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Old 12-30-2011, 12:29 AM   #1
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Best Songs of 2011

For those who are intimidated by the Best Albums thread.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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Here are 50 that stood out to me:

The Antlers: Parentheses
Atlas Sound: Flagstaff
Beirut: East Harlem
Bjork: Mutual Core
The Black Keys: Lonely Boy
Bon Iver: Perth
Burial: Street Halo
Charlotte Gainsbourg: Terrible Angels
Crystal Stilts: Precarious Stair
Coldplay with Rhianna: Princess of China
Cults: Go Outside
Cut Copy: Sun God
Destroyer: Chinatown
Dirty Beaches: A Hundred Highways
Feist: How Come You Never Go There
Fleet Foxes: Bedouin Dress
Florence + The Machine: What the Water Gave Me
Future Islands: Where I Found You
Girls: Forgiveness
Hercules & Love Affair: Painted Eyes
The Horrors: Still Life
Iron & Wine: Monkeys Uptown
James Blake: Limit to Your Love
The Kills: Future Starts Slow
Los Campesinos!: By Your Hand
Lykke Li: Love out of Lust
M83: Midnight City
The National: Exile / Vilify
Neon Indian: Fallout
Noel Gallagher: Everybody's on the Run
Okkervil River: Mermaid
Oneohtrix Point Never: Replica
Panda Bear: Slow Motion
PJ Harvey: On Battleship Hill
R.E.M.: Uberlin
Radiohead: Codex
Radiohead: Lotus Flower
Raphael Saadiq: Good Man
Ryan Adams: Dirty Rain
Smith Westerns: Still New
St. Vincent: Chloe in the Afternoon
St. Vincent: Surgeon
Tom Waits: Bad as Me
Tune-Yards: Powa
TV on the Radio: Will Do
Washed Out: Eyes Be Closed
Wilco: Black Moon
Wild Beasts: Burning
Wye Oak: Doubt
Zola Jesus: Vessel
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:21 AM   #3
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Some of my top picks, limited to one song per band (with one exception):

The Bats: Long Halls
Casa Del Mirto: The Right Way
Ceremony: Not Tonight
Cults: Abducted
Cut Off Your Hands: Fooling No One
An Horse: Dressed Sharply
The Joy Formidable: Cradle
Laura: This Grey Earth
Long Distance Calling: Into The Black Wide Open
Meniscus: Infant
Mogwai: George Square Thatcher Death Party
Neon Indian: Hex Girlfriend
The New Division: Starfield
Opposite Sex: La Rat
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Belong
Pinback: True North
Pinback: CLOAD "Q"
Pure Reason Revolution: Tempest
Russian Circles: Mladek
Sleepmakeswaves: In Limbs and Joints
Steven Wilson: Deform To Form A Star
Thy Catafalque: Trilobita
Washed Out: Amor Fati
Wolves In The Throne Room: Thuja Magus Imperium
Woods Of Desolation: November
Yuck: Holing Out
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:24 AM   #4
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Since I am all over Airborne Toxic Event, I'll go with...

Airborne Toxic Event - Numb


Yup.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:55 AM   #5
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The Antlers: Rolled Together
Bombay Bicycle Club: Lights Out, Words Gone
Bon Iver: Perth
Cut Copy: Take Me Over
Daughter: Landfill
Feist: The Bad in Each Other
Florence + The Machine: What the Water Gave Me
Kurt Vile: In My Time
Lykke Li: Love Out Of Lust
Metronomy: Everything Goes My Way
Pj Harvey: On Battleship Hill
Real Estate: Green Aisles
The War On Drugs: I Was There
Washed Out: Eyes Be Closed
Yuck: Sunday
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Taylor Swift - "Safe And Sound"
Lana Del Rey - "Video Games", "Blue Jeans"
Jay-Z/Kanye - "Ni**as In Paris", "No Church In The Wild"
Cults - "Abducted"
Lady Gaga - "Marry The Night", "You And I"
Trent Reznor/Karen O - "Immigrant Song"
Nicola Roberts - "Yo-Yo", "Sticks + Stones"
Lykke Li - "Get Some", "I Follow Rivers", "Youth Knows No Pain"
Arctic Monkeys - "Suck It And See", "Love Is A Laserquest"
Alex Turner - "Stuck On The Puzzle", "Piledriver Waltz"
Radiohead - "Codex", "The Daily Mail", "Separator"
Those dope songs from the Drive soundtrack
The dope Jack White tracks from Danger Mouse's Rome album
Girls - "Vomit"
The Strokes - "Under Cover of Darkness", "Life Is Simple In The Moonlight"
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - "Heart In Your Heartbreak" (was first released in 2010, but fuck it)
Wilco - "Born Alone"
The Decemberists - "Don't Carry It All", "January Hymn"
Feist - "How Come You Never Go There"
Coldplay - "Hurts Like Heaven"
Britney Spears - "Hold It Against Me", "I Wanna Go", "Til The World Ends"
R.E.M. - "Discoverer", "We All Go Back To Where We Belong"
My Morning Jacket - "Circuital"
M83 - "Intro", "Midnight City"
TV On The Radio - "Keep Your Heart", "Repetition"
Foo Fighters - "Walk"
Okkervil River - "Wake And Be Fine"
Eddie Vedder - "Without You"
Los Campesinos! - "By Your Hand"
Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera - "Moves Like Jagger"
Rihanna - "We Found Love"
Kelly Clarkson - "Mr. Know It All"
St. Vincent - "Cruel"
Childish Gambino - "Bonfire"
Rebecca Black - "Friday"
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My choices are kinda cheesy, but whatever...

Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain"
Alexandra Stan - "Mr. Saxobeat"
AWOLNATION - "Sail"
Benny Benassi & Skrillex - "Cinema (Skrillex Remix)"
Coldplay - "Paradise", "Charlie Brown", "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall", "Princess of China", "Don't Let It Break Your Heart"
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar - "I Need A Doctor"
Drake & Nicki Minaj - "Make Me Proud"
Drake & Rihanna - "Take Care"
Flo Rida - "Good Feeling"
Florence + The Machine - "Shake It Out", "What The Water Gave Me"
Foo Fighters - "Rope", "Walk"
Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
Gloria Estefan - "Wepa"
Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine - "Stereo Hearts"
Jay-Z & Kanye West - "No Church In The Wild", "Niggas In Paris"
Lady GaGa - "Judas"
Maroon 5 - "Never Gonna Leave This Bed"
Moby - "Lie Down In Darkness", "The Violent Bear It Away"
R.E.M. - "Discoverer"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie"
Reeve Carney, Bono & The Edge - "Rise Above 1"
Rihanna - "Cheers (Drink To That)", "We Found Love"
Vaya Con Dios + Milk & Sugar - "Hey (Nah Neh Nah) [Milk & Sugar Club Mix]"
Will.i.am, Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger - "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"

Some great music this year, to be honest.
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Songs that stood out for me (in no order):

1. The Antlers - I Don't Want Love
2. Others Lives - Tamer Animals
3. 1,2,3 - Work
3. Dawes - Time Spent in Los Angeles
4. Coldplay - Hurts Like Heaven
5. Coldplay - Don't Let it Break Your Heart
6. Augustana - Steal Your Heart
7. The Airborne Toxic Event - Numb
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No order whatsoever:

Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Lady GaGa - Marry The Night, The Edge of Glory
The War On Drugs - Brothers
The Field - Then It's White
Radiohead - Codex
CunninLynguists - Stars Shine Brightest (In The Darkest of Night)
The National - Exile Vilify
Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Belong
Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
M83 - Midnight City
Destroyer - Chinatown
Raphael Saadiq - Go To Hell
St. Vincent - Surgeon
Rihanna - We Found Love
Mountain Goats - Outer Scorpion Squadron
White Denim - Is And Is And Is
Los Campesinos - Songs About Your Girlfriend
Wilco - Black Moon, Born Alone
My Morning Jacket - Circuital
Tom Waits - Pay Me
Kurt Vile - Baby's Arms
Kate Bush - Misty
PJ Harvey - Hanging On The Wire
Bon Iver - Michicant
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
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Just on the subject, I know it's a really good album, but individually tracks like Perth, Holocene and Calgary have come in for a lot of praise. I'd like to give a shout out to three tracks that haven't had a lot of individual love: Minnesota WI, Michicant and Wash.
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I just called Michicant my favorite like two posts ago, but I'll cosign that.
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I stopped reading at Adele
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Y u no list Towerz, Cobblerz?
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #15
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That's my favourite as well from Bon Iver. I still don't get the hype though. Good album but kind of boring too.
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