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Best Songs of 2011

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Posted by Drew
Dec 2, 2011 0:06:22 GMT -5
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Dec 2, 2011 0:08:21 GMT -5
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Dec 2, 2011 0:12:18 GMT -5
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Dec 2, 2011 0:14:19 GMT -5
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Dec 2, 2011 0:15:18 GMT -5
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Dec 2, 2011 0:18:36 GMT -5
My full list in order:

St. Vincent - Northern Lights
Beyonce - Countdown
Curren$y Feat. Young Roddy - Crack BC
Iron & Wine - Rabbit Will Run
Feist - The Circle Married the Line
Robert Pollard - In A Circle
The Strokes - Taken For a Fool
Hercules & Love Affair - Blue Songs
The Chain Gang of 1974 - Stop
TV on the Radio - Repetition
Wild Beasts - Lion’s Share
Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
Braids - Lemonade
Cults - Abducted
The Antlers - French Exit
WU LYF - We Bros
PJ Harvey - England
The Drums - Money
Jay Z & Kanye West - Niggas in Paris
Iceage - Total Drench
Wilco - One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
Active Child - High Priestess
Akron/Family - So It Goes
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Bonnie “Prince” Billy - New Tibet
The Weeknd - Glass Table Girls
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
Panda Bear - Last Night at the Jetty
Lil B - Gon Be Okay (This song samples the Spirited Away soundtrack. Jesus.)
Future Islands - Give Us the Wind
St. Vincent - Cruel
The Antlers - I Don’t Want Love
Nurses - Fever Dreams
Cass McCombs - County Line
Ladytron - White Elephant
Lil Wayne - John
Holy Other - Touch
PJ Harvey - In the Dark Places
Beirut - Santa Fe
Bjork - Moon
Bon Iver - Calgary
chune-YarDs - Bizness
M83 - Wait
The Cave Singers - Gifts and the Raft
Tom Waits - Pay Me
The Weeknd - The Party & the After Party
Cults - Go Outside
Shabazz Palaces - Recollections of the Wraith
The Decemberists - June Hymn
Deerhoof - Behold A Marvel in the Darkness
Destroyer - Chinatown
The Drums - I Don’t Know How to Love
The Field - Is This Power
Fucked Up - The Other Shoe
Girls - Vomit
The Go! Team - The Running Range
Iron & Wine - Godless Brother In Love
Robert Pollard - Touch Me in the Right Place at the Right Time
James Blake - Wilhem’s Scream
Jay Z & Kanye West - Gotta Have It
Kurt Vile - Baby’s Arms
Lady Gaga - Born This Way
The Drums - Please Don’t Leave
Lil B - The Wilderness
WU LYF - Spitting Blood
M83 - Reunion
Wild Beasts - Invisible
The Men - If You Leave...
Oneohtrix Point Never - Child Soldier
Panda Bear - Afterburner
Akron/Family - Light Emerges
PJ Harvey - The Last Living Rose
Florence + the Machine - Shake It Out
PS I Love You - Starfield
Radiohead - Little By Little
Feist - How Come You Never Go There
Robert Pollard - Smashed Middle Finger
Girls - Forgiveness
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp
Smith Westerns - Dance Away
St. Vincent - Surgeon
Com Truise - Ether Drift
Thao & Mirah - Little Cup
Man Man - Steak Knives
Dirty Beaches - True Blue
Times New Viking - Fuck Her Tears
Deerhoof - Super Duper Rescue Heads!
Blood Orange - Can We Go Inside Now
Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
Fruit Bats - Dolly
Braids - Glass Deers
TV on the Radio - Killer Crane
Fleet Foxes - Lorelai
Lil Wayne - 6’ 7’
The Antlers - Putting the Dog to Sleep
U.S. Girls - Island Song
Cut Copy - Pharaohs & Pyramids
The Cave Singers - Haystacks
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - Another Free Woman Gets to Walk Away
The Weeknd - High For This
Iceage - Collapse
Posted by Geno
Dec 2, 2011 0:31:57 GMT -5
where is pumped up kicks?????
Posted by Pea
Dec 2, 2011 0:38:38 GMT -5
I like this thread. There were some amazing songs by artists that didn't necessarily put out great albums. I'll put something together within the next day or two.
Posted by Drew
Dec 2, 2011 0:47:12 GMT -5
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where is pumped up kicks?????


Shut er down we forgot pumped up kicks!
Posted by Drew
Dec 2, 2011 0:47:53 GMT -5
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I like this thread. There were some amazing songs by artists that didn't necessarily put out great albums. I'll put something together within the next day or two.


Exactly! Like the song "Stop" by Chain Gang of 1974 - terrible album, but such a banger
Posted by know ID yuh
Dec 2, 2011 1:15:49 GMT -5
You've provided me a neat way to talk shit to you. Thanks.

I've listened to most of these, but I probably couldn't make a top 15 songs of 2011 list. I'll pick and choose what songs stand out to me, and disagree (most likely) with you.

First up, you have "Lemonade" by the Braids listed near the top of your list. "Glass Deers" is easily the best song on the album, so I'm glad you at least included it near the bottom of your list.
Posted by know ID yuh
Dec 2, 2011 1:19:20 GMT -5
You have three songs listed from Let England Shake, but the best is "Written On The Forehead," not listed here.
Posted by know ID yuh
Dec 2, 2011 1:21:52 GMT -5
"One Sunday Morning" is a rad song, I agree, but the best on Wilco's latest is by far "Art Of Almost."
Posted by Drew
Dec 2, 2011 1:26:36 GMT -5
And...I forgot pumped up kicks!

I'm surprised you didn't mention Beyonce at no. 2...
Posted by know ID yuh
Dec 2, 2011 1:31:11 GMT -5
Maybe I'm just kicking the can around on some of these, but I strongly feel "County Line" by Cass McCombs is shit compared to "A Knock Upon The Door," which would probably make my top ten.