SmS#69: Singles of 2011

27 Dec

2011 was a year we at SmS can look back on very fondly. It’s the year SmS was brought into this world and  also a tremendous year for music, both locally here in Bergen and internationally. A year to savour. So as the year of the rabbit comes to a close, it’s probably the orderly thing to do by summing up the best bits. Here’s the year’s best singles, all of which have helped soundtrack SmS’s first year in town. I’ve put them in a rough order, but the  most important thing is to check them out if you haven’t heard them.

1.Cass McCombs – County Line

2.Shabazz Palaces – Are You… Can You… Were You?…

3.Panda Bear – Slow Motion

4.Girls – Vomit

5.Bloody Beach – Quembo Que

6.Bon Iver – Holocene

7.Beyonce – Countdown

8.The Horrors – Still Life

9.Atlas Sound – Mona Lisa

10.Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See

11.SBTRKT feat Little Dragon – Wildfire

12.Lana Del Rey – Video Games

 13.The War On Drugs – Come To The City

 14.Wild Beasts – Bed Of Nails

15.Young Dreams – Young Dreams

16.Real Estate – It’s Real

17.Smith Westerns – All Die Young

18.Frank Ocean – Swim Good

19.Advanced Language – Party On The Moon

20.Real Estate – Green Aisles

21.Jamie xx – Far Nearer

22.Destroyer – Savage Night At The Opera

23. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best

24.Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever

25. Verk – Epidemi

26.Burning God Little – Notes On Being Snowblind

27. Zoo Kid / King Krule – Out Getting Ribs

 28.Drake feat. Rick Ross – Lord Knows

29. The Black Lips – Family Tree

30.The Weeknd – The Morning

31. Thee Oh Sees – The Dream

32. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers

33. James Blake & Bon Iver – Fall Creek Boys Choir

34. M83 feat. Zola Jesus – Intro

35.Baxter Dury – Isabel

36. Roots Manuva – Here We Go Again

37. Slow Club – If We’re Still Alive

38. Panda Bear – You Can Count On Me

39. The Horrors – Moving Further Away

40. Arctic Monkeys – Thats Where You’re Wrong

41. Bombay Bicycle Club – Lights Out, Words Gone

42. John Maus – Hey Moon

43. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune

44. Radiohead – Staircase

45. Washed Out – Amor Fati

46. Ungdomskulen – Elle

47. Sondre Lerche – Domino

48. Tom Waits – Bad As Me

49. The Strokes – Machu Picchu

50. Bleached – Think Of You

If I’ve made a glaring error and not included a tune you think should be in the list, leave me a comment. Always nice with abit of feedback!


One Response to “SmS#69: Singles of 2011”

  1. mads December 28, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Radiohead, TKOL?

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