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Friday, June 17, 2011

Best songs of the year 2011... so far

It's middle June, and a good moment for taking a look to what has the year 2011 offered so far in terms of music. Here's a playlist with the best 25 songs (in my opinion, of course) of the year. Some songs have been dropped, because the selection followed two criteria: songs released during 2011, and just 1 song per group/artist, so I could include 25 different proposals. They are not in order of preference, just trying to combine them in a good playlist. Hope you enjoy!
  1. Heart in Your Heartbreak- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  2. Calamity Song- The Decemberists
  3. Helplessness Blues- Fleet Foxes
  4. It Happened Today- R.E.M.
  5. The Words that Maketh Murder- PJ Harvey
  6. Black Night- The Dodos
  7. Fast Fast- Let's Buy Happiness
  8. Lose It- Austra
  9. I Hate You But I Love You- Russian Red
  10. Alien Girl- The Very Most
  11. World Around You- Rubik
  12. Impressions from a City Morning- Brown Recluse
  13. Take Me Somewhere- Tennis
  14. Jesus Came to My Birthday Party- The Middle East
  15. Will Do- TV On the Radio
  16. Funeral Song- Minks
  17. Forget that You're Young- The Raveonettes
  18. One Moment- Motorama
  19. Even Though I'm a Woman- Seeker Lover Keeper
  20. For Jacob with Malaria- Boca Chica
  21. Reckless Serenade- Arctic Monkeys
  22. Royal Blue- Cold War Kids
  23. Exile Vilify- The National
  24. Lippy Kids- Elbow
  25. Go Outside- Cults

A song that I would definitely include is "Margot", by the great Nat Johnson, but I couldn't find it. And some songs that would have been on the list without the "just one song per artist criteria" are "Bitter Branches", "In the Dark Places" by PJ Harvey, "Überlin", "Oh My Heart" by R.E.M., "Think You Can Wait" by The National and "Down by the Water" by The Decemberists.

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