Top Tracks of 2011

Even though I don’t post on this site regularly, I couldn’t help but make a massive year end list of the 80-ish songs I obsessed over in 2011. The tracks are not numbered in a countdown format or even alphabetized, it’s simply a big playlist touching (I hope) on a lot of different genres of music. Also, full disclosure: two of the more popular tracks on this list I discovered and subsequently appreciated via covers by YouTube fixtures Karmin. So there. Credibility = ruined.

Chairlift – “Met Before”

Cold Cave – “The Great Pan is Dead”

The Black Angels – “Haunting at 1300 McKinley”

The Smith Westerns – “All Die Young”

Dirty Beaches – “True Blue”

Dirty Beaches – “Lord Knows Best”

Yuck – “The Wall”

Fergus and Geronimo – “Girls With English Accents”

Purity Ring – “Ungirthed”

Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”

The Joy Formidable – “I Don’t Want To See You Like This”

Clams Casino – “Natural”

Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette – “Hello”

Cut Copy – “Need You Now”

The Dum Dum Girls – “Wrong Feels Right”

The Strokes – “Under The Cover of Darkness”

Frank Ocean – “We All Try”

Frank Ocean – “Songs for Women”

Lil’ Wayne ft. Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”

Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Belong”

Mexicans With Guns ft. Freddie Gibbs and Bun B – “Highway to Hell”

Explosions in the Sky – “Last Known Surroundings”

The Weeknd – “House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls”

The Weeknd – “The Morning”

tUnE-yArDs – “Gangsta”

Panda Bear – “You Can Count on Me”

Jamie Woon – “Lady Luck”

Battles ft. Matias Aguayo – “Ice Cream”

XV – “That’s Just Me”

Shabazz Palaces – “Swerve…The reaping of all that is worthwhile (noir not withstanding)”

Tyler The Creator ft Frank Ocean – “She”

Ty Segall – “You Make The Sun Fry”

Fucked Up – “Queen of Hearts”

Thundercat – “For Love I Come”

Cults – “Abducted”

Handsome Furs – “Repatriated”

Cam’ron ft. Vado – “Girls Cry”

Architecture in Helsinki – “That Beep”

Laws and Paul McCartney – “Knocking at the Door”

How to Dress Well – “Suicide Dream 1 (Orchestral Version)”

WU LYF – “Heavy Pop”

Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”

Lana Del Rey – “Blue Jeans”

I Break Horses – “Winter Beats”

Kanye West and Jay-Z ft. Frank Ocean – “No Church in the Wild”

Kanye West and Jay-Z – “Otis”

Balam Acab – “Oh Why?”

Bon Iver – “Holocene”

Joker – “The Vision (Let Me Breathe)”

Small Black ft. Heems – “Two Rivers”

Azealia Banks – “212”

Com Truise – “Brokendate”

Pusha T ft. Tyler the Creator – “Trouble on My Mind”

ASAP Rocky – “Palace”

ASAP Rocky – “Peso”

Porcelain Raft – “Drifting In and Out”

Twerps – “Coast to Coast”

Drake – “Over My Dead Body”

Araab Muzik – “Streetz Tonight”

Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”

Big Troubles – “Misery”

St. Vincent – “Cruel”

M83 – “Midnight City”

Beirut – “East Harlem”

Girls – “Honey Bunny”

Antlers – “I Don’t Want Love”

Beyonce – “Countdown”

College ft. Electric Youth – “A Real Hero”

Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”

Cymbals Eat Guitars – “Definite Darkness”

Kendrick Lamar – “A.D.H.D.”

Surfer Blood – “Miranda”

Phantogram – “Don’t Move”

Holy Other – “Know Where”

Chris Brown ft. Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Wayne – “Look at Me Now”

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