Best of 2011: Favorite Songs: 60-41

>> Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Here is how I determined this list. I consider every song I can get my hands on in the year. This year that means 1,942 songs, and I make a smart playlist on my iPod. Every song that I love I give a 5 star rating, and they all get sorted together. And then, I trim from there, song by song.

 I know. Each year the best songs list gets longer and longer. But this year, there is justification. If you read my best albums post, you will know this is the year of the song. And if I tried, and, when I say tried, I mean, if just didn't stop myself, this list would be 200 songs long. This year may be lacking in an overabundance in complete albums, but, when it comes to songs, it was uniquely jam packed with quality tunes. Here are my favorite 80 of 2011 (broken into the next 4 posts so it doesn't crash your flash player).

 Fair warning, there is no Bon Iver on this list. It is not that I do not like the album, or tracks, I just don't think it is the end all record of the year like everyone else does.
View 80-61 Here.

60. Hospital Beds – Florence + The Machine (Cold War Kids Cover)

59. A Little Bit Of Everything – Dawes

58. Make You Fall In Love With Me – Brett Dennen

57. Sweet Louise – The Belle Brigade

56. Wilderness – Middle Brother

55. Became – Atmosphere

54. Sleep – Allen Stone

53. So Well – Dawes

52. Oh Mississippi – Lissie

51. Same Damn Time – Beat Connection

50. We Don't Eat – James Vincent McMorrow

49. The Wall – Yuck

48. How Can You Luv Me – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

47. Austere – The Joy Formidable

46. Hackney Marsh – Slow Club

45. Silver Screen – Beat Connection

44. When I'm Alone – Lissie

43. Rave On – Cults

42. The Vent – Big K.R.I.T.

41. Don't Stop – The Dodos


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