I listened to an abundance of really weird stuff this year largely thanks to both an eMusic subscription and my ongoing Sonic Youth fascination. Of all those oddities, there's really only one up for considderation on my list - Mike Patton's "A Perfect Place". Theoretically it's a soundtrack, but apparently the movie is like 20 minutes and the soundtrack is 40, so I think it's more of a long form music video.
Patton is a fascinating guy. I was a buig Faith No More fan back in the day, and sicne then have followed him off and on through his countless side projects and twists and turns. Sometimes they're pretty amazing (Fantomas' horror theme album come to mind) sometime they're lame (Tomahawk). This one is all over the place with a variety of sounds and a wide range in quality. But, it's that inconsistency that I love in Patton - picking up his new release is always a complete crap shoot, and in this case, I'm happy with what came up.
Anyway, here's the highlight of the disc: