Posted in music on December 17, 2012

Tom Blankenship

"My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid - guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy - bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn - drums)." [Wikipedia]
My Morning Jacket will stay busy this holiday season, with three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (tickets) that lead up to a New Year's Eve show in Boston, and then the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on January 2 (tickets), a show that's hosted by Matt Pinfield and also features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and "special guests."

MMJ bassist Tom Blankenship (who also recently helped out with Brooklyn Rock Lottery) gave us his list of Top 10 LPs of 2012. While it includes year-end list mainstays Frank Ocean and Alt-J, there are some surprises as well. You can check out his year-end picks below.

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Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket's Top 10 LPs of 2012
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Beach House - Bloom
DIIV - Oshin
Flight Facilities - Clair de Lune (single)
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Poliça - Give You The Ghost
Tamaryn - Tender New Signs
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
Woods - Bend Beyond

Now check out Top 10 lists from Polica and Here We Go Magic.

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Comments (12)

YEAH TOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I disagree with you, but...

YEAH TOM!

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:22 PM

Wish we could have every bassist's top 10.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:27 PM

what is the bassist for twin sister's top 10?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:37 PM

Frank Ocean doesn't really sound like Frank Black. Right?? :>

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:40 PM

DIIV AND WILD NOTHING

credibility = gone

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:44 PM

Frank Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:52 PM

ugh

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 1:57 PM

"Frank Ocean doesn't really sound like Frank Black. Right?? :>"

definitely not. but more importantly, typo fixxxxed!

Posted by brooklynvegan | December 17, 2012 1:58 PM

Top 10 MY Morning Jackoffs of 2012:
January 4
January 16
March 19
July 3
August 14
October 26
October 27
October 27(2)
October 28
October 29

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2012 2:05 PM

the R&B resurgence will die a long slow death. ugh

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2013 4:39 PM

still putting together the pieces of my mind from last night's show. can't wait for round two tonight!

Posted by Hotspot Shield 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:06 AM

Yes to the song boom.

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 27, 2013 7:46 PM

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