NPR: 100 Favorite Songs of 2011

by yearendlists

NPR Music: 100 Favorite Songs of 2011, alphabetical [playlists: NPR streaming, Spotify]

  • 10/10 Ensemble – “Fiji”
  • Adele – “Someone Like You”
  • Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”
  • Anthony Hamilton – “Mad”
  • Azealia Banks – “212”
  • Battles featuring Matias Aguayo – “Ice Cream”
  • Beyoncé – “Countdown”
  • Big Freedia – “Azz Everywhere”
  • Bill McHenry – “La Fuerza”
  • Bingo Players – “Cry (Just A Little) (Olav Basoski Remix)”
  • Björk – “Virus”
  • Blawan – “Getting Me Down”
  • Bon Iver – “Calgary”
  • Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  • Caveman – “Old Friend”
  • Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – “Look At Me Now”
  • Chris Thile & Michael Daves – “Sleep With One Eye Open”
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – “Same Mistake”
  • Cults – “Abducted”
  • Danny Brown – “Scrap Or Die”
  • Darkest Era – “An Ancient Fire Burns”
  • Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”
  • David Wax Museum – “Born With A Broken Heart”
  • The Decemberists – “Down By The Water”
  • Delicate Steve – “Butterfly”
  • Deniz Kurtel – “The L Word”
  • Drake featuring Rihanna – “Take Care”
  • E-40 – “Beastin'”
  • Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”
  • EMA – “The Grey Ship”
  • Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”
  • Fokn Bois and Jumo Daddy – “Lungulungu”
  • Frank Ocean – “Swim Good”
  • Garland Jeffreys – “Coney Island Winter”
  • Gary Clark, Jr. – “Bright Lights”
  • Geko Jones featuring Maria Mulata – “Pa’la Escuela Nene”
  • Gem Club – “Twins”
  • Gillian Welch – “Hard Times”
  • Grouplove – “Tongue-Tied”
  • G-Side featuring PH – “Atmosphere”
  • Hammers of Misfortune – “The Grain”
  • I Wayne – “Change Them Ways”
  • Jacques Greene – “Another Girl”
  • James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”
  • James Farm – “Polliwog”
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West – “That’s My Bitch”
  • JD Allen Trio – “Mr. Steepy”
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras – “Cello Concerto in G minor”
  • JEFF The Brotherhood – “Bummer”
  • Jill Scott featuring Doug E. Fresh – “All Cried Out”
  • Jonsi – “Gathering Stories”
  • The Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
  • Joyce DiDonato – “D’amour l’ardente flame”
  • Kate Bush – “Misty”
  • Katy B – “Katy On A Mission”
  • Kay Ara featuring Lil Shaker and Yaa Pono – “Me Dough”
  • Kes The Band – “Wotless”
  • Lady Gaga – “Yoü & I”
  • Lagartijeando – “El Alto De La Paz”
  • Laura Marling – “The Beast”
  • Lil B – “I Seen That Light”
  • Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  • Lisa Hannigan – “Home”
  • Los Tigres – “Jefe de Jefes”
  • Low – “Try To Sleep”
  • Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
  • M83 – “Midnight City”
  • Martina McBride – “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
  • Midnite – “Mongst I & I”
  • Milagres – “Halfway”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Mama’s Broken Heart”
  • The Mountain Goats – “Estate Sale Sign”
  • My Morning Jacket – “Circuital”
  • Natacha Atlas – “Batkallim (Bombay Dub Remix)”
  • Nick Lowe – “House For Sale”
  • Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
  • Nicolas Jaar – “Keep Me There”
  • Now Ensemble – “Change”
  • Panda Bear – “You Can Count On Me”
  • Paul Simon – “Rewrite”
  • Pedro Soler & Gaspar Claus – “Insomnio Mineral (Rondena)”
  • Purity Ring – “Ungirthed”
  • Randy Montana – “Burn These Matches”
  • Raphael Saadiq – “Heart Attack”
  • Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  • Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
  • SBTRKT featuring Yukimi Nagano – “Wildfire”
  • Seun Kuti – “Rise”
  • Simone Dinnerstein – “Ich ruf zu dir”
  • Smith Westerns – “Weekend”
  • St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  • Telebossa – “Eu Sonhei Que Tu Estavas Tao Linda”
  • Tinariwen – “Tenere Taqqim Tossam”
  • tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness”
  • Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
  • The Weeknd – “The Morning”
  • Wilco – “Art of Almost” [pictured]
  • Wild Flag – “Romance”
  • Wye Oak – “Civilian”
  • Yuck – “Rubber”