Ronen Givony’s Top Concerts and Albums of 2011



For the last two weeks of 2011 we’re going to be bringing you lists of our favorite albums, songs, and concerts from all of the staff here at LPR.

Ronen Givony, Music Director
ten favorite albums, 2011

Pure X – Pleasure
EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints
Panda Bear – Tomboy
Autechre – EPs 1991-2002
Fucked Up – David Comes to Life
Pavel Haas Quartet – Dvorak String Quartets
Craig Taborn – Avenging Angel
Tim Hecker – Dropped Pianos/Ravedeath, 1972
Braids – Native Speaker
The Caretaker – An Empty Bliss Beyond This World


Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces**
Destroyer – Kaputt
Colin Stetson – New History Warfare, Vol. 2
Francesco Tristano – bachCage
PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
Peaking Lights – 936
Woods – Sun and Shade
Iceage – New Brigade
Tune-Yards – W H O K I L L
Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions
Jurgen Miller – Science of the Sea
Villalobos/Loderbauer – Re: ECM

favorite shows, 2011

Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Brooklyn Masonic Temple**
William Basinski’s “The Disintegration Loops,” Met Museum, NYC**
Panda Bear, Brooklyn Masonic Temple**
Parts & Labor performing “Mapmaker,” Death by Audio, Brooklyn
Fucked Up performing “David Comes to Life,” LPR, NYC**
Joshua Rifkin, music of J.S. Bach and Scott Joplin, LPR, NYC**
Godspeed You Black Emperor, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, NYC**
Portishead, Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
Stravinsky’s “The Nightingale,” BAM Opera House
John Adams’ “Nixon in China,” The Met, NYC
Explosions in the Sky, Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Jeremy Denk, music of J.S. Bach and Gyorgy Ligeti, Zankel Hall, NYC

**probable or certain conflict of interest

photo of Fucked Up at LPR by Adam Siegel
posted by dustin