Happy Holidays & My Best of 2011 Lists

by GG on December 16, 2011

Hey everyone! I wanted to wish you all a Happy Holiday season! It’s been quite a year for me, and although the last 4 or 5 months have been admittedly sparse when it comes to music related things for me, it has been a great few months. I got married to the most amazing woman in the world, honeymooned in Colombia (which I highly recommend for the travelers reading this), and visited Costa Rica again for work. Needless to say, it’s been busy… I also started working at the most awesome co-working space in San Diego, 3rdSpace! It’s right in the heart of University Heights, and is home to all sorts of great creative people. If you’re looking for a creative co-working spot, this is it!

It’s also that time of year again… A few of friends and I are compiling our Top 10 albums and songs of the year, and I thought I’d share mine here. If anything, maybe you can take a listen to everything, stir it up in a pot, and paint a picture of what the next Greg Gibson album will sound like! Yes, even (especially) the R&B and hip-hop… So here goes:

1 Bon Iver – “Bon Iver”
2 M83 – “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming”
3 Ben Howard – “Every Kingdom”
4 The Weeknd – “House of Balloons”
5 Feist – “Metals”
6 St. Vincent – “Strange Mercy”
7 Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”
8 Shabazz Palaces – “Black Up”
9 Beyonce – “4”
10 Wilco – “The Whole Love”

The Roots – “undun”
Wye Oak – “Civilian”
Lykke Li – “Wounded Rhymes”
David Wax Museum – “Everything Is Saved”
tUnE-yArDs – “Whokill”

TOP 10 SONGS OF 2011
1 M83 – “Midnight City”
2 Bon Iver – “Perth”
3 Beyonce – “1+1”
4 SBTRKT – “Wildfire ft. Yukimi Nagano”
5 Beyonce – “Countdown”
6 Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
7 Ben Howard – “Only Love”
8 Feist – “How Come You Never Go There”
9 Delay Trees – “Gold”
10) James Blake – “Limit To Your Love”

Cults – “Abducted”
Washed Out – “Amor Fati”
tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness”
Florence & The Machine – “Shake It Up”
The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
The Civil Wars – “Barton Hollow”
St. Vincent – “Cruel”
Adele – “Someone Like You”
Bon Iver – “Minnesota, WI”