Year-End Lists

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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 Johansson – “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]