Welcome to December, a month filled with rough weather and oh so many year-end lists. What constitutes the best of 2011? That will be a fun little examination I’ll be tackling in the coming weeks, and I hope you’ll join me for it. We’re going to have a lot of fun, talk about a lot of great music, and rank so much of it. In some ways it’s my favorite time of year, being able to not have to worry about what new record is coming down the pipeline and instead look entirely backwards to fond memories of the past. I call my annual December year-end wrap-up Listmas, and in addition to Top Songs and Top Albums, I’ve come up with a couple fun new ideas to explore. I’ll let you know when we get around to them. In the meantime, have a glance at today’s Pick Your Poison. Lots of good stuff in there, including tracks from Bleached, Bowerbirds, Deleted Scenes, Plants and Animals, Secret Colours, and Cap’n Jazz’s Victor Villarreal.

Alert New London – Pulse of Youth

Bleached – Searching Through the Past

Blusher – Find Me

Bowerbirds – Tuck the Darkness In

Deleted Scenes – The Days of Adderall

Emilie Simon – The Cycle (Midnight Sun Remix)

Forces of A Street – Scope

Harriet – I Slept With All Your Mothers

Howlin Rain – Phantom in the Valley

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette – 40 Lashes With Mascara

Jem Stone – SexyMuthaFlapper

Plants and Animals – Lightshow

Secret Colours – Faust

Switch & Andrea Martin – I Still Love You (HeavyFeet Re-work)

Victor Villarreal – Enters

Vuurwerk – Teen Angst


Beatrice Eli – The Conqueror

Devon Williams – Tower of Thought (Violens Remix)

Eleven Hundred Springs – Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You

Yes Sir Idol – By Your Side