Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011's Top 100 Songs: #20-1

2011 was an interesting year for music. Great sounds were thankfully everywhere- but songs, as opposed to albums, became suddenly more memorable. While there is no doubt that 2011 was an exciting time for full-length releases, more and more artists seemed to be embracing the idea of the single and crafting an album around it. Due to this apparent evolution, I will be counting down my top 100 songs of 2011. The rules are simple- obviously the track must have first been released in this current year. Also, no one album can have more than three songs make an appearance. Also, keep in mind, this list is subjective- I have not yet had the opportunity to listen to some of this year's more popular releases.The new Jay-Z/Kanye West collaboration, Watch the Throne will not be making an appearance. Adele's 21 and Drake's Take Care were not taken into account either.

Note: I recently have listened to PJ Harvey's Let England Shake in it's entirety several times. At least two of those songs would have found a very high place on this list if I had heard them sooner. The album itself is incredible- ideally, it would easily have been in my top 5 of the year.

20- TV on the Radio- "Second Song"- Nine Types of Light

19- Cults- "Go Outside"- Cults
Cults - Go Outside by underhisempire2

18- Zola Jesus- "Vessel"- Conatus
Zola Jesus - Vessel by souterraintransmissions

17- Lykke Li- "Sadness is a Blessing"- Wounded Rhymes
Lykke Li - Sadness Is a Blessing by a.vourloumis

16- Other Lives- "For 12"- Tamer Animals
For 12 by Other Lives

15- Bon Iver- "Holocene"- Bon Iver
Holocene by boniver

14- Battles- "Futura"- Gloss Drop
Battles — Futura by m4spam

13- Foster the People- "Pumped Up Kicks"- Torches
Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People

12- Radiohead- "Bloom"- The King of Limbs

11- tUnE-yArDs- "Bizness"- who kill
BIZNESS Tune Yards by CristinaBlack

10- Panda Bear- "Last Night at the Jetty"- Tomboy
Panda Bear - Last Night At The Jetty by bigasslens

9- Girls- "Vomit"- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls - Vomit by artsandcraftsmx

8- St. Vincent- "Cruel"- Strange Mercy

7- Lana Del Rey- "Video Games"

6- Atlas Sound- "Terra Incognita"- Parallax
Atlas Sound - Terra Incognita by rslblog.com

5- Washed Out- "Amor Fati"- Within and Without
Washed Out - Amor Fati by DominoRecordCo

4- Cults- "Abducted"- Cults
Cults - Abducted by cultscultscults

3- Fleet Foxes- "Helplessness Blues"- Helplessness Blues
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues by MMMusic

2- Radiohead- "Lotus Flower"- The King of Limbs

1- M83- "Midnight City"- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

- Fr. Jones

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