Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source. We note, of course, that it's not even December, yet. People. People! Lists are crashing down upon us unusually early. But here we go…

Category: 2011 Songs

Pazz & Jop: Top 48 Singles of 2011

The annual Village Voice Pazz+Jop poll: Top 48 Singles of 2011 [also: albums]

  1. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
  2. Beyoncé – “Countdown”
  3. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
  4. M83 – “Midnight City”
  5. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas in Paris”
  6. Azealia Banks – “212”
  7. Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
  8. [tie] Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  9. Adele – “Someone Like You”
  10. Tyler – the Creator, “Yonkers”
  11. [tie] Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
  12. tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness”
  13. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  14. Drake – “Marvin’s Room”
  15. EMA – “California”
  16. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  17. [tie] Wild Flag – “Romance”
  18. Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  19. [tie] Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
  20. Robyn – “Call Your Girlfriend”
  21. [tie] DJ Khaled featuring Drake – Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, “I’m on One”
  22. Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  23. Lady Gaga – “The Edge of Glory”
  24. Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
  25. [tie] Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  26. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
  27. [tie] Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  28. Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”
  29. Lykke Li – “Get Some”
  30. Pistol Annies – “Hell on Heels”
  31. [tie] Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  32. [tie] LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”
  33. Joy Formidable – “Whirring”
  34. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  35. [tie] PJ Harvey – “The Words That Maketh Murder”
  36. [tie] Florence + The Machine – “Shake It Out”
  37. [tie] Girls – “Vomit”
  38. [tie] The Rapture – “How Deep Is Your Love?”
  39. Taylor Swift – “Mean”
  40. [tie] Battles – “Ice Cream”
  41. [tie] A$AP Rocky – “Peso”
  42. [tie] Cults – “Go Outside”
  43. [tie] St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  44. Wilco – “I Might”
  45. [tie] Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne – “Motivation”
  46. [tie] Blawan – “Getting Me Down”
  47. [tie] Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – “Zan With That Lean”
  48. Lady Gaga – “Yoü and I”
  49. [tie] Adele – “Rumour Has It”
  50. [tie] James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”

See the Village Voice for a ranking of all the songs mentioned by the poll’s 700 respondents.

Les Inrocks: 100 Best Songs of 2011

Les Inrockuptibles: The 100 Best Songs of 2011 [also: albums and movies]

  1. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  2. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
  3. Metronomy – “The Looks”
  4. The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  5. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  6. Miles Kane – “Closer”
  7. The Rapture – “How Deep is Your Love?”
  8. WU LYF – “Dirt”
  9. The Kills – “Satellite”
  10. SBTRKT – “Wildfire”
  11. Massive Attack & Burial – “Four Walls”
  12. Beirut – “Santa Fe”
  13. Chairlift – “Amanaemonesia”
  14. Yelle – “Safari Disco Club”
  15. Cults – “Go Outside”
  16. The Weeknd – “House of Balloons”
  17. Blood Orange – “Sutphin Boulevard”
  18. Drake – “Take Care”
  19. Girls – “Vomit”
  20. Theophilus London – “Wine and Chocolates”
  21. Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”
  22. Other Lives – “For 12”
  23. Baxter Dury – “Claire”
  24. Zomby – “Natalia’s Song”
  25. Yuksek – “On a Train”
  26. Woodkid – “Iron”
  27. Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  28. Hanni El Khatib – “Dead Wrong”
  29. François & the Atlas Mountains – “Les Plus Beaux”
  30. Cyril Mokaïesh – “Communiste”
  31. Africa Hitech – “Our Luv”
  32. Black Lips – “Modern Art”
  33. College featuring Electric Youth – “A Real Hero”
  34. Zulu Winter – “Let’s Move Back to Front”
  35. Breton – “Governing Ice”
  36. Justice – “Audio, Video, Disco”
  37. Juveniles – “We Are Young”
  38. Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”
  39. Orelsan – “Suicide Social”
  40. Elbow – “Lippy Kids”
  41. Feist – “How Come You Never Go There”
  42. James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”
  43. PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
  44. Portugal. The Man – “So America”
  45. John Maus – “Hey Moon”
  46. Arctic Monkeys – “She’s Thunderstorms”
  47. Lykke Li – “Youth Knows No Pain”
  48. PLANNINGTOROCK – “Doorway”
  49. Cat’s Eyes – “I’m Not Stupid”
  50. Iron & Wine – “Tree by the River”
  51. Timber Timbre – “Black Water”
  52. Mansfield.TYA – “Logic Coco”
  53. Jonathan Wilson – “Waters Down”
  54. Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes”
  55. Kim – “Radio Lee Doo”
  56. Bon Iver – “Calgary”
  57. Is Tropical – “Land of the Nod”
  58. Connan Mockasin – “Forever Dolphin Love”
  59. Fleet Foxes – “Lorelai”
  60. Keren Ann – “My Name is Trouble”
  61. The Drums – “In the Cold”
  62. Tamikrest – “Aratan N Tinariwen”
  63. dEUS – “Keep You Close”
  64. Apparat – “Song of Los”
  65. Diagrams – “Antelope”
  66. Oh Land – “White Nights”
  67. Concrete Knives – “Brand New Start”
  68. Hyetal – “Black Black Black”
  69. Wilco – “Might”
  70. La Femme – “Paris 2012”
  71. Brent Cash – “I Wish I Were a Song”
  72. Spector – “Never Fade Away”
  73. Dengue Fever – “Cement SLeepers”
  74. Givers – “Up Up Up”
  75. Outlines – “Cannot Think”
  76. Joakim – “Forever Young”
  77. Miossec – “Chanson pour un homme couvert de femmes”
  78. Alex Winston – “Choice Notes”
  79. Class Actress – “Weekend”
  80. Jay-Jay Johanson – “On the Other Side”
  81. Smith & Burrows – “When the Thames Froze”
  82. Sayem featuring Le Prince Miiaou – “436 Seconds of Happiness”
  83. Holy Ghost! – “Do It Again”
  84. Gruff Rhys – “Honey All Over”
  85. Manceau – “Whisper”
  86. Rome – “Two Against One”
  87. The Antlers – “French Exit”
  88. Bombay Bicycle Club – “Shuffle”
  89. Shabazz Palaces – “Are You? Can You? Were You?”
  90. Rover – “Aqualast”
  91. King Krule – “The Noose of Jah City”
  92. Holy Other – “With U”
  93. Camille – “L’Etourderie”
  94. Stuck in the SOund – “Bankruptcy”
  95. The Horrors – “Still Life”
  96. The Narcoleptic Dancers – “Life Goes On”
  97. Slow Club – “Two Cousins”
  98. Dillon – “You Are My Winter”
  99. Louise Attaque – “Du Monde Tout Autour”
  100. Hollie Cook – “That Very Night”

Metromix: Best Songs of 2011

Metromix: Best Songs of 2011

  1. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
  2. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
  3. LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett, Goon Rock – “Party Rock Anthem”
  4. Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne – “Look at Me Now”
  5. The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  6. Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera – “Moves Like Jagger”
  7. Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”
  8. Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
  9. Lykke Li – “Get Some”
  10. Foo Fighters – “Rope”
  11. Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”
  12. Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  13. Paul Simon – “Love and Hard Times”
  14. tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness”
  15. Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”
  16. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
  17. Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
  18. Dawes – “A Little Bit of Everything”
  19. Mastodon – “Curl of the Burl”
  20. Lloyd featuring Andre 3000 – “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)”
  21. James Blake – “Limit to Your Love”
  22. St. Vincent – “Surgeon”
  23. Lupe Fiasco featuring Skylar Grey – “Words Never Said”
  24. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  25. Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – “Body and Soul”
  26. Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
  27. Fitz and the Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber”
  28. Toby Keith – “Red Solo Cup”
  29. Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  30. R.E.M. – “We All Go Back to Where We Belong”
  31. The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”
  32. David Guetta featuring Usher – “Without You”
  33. Das Racist – “Michael Jackson”
  34. Kurt Vile – “Jesus Fever”
  35. Drake featuring Rihanna – “Take Care”
  36. Adele – “Someone Like You”
  37. Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  38. Jason Aldean – “Tattoos on This Town”
  39. Kanye West featuring Rihanna et. al. – “All of the Lights”
  40. Florence + The Machine – “What the Water Gave Me”
  41. Taylor Swift – “Mean”
  42. Anthony Hamilton – “Life Has a Way”
  43. Skrillex – “First of the Year”
  44. Tom Waits – “Bad As Me”
  45. Penguin Prison – “Don’t Fuck With My Money”
  46. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
  47. Beyoncé – “1+1”
  48. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  49. J*Davey – “Whatcha Lookin @”
  50. Blink-182 – “Up All Night”

I Guess I’m Floating: 50 Best Songs of 2011

I Guess I’m Floating: The 50 Best Songs of 2011

  1. Young Man – “Enough”
  2. St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  3. Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  4. Ambassadeurs – “Rossler”
  5. Fleet Foxes – “The Shrine / An Argument”
  6. Mood Rings – “Indian Hills”
  7. M83 – “Midnight City”
  8. Caveman – “December 28th”
  9. Panda Bear – “Afterburner”
  10. Alabama Shakes – “You Ain’t Alone”
  11. Darkside – “A1”
  12. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
  13. Warm Weather – “I Only Know”
  14. Hands – “Warm Night Home”
  15. Jape – “The Oldest Mind”
  16. Generationals – “Ten-Twenty-Ten”
  17. Youth Lagoon – “Cannons”
  18. The Antlers – “Putting The Dog To Sleep”
  19. Bibio – “Anything New”
  20. Girls – “Vomit”
  21. TV Girl – “Benny and the Jets”
  22. Ducktails – “Killin The Vibe”
  23. Pepper Rabbit – “Rose Mary Stretch”
  24. CSLSX – “Keep On Shining”
  25. Monogold – “Spirit or Something”
  26. Dreamers of the Ghetto – “Tether”
  27. Spanish Prisoners – “Know No Violence”
  28. Starfucker – “Julius”
  29. Delicate Steve – “Butterfly”
  30. Coldplay – “Charlie Brown”
  31. unouomedude – “Frequency”
  32. Light Vibes – “Wish We Had”
  33. EMA – “The Grey Ship”
  34. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  35. Smith Westerns – “Weekend”
  36. League – “Two Wild Hearts”
  37. Justice – “Civilization”
  38. Iron & Wine – “Walking Far From Home”
  39. Moon Bounce – “First Of All and In Conclusion”
  40. Other Lives – “Dark Horse”
  41. Saskatchewan – “Skinny Dipping”
  42. Otis Heat – “Everybody Loves Me In The Same Way”
  43. Air Drops – “Giants Of Canaan”
  44. Auditorium – “Sunday”
  45. Shabazz Palaces – “Swerve The Reeping Of All That Is Worthwhile”
  46. Paul Simon – “Rewrite”
  47. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas In Paris”
  48. Cults – “Abducted”
  49. New Animal – “Other Side”
  50. Sea Pinks – “Peripheral Vision”

Muso’s Guide: Favourite 50 Songs of 2011

Muso’s Guide: Favourite 50 Songs of 2011 [with a song so nice they listed it twice]

  1. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  2. PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
  3. Metronomy – “The Look”
  4. Yuck – “Get Away”
  5. Metronomy – “The Bay”
  6. The Horrors – “Endless Blue”
  7. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  8. PJ Harvey – “The Words That Maketh Murder”
  9. Ghostpoet – “Cash and Carry Me Home”
  10. Wild Beasts – “Reach a Bit Further”
  11. Johnny Foreigner – “(Don’t) Show Us Yr Fangs”
  12. Wild Beasts – “Lion’s Share”
  13. M83 – “Midnight City” [also #48]
  14. Battles featuring Matias Aguayo – “Ice Cream”
  15. Bombay Bicycle Club – “Shuffle”
  16. Ghostpoet – “Liiines”
  17. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
  18. Little Dragon – “Ritual Union”
  19. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
  20. Nicola Roberts – “Lucky Day”
  21. The Saturdays – “All Fired Up”
  22. Girls – “Honey Bunny”
  23. Bon Iver – “Holocene”
  24. Lady Gaga – “Marry the Night”
  25. Beyonce – “Countdown”
  26. Azealia Banks – “212”
  27. Active Child featuring How to Dress Well – “Playing House”
  28. The National – “Exile Vilify”
  29. Beyonce – “Run the World (Girls)”
  30. British Sea Power – “Who’s in Control”
  31. Junior Boys – “Banana Ripple”
  32. SBTRKT – “Wildfire”
  33. Coldplay – “Paradise”
  34. Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are a Tourist”
  35. Bjork – “Crystalline”
  36. Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”
  37. The National – “Think You Can Wait”
  38. Arctic Monkeys – “The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala”
  39. Telekinesis – “Please Ask For Help”
  40. Slow Club – “Where I’m Waking”
  41. The Horrors – “Still Life”
  42. Drake – “Headlines”
  43. Jessie Ware – “Strangest Feeling”
  44. Radiohead – “Codex”
  45. James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”
  46. Jamie xx – “Far Nearer”
  47. Hannah Peel – “The Almond Tree”
  48. M83 – “Midnight City” [also #13]
  49. Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air”
  50. St. Vincent – “Cruel”

Matt Jordan: 50 Favorite Songs of 2011

Matt Jordan of You Ain’t No Picasso: 50 Favorite Songs of 2011 [playlist: Spotify]

  1. Oregon Bike Trails – “High School Lover”
  2. tUnE-yArDs – “Gangsta”
  3. My Morning Jacket – “Victory Dance”
  4. St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  5. Mister Heavenly – “Bronx Sniper”
  6. Beastie Boys – “Make Some Noise”
  7. Bosco Delrey – “Evil”
  8. Portugal the Man – “All Your Light (Times Like These)”
  9. COOLRUNNINGS – “Chorus”
  10. Handsome Furs – “No Feelings”
  11. Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
  12. Battles – “Ice Cream”
  13. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  14. Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  15. Little Scream – “Cannons”
  16. Cults – “Abducted”
  17. The Weeknd – “High For This”
  18. Yellow Ostrich – “WHALE”
  19. Fleet Foxes – “Grown Ocean”
  20. Twin Sister – “Bad Street”
  21. Diamond Rings – “Show Me Your Stuff”
  22. Middle Brother – “Me Me Me”
  23. Heavenly States – “Berlin Wall”
  24. MC Frontalot – “Captains of Industry”
  25. They Might Be Giants – “Cloissone”
  26. Decemberists – “Rox in the Box”
  27. Sleeper Agent – “Get it Daddy”
  28. M83 – “Raconte-Moi Une Histoire”
  29. Givers – “Up Up Up”
  30. Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  31. Okkervil River – “The Valley”
  32. Peter Bjorn and John – “I Know You Don’t Love Me”
  33. Idiot Glee – “Trouble at the Dancehall”
  34. NewVillager – “Light House”
  35. Lil Wayne – “6 Foot 7 Foot”
  36. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “How Can You Luv Me”
  37. Cage the Elephant – “Always Something”
  38. Friends – “I’m His Girl”
  39. Hooray for Earth – “No Love”
  40. Real Estate – “It’s Real”
  41. Smith Westerns – “Weekend”
  42. Childish Gambino – “Freaks and Geeks”
  43. Wild Flag – “Racehorse”
  44. Amanda Mair – “Doubt”
  45. Tom Waits – “Bad As Me”
  46. Man Man – “Piranhas Club”
  47. The Deloreans – “Buffalo”
  48. Jovontaes – “Mountain Pass”
  49. BOAT – “King Kong”
  50. Gauntlet Hair – “Top Bunk”

NPR: 100 Favorite Songs of 2011

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”

Fact: 50 Best Tracks of 2011

Fact Magazine: 50 Best Tracks of 2011

  1. Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
  2. Mosca – “Bax”
  3. Rustie – “Ultra Thizz”
  4. Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
  5. S-X – “Woooo Riddim / Dj Q Remix”
  6. John Maus – “Quantum Leap”
  7. Rockwell – “Aria”
  8. Azealia Banks – “212”
  9. Zomby – “Natalias Song”
  10. Ital – “Culture Clubs”
  11. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  12. xxxy – “Ordinary Things”
  13. unknown – “Sicko Cell”
  14. Objekt – “The Goose That Got Away”
  15. Inc. – “Millionairess”
  16. Massive Attack vs. Burial – “Paradise Circus”
  17. Pangaea – “Wont Hurt”
  18. Distal – “Coke Bottle”
  19. Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – “Look At Me Now”
  20. Blawan – “Getting Me Down”
  21. Dylan Ettinger – “Lion Of Judah”
  22. Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
  23. New York Transit Authority – “Off The Traxx”
  24. Kahn – “Like We Used To”
  25. Huxley – “Shower Scene”
  26. Sbtrkt featuring Roses Gabor – “Pharaohs”
  27. Loops Haunt – “Ark”
  28. Grouper – “Alien Observer”
  29. Washed Out – “Amor Fati”
  30. Pearson Sound – “Deep Inside”
  31. Perc – “London, We Have You Surrounded)”
  32. Vatican Shadow – “Whitewashed Compound Stealth Helicopter Crash”
  33. Jamie xx – “Far Nearer”
  34. Champion featuring Ruby Lee Ryder – “Sensitivity”
  35. Bok Bok – “Hyperpass”
  36. The-Dream – “Body Work & Fuck My Brains Out”
  37. Darq E Freaker – “Cherryade”
  38. Soft Metals – “Psychic Driving”
  39. Teeth – “Shawty”
  40. Old Apparatus – “Side A Part 1”
  41. Creep featuring Nina Sky – “You”
  42. E.R.P. – “Lunar Ruins”
  43. Levon Vincent – “Impressions Of A Rainstorm”
  44. Photek – “Closer (Pinch Remix)”
  45. Autre Ne Veut – “Sweetheart”
  46. Mark Ernestus Meets Bbc – “Mark Ernestus Meets Bbc (Version)”
  47. Paul Woolford & Psycatron – “Stolen”
  48. Pusha T – “Alone In Vegas”
  49. Mr. Beatnick – “Synthetes”
  50. Ossie – “Tarantula”

Gorilla vs. Bear: 100 Favorite Songs of 2011

Gorilla vs. Bear: 100 Favorite Songs of 2011

Top 50

  1. Panda Bear – “Alsatian Darn”
  2. White Denim – “Street Joy”
  3. Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
  4. Peaking Lights – “All The Sun That Shines”
  5. Shabazz Palaces – “Are you… Can you… Were you? (Felt)”
  6. Girls – “Honey Bunny”
  7. Purity Ring – “Lofticries”
  8. A$AP Rocky – “Peso”
  9. Glass Candy – “Warm in the Winter”
  10. Girls – “Vomit”
  11. Charli XCX – “Stay Away / Nuclear Seasons”
  12. Real Estate – “Green Aisles”
  13. Julianna Barwick – “Prizewinning”
  14. Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms”
  15. Cass McCombs – “County Line”
  16. Grimes – “Oblivion”
  17. The Weeknd – “House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls”
  18. John Maus – “Believer”
  19. Ford & Lopatin – “Too Much MIDI (Please Forgive Me)”
  20. Clams Casino – “I’m God (instrumental)”
  21. araabMUZIK – “Streetz Tonight”
  22. Jhene Aiko – “Stranger”
  23. Korallreven – “As Young As Yesterday”
  24. Diplo / Busta / Weezy, etc. – “Look at Me Now”
  25. Jamie xx – “Far Nearer”
  26. Toro y Moi – “How I Know”
  27. M83 – “Midnight City”
  28. Grouper – “Moving Machine”
  29. James Blake – “The Wilhelm Scream”
  30. Darkside – “A1”
  31. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Thuggin””
  32. Beyoncé – “Countdown”
  33. The Sandwitches – “Joe Says”
  34. Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
  35. Gang Gang Dance – “Mindkilla”
  36. Massive Attack vs. Burial – “Paradise Circus”
  37. Dum Dum Girls – “Coming Down”
  38. RUN DMT – “Dreaming / Romantic”
  39. Kindness – “Cyan”
  40. White Denim – “No Real Reason”
  41. Bleached – “Think of You”
  42. Big K.R.I.T. – “Dreamin”
  43. Puro Instinct – “Vapor Girls”
  44. Neon Indian – “The Blindside Kiss”
  45. Azealia Banks – “212”
  46. Smith Westerns – “All Die Young”
  47. Twin Sister – “Kimmi in a Ricefield”
  48. Joe Goddard – “Gabriel feat. Valentina”
  49. Pure X – “Dry Ice”
  50. John Maus & Molly Nilsson – “Hey Moon”

Next 50, Alphabetical

  • Adele & Jamie xx – “Rolling in the Heat (The Heatwave Refix)”
  • Africa Hitech – “Out in the Streets”
  • Air France – “It Feels Good to Be Around You”
  • A$AP Rocky – “Bass”
  • Atlas Sound – “Terra Incognita”
  • Balam Acab – “Oh, Why”
  • Blouse – “Videotapes”
  • Bodies of Water – “Open Rhythms”
  • Danny Brown – “XXX / Fields”
  • Catcall – “Satellites”
  • Chromatics – “Kill For Love”
  • ceo – “ave maria”
  • Coasting – “Portland”
  • Elite Gymnastics – “h e r e , i n h e a v e n 2”
  • Friends – “I’m His Girl”
  • Jacques Greene – “Another Girl”
  • Grimes – “Vanessa”
  • Hotel Mexico – “Dear Les Friends”
  • Jai Paul – “Flip Out”
  • Jesse Ruins – “Dream Analysis”
  • Juicy J – “A Zip and a Double Cup”
  • Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
  • Major Lazer – “Original Don”
  • Nite Jewel – “One Second of Love”
  • Octo Octa – “I’m Trying”
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – “Replica”
  • Panda Bear – “Last Night at the Jetty”
  • Peaking Lights – “Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)”
  • Perfume – “Glitter (album mix)”
  • PLANNINGTOROCK – “The Breaks”
  • Rainbow Arabia – “Without You”
  • SBTRKT featuring Yukimi of Little Dragon – “Wildfire”
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – “I’ll Take Care of U”
  • Shlohmo – “Seriously”
  • Silky Johnson – “Chasin Paper”
  • Sleep ∞ Over – “Romantic Streams”
  • Soft Metals – “Psychic Driving”
  • Summer Camp – “Better Off Without You”
  • The Babies – “Caroline”
  • The Caretaker – “Libet’s Delay / I Feel As If I Might Be Vanishing”
  • The Field – Then It’s White
  • Thundercat – “For Love I Come”
  • Mina Tindle – “To Carry Many Small Things”
  • Toro y Moi – “Still Sound”
  • Twerps – “Dreamin”
  • Vivian Girls – “Sixteen Ways”
  • Washed Out – “Amor Fati”
  • Widowspeak – “Harsh Realm”
  • Young Galaxy – “Peripheral Visionaries”
  • Zomby – “Natalia’s Song”

Gigwise: Top 50 Songs of 2011

Gigwise: Top 50 Songs of 2011

  1. M83 – “Midnight City”
  2. Burial, Four Tet, and Thom Yorke – “Ego”
  3. Florence + The Machine – “No Light, No Light”
  4. PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
  5. Coldplay – “Paradise”
  6. Lana Del Ray – “Videogames”
  7. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”
  8. The Horrors – “Still Life”
  9. Adele – “Rolling In The Deep”
  10. Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues”
  11. Friendly Fires – “Hawaiian Air”
  12. Metronomy – “The Riviera”
  13. Bon Iver – “Calgary”
  14. Cults – “Go Outside”
  15. James Blake – “Willhelm Scream”
  16. Battles – “Ice Cream”
  17. Beirut – “East Harlem”
  18. Example – “Midnight Run”
  19. Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
  20. Friends – “I’m His Girl”
  21. Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
  22. Katy B – “Easy Please Me”
  23. Massive Attack vs Burial – “Paradise Circus”
  24. SBTRKT – “Pharoahs”
  25. Givers – “Up, Up, Up”
  26. Girls – “Honey Bunny”
  27. Nero – “Promises”
  28. Kanye West and guests – “All Of The Lights”
  29. Chase & Status – “Blind Faith”
  30. Death Cab For Cutie – “You Are A Tourist”
  31. Eleanor Friedberger – “My Mistakes”
  32. Los Campesinos – “By Your Hand”
  33. Justice – “Civilisation”
  34. Tom Vek – “Aroused”
  35. Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris – “We Found Love”
  36. Beyoncé – “Run The World (Girls)”
  37. St. Vincent – “Cruel”
  38. Tyler, The Creator – “Yonkers”
  39. Bright Eyes – “Shell Games”
  40. Hudson Mohawke – “Thunder Bay”
  41. Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie xx – “I’ll Take Care Of You”
  42. Lady Gaga – “Born This Way”
  43. The Strokes – “Under Cover Of Darkness”
  44. The Black Keys – “Lonely Boy”
  45. Ghost Poet – “Cash And Carry Me Home”
  46. The Weeknd – “Wicked Games”
  47. Kurt Vile – “Puppet To The Man”
  48. Summer Camp – “Better Off Without You”
  49. Drake – “Marvin’s Room”
  50. [missing]