- Post Nothing, The Japandroids
- Two Suns, Bat for Lashes
- XX, The XX
- Hometowns, The Rural Alberta Advantage
- Logos, Atlas Sound
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Phoenix
- Bromst, Dan Deacon
- Bitte Orca, The Dirty Projectors
- Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear
- Tarot Sport, Fuck Buttons
Kick ass movies, some involving significantly more ass-kicking than others:
- Inglorious Basterds
- The Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Star Trek
- District 9
- Hazards of Love, The Decemberists — Amidst their grand ambitions to craft a great album, they forgot how to craft a great song.
- Time to Die, The Dodos — Where went all the unwieldy exuberance of their debut?
- Top Chef Finale, Seasons 5 & 6 — Burn me once, shame on you. Twice… yeah.
- The Watchmen — It’s not that it was so horrible, but that I wanted so badly for it to be so good.
Stuff I should have started adoring, like, years ago:
- Deerhunter and its various offshoots.
- The Mighty Boosh
- manjari chocolate
- ballet flats