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2011: A Semi-Complete Vague Retrospective
January 18th, 2012

Best Of lists are difficult for a number of reasons. First and foremost, the issue of quantity - how do you properly review and round-up a years worth of releases? Secondly, how do know what was really the Best of a particular year without any distance or perspective on it? Wouldn't the best of the year have staying power that you can't quite predict?

Despite all these questions, I've put together a mix of songs that grabbed me during the 2011 calendar year. It is far from comprehensive (a second mix could easily be culled from those left out) but it does a good job of wrapping up some of the highlights. Hopefully you enjoy!

  1. Nick Waterhouse - Is That Clear
  2. Nikki Lane - Gone, Gone, Gone
  3. Glossary - The Flood
  4. NORM - Wasted
  5. Gruff Rhys - Sensations In The Dark
  6. I Come to Shanghai - Love Shark, Trapped in a Dream, Stand By
  7. TV Girl - Lizzy Come Back to Life
  8. Jim Guthrie - Death To Everyone
  9. Kindercastle - Red Berry
  10. Eureka Gold - Wayward
  11. Wye Oak - Holy Holy
  12. Telekinesis - Please Ask for Help
  13. the Goldroom - All Thumbs
  14. Mr. Gnome - We Sing Electric
  15. COOLRUNNINGS - Brunettes
  16. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Nerve Damage!
  17. Yellow Ostrich - Mary
  18. We Are Trees - Girlfriend
  19. Thee More Shallows - Eagle Rock (Demo)
  20. Jessie Baylin - A Song For While I'm Away (Thin Lizzy)
  21. Alex Turner - Stuck On The Puzzle
  22. Jonny Corndawg - Night Rider
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