The best music & books of 2011.

2011 was a year of many changes. Our team grew larger, the world got warmer, Steve Jobs passed away and someone decided it was an amazing idea to document the tiniest morsels of life on the Internet.

So that you may get a bit of an insight into the type of person who works at Ellis Jones, we have produced a list of our favourite albums and, being the intellectuals we are, our favourite books of 2011.

RHOD: Com Truise – Galactic Melt (not for the faint hearted) // The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

KATE: Red Rockets of Borneo – Red Rockets of Borneo // The 20th Anniversary edition of Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

KURT: Goyte – Making Mirrors // China Syndrome by Karl Taro Greenfeld

KAT: HTRK – Work (Work, Work) // Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

WILL: Little Dragon – Ritual Union // The medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuan

KATEY: Bon Iver – Bon Iver // Normal Gets You Nowhere by Kelly Cutrone

ANNMARIE: Wild Beasts – Smother // Delusions of Gender by Cornelia Fine

…and here’s what we think of 2011 online >>Favourite website/online experience?


Favourite mobile phone app?

As you will see our tastes are quite varied, which may have a little to do with the fact that we’ve got a couple of different generations in the office (no offence guys).

image credit : Ian Hayhurst