2011

This, again, is only a record of what I was listening to at this point in time, posted for my own archiving as much as anything. All things listed are things I like a lot; “The Words That Maketh Murder” is a fantastic song. Also I just like making lists. Overall I thought it was a terrible year for albums and a great one for singles.

Albums:

1. Bon Iver – Bon Iver

2. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints

3. Saigon – The Greatest Story Never Told

4. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy

5. The Weeknd – House of Balloons

6. James Blake – James Blake

7. Drake – Take Care

8. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming

9. Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials

10. Cults – Cults

11. Sloan – The Double Cross

12. Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne

13. Björk – Biophilia

14. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

15. Frank Ocean – nostalgia, ULTRA

16. Wye Oak – Civilian

17. Acid House Kings – Music Sounds Better With You

18. Washed Out – Within and Without

19. Yuck – Yuck

20. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong

21. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

22. The Decemberists – The King Is Dead

23. The Dodos – No Color

24. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes

25. Das Racist – Relax

26. The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts

27. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

28. Girls – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

29. WU LYF – Go Tell Fire on the Mountain

30. Wild Flag – Wild Flag

Songs:

1. Jamie xx – “Far Nearer”

2. Avril Lavigne – “What The Hell”

3. Bon Iver – “Towers”

4. M83 – “Midnight City”

5. Wavves – “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl”

6. Beyoncé – “Countdown”

7. The Antlers – “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out”

8. James Blake – “Unluck”

9. EMA – “Marked”

10. Lana del Rey – “Video Games”

11. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

12. St. Vincent – “Surgeon”

13. Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Otis”

14. Azealia Banks – “212”

15. Friends – “Friend Crush”

16. The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”

17. Tyler, the Creator – “Yonkers”

18. Beirut – “Santa Fe”

19. PS I Love You ft. Diamond Rings – “Leftovers”

20. Rihanna – “We Found Love”

21. Girls – “Honey Bunny”

22. Madeon – “Pop Culture”

23. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”

24. Drake – “Take Care”

25. Saigon – “Preacher”

26. Xaphoon Jones – “The Jackson Pit”

27. Acid House Kings – “Would You Say Stop?”

28. Lykke Li – “Love Out of Lust”

29. Smith Westerns – “Smile”

30. Frank Ocean – “Strawberry Swing”

31. Washed Out – “Amor Fati”

32. The Vaccines – “Norgaard”

33. The Decemberists – “All Arise!”

34. Yuck – “Get Away”

35. Air France – “It Feels Good to Be Around You”

36. Florence and the Machine – “Never Let Me Go”

37. Cults – “Abducted”

38. Tune-Yards – “Bizness”

39. Burial – “Stolen Dog”

40. Youth Lagoon – “July”

41. Holy Ghost! – “Some Children”

42. Sloan – “The Answer Was You”

43. Shabazz Palaces – “Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)”


44. Pepper Rabbit – “Rose Mary Stretch”

45. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”

46. Das Racist – “Relax”

47. AraabMuzik – “Electronic Dream”

48. Tom Waits – “Get Lost”

49. The Dodos – “Black Night”

50. Seapony – “Blue Star”

51. Wild Flag – “Future Crimes”

52. Okkervil River – “Your Past Life as a Blast”

53. Panda Bear – “Alsatian Darn”

54. Dum Dum Girls – “Wrong Feels Right”

55. WU LYF – “14 Crowns for Me and Your Friends”

56. The Go! Team – “Ready to Go Steady”

57. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – “My Terrible Friend”

58. The War on Drugs – “Baby Missiles”

59. Vetiver – “Wonder Why”

60. PJ Harvey – “The Words That Maketh Murder”

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