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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Burn and Shine's Top 30 of 2011.

Merry Christmas Folks!

Usually on or around Christmas Day I post a compilation with some of my favorite tunes of the year here at Burn and Shine. This year I squeezed 30 songs onto my year-end compilation. I did so by fudging it a bit. My #1, very favorite song of the year did not make the cut. The brilliant "Johnny Kwango" by the Bevis Frond is just over five minutes long, and I decided to put the nearly equally as awesome "More To This Than That" (it clocks in at 1:45!) on here so I could share a few more tracks from a great year. "Johnny Kwango" is featured in video form at the end of this post, if you'd like to hear it. I uploaded the clip to Youtube because nobody else had-- sorry for the intermittent zoom effect, I'm a complete novice when it comes to videos.

Because I've noticed that the number of Downloads is inversely proportional to the length of my blog post, I won't say much else about this compilation or the year in music except there were so many great releases this year, that I toyed with putting together two more comps. Maybe at some point those will make an appearance along with a list of my Favorite Albums of 2011. Enough babbling.

Happy Listening!

Burn and Shine's Top 30 of 2011:

01. The Bevis Frond, "More To This Than That"
02. The Decemberists, "Down by the Water"
03. Wild Flag, "Future Crimes"
04. Those Darlins, "Waste Away"
05. The Night Marchers, "All Hits"
06. The Bats, "It's Not the Same"
07. The Red Button, "Caught in the Middle"
08. Brilliant Colors, "Hey Dan"
09. Tommy Keene, "Deep Six Saturday"
10. R.E.M., "That Someone is You"
11. PJ Harvey, "The Last Living Rose"
12. Iceage, "You're Blessed"
13. Woods, "Any Other Day"
14. Surfer Blood, "Miranda"
15. Milk Music, "Out of My World"
16. Crystal Stilts, "Through the Floor"
17. Sonny & the Sunsets, "I Wanna Do It"
18. Jonny, "Candyfloss"
19. Ducktails, "Hamilton Road"
20. Motel Beds, "Surfjerk"
21. Dum Dum Girls, "Wrong Feels Right"
22. Vivian Girls, "I Heard You Say"
23. Tim Cohen, "Don't Give Up"
24. Army Navy, "Feathered"
25. Crooked Fingers, "Black Candles"
26. Times New Viking, "Ever Falling In Love"
27. La Sera, "I Promise You"
28. Shirk Circus, "Understanding"
29. Guided by Voices, "The Unsinkable Fats Domino"
30. J Mascis, "Too Deep"

Total Time 1:19:10

Download it here: Burn and Shine's Top 30 of 2011

And here's my Favorite Song of the year: "Johnny Kwango" by The Bevis Frond:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hey Folks, thought I'd go ahead and share the latest volume of Christmas Redux. I've noticed that last year's Christmas post has been getting a lot of hits lately, so maybe everyone is ready to start listening to Christmas music. If you are new to this blog, and are looking for Christmas tunes, be sure and click the "Xmas" tag at the end of this post and check out the five previous volumes in this series.

I also wanted to give everyone the heads up on what's in store here at Burn and Shine over the next few months. Sometime around Christmas Day, I will post my favorite tracks from 2011. In January, I've got something really special planned. Check out this video:

I must admit, when I put that video together I was thinking that I was going to start my 1977 series in January. Instead, I have decided to finally post my Proto-Punk series first. So look for Sunday Punks to start in January-- it's going to be massive! For now though, enjoy the Christmas tunes.

Happy Listening!

Christmas Redux Six:

01. Aztec Camera, "Walk Out to Winter"
02. Best Coast & Wavves, "Got Something for You"
03. Adam Kempa, "Jingle Bells"
04. The Hepsters, "Rockin' & Rollin' With Santa Clause"
05. Don Kriss, "It's Christmas"
06. The Majority, "All Our Christmases"
07. The Yobs, "Run Rudolph Run"
08. The Only Ones, "Silent Night"
09. The Alan Milman Sect, "Punk Rock Christmas"
10. Three Aces and a Joker, "Sleigh Bell Rock"
11. The Beach Boys, "The Man With All the Toys"
12. Los Straitjackets, "O Come All Ye Faithful"
13. Parenthetical Girls, "Carol of the Season"
14. Matt Black & the Double Bugs, "Punky Xmas"
15. Bouquet of Veal, "It's Christmas"
16. The Krayolas, "Christmas Time"
17. The Ravens, "Blue Christmas"
18. The Recital, "And Your Boy Can Drum"
19. Will Yates, "You Didn't Get Me Anything for Christmas"
20. The Reigning Sound, "That's All I Want"
21. Sufjan Stevens, "I Saw Three Ships"
22. John Cale, "Child's Christmas in Wales"
23. Three Hour Tour, "Peace On You"
24. Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls, "Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)"
25. Iggy Pop, "White Christmas"

Total Time: 1:00:18

Download it here: Christmas Redux Six