minogue [ARIA Hall Of Fame admission must have been a clerical error – Ed] 2. Iggy And The Stooges 3. LCD Soundsystem 4. CSS 5. The Adults

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Mathas 2. 6s & 7s 3. Abbe May 4. The Vasco Era 5. Adam Brown

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Jamdown Vershun RTR 2. Down Underground RTR 3. Breakfast With Barr RTR

TV SHOWS 1. Media Watch 2. Celebrity Apprentice Australia 3. Gruen Planet 4. The Bazura Project 5. Futurama

MOVIES 1. Attack The Block 2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 3. Beginners 4. Rango 5. Incendies

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Spending my weekends last summer in Margaret River mixing a new album and drinking too much wine was pretty hard to top.

MOST OVERHYPED Lion King Indie. The floor tom belongs behind the drum kit. Your mum’s Rhythm Of The Saints album belongs IN THE BIN.

QUOTE/TWEET “I just found the Australian version of me and he couldn’t be more horrible.” - British Twitter user Thomas Ford upon discovering my YouTube channel.

TRISTAN BROOMHALL

TRAVIS COLLINS

HELMS ALEE

STEFFI

ALBUMS

1. Zonoscope CUT COPY 2. James Blake JAMES BLAKE 3. Bon Iver BON IVER 4. SBTRKT SBTRKT 5. House Of Balloons THE WEEKND 6. In The Grace Of Your Love THE RAPTURE 7. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming M83 8. Within And Without WASHED OUT 9. Injured Ninja Vs Skylazer INJURED NINJA 10. Welcome Reality NERO

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

SONGS 1. Speed & Sound (Regis Z-Arts Lab Mix) SANDWELL DISTRICT 2. Obsidian INIGO KENNEDY 3. Isochime ALASKA 4. The Power Of Doubt SURGEON 5. Tof (Tommy Four Seven Remix) LUCY

ARTISTS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS ALBUMS

1. Abzu ABSU 2. Weatherhead HELMS ALEE 3. Ethereal Surrogate Saviour COERCE 4. David Comes To Life FUCKED UP 5. Garten Der Unbewusstheit CORRUPTED 6. Jason... The Dragon WEEDEATER 7. Karpatia OMEGA MASSIG 8. Ascension JESU 9. Celestial Lineage WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM 10. Exmilitary DEATH GRIPS

MISCELLANEOUS ALBUMS

1. Lucy 2. Sandwell District 3. Objekt 4. Surgeon 5. Cosmin TRG

1. Voyager: Sounds Of The Cosmos RAZOREYE 2. Ad Noiseam Summer Label Compilation VARIOUS 3. Whitedivisiongrey AGALLOCH

SONGS

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

1. They Found My Skull In The Nest Of A Bird TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING 2. Many Jewels Surround The Crown PRURIENT 3. Walking Corpse 2112 BRUTAL TRUTH 4. Dental Plan USURPER OF MODERN MEDICINE 5. DRGNFKR GIRAFFES? GIRAFFES!

1. Resident Advisor 2. Juno Records 3. RTRfm 4. Boiler Room 5. Groove groove.de

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Leftfield 2. Ben Klock & Marcel Dettmann 3. Loco Dice 4. Portishead 5. Plastikman

ARTISTS 1. Fucked Up 2. Primordial 3. Grim Fandango 4. Ipsissimus 5. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES

1. Future Of The Left 2. Wu-Tang Clan 3. Trash Talk 4. Fucked Up 5. Teenage Bottlerocket

1. Paul Payne 2. Rudy 3. Puff 4. Luke Reti 5. Sunshine Brothers

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS

1. Full Frequency (Tuesdays) RTR 2. RA Podcast RESIDENTADVISOR.NET 3. Boiler Room Podcasts BOILERROOM.TV

MOVIES 1. Hanna 2. Limitless 3. Pina 4. Submarine 5. Shaolin

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving 2. I Exist 3. Coerce 4. Extortion 5. Blood Duster

ONLINE DESTINATIONS

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR 2011 has been a standout year for techno releases. Unfortunately most Perth clubs do not support techno events.

MOST OVERHYPED James Blake, SBTRKT and sooo many more.

QUOTE/TWEET

NERO

ALBUMS

1. Wordplay For Working Bees LUCY 2. Feed-Forward SANDWELL DISTRICT 3. Breaking The Frame SURGEON 4. Thora Vukk ROBAG WRUHME 5. The Invisible Insurrection DESOLATE 6. The Messenger PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS 7. Resolution 653 INSTRA:MENTAL 8. What Have We Learned MORPHOSIS 9. Simulat COSMIN TRG 10. Yours & Mine STEFFI 1. Feed-Forward Versions VARIOUS/SANDWELL DISTRICT 2. 1234567 The King Of Limbs Remixes VARIOUS/RADIOHEAD 3. DJ-Kicks VARIOUS/GOLD PANDA

TROY MUTTON

1. Al-Jazeera News 2. ABC 3. Encyclopaedia Metallum 4. The Wire 5. Metal Sucks

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Behind The Mirror RTR 2. Difficult Listening RTR 3. Burn The Airwaves RTR

TV SHOWS

1. DJ-Kicks VARIOUS/GOLD PANDA 2. Fabriclive 59 VARIOUS/FOUR TET 3. Essential Mix JAMES BLAKE

SONGS

1. I Never Learnt To Share JAMES BLAKE 2. Need You Now CUT COPY 3. Sail Away THE RAPTURE 4. Trails Of The Past SBTRKT 5. Intro M83

ARTISTS 1. Cut Copy 2. The National 3. Gotye 4. The Jezabels 5. The Weeknd

ONLINE DESTINATIONS 1. TheMusic.com.au 2. Badass Digest 3. Perth Now 4. Texts From Bennett 5. Facebook

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. The National 2. LCD Soundsystem 3. Holy Fuck 4. The Hives 5. Simian Mobile Disco

AUSTRALIAN ARTIST PERFORMANCES 1. Gotye 2. Cut Copy 3. Gold Fields 4. Gypsy & The Cat 5. Albatross

RADIO SHOWS/PODCASTS 1. Mornings With Zan TRIPLE J 2. Trainwreck RTR 3. 2011 TRIPLE J

TV SHOWS 1. Breaking Bad 2. Celebrity Apprentice Australia 3. The Office (US) 4. Parks & Recreation 5. Community

MOVIES 1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Bridesmaids 4. Your Highness 5. Submarine

HIGHLIGHT(S) OF THE YEAR Lazy but true: There seem to be amazing shows in Perth every week, keep it coming.

MOST OVERHYPED

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

1. Four Corners 2. 7.30 3. Dateline 4. The Drum 5. Cycling Central

Richie slams Berghain’s ‘egotistical door policy’ on Facebook after he was kicked out of the club.

MOVIES

Skrillex will win a million Grammys and hopefully reach such a point of overexposure that I never have to hear another brostep tune ever again.

I’ll try my luck at Berghain then off to Sonar, Time Warp, Exit Festival and anywhere else my rather dismal life savings will take me.

1. If A Tree Falls: A Story Of The Earth Liberation Front 2. Snowtown 3. In Time 4. A Screaming Man 5. Drive

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP

PREDICTION(S) 2012

PREDICTION(S) 2012

SOCIAL MEDIA FUCK UP #QantasLuxury. To coincide with the Qantas workplace dispute going to arbitration, Qantas committed PR suicide on Twitter.

“..what Skrillex does, it’s really grassroots man.” Diplo, Spin Magazine.

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Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All – worse than ‘Ye.

QUOTE/TWEET “Drinks back at ours?” Me, foolishly, every weekend. Fabric, I mean, Ginger Nightclub aka every new venue opening themselves to mass criticism over FB.

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aping jerk-piece Play; such hatred due largely to being coldly confronted about their own racial prejudices, belief in the moral ‘goodness’ of cinema, etc.

ALEKSIA BARRON

GOODBYE 2011 GAME OF THRONES

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

BRIDESMAIDS

One doesn’t LISTEN to the radio, one is ON the radio.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT Right wing columnist writes column decrying ‘our tax dollars’ being spent on artwork x. Controversy erupts. Won’t someone please think of the children? News cycle turns on, world forgets controversy. Rinse, repeat. (There is no definitive moment, just the unending status quo.)

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

TOP 5 FILMS

“You used to have to go on a meditation retreat to feel that you’re alone, to feel that silence, to feel the panic of isolation and disconnection, and then find the peace within that. Now, all you have to do is just shut off the internet for five minutes, and already you’re asking the big questions: ‘Who am I? What do I do now?’” Miranda July.

1. Bridesmaids 2. Black Swan 3. We Need To Talk About Kevin 4. X-Men: First Class 5. The Help

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

1. Breaking Bad

Seeing Steve McQueen’s Shame and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Alps. Hunger and Dogtooth = two of the truly great artworks of the third millennium. Oh, the expectations, the anticipation, the holding out hope for something remotely as transcendent...

2. Game Of Thrones Another year, another poll, another wrap-up. The days just fly by when your days are filled up with film and television and music and theatre. This year’s poll was closer to the Writers’ Poll than ever before, culminating in the same film winning both polls. Topping the poll with more than twice as many votes as the next film for Front Row, Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive came out as our favourite film, proving that 2011 was most definitely the Year Of Hey, Girl Ryan Gosling (whatever, People magazine). By far the coolest piece of celluloid in years, the combination of striking performances, a sexy soundtrack, insanely lush cinematography, and a unique take on the action film delivered the goods... and then some. Only one point separated second and third placed films, Bridesmaids and The Tree Of Life; the Kristen Wiig vehicle offering the most laughs of the year, whilst Terrence Malick’s long-gestating existential drama certainly dominating the eye candy domain. Red Dog, the story of a pup uniting a town, represents Australia in fourth place, proving that our writers aren’t cold and jaded, whilst Midnight In Paris rounding out the poll in fifth proves that our writers wish they’d been born in the hedonistic days of pre-war Paris. In the TV domain, HBO polled highly once again, with the first season of the sprawling epic Game Of Thrones echoing the film results and annihilating its competition, with twice as many votes as second-placed Breaking Bad. David Simon’s post-The Wire New Orleans drama Treme came in third, whilst sadly-axed Community (which has made a household name of almost its entire cast in the past year) and, somewhat surprisingly, Gossip Girl rounding out the top five – the AMC double of The Walking Dead and Mad Men not quite making the cut. Zombies are dead, huh. On stage, it was a year of blockbuster theatre, with Melbourne dominated by Ewan Leslie’s portrayal of Hamlet for MTC, Malthouse’s runaway success Thyestes, and the little play that could, The Economist, pushing a lot of buttons with its confrontational topic – Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik – and getting pop-up theatre MKA a lot of press. In Sydney, Belvoir got the year off to a mighty start with The Wild Duck, which set the benchmark for the year. Griffin gave an immensly impressive season, with the return of Speaking In Tongues, the smash-hit Silent Disco, and the heartbreaking And No More Shall We Part. Sydney Theatre Company continued to do what they do best: insanely good, edgy arena-scaled theatre, with The White Guard, Gross und Klein, and Malthouse’ Baal the standouts. And in a market saturated by festivals, Imperial Panda launched itself with much acclaim. Meanwhile, Brisbane’s indie theatre scene thrived, with Under The Radar, World Theatre Festival, La Boite Indie, and Metro Arts providing most of the year’s highlights; New Zealand ensemble Hackman’s Apollo 13: Mission Control immersive theatre experience at WTF being the year’s highlight. A return season of boy girl wall, and another Claire Marshall production also stood out. Perth Theatre Company and Blue Room Theatre dominated the west coast, but Barking Gecko’s adaptation of Shaun Tan’s The Red Tree shone brightest, and returns for Perth Festival. Most impressive on the local comedy scene was Ryan Coffey, who played a packed-out series of shows at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe, with a stint at Sydney Fringe in-between, garnering much acclaim. Other notables: Claudia O’Doherty with her science lesson What Is Soil Erosion? and Eddie Perfect, whose Misanthropology was perhaps the most-watched show of the year. In 2012, we look forward to checking out more from thespian Gareth Davies and Sydney-based theatre trio post; seeing how Silent Disco’s film adaptation develops and hoping Julia Leigh is quick in following up Sleeping Beauty; and finally finding some semblance of quality Australian television that doesn’t involve cops or cooking. Adios hombres, Daniel Crichton-Rouse 36

3. 30 Rock 4. Homeland 5. Community

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 1. Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Co.) 2. Funk It Up About Nothing 3. ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Malthouse) 4. Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz: The Freak And The Showgirl 5. The Cherry Orchard (Winterfall Theatre)

TOP 5 COMEDIANS 1. Eddie Perfect 2. Fear Of A Brown Planet 3. Marcel Lucont 4. Michael Workman

Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Non-Victorians are missing out on this. Great acts, big laughs, and an entire city comes alive. Fantastic.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT The ABC showed The Slap, and a million people watched it. Home-grown drama is back with a bang (or slap).

BAZ MCALISTER

TOP 5 FILMS

TRUE GRIT

Is it too late for Peter Jackson to cast me as a dwarf in The Hobbit? If the fat one pulls out, I’m up for it, Pete.

BETHANY SMALL

1. Sleeping Beauty 3. Magic Trip 4. Midnight In Paris 5. We Need to Talk About Kevin

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. Boardwalk Empire 3. Underbelly: Razor 4. True Blood 5. Gossip Girl

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 1. EDTV (Eddie Sharp; Imperial Panda) 2. LANDforms (Sydney Dance Company) 3. The 39 Steps (Sydney Fringe) 4. Who’s The Best? (post/Sydney Theatre Company) 5. Claudia O’Doherty: What Is Soil Erosion?

3. Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris (AGNSW) 4. Pablo Picasso (Annandale Galleries) 5. Debut Album (Chalk Horse)

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL Beyond The Frame, at White Rabbit. This is their fifth exhibition and actually is overall my least favourite so far, but it contains the amazingest video work ever, Wang Jun-Jieh’s Project Rrose, which, shut up that you don’t like video art this has fire and Duchamp and tits.

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

1. Game Of Thrones

Canvas on FBi.

2. The Walking Dead

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

5. The Killing (US)

Marina Abramović & Debbie Harry cutting and serving cakes made in their life-sized liknesses at a MOCA LA fundraiser.

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

2. The Future

2. Julius Caesar (La Boite)

3. Incendies

3. Orphans (Queensland Theatre Co.)

4. Norwegian Wood

4. Pygmalion (Queensland Theatre Co.)

5. Fleurs du Mal

5. I Feel Awful (Queensland Theatre Co./Black Lung Theatre)

TOP 5 COMEDIANS

“I’m David’s widow,” as said to me by a lady to whom I had been expounding the nature and duration of my crush on David Aspden at a showing of his work.

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 The AGNSW is doing a major Francis Bacon show next year. I am revising my Deleuze and my head has already exploded.

2. Steve Hughes

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

3. Jamie Kilstein

Ponies.

1. Doug Stanhope

4. Daniel Kitson 5. Tommy Tiernan

TOP 5 VIDEO GAMES 1. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Melbourne International Film Festival. Because, as always, it was immense to the point of intimidation; so many hundreds of films, so few hours to watch them. Mostly, I liked being in an audience who absolutely hated Ruben Östlund’s obnoxiously provocative, Haneke-

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

2. Georg Baselitz (Rex Irwin Art Dealer)

1. Beginners

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

Two words: The Hobbit. Well, really five words – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

1. Kut (Alaska Projects)

1. Apollo 13: Mission Control (Hackman/World Theatre Festival)

BEGINNERS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

5. Super 8

4. Breaking Bad

TOP 5 FILMS

“What a beautiful fuckin’ day.” Sgt Gerry Boyle, The Guard

TOP 5 ART EXHIBITIONS

3. Hell On Wheels

ANTHONY CAREW

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

4. Drive

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

More Muppets. Fewer muppets.

Probably seeing my buddies’ movie Crawl premiere at Screamfest LA in Mann’s Chinese Theatre.

3. Attack The Block

“Smooth move, Ferguson.” 30 Rock. An instant entry into everyone’s lexicon. Everyone good, anyway.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

2. Melancholia

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

The Muppets!

Adam And Joe on BBC 6 Music.

Less giant transforming robots, less Adam Sandler, less romantic comedies that paint sociopathic behaviour and debilitating mental illnesses as zany quirks. Less blogs, less ‘like’ buttons, less people spamming you to vote for them in some meaningless poll, less lives lived entirely in the void of the digital dystopia. More anything with a brain, more narrative unpredictability, more artists happy to mock and provoke and fuck with an audience. Less crowdpleasin’, more thoughtfulness. Is this the space to also wish for an end to talentless, tasteless, cultureless losers photographing their plates of food and uploading the pixels online as supposed shining beacon of their meaningful existences? Less idiocy, less making me feel like I’m living in idiocracy, less noise, less volume, less everything.

2. The Guard

Not quite my scene, although I did enjoy listening to all those people bemoan the death of Art Nation on talkback radio.

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

TOP 5 FILMS

1. True Grit

BEST PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

Brisbane International Film Festival – just goes from strength to strength.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

5. Charlie Pickering

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

2. Batman: Arkham City 3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution 4. Saints Row: The Third 5. L.A. Noire

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SLEEPING BEAUTY


MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

BOB BAKER FISH

GAME OF THRONES

The most defining moment was seeing MKA’s The Economist on the mainstream news stations with the slogan ‘Small Melbourne Play’. The fact that a “small Melbourne play” made Channel Ten, Seven, and Nine is staggering. Independent theatre is often an art form that is challenging to gain audiences for outside family and friends. Yet here is a new Australian play creating this kind of media stir.

TOP 5 FILMS

1. The Hunter 2. How I Ended This Summer 3. Essential Killing 4. Red State 5. Helldriver

The arrival of the second volume of Stephen Sondheim’s annotated lyrics, Look, I Made A Hat.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 Ticket prices for the theatre and musicals should be cheaper and Book Of Mormon should tour Australia.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR THE HUNTER

The Plague Dances, The Wild Duck, and Blood Wedding at Malthouse; Medea for Belvoir; Queen Lear at MTC.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

DANIEL CRICHTON-ROUSE

1. Treme 2. Game Of Thrones 3. The Daily Show 4. Breaking Bad 5. Foreign Correspondant

CASSANDRA FUMI

TOP 5 FILMS

1. Blue Valentine 2. Midnight In Paris 3. The Future 4. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 5. Black Swan

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Gossip Girl 2. Killing Time 3. The Slap 4. Gavin And Stacey 5. The IT Crowd

ABC Radio National’s By Design, hosted by Alan Saunders. Whether the talk’s of typography or interior design, city planning or visual arts, it’s always an engaging listen.

The arrest of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the jailing of Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof are the most important arts stories of the year. Other than that, Ryan Gosling’s jacket in Drive.

TOP 5 FILMS

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

1. Drive 2. Take Shelter 3. The Turin Horse 4. Martha Marcy May Marlene 5. Senna

“Can-a muh fukkasay fuck on here?” Samuel L Jackson, introducing himself on Twitter in superb fashion.

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 Biennale of Sydney. Simon Amstell. Philip Glass doing the Qatsi trilogy. Roxette.

1. Game Of Thrones 2. True Blood 3. Grand Designs (UK) 4. The Hour 5. Gourmet Farmer

TOP 5 FILMS

The mainstream media can stop asking family and religious groups their thoughts on the arts, as no one cares what they think.

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 1. Loot (Sydney Theatre Co.) 2. Speaking In Tongues (Griffin Theatre Co.) 3. And No More Shall We Part (Griffin Theatre Co.) 4. Smoke & Mirrors (Sydney Festival) 5. In The Next Room, or the vibrator play (Sydney Theatre Co.)

DANIELLE O’DONOHUE

1. Pirate Rhapsody, Mermaid Requiem (Tommy Bradson; Melbourne Fringe) 2. J.A.T.O (MKA) 3. Christina: A Story With Music (Attic Erratic) 4. Moth (Malthouse) 5. A Mouthful Of Birds (VCA)

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL The mad square: modernity in German art 1910–37 at NGV, because it contained a huge amount of art forms from film, paintings, portraiture, sculptures, Dada installations, and photography. Mad square also had amazing curators that enabled the viewer to go on a journey through the time periods and emerge feeling somehow uplifted in the possibility of art preserving despite everything. I feel perhaps I enjoyed it more as I took a tour, having someone with a wealth of knowledge discussing works always seems to make them more affecting.

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW SmartArts with Richard Watts (RRR). This programme is great as it always provides insightful provocations on things happening in Melbourne, mostly performing arts and spoken word. It was incredibly useful during the Melbourne Fringe and the Melbourne Festival season, as he discussed highlights and things worth seeing as well as raising and sparking many discussions about the content of the productions. BLUE VALENTINE

1. Oranges And Sunshine 2. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3. Elena 4. The Eye Of The Storm 5. Beauty Day

TOP 5 TV SHOWS THOR

1. Bored To Death 2. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia 3. True Blood 4. South Park 5. Pop Asia

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

TOP 5 ART EXHIBITIONS

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

ORANGES AND SUNSHINE

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

We can broaden our audiences.

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

DAVE DRAYTON

“The light not so much lit the set as it sculpted the darkness.” Alison Croggon

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

1. Outpost (Cockatoo Island) 2. Anthony Lister: Bogan Paradise (AS Gallery) 3. Surface Tension (aMBUSH Gallery) 4. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World (QAG) 5. Primavera 2011 (MCA)

1. Masterclass (Gareth Davies & Charlie Garber; Imperial Panda) 2. The Interminable Suicide Of Gregory Church (Daniel Kitson) 3. Silent Disco (Griffin Theatre Co.) 4. The Wild Duck (Belvoir) 5. Baal (Malthouse/Sydney Theatre Co.)

TOP 5 ART COMEDIANS

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL Anthony Lister: Bogan Paradise. Old porn shop somehow made creepier, and significantly more awesome.

1. Ryan Coffey 2. Demetri Martin 3. Paul Foot 4. Gabriel Iglesias 5. Claudia O’Doherty

TOP 5 FILMS 1. Thor 2. X-Men: First Class 3. Warrior 4. Rango 5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2

TOP 5 VIDEO GAMES 1. Sonic Generations 2. L.A. Noire 3. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception 4. F1 2011 5. Limbo (PS3)

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL Outpost on Cockatoo Island. Its use of the island, as well as the sheer talent on display make it my most anticipated festival of 2012, if it returns. Also, Jurassic Lounge! A festival every week! MICF, Imperial Panda, and Sydney Festival also deserve a mention. DRIVE

1. Game Of Thrones 2. Doctor Who 3. Gossip Girl 4. Being Human 5. Rescue Special Ops

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 1. Mary Poppins 2. Belong (Bangarra) 3. Hairspray 4. My Bicycle Loves You (Sydney Festival) 5. Entity (Sydney Festival)

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW Born Angry.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT The amount of beards on Sydney’s theatre stages, and the fact that their quality often came close to matching that of the performances on stage.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “I had one hot cup of tea and too much time to think, so I rewrote the story of us.” Ginger Alford

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 Markus Zusak finally delivering the next novel.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 Bringing Philip Glass’ Einstein On The Beach to Australia.

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL The mad square. It was very creative time in German art.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT Book Of Mormon: The Musical winning nine Tonys despite its very wrongtown subject matter.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “This ain’t reality TV. This is eight shows a week. Every chorus member that you saw tappin’ had to make miracles happen.” Neil Patrick Harris performing a rap celebrating theatre to end this year’s Tony Awards.

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TOP 4 ART EXHIBITIONS

GUY DAVIS

1. Matisse: Drawing Life (GoMA) 2. we miss you magic land! (Children’s Art Centre, GoMA) 3. World Press Photo Exhibition (Brisbane Powerhouse) 4. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, The Image & The World (QAG)

TOP 5 FILMS

1. Drive 2. True Grit 3. Warrior 4. Midnight In Paris 5. The Tree of Life

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL WARRIOR

On QR’s Ipswich line, somewhere between Taringa and Toowong, there’s a stretch of wall that’s so regularly attacked by artists and QR employees alike that I’ve come to view it as an amorphous exhibition and a necessary forum for subversion. The perseverance of those clutching cans has been downright inspiring. Damn the man.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT It’s easy for some of us to treat the arts with a certain level of irreverence. So here’s a moment of uncharacteristic gravity: the number of volunteers who turned up in the aftermath of January’s floods to help get Brisbane’s arts organisations back up and running is testament to just how much Queenslanders value the arts. Ticket sales and attendance levels should be considered a faulty gauge of 2011’s success; if there’s a defining moment to be found it will be in those days and weeks after the floods.

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

A Sydney equivalent of Melbourne’s Australian Centre for the Moving Image or Canberra’s Nation Film and Sound Archive.

Art Nation, ABC.

TOP 5 FILMS

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

1. Drive 2. Midnight In Paris 3. Norwegian Wood 4. Submarine 5. True Grit

Opening night of The Table Of Knowledge (version 1.0 and Merrigong Theatre).

QUOTE OF THE YEAR Freddie from The Hour to the widow of a dead spy: “I won’t hurt you, I’m from the BBC.”

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

1. Breaking Bad 2. Bored To Death 3. Parks And Recreation 4. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 5. 30 Rock

2012 Sydney Festival.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 More government funding and more venues. MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

Does the weekend I got stoned and watched the Star Wars saga on Blu-ray count?

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW WTF with Marc Maron ain’t bad.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT The beginning of all life on Earth in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “Go fuck yourself.” Logan (Hugh Jackman), X-Men: First Class

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 I may be setting myself up for a fall here but as an Edgar Rice Burroughs fanboy from way back I’m mad keen to check out John Carter.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 Hey, Criterion, stop region-locking your Blu-rays!

HELEN STRINGER

Come November, The Twilight Saga will finally end. I anticipate worldwide celebrations amongst the literate. No longer will cinemas be plagued by sparkly, vegetarian vampires. Feminism will be saved from Bella Swan. Vampires will go back to killing people instead of brooding them to death. In short, the world will be an infinitely better place.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 For the love of God no more Romeo And Juliet productions. It may come as a suprise but Shakespeare did, in fact, write more than one play.

IAN BARR

MOVIE

1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 2. Red Dog 3. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 4. Drive 5. The Ides Of March

JAMELLE WELLS

TOP 5 FILMS

1. Red Dog 2. Snowtown 3. Oranges And Sunshine 4. Dreamland 5. The Interrupters

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. Survivor 3. Louie 4. Pit Boss 5. Channel 9 Flood Appeal Telethon ENTER THE VOID

KATE KINGSMILL

1. Louie 2. Breaking Bad 3. Community 4. The Bazura Project 5. Ebert Presents: At The Movies

TOP 5 TV SHOWS THE TREE OF LIFE

1. The Hour 2. United States Of Tara 3. Big Love 4. Crownies 5. Bondi Vet

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

1. Treme 2. The Slap 3. Media Watch 4. The Colbert Report 5. Oprah’s farewell season

1. The Table Of Knowledge (version 1.0/Merrigong Theatre Co.) 2. Speaking In Tongues (Griffin Theatre Co.) 3. The Red Shoes (Kneehigh Theatre/Sydney Festival) 4. Driven To New Pastures (Sydney Festival) 5. Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll (Belvoir)

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

1. Drive 2. Enter The Void 3. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives 4. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 5. Sucker Punch

RED DOG

1. The Tree Of Life 2. Certified Copy 3. Le Quattro Volte 4. Drive 5. We Need To Talk About Kevin

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

1. boy girl wall (La Boite) 2. Ruben Guthrie (La Boite) 3. Super Night Shot (Gob Squad) 4. The Hamlet Apocalypse (La Boite Indie) 5. No Man’s Land (Queensland Theatre Co./ Sydney Theatre Co.)

JOSH WHEATLEY / 5SPROCKET

TOP 5 FILMS

TV SHOW

TOP 5 FILMS

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

“You know what? I’m a happy little vegemite being Prime Minister.” Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister, partaking in the same wishful thinking as the rest of us.

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 4. Star Wars: The Old Republic 5. Mass Effect 3

Sydney Festival. Diverse and accessible.

JAKE MILLAR

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

1. Game Of Thrones 2. Archer 3. Breaking Bad 4. Community 5. Rubicon

TOP 5 ART EXHIBITIONS

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW “Live” at Grassroots Tavern (House Next Door podcast at slantmagazine.com/house).

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT A big year for the hand-holding folks at the Office of Film and Literature Classication: Salò’s 35 year ban lifted – finally available on home video, largely because of some talking heads on the DVD features explaining it in the context of its historical moment and Pasolini’s career. Then A Serbian Film and The Human Centipede 2 receiving bans. OFLC: keeping adults kids (and illegal downloading alive) since 1970.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR Never say never.

1. Exposed (Sydney Festival) 2. Harry Potter: The Exhibition (Powerhouse Museum) 3. Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso (AGNSW) 4. Curating Cities: Sydney-Copenhagen (Customs House) 5. Makings Of Minto (Minto Library)

TOP 5 COMEDIANS 1. Mike Birbiglia 2. Anthony Black 3. Eddie Perfect 4. Wil Anderson 5. Sacha Marx

TOP 5 VIDEO GAMES

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 Four upcoming Terrence Malick films WTF OMG. 38

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

1. Batman: Arkham City 2. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

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TOP 5 FILMS

1. Submarine 2. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest 3. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 4. The Kid With A Bike 5. Blue Valentine

TOP 5 ART EXHIBITIONS 1. Sex & Death (MONA) 2. Swoon (Metro Gallery) 3. Mongo Hustle (At Large) 4. Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences (ACMI) 5. Gallery Launch & Group Show (Egg Gallery)

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL Swoon exhibition at Metro. Not just because her work is beautiful and interesting but because she transformed the whole gallery space and created a little Swoon world.

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW SmartArts on RRR. SUBMARINE


LIZ GIUFFRE

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

TOP 5 FILMS

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

1. Bridesmaids 2. Horrible Bosses 3. The Trip 4. Red Dog 5. Glee: The 3D Concert

Filmcast. Just a few fans talking and often disagreeing about film.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 More people could show the love for local productions. And theatre bars will always serve complimentary drinks.

ROBERT LUKINS

QUOTE OF THE YEAR Jesus, it’s got to be “Winning!” hasn’t it?

TOP 5 FILMS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 Second season of Game Of Thrones. CATFISH

1. The Eye Of The Storm 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Sleeping Beauty 4. Midnight In Paris 5. Another Earth

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW KCRW’s The Treatment.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT Drive. People found Refn, and girls got perplexed by Gosling.

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Sherlock 2. Paper Giants 3. Parks And Recreation 4. The Slap 5. Downton Abbey

HORRIBLE BOSSES

TOP 5 COMEDIANS 1. Billy Connolly 2. Wil Anderson 3. Michael Workman 4. Eddie Perfect 5. Jason Byrne

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 More funding and recognition for Independent theatre. There’s a lot of talented people making art and living on very little.

MARCIA CZERNIAK

Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 25 year miniphoto exhibition (worth it for Fleety’s Piece of Wood and Lano and Woodley’s sleeping bags alone – a comedy nerd’s hidden gem).

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

TV SHOW

TOFOP.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT Finale of Spicks And Specks, live and on TV. End of an era. Dignified, funny and sad all at once.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “Time to stop your crying now. If Batman and Robin acted like that people would have thought they were poofters.” Gran from Angry Boys. (Far from a perfect show, but moments of brilliance!)

Details of the filming of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary specials (2013 release).

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

MANDY KOHLER

TOP 5 FILMS 1. Catfish 2. Moneyball 3. Super 8 4. 127 Hours 5. Bridesmaids

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Game Of Thrones 2. The Walking Dead 3. Hell On Wheels 4. Gruen Planet 5. Doctor Who

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 1. Apollo 13: Mission Control (Hackman/World Theatre Festival) 2. Rabbit (The Good Room) 3. Romeo And Juliet (Bell Shakespeare) 4. Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness (La Boite) 5. Pymalion (Queensland Theatre Co.)

Herzog’s Into The Abyss.

1. Albert Tucker: Images Of Modern Evil (Heide) 2. Forever Young: 30 Years Of The Heide Collection (Heide) 3. Emily Ferretti: Pot Plants And Landscapes (Gertrude Contemporary) 4. Daniel Stephen Miller: All Signs Point To (field 36, RMIT) 5. Rock Chicks (The Arts Centre)

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW

1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes 2. The Tree Of Life 3. Bridesmaids 4. Your Highness 5. Submarine

Death of Steve Jobs. Apple’s products and their flow-on effects have incredible influence, like it or not.

Amazon.com.au (fantasy).

TROY MUTTON

TOP 5 FILMS

TOP 5 TV SHOWS

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “I just killed a pig and a goat. I celebrated by drinking their blood naked at dawn.” Mark Zuckerberg

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 Existential Eczema from Microflora.

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

1. Breaking Bad 2. Game Of Thrones 3. The Office (US) 4. The Walking Dead 5. Parks & Recreation

TOP 5 VIDEO GAMES

I really, honestly don’t know.

TOP 5 THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

More collaboration between industries – artists, critics, and fans should get together more often.

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

1. The Big Bang Theory 2. Game Of Thrones 3. Gossip Girl 4. Weeds 5. Entourage

1. Wicked 2. The Red Tree (Barking Gecko) 3. Tender Napalm (Perth Theatre Co.) 4. The Pride (Perth Theatre Co.) 5. Crazy For You (WAAPA)

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012

“I’m afraid of that stupid planet.” Melancholia.

Robin and Josie’s Utter Shambles.

TOP 5 FILMS

1. Bridesmaids 2. The Ides Of March 3. Drive 4. Beginners 5. Red Dog

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL

QUOTE OF THE YEAR

TOP 5 ART EXHIBITIONS

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Community 2. Doctor Who 3. Spicks And Specks 4. Rage 5. Glee

SNOWTOWN

Perth Festival. It shall be awesome. And Mary Poppins coming to Perth.

Brisbane International Arts Festival.

THE EYE OF THE STORM

1. Batman: Arkham City 2. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception 3. Gears Of War 3 4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 5. NBA 2K12

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL iHart Charity Sneaker Exhibition – good cause, great pieces.

PODCAST/RADIO SHOW Everything Ricky Gervais does.

Rottofest. Comedy, film, music and quokkas. What more could you ask for!

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

Actual good movies making a bit of money at the box office again.

The lack of interest in the Australian Government’s ‘Creative Industries, a Strategy for 21st Century Australia’. Go Australian Cultural Policy!

QUOTE OF THE YEAR Everything that dribbled out of Charlie Sheen’s mouth.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR “For the record, I do have genitals. They’re functional and aesthetically pleasing.” Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory THE IDES OF MARCH

SAM HOBSON

TOP 5 FILMS

1. Drive 2. The Skin I Live In 3. Snowtown 4. Biutiful 5. Hanna

MOST ANTICIPATED ARTS EVENT OF 2012 The Dark Knight Returns

HOW THE ARTS CAN BE IMPROVED IN 2012 Ditching region codes would help my Blu-ray purchases in 2012.

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

TOP 5 TV SHOWS 1. Mad Men 2. Treme 3. Breaking Bad 4. Boardwalk Empire 5. Community

BEST ARTS FESTIVAL GOMA’s Hitchcock retrospective, for various reasons.

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