best of 2011: songs

I’ve finally completed my favorite “best of” list – the songs.  As much as I enjoy creating (and reading) best album lists, the truth is that I’ll probably never go back and listen to all 30 of my favorite albums from 2011 in succession.

However, I will go back and listen to my “best of” mix – aka my favorite tracks of 2011.  It’s a musical time capsule.  You can return to your past best of mixes and get a sense where you were musically, personally, emotionally.

Unlike my other “best of” lists, they’re not ranked in order.  Rather, they’re arranged in a way that I think works as a complete playlist.  If you want to hear it, you can check it out here on Spotify.

Tracklisting after the jump.


best of 2011: songs

  1. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
  2. The Kills – Future Starts Slow
  3. Lykke Li – Youth Knows No Pain
  4. Little Dragon – Little Man
  5. Phantogram – Don’t Move
  6. Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High
  7. Cults – You Know What I Mean
  8. The Antlers – I Don’t Want Love
  9. Bon Iver – Holocene
  10. Owen Pallett – Hard To Explain
  11. Beirut – East Harlem
  12. The Mountain Goats – Damn These Vampires
  13. EMA – California
  14. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong
  15. Times New Viking – Fuck Her Tears
  16. Wild Flag – Romance
  17. Roky Moon & BOLT – Hot Saturday Night
  18. TV Girl – Lizzy Come Back to Life
  19. Tennis – Cape Dory
  20. Army Navy – Ode To Janice Melt
  21. Young Girls – Party Tape
  22. The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness
  23. Dirty Gold – California Sunrise
  24. Youth Lagoon – Seventeen
  25. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
  26. Summer Camp – Better Off Without You
  27. Cut Copy – Take Me Over
  28. Born Gold – Lawn Knives
  29. Cold Cave – The Great Pan Is Dead
  30. M83 – Midnight City


Also, check out my favorite albums and EPs of 2011.

1 comment
  1. Dacia said:

    Been catching up on your bloggings. Awesome. Thanks for the great mix!


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