Top 40 Songs of 2011

A much harder list to compile than the albums but sher we’ll give it a lash.

40) Gang Gang Dance – Glass Jar
Below is the shortened version, which is kinda cheating, it’s all about the five and a half minutes of anticipation.

39) Hudson Mohawke
Turn the volume up to 11 at 0.43

38) Shabazz Palaces – Are You…Can You…Were You (Felt)
“It’s a feeling”

37) Neon Indian – Polish Girl
The cool kind of catchy

36) Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down
Great to hear the return of the uncomplicated rock tune, got a late 90’s/early noughties feel to it, love it.

35) A$AP Rocky – Bass
“Bass”

34) Washed Out – Eyes Be Closed
Could have picked any song off the album, this was the fist one to grab my attention, ultimate chill.

33) Clams Casino – Realist Alive
Hautingly brilliant instrumental hip-hop

32) Big K.R.I.T. – R4Theme
“Forever, forever-ever, forever-ever”

31) tUnE-yArDs – Gangsta
Fuuuunnnnky.

30) Youth Lagoon – Afternoon
Class for whistling along to.

29) TV on the Radio – Second Song
1.27

28) Ghostpoet – Cash and Carry me Home
“I’m still got some whiskey left, maybe I’ll just take a sip”

27) Balam Acab – Oh, Why
Handle with care, it’s fragile.

26) Bon Iver – Holocene
Lovely

25) Frank Ocean – Novocane
“At least you workin”

24) Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care of You
“I’ve loved and I’ve lost”

23) Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers
Drums!

22) Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
Try not to dance.

21) Jamie Woon – Lady Luck
This is the jam right here

20) EMA – Breakfast
“Just like a breeze to me”

19) Grimes – Vanessa
Indie pop ftw

18) Moths – Summer
Uncontrollable head-nod

17) Cults – Abducted
0.38

16) The Weeknd – House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
“Bring the seven on seven out”

15) WU LYF – Dirt
“No matter what they say dollar is not your friend”

14) Yuck – Get Away
Welcome back grunge, it’s been too long.

13) Purity Ring – Lofticries
Class

12) Drake – Marvin’s Room
Drake’s locked and ringing da ex, dose!

11) Holy Other – Touch
1.12

10) James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream
“Might as well fall in”

9) Jay-Z and Kanye West – Otis
“You ain’t ‘customed to going through customs, you ain’t been nowhere, huh?”

8] SBTRKT – Trials of the Past
“A loyal soldier who acts who acts who acts. But never asks.”

7)Lana Del Rey – Video Games
Some set of lips on yer wan

6) SBTRKT – Never Never
“Singing ooooh I’ve only let you down”

5) Tyler the Creator – Yonkers
“Here’s the number to my therapist, you tell him all your problems, he’s fucking awesome with listening”

4) Star Slinger – Mornin’
Happiness bottled.

3) Ambassadeurs – M.O.P.E.
Yes!

2) M83 – Midnight City
From the hair-raising intro to that glorious sax solo, perfect.

1) Childish Gambino – Freaks and Geeks
Swag!

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