Sunday, May 1, 2011

Top 25 Songs of 2011 - So Far (Jan - Apr)

Yep I like making lists what can I say. I also am not a very patient person and it is hard for me to wait for the end of the year to put a full list together of all my favourite songs of the year 2011. So me being impatient and all I came up with 25 songs that have come out in 2011 that I think are just great. Also there are a few albums that I would pull more then one song off of (such as Radiohead, Elbow, Generationals) but wanted to just limit it to one song from each artist. I would do a write-up on each song but if you just listen to the song you will understand why it is in the top 25.

Top 25 Songs of 2011 - So Far
1 - Radiohead - Codex
2 - Elbow - Lippy Kids
3 - Bright Eyes - Haile Selassie
4 - TV on The Radio - Will Do
5 - The Vaccines - If You Wanna
6 - The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
7 - Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
8 - Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten
9 - James Vincent McMorrow - If I Had A Boat
10- Beady Eye - The Roller
11- Dirty Gold - California Sunrise
12- The Belle Brigade - Losers
13- Brown Recluse - Golden Sun
14- The Decemberists - Down By The Water
15- The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp
16- Iron & Wine - Walking Far From Home
17- Grouplove - Naked Kids
18- The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Heart In Your Heartbreak
19- Noah And The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N
20- Papercuts - Do What You Will
21- I'm From Barcelona - Get in Line
22- Beach Fossils - What A Pleasure
23- The Raveonettes - Summer Moon
24- Alexander - Truth
25- Destroyer - Chinatown

Honourable Mention
The Twilight Singers - On The Corner
Frankie & The Heartstrings - Hunger
Dodos - Hunting Season
The Donkeys - I Like The Way You Walk
The Head and the Heart - Lost In My Mind
Det Vackra Livet - Viljan
Glasvegas - Euphoria, Take My Hand
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (2010?)
Cut Copy - Where I'm Going (2010?)
The Naked And Famous - Young Blood (2010?)
Tennis - Marathon (2010?)
Cults - Go Outside (2010?)
Mona - Listen To Your Love (2010?)
Brother - Darling Buds of May (2010?)

***The ones with 2010? would be on the list if they were not released or heard first in 2010.***

I am also sure there are other albums and songs that I haven't quite got to just yet and by the end of the year things could change a little bit. But for now I think 1/3 of the way into the music year of 2011 this is a pretty decent looking list. Would make for a great playlist on the ipod. Let me know what is on your 2011 lists for top albums and songs and lets compare and share insights.


  1. Codex but no Bloom/Lotus Flower/Separator?

    - FHJ

  2. only was using 1 song from each album. Separator and Give Up the Ghost are my other favs from TKOL

  3. It's almost perfect, but I miss "Civilization"