Best of 2011

With the calendar turning over to a new year, we look back on 2011 to hear some of the music we most enjoyed in 2011. The rules are simple, the music did not have to be released in 2011, but you have had to have heard it for the first time in 2011.

Here is the list…

Fire – Kasabian (West Ryder Pauper Lunatics Asylum)

The Rifle – Alela Diane (The Pirate’s Gospel)

Sun Hands – Local Natives (Gorilla Manor)

The Bold Arrow of Time – Tame Impala (Innerspeaker)

Unseeing Eye – Sonny Boy Williamson (not Unseeing Eye, but Unseen Eye)

Bridge Burning – Foo Fighters (Wasting Light)

Learn How to Love – Tedeschi Trucks Band (Revelator)

The Afterlife – Paul Simon (So Beautiful, So What)

Fear of Falling – Robbie Robertson (How to Become a Clairvoyant)

Told Me So – Socalled (Sleepover)

Stone Rollin’ – Raphael Saadiq (Stone Rollin’)

The News – Bend Sinister (Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers)

Traces – Sloan (Double Cross)

Bess St – White Denim (D)

Wreck My Flow – The Dirtbombs (We Have You Surrounded)

Conversation 16 – The National (High Violet)

Lotus Flower – Radiohead (King of Limbs)

Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye (Making Mirrors)

Lose It – Austra (Feel It Break)

Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan (Oh Fortune)

This is Our Science – Astronautalis (This Is Our Science)

The Fire – The Roots (How I Got Over)

Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter – REM (Collapse Into Now)

England – PJ Harvey (Let England Shake)

Touched – V.A.S.T (Video Audio Sensual Theater)

All and Everyone – PJ Harvey (Let England Shake)

Insister – Tapes n Tapes (The Loon)

27 Strangers – Villagers (Becoming a Jackal)

Laugh Track – Dengue Fever (Venus on Earth)

The Laurels of Erotomania – Cold Cave (Love Comes Close)

Zero 76 – Tiesto (Club Life)

Irresistable Force – Jane’s Addiction (The Great Escape Artist)

Mojo So Dope – Kid Cudi (Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr Rager)

New Lands – Justice (Audio, Video, Disco)

The Shrine/An Argument – Fleet Foxes (Helplessness Blues)

The youtube playlist can be found here.

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