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Surfacing: Field Report – “Fergus Falls”

Field Report was a long time coming.  Six years long.  Chris Porterfield, the man behind the moniker, built up his chops in DeYarmond Edison, a band featuring the one and only Justin Vernon and a few gentleman from Megafun.  After the band split, everyone went on to become…well you, know the story, but Chris took some […]

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Juk Juk – “Unwrap”

Our first foray into Juk Juk was “Winter Turn Spring”, a mystically pristine track (off Four Tet‘s Text label) that built up into one of the deepest bass lines we heard in 2011.  His newest release “Unwrap” carries with it a similar sun-amidst-snow vibe, much credit due to the fact “Holocene” is diced up to fit between the […]

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The Best 50 Albums of 2011

Quit Mumbling's Best Albums of 2011

The best albums are much more than a collection of stand out songs. Like anything successful, a great album finds multiple parts coming together as one; accomplishing moods, textures, and developments not possible by any one singular piece. The best albums force you to take a step back, to not only look at each moment […]

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The 100 Best Songs of 2011 (50-1)

Quit Mumbling's Best Songs of 2011 (50-1)

Sure, a top songs list can never not be subjective, but these selections meant the most to us over the year of 2011. The following tracks brought every minute of joy to a new high, and every moment of heartache a bit of solace. These are the songs that kept us writing throughout the year, […]

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The 100 Best Songs of 2011 (100-51)

2011 started a new decade with a bang. The year saw tragedies strike major populations, dictators overthrown, “occupy” redefined, and the casually pepper spray everything cop. As far as music goes, a lot happened too – pop became even more influenced by electronic, helping Adele sound that much better than her Top 40 contemporaries. Dubstep […]

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The Staff Picks of 2011

You should have seen the deliberation room after we finished the lists.  Papers scattered across the floor, blood and coffee stains on the carpet, I think at one point Kenny threw his laptop at Stuart (it just barely missed).  But it makes sense, because each one of us are so passionate about the music we […]

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Bon Iver – “Beth/Rest” (Solo Piano Version)

While Bon Iver, Bon Iver received mostly across-the-board acclaim, there were a fair share of listeners confused over album-closer “Beth/Rest” and its unclear adult-contemporary vibe – and to those fans, Justin Vernon plays the piano. He starts the song in an alarmingly hushed voice that builds to a devastating delicacy that borders on scary. Vernon […]

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James Blake & Bon Iver – “Fall Creek Boys Choir”

The Truman Show did quite a number on my ten year-old self, as I unknowingly sat through the ahead-of-its-time, heavy philosophical musing on faith and reality with my best friend, when we expected something a little bit closer to Liar, Liar. Excuse the roundabout explanation, but it’s probably clear by now that I enjoy most […]

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Bon Iver – “Skinny Love” (The Colbert Report)

The album is out today, and in case it wasn’t clear, I barely like it at all. Bon Iver performed on The Colbert Report last night, and in the pre-interview you get to hear Justin Vernon talk about his education (“When I went to college, I studied philosophy; I just wasn’t really ready to study […]