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Best music of 2011

MK Koszycki, Staff Writer

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2011 was a big year for music. Chart-topping superstars such as Lady Gaga, Adele, and Coldplay all released records that will be enjoyed by many for years to come. But what about those artists you might have missed among the releases of well-known favorites? Below is an extended version of my Top 5 list published in the December Valor Dictus’ Hear Me Out column. Also, check out some of 2011 catchiest tracks- these songs are sure to stay in your head well into the new year.

Top 30 Albums of 2011

  1. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  2. The Dodos – No Color
  3. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
  4. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  5. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy
  6. Beirut – The Rip Tide
  7. tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
  8. James Blake – James Blake
  9. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
  10. Bright Eyes – The People’s Key
  11. The Antlers – Burst Apart
  12. The Head and The Heart – The Head and The Heart
  13. Washed Out – Within and Without
  14. Neon Indian – Era Extrana
  15. Atlas Sound – Parallax
  16. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
  17. Other Lives – Tamer Animals
  18. Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread
  19. Radiohead – King of Limbs
  20. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
  21. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
  22. Dum Dum Girls – Only in Dreams
  23. Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind of Fix
  24. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
  25. Nurses – Dracula
  26. Toro y Moi – Underneath the Pine
  27. Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder
  28. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
  29. White Denim – D
  30. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Top 30 Songs of 2011

  1. Bizness – tUnE-yArDs
  2. Santa Fe – Beirut
  3. Battery Kinzie – Fleet Foxes
  4. Midnight City – M83
  5. Don’t Move – Phantogram
  6. Video Games – Lana Del Rey
  7. You Make The Sun Fry – Ty Segall
  8. Ffunny Ffriends – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  9. Wildfire – SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon
  10. Money – The Drums
  11. Fever Dreams – Nurses
  12. Terra Incognita – Atlas Sound
  13. Heart in Your Heartbreak – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  14. Rivers and Roads – The Head and the Heart
  15. Street Joy – White Denim
  16. It’s Real – Real Estate
  17. Surgeon – St. Vincent
  18. Towers – Bon Iver
  19. Fall Creek Boy’s Choir – James Blake & Bon Iver
  20. Cover Your Tracks – Young Galaxy
  21. Shell Games – Bright Eyes
  22. Rolled Together – The Antlers
  23. Gorilla – Clams Casino
  24. When My Time Comes – Dawes
  25. Brush the Heat – Little Dragon
  26. Weekend – Smith Westerns
  27. Amor Fati – Washed Out
  28. In The Past I Was An Astronaut – Yellow Ostrich
  29. I Follow Rivers – Lykke Li
  30. Top Bunk – Gauntlet Hair

 

What were your favorite songs and albums of the year? What music are you most looking forward to in 2012? Comment below to tell us!

 

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