Best Of 2011 Playlists

Here are the playlists for my Favorite Tracks of 2011.  This was an attempt at concisely summing up the year and believe me I could have filled at least another disc.  Happy listening and your comments are welcome.

CD 1:

1. Real Estate – It’s Real

2. Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever

3. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Our Hearts Are Wrong

4. Telekinesis! – Please Ask for Help

5. PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose

6. J Mascis – Several Shades of Why

7. Girls – My Ma

8. Wild Flag – Something Came Over Me

9. Destroyer – Suicide Demo for Kara Walker

10. Ducktails – Killin The Vibe

11. Wye Oak – Civilian

12. Smith Westerns – Weekend

13. Gruff Rhys – Honey All Over

14. The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out

15. Toro Y Moi – New Beat

16. The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

17. Neon Indian – Polish Girl

18. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box

19. Lykke Li – Sadness Is A Blessing

20. M83 – Midnight City

CD 2:

1. Wilco – I Might

2. Radiohead – Staircase

3. Little Dragon – Ritual Union

4. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Dream On

5. Okkervil River – Rider

6. Peter Bjorn & John – Second Chance

7. Woods – Pushing Onlys

8. Peter Wolf Crier – Beach

9. Atlas Sound – Mona Lisa

10. Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes

11. Iron & Wine – Tree By The River

12. Handsome Furs – What About Us?

13. The Feelies – Should Be Gone

14. The Donkeys – I Like The Way You Walk

15. CANT – The Edge

16. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Senator

17. Yuck – Sunday

18. TV On The Radio – Caffeinated Consciousness

19. Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean

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Album of the Year:

Destroyer – Kaputt

Runners-up:

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Real Estate – Days

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo & (the excellent) So Outta Reach EP (available together in the Deluxe Smoke Ring CD)

M83 – Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

Album I expect to delve deeper into in 2012:

The Horrors – Skying

2 albums that didn’t age well for me:

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

Early 2012 album I’m most looking forward to:

The Magnetic Fields – Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

Most Anticipated 2012 Live Act:

The Stone Roses

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