Best Albums of 2011

Eye Contact – Gang Gang Dance

Channel Pressure – Ford and Lopatin

You Are All I See – Active Child

Replica-Oneohtrix Point Never

Forever – Sleep∞Over

With U – Holy Other

Tomboy – Panda Bear

Trust Now – Prince Rama

Badlands – Dirty Beaches

Instrumental Mixtape/Forest EP – Calms Casino

We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves – John Maus
W H O K I L L – tUnE-yArDs
Relax – Das Rasict
Ruin 1/ Ruin 2 – Elite Gymnastics
Dxys Xff/ Teams vs Star Slinger – Teams/ Star Slinger
Glass Drop – Battles
Thee Physical – Pictureplane
House of Balloons/Thursday – The Weeknd
Bodysongs – Born Gold (Previoulsy Gobble Gobble)
Looping State of Mind – The Field
808’s & Dark Grapes II – Main Attrakionz
Era Extraña – Neon Indian
Ravedeath 1972 – Tim Hecker
Conatus – Zola Jesus
Wander/Wonder – Balam Acab

Honorable Mentions

LiveLoveA$ap – ASAP Rocky

Goblin – Tyler the Creator
Defaults – Hard Mix
Galactic Melt – Com Truise
Parallax – Atlas Sound
Go Tell Fire on the Mountain – WU LYF
Black Up/Of Light/Shabazz Palaces – Shabazz Palaces
Underneath the Pine – Toro Y Moi
Azari and III – Azari and III
Cults – Cults
Lesser Known – Adventures
James Blake – James Blake
Benny and the Jetts – TV Girl
Within and Without – Washed Out
Sigma Chi Primavera – Fancy Mike


Real Life Ghost Busters

Improve Everywhere has a new video up. If you aren’t familiar with this group, they have been known to wreak havoc in public. I this video they role-play as “Ghostbusters” in a New York public library.

Cool French Student Short: Amock

This short film was made by a student at a French art school. It’s reminiscent of “Cloverfield” and it’s actually a little scary.  It’s called Amock.

4 Cool Social Networking Sites You Might Not Know About


This is a networking site which has apps for most smart phones, and that requires you to move around. You get points and badges for go to certain check points, and you can even get deals if you go there enough.

Good Reads

A fun site that lets you compare book ratings with your friends and see what they are reading.


It’s probably more likely that you have heard of this site, but most people just use the streaming radio. The social network part of Last.FM is cool too, though. You can download an app your your computer and smart phone and it will link directly to Last.FM which will keep track of the number of times you listen to every song you listen to on your ipod and itunes library. You can then compare your music compatibility with friends and share music with them.

The Auteurs

This site does what the facebook app Flixter tries to do, but better. The Auteurs is a social site dedicated to film, for more hardcore film fans.

Join Self Professed Nerd On Facebook

I’ve been on Twitter at and now I’m on facebook. You can join my facebook group here. You have too be logged into facebook first for then link to work.

Happy Earf Day!

Avatar was released today because it’s Earth day and Avatar has some minor environmentalist themes or something. So, enjoy Earth Day by going inside and watching it.

Follow Me on Twitter

You can now follow me on if you want. You know you want.

I Have Been Nominated For An Award-What?!?!?

Here are the rules that came with the award:

1) Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2) Copy the award & place it on my blog.
3) Link to the person who nominated me for this award.
4) Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.
5) Nominate 7 bloggers.
6) Post links to the 7 blogs I nominate.

I was nominated by itsfreckles from the call me freckles blog. Thanks itsfreckles!

7 Interesting Things About Me

1.) I tend to become obsessed with certain things. I’m one of those people who has read all of the Harry Potter books four times, and I have seen every episode of Lost at least four times.

2.) I’ve only been to two concerts, well three actually, but I don’t count one. I saw N’Sync when I was ten because I got free tickets and I’d never been to a concert before. Don’t tell anyone. Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear are the other two.

3.) I tend to over think things too much. My friend and I have had long arguments about things like, what color actually is.

4.) I’m working at becoming trilingual. Obviously, I speak English. I have taken a combination of five years of Spanish classes in high school and college combined. I am now taking Japanese which I have always thought was a cool language.

5.) I feel that I’ve lived a somewhat sheltered life, in that I have only traveled to about five states of the US, I have never left the country, and I have lived in the same area my whole life. I’ve always wanted to travel the world.

6.) I have been told on different occasions, and by different people, that I remind them of a werewolf/vampire. I don’t understand why people would say such a thing. I’m not abnormally pale, I don’t wear black very often, and I’ve never told anyone that I suck the blood of humans. I just don’t get it.

7.) Buba, Wildebeest, Titan, and G-rat are a few nicknames that certain people have called me.

7 Blogs I Have Nominated:

1.) Analysis From a Fanboy

2.) The Lesser of Two

3.) What’s Alan Watching?

4.) The Swan Station

5.) Me and Pip

6.) 20 Jazz Funk Greats

7.) The Dive Poets

Merry Christmas to Y’all!

I hope everybody has a great Christmas, has fun with their families, listens to good Christmas music, and eats a lot of food!

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