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Songs of the Year | 2011

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I’ve already divulged my Top Albums of 2011, but some of you might be thinking, “Hey LDD, let’s get specific.  I would really love it if you were to highlight the exact tracks that created cavalcades of emotion for you in the past year; from the boogie in yer underwear hits to the introspective think pieces that leave you tingly.”  Well lucky for you (and thanks to a recommendation from Ryan O.) I’ve done just that.  The best 1 hour, 18 minutes, and 52 seconds of music from 2011 according to some random internet guy with too much free time on his hands.

Now that it’s almost 2013, here are….

The Top Songs | 2011

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19.  Bear Hands | What A Drag

bear hands what a drag

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtUrU5Csevk[/youtube]

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18.  Atmosphere | My Notes

atmosphere-the-family-sign

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td-N2pL2Ikw[/youtube]

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17.  Bon Iver | Holocene

Bon-Iver holocene

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcyIpul8OE[/youtube]

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16.  YACHT | Dystopia

YACHT-Dystopia

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZYYRQjR40Q[/youtube]

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15.  Foster The People | Pumped Up Kicks

fosterthepeople

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ&ob=av2e[/youtube]

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14.  Spank Rock | Baby

spank_rock

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdThLnDbFoM[/youtube]

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13.  Wye Oak | Civilian

wye-oak

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rvr0FkE_iq8[/youtube]

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12.  Hooray For Earth | Sails

Hooray For Earth

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGAqCRaWdvs[/youtube]

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11.  Washed Out | Amor Fati

Washed Out 5 (2011)

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fYnfE5Cycg[/youtube]

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10.  Cut Copy | Need You Know

Cut-Copy-Need-You-Now

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2xovJyBo-0&ob=av2e[/youtube]

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9.  Wick-it The Instigator | Everlasting Shine Blockaz

wick-it son_of_-chico_dusty

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhPFatit9Tw[/youtube]

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8.  Jay-Z & Kanye West | Otis (feat. Otis Redding)

jay-z and kanye

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEKWtgJQAU&ob=av2e[/youtube]

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7.  Florence + The Machine | No Light, No Light

florence-and-the-machine no light

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGH-4jQZRcc&ob=av2n[/youtube]

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6.  The Weeknd | House of Balloons – Glass Table Girls

the-weeknd house of balloons

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ex38L8xtNI[/youtube]

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5.  Cults | Abducted

cults abducted

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i1MXHGB8g0&ob=av2e[/youtube]

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4.  Jamie Woon | Spirits

Jamie Woon Press shots, December 2010

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZfDbEQAfOY[/youtube]

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3.  Givers | Ceiling Of Plankton

givers ceiling

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhWeE_fa968[/youtube]

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2.  The Antlers | Putting The Dog To Sleep

antlers putting dog to sleep

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdcuvsEsCxo[/youtube]

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1.  M83 | Midnight City

Midnight-City

Video:

[youtube width=”525″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX3k_QDnzHE[/youtube]

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Because I obsess about how songs “flow” on my mixes the order of preference was not preserved on the mix itself.  Below is the actual playlist as it will appear in iTunes or in Spotify.  Don’t question it.

  1. Atmosphere | My Notes
  2. Jamie Woon | Spirits
  3. The Weeknd | House of Balloons – Glass Table Girls
  4. Spank Rock | Baby
  5. Jay-Z & Kanye West | Otis (feat. Otis Redding)
  6. Wick-it The Instigator | Everlasting Shine Blockaz
  7. M83 | Midnight City
  8. Cut Copy | Need You Know
  9. Washed Out | Amor Fati
  10. Hooray For Earth | Sails
  11. Florence + The Machine | No Light, No Light
  12. Wye Oak | Civilian
  13. Cults | Abducted
  14. Bear Hands | What A Drag
  15. YACHT | Dystopia
  16. Givers | Ceiling Of Plankton
  17. Foster The People | Pumped Up Kicks
  18. Bon Iver | Holocene
  19. The Antlers | Putting The Dog To Sleep

Best of 2011 | Album Art
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Here is the link for the Mix Playlist – Best of 2011 – (via Sendspace for one month only).

If you need a little help with the downloading process, click the link for a Download Tutorial.

Do you “like” what you hear?  Prove it.

LISTEN TO THE MIX ON SPOTIFY: Best of 2011
Note:  Not all songs are available on Spotify.
Also Note:  you need to have a Spotify account.  Good news….IT’S FREE!!

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