Best Songs of 2011

In my humble opinion, 2010 was one of the best years for new music in living memory.  Thankfully, 2011 did a pretty good job of following it. Here is a list of my favourite 50 tracks of the year, with an accompanying 8tracks playlist for your listening pleasure.

MY 50 BEST TRACKS OF THE YEAR 

  1. M83 – Midnight City
  2. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
  3. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
  4. Radiohead – Codex
  5. Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever
  6. Destroyer – Chinatown
  7. PJ Harvey – The Glorious Land
  8. Elbow – Lippy Kids
  9. Neon Indian – Fallout
  10. The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love
  11. Real Estate – It’s Real
  12. Metronomy – She Wants
  13. Wild Beasts – Bed of Nails
  14. Light Asylum – Dark Allies
  15. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Tigers
  16. Girls – Alex
  17. Low – Especially Me
  18. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Heart in the Heartbreak
  19. St. Vincent – Year of the Tiger
  20. Panda Bear – Tomboy
  21. Yuck – Get Away
  22. Tom Waits – Talking at the Same Time
  23. Zola Jesus – Vessel
  24. Lykki Li – Get Some
  25. Kate Bush – Among Angels
  26. Laura Marling _ I was Just a Card
  27. The Horrors – Still Life
  28. Toro Y Moi – Go With You
  29. The Vaccines – Post Break-Up Sex
  30. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
  31. J. Mascis – LIsten To Me
  32. The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
  33. Cass McCombs – County Line
  34. Cymbals Eat Guitars – Definite Darkness
  35. British Sea Power – Living is So Easy
  36. Bill Callahan – Riding For The Feeling
  37. Feist – Comfort Me
  38. Wu Lyf – We Bros
  39. Jeffrey Lewis – Cult Boyfriend
  40. Death Cab For Cutie – Doors Unlocked and Open
  41. The Strokes – Under Cover oF Darkness
  42. Fink – Yesterday Was Hard on Us
  43. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
  44. Lana Del Ray – Video Games
  45. Gruff Rhys – Shark Ridden Waters
  46. Bon Iver – Holocene
  47. The Dears – Thrones
  48. Washed Out – Amor Fati
  49. The Decemberists – Rise To Me
  50. Everything Everything – MY KZ, YR BF
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One Response to “Best Songs of 2011”

  1. Great choices you have here. Fleet Foxes have been my discovery of the year so far, Lykke Li… not so much. My addition to the list would be Jamie Woon. Beautiful, inventive and atmospheric stuff…

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