Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011's Top 100 Songs: #40-21

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. As one person, there are several albums that I have not yet had the opportunity to hear- including a few of the more popular releases. I missed out on Adele's 21, Drake's Take Care, and Jay-Z/Kanye West's Watch the Throne (although I did finally pop this one in last night- wow!)-records which have been perennially favorites on many year-end lists.

40- The Antlers- "Rolled Together"- Burst Apart

39- St. Vincent- "Surgeon"- Strange Mercy

38- Toro Y Moi- "How I Know"- Underneath the Pine
Toro Y Moi How I Know by stellarola

37- Lykke Li- "I Follow Rivers"- Wounded Rhymes
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers by LykkeLi

36- EMA- "California"- Past Life, Martyred Saints
EMA: California by -gaga

35- Panda Bear- "You Can Count on Me"- Tomboy
Panda Bear - You Can Count On Me by ThatEricAlper

34- Girls- "My Ma"- Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Girls - My Ma by artsandcraftsmx

33- Explosions in the Sky- "Be Comfortable, Creature"- Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

32- Fleet Foxes- "The Shrine/An Argument"- Helplessness Blues

31- Dum Dum Girls- "Bedroom Eyes"- Only In Dreams
Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes by subpop

30- Atlas Sound- "The Shakes"- Parallax

29- James Blake- "The Wilhelm Scream"- James Blake

28- Fever Ray- "The Wolf"- Red Riding Hood OST
The Wolf by Fever Ray

27- Battles- "Ice Cream"- Gloss Drop
Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo) by BATTLES

26- M83- "Steve McQueen"- Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

25- Neon Indian- "Hex Girlfriend"- Era Extrana

24- Youth Lagoon- "Afternoon"- The Year of Hibernation

23- Washed Out- "Far Away"- Within and Without
Washed Out - Far Away by haibee_mirage

22- Austra- "The Beat and the Pulse"- Feel it Break
Austra - Beat and the Pulse by earwormdaily

21- St. Vincent- "Chloe in the Afternoon"- Strange Mercy

- Fr. Jones

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