Piero Merola Awards 2011

Album del 2011: I 50 must-have

1. Oneohtrix Point Never, “Replica”

2. The Field, “Looping State Of Mind”

3. James Blake, “James Blake”

4. Dead Skeletons, “Dead Magick

5. Cut Copy, “Zonoscope”

6. Real Estate, “Days

7. St. Vincent, “Strange Mercy”

8. PJ Harvey, “Let England Shake”

9. Bon Iver, “Bon Iver”

10. Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues”

11. Gang Gang Dance, “Eye Contact”

12. John Maus, “We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves”

13. Tim Hecker, “Ravedeath, 1972”

14. Dirty Beaches, “Badlands”

15. Nicolas Jaar, “Space Is Only Noise”

16. Shabazz Palaces, “Black Up”

17. Jay-Z & Kanye West, “Watch The Throne”

18. Toro Y Moi, “Underneath The Pine”

19. Cass McCombs, “Wit’s End”

20. Wild Beasts, “Smother”

21. Destroyer, “Kaputt”
22. Cold Cave, “Cherish The Light Years”
23. The Antlers, “Burst Apart”
24. Clams Casino, “Instrumentals”

25. Kurt Vile, “Smoke Ring For My Halo”
26. Sepalcure, “Sepalcure”
27. Bill Callahan, “Apocalypse”
28. Zomby, “Dedication”
29. EMA, “Past Life Martyred Saints”
30. The Caretaker. “An Empty Bliss Beyond This World”
31. Danny Brown, “XXX”
32. Africa Hitech, “93 Million Miles”
33. Panda Bear, “Tomboy”
34. The Horrors, “Skying”
35. The Weeknd, “House Of Balloons”
36. Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ” Unknown Mortal Orchestra”
37. Cults, “Cults”
38. Neon Indian, “Era Extrana”
39. Kode9 & The Spaceape, “Black Sun”
40. Radiohead, “The King Of Limbs”
41. Pictureplane, “Thee Physical”
42. Still Corners, “Creatures Of An Hour”
43. Holy Ghost!, “Holy Ghost”
44. Wild Flag, “Wild Flag”
45. Thee Oh Sees, “Carrion/The Crawler”
46. I Break Horses, “Hearts”
47. Fucked Up, “David Comes To Life”
48. Lykke Li, “Wounded Rhymes”
49. The Embassy, “Life In The Trenches”
50. tUne – yArDs, “W H O K I L L”

Copertina dell’anno

LADY GAGA, “Born This Way”

10 Videoclip

1. BEYONCE, “Countdown”

2. KANYE WEST, “Monster”

3. ST. VINCENT, “Cruel”


5. BILL CALLAHAN, “America”

6. DUCK SAUCE, “Big Bad Wolf”

7. UNKLE feat. NICK CAVE, “Money And Run”

8. BATTLES feat. MATIAS AGUAYO, “Ice Cream”

9. FRANK OCEAN – Novacane

10. LYKKE LI, “Sadness Is A Blessing”

Artiste dell’anno



Artisti dell’anno




100 tracce

1. Radiohead, “Bloom”

2. M83, “Midnight City

3. Gang Gang Dance, “Glass Jar”

4. Lana Del Rey, “Video Games”

5. Future Islands, “Balance”

6. Cass McCombs, “County Line”

7. PJ Harvey, “Let England Shake”

8. Real Estate, “It’s Real”

9. St. Vincent, “Cruel”

10. EMA, “California”

11. John Maus, “Believer”
12. Burial, “Street Halo”
13. Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Beyoncé, “Lift Off”
14. The Weeknd, “What You Need”
15. Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke, “Shipwreck”
16. Cold Cave, “The Great Pan Is Dead”
17. Fred Falke, “Aurora”
18. Cut Copy, “Need You Now”
19. Eleanor Friedberger, “My Mistakes”
20. Clams Casino, “Motivation”
21. James Blake, “Wilhelms Scream”
22. The Rapture, “How Deep Is Your Love?”
23. The Field, “It’s Up There”
24. Kurt Vile, “Jesus Fever”
25. Girls, “Vomit”
26. Toro Y Moi, “New Beat”
27. Bill Callahan, “Riding For The Feeling”
28. Azealia Banks, “212”
29. Oneohtrix Point Never, “Sleep Dealer”
30. Fleet Foxes, “Grown Ocean”
31. Shabazz Palaces, “Are You… Can You… Were You?”
32. Destroyer, “Kaputt”
33. For Those Who Know, “Wimbledon”
34. Beyoncé, “Countdown”
35. Radiohead, “Lotus Flower”
36. Feist, “How Come You Never Go There”
37. Bon Iver, “Holocene”
38. Jamie xx / Gil Scott-Heron, “I’ll Take Care of U”
39. Peaking Lights , “Key Sparrow
40. Washed Out, “Amor Fati”
41. Tyler The Creator, “Yonkers”
42. SBTRKT feat. LITTLE DRAGON, “Wildfire”
43. The War On Drugs, “Baby Missiles”
44. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
45. Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”
46. Veronica Falls, “Bad Feeling”
47. tUne – yArDs, “Bizness”
48. Thee Oh Sees, “The Dream”
49. Fucked Up, “The Other Shoe”
50. Battles feat. Matias Aguayo, “Ice Cream”
51. Cults, “Abducted”
52. Araab Muzik, “Streetz Tonight”
53. Tim Hecker, “Piano Drop”
54. Todd Terje, “Snooze 4 Love”
55. Neon Indian, “Polish Girl”
56. Yuck “The Wall”
57. Unknown Mortal Orchestra”, “How Can U Luv Me”
58. Sepalcure, “Pencil Pimp”
59. Pictureplane, “Post Physical”
60. Danny Brown, “Radio Song”
61. Gang Colours, “On Compton Bay”
62. Wild Beasts” Loop The Loop”
63. Connan Mockassin, “Forever Dolphin Love”
64. Panda Bear, “Last Night At The Jetty”
65. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, “The Body”
66. Youth Lagoon, “July”
67. Colin Stetson, “Those Who Didn’t Run”
68. Black Lips, “Family Tree”
69. Junior Boys, “Banana Ripple”
70. Dirty Beaches, “Lord Knows Best”
71. M83 feat. ZOLA JESUS, “Intro”
72. Drake, “Marvins Room”
73. PJ Harvey, “The Words That Maketh Murder”
74. Ty Segall, “Goodbye Bread”
75. The Men, “Bataille”
76. Zomby, “Natalia’s Song”
77. Factory Floor, “Two Different Ways”
78. Jay-Z / Kanye West: “Niggas in Paris”
79. The Horrors, “Can’t See Through You”
80. Kode9 & The Spaceape, “Black Sun”
81. Oneohtrix Point Never, “Replica”
82. I Break Horses, “Hearts”
83. The Antlers, “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out”
84. Smith Westerns, “Weekend”
85. Holy Ghost!, “Jam For Ferry”
86. Monogold, “Spirit Or Something”
87. James Blake, “To Care”
88. Wild Flag, “Romance”
89. Cold Cave, “Confetti”
90. Still Corners, “Into The Trees”
91. Frank Ocean, “Novacane”
92. IceAge, “New Brigade”
93. Atlas Sound, “Amplifiers”
94. Zola Jesus, “Vessel”
95. Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”
96. Dum Dum Girls, “Wrong Feels Right”
97. Japanther, “Film Star Husband”
98. Charli XCX, “Stay Away”
99. Purity Ring, “Unghirted”
100. Ford & Lopatin, “Too Much Midi”

I live dell’anno

1. Sufjan Stevens @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
2. Fleet Foxes @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
3. Pulp @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona

4. Kode9 & The Spaceape @ Bronson, Ravenna
5. Flying Lotus @ Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
6. The Flaming Lips @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
7. Aphex Twin @ DayOff Festival, Lecce
8. James Blake @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
9. PJ Harvey @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
10.Oneohtrix Point Never @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
11. Wild flag + Eleanor Friedberger @ The Black Cat, Washington DC
12. Cold Cave @ Mohawk, Austin
13. Spank Rock @ Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
14. Real Estate @ Beergarden, New York
15. John Maus @ The Black Cat, Washington DC
16. Spoon @ Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
17. Animal Collective @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona
18. Das Racist + Danny Brown @ Emo’s East, Austin
19. Neon Indian, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin
20. Twin Shadow @ Primavera Sound 2011, Barcelona

Momenti topici musicali e para-musicali

1. Intrattenersi, nell’afoso backstage del Fun Fun Fun Fest di Austin, con Wayne dei Flaming Lips, alla presenza di Lykke Li, mentre suonano M83 e poi Girls.

2. Il ritorno dal vivo dei Pulp con “Do You Remember The First Time” in apertura al Primavera Sound insieme a due svedesi conosciute per caso
in platea.

3. Il rumore del vento e lo skyline notturno di Manhattan visto in solitudine dall’East River Park di Brooklyn

4. Svuotare con soddisfazione il cestino con dentro “Wow” dei Verdena

5. Il primo voto in 10 anni di storia di Kalporz per Marlene Kuntz, “Ricoveri Virtuali e Sexy Solitudini” (17/100)


1. Burial, “Street Halo”
2. Frank Ocean, “Nostalgia, Ultra”
3. The Soft Moon, “Total Decay”


1. UNMADE BED, “Mornaite Muntide”
2. M+A, “Things. Yes”

(Piero Merola)

31 Dicembre 2011

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