Best of 2011: J. Eric Smith’s Top Album

We’re not sure whether one album title actually constitutes a list or not, and well, quite frankly, we don’t care…

1. Planningtorock’s “W”
“Planningtorock is the stage name of Janine Rostron, an Englishwoman currently living and working in Berlin. Her music is richly arranged, merging organic and electronic elements, and she heavily processes/treats/masks both her voice and her physical appearance to create a compellingly angrogynous, mysterious musical character. She writes abstract, yet evocative, lyrics, and as weird as much of her music is, you can pretty much tap your feet or shake your hips to all of it. It’s brain music that speaks to your pelvis, if you know what I mean…”

By J. Eric Smith, Indie Albany

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One Response to “Best of 2011: J. Eric Smith’s Top Album”

  1. JES says:

    Thanks, as always, for shoutout!!

    (There are another 19 albums on my 2011 list, by the by, beneath the video!)

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