40 Best Songs of 2011 (IMO)

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24 déc. 2011, 17h57m

it's time for best-of-the-year lists - all I can say about my list is: no one artist paid me to be here. maybe in 2012...

#40 A Long Time (Chromeo Remix) - Mayer Hawthorne
the soulful and smooth Mayer's voice + Chromeo's synthesizers = magic
http://snd.sc/rYxJ7r

#39 The Death of You and Me - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
a psychedelic and romantic melody with melancholic lyrics which proves that we still have Oasis
http://hulkshare.com/jjx4yuvxrrx9

#38 Beat of My Drum - Nicola Roberts
it's better and more original than anything that her band, Girls Aloud, or her co-workers (Cheryl cof cof Cole) has made
http://hulkshare.com/rv6356ctakuu

#37 Graveyard - Feist
all that Feist wants is bring dead back to life - and she probably will get it (in a good way)
http://www.hulkshare.com/y8y012rksuof

#36 Nightcall - Kavisnky & Lovefoxxx
theme from Drive; it fits perfectly in Ryan Gosling character and in our ears
http://hulkshare.com/pdczys5erkao

#35 Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
irresistible riffs with a magnificent production of Danger Mouse
http://hulkshare.com/zh3e9lyf7m1o

#34 Superbass - Nicki Minaj
prize guilty pleasure of the year
http://hulkshare.com/b1t295uo64ni

#33 Stuck on the Puzzle - Alex Turner
the cute side from Arctic Monkeys' vocalist stole the scenes of Submarine movie
http://hulkshare.com/nvm8ezejqcb1

#32 House of Baloons/ Glass Table Girls - The Weeknd
a impressive track by the most intriguing artist of 2011
http://hulkshare.com/8li35lpap5i4

#31 Ritual Union - Little Dragon
Yukimi Nagano's voice shines in a in clean, crisp production
http://www.hulkshare.com/gcofhguurrae

#30 Go Outside - Cults
so lyrical and unpretentious in a way that many songs of indie pop wants to be - but a few ones can
http://www.hulkshare.com/9rqlhxp0j0cz

#29 Marry the Night - Lady Gaga
freakin' Whitney-Houston-meets-Bruce-Springsteen-in-a-Giorgio-Moroder-dancefloor
http://hulkshare.com/kwktyo2ta40o

#28 Midnight City - M83
takes you to a synthpop paradise
http://www.hulkshare.com/i75hpus32mm5

#27 I Wrote the Book - Beth Ditto
Simian Mobile Disco' production turns Gossip' vocalist in a disco diva
http://hulkshare.com/k4prk6flqe1b

#26 Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Coldplay
has the force of classics like The Scientist and Yellow but in a adverse way - instead of melancholic, you have hapiness
http://www.hulkshare.com/s37occafv3gs

#25 Vomit - Girls
it's a epic, massive, gorgeous tune - all the superlatives are few for this
http://hulkshare.com/6c5u4j0ewmkx

#24 Time to Dance - The Shoes
a very danceable and very aptly named track
http://www.mediafire.com/?5hh7p325l6a8fdy

#23 Give Up The Ghosts - Radiohead
a melancholic track with perfect vocals from Thom Yorke that gets you since the beginning but conquers you at 2'40''
http://hulkshare.com/9tlu4scclber/

#22 Radioactive - Marina & the Diamonds
despite of no one knows if Marina is a sell-out girl or if this is only a debauch with the mainstream scene, the fact is: Stargate never had in hands something so original and innovative
http://hulkshare.com/gjm02eaq1ubu

#21 The Wilhelm Scream - James Blake
addictive work of James that makes you discover more thing after each audition
http://hulkshare.com/8zqshv3kd8ma

#20 City Grrrl - CSS
CSS doesn't do something so fun since Superafim
http://www.hulkshare.com/dxqjnqrsqdah

#19 Till the World Ends - Britney Spears
an epic 'oh-oh-oh' chorus makes 'World' the closest of the masterpiece 'Toxic' she ever got close
http://www.hulkshare.com/63pjebtejmof

#18 Brick by Brick - Arctic Monkeys
the mission break-you-down is complete
http://www.mediafire.com/?eao2bmuk1yiw0pt

#17 Get Some - Lykke Li
better than any pop-star-singer-that-tries-so-much-to-being-sexy
http://hulkshare.com/5evt4dixweop

#16 Countdown - Beyoncé
a lovely declaration to Jay-Z with a great sample from BoyzIIMen makes this song the most innovative single that Beyonce ever released
http://hulkshare.com/gztcnnz9nxl1/

#15 Through The Night - Ren Harvieu
sounds like a Dusty Springfield from the 21th century
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjE4AuEwZzQ

#14 Weekend - Class Actress
a delicious Depeche-Mode-meets-a-80's-Madonna
http://www.mediafire.com/?osywhsj9fop5s9u

#13 Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
prize most addictive whistle of the year
http://hulkshare.com/rtq95g9xs1ud

#12 Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
folk song that turns in a grandiloquent Led-Zeppelin-esque end
http://www.hulkshare.com/kfe1holq6tw4

#11 Niggas In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West
"I don't even know what that means/ No one knows what it means, but it's provocative/ No, it's not, it's gross/ Gets the people going!"
http://hulkshare.com/yw8j0l25l96p

#10 212 - Azealia Banks
in Azealia game, it's always win/win
http://hulkshare.com/qeaefe06cxjl

#9 The Bay - Metronomy
we'll never know if the Bay is really sooo goood - but this track really is
http://hulkshare.com/0388kc1vv49f/

#8 Take Care (featuring Rihanna, Gill-Scott Heron & Jamie XX) - Drake
mix Drake, Rihanna, Jamie XX and Gill-Scott Heron together is so good as so unlikely it can be
http://hulkshare.com/myhtn3vapm7n

#7 Holocene - Bon Iver
a magnificent song from the man that discovered that he is not magnificent
http://hulkshare.com/amzo6pxzgste/

#6 Video Games - Lana Del Rey
so mournful and so addictive song with one of most personal vocals of the year
http://hulkshare.com/6b3p1zr65kmy

#5 The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
a hymn about life that born for arenas and stadium
http://www.4shared.com/mp3/KVNHnHGk/17_-_The_Edge_Of_Glory.html

#4 All of the Lights - Kanye West
a stellar-cast (Rihanna; Fergie; Elton John; Kid Cudi; Alicia Keys; The Dream; John Legend, etc) used in a particular and very intelligent way by Mr West
http://hulkshare.com/pel5w9k0t2gv

#3 How Deep Is Your Love - The Rapture
it dares you to move your feet - ok, move your body - every second
http://hulkshare.com/w4rkqdfrm5xa

#2 Shake It Out - Florence + the Machine
Florence Welch is the Father Merrin of the music; nobody can shake devils from your back better than her
http://hulkshare.com/j829mqtis6pb

#1 Rolling in the Deep - Adele
it was topping EVERYWHERE in 2011: world charts; critics choice; my ipod - and it will still be here in the next twenty years. a instantaneous classic. the Jamie XX remix here above is very good too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjiswvTXdzA

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  • UberDove

    great choice :)

    8 jan. 2012, 23h28m
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