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Well, it took some knuckle grinding and sleepless nights but here are my 13 finalists for songs of the year. You’ll find a little of everything on my list this year…chillwave, indiepop, electronic dance, hipster bubblegum rap, shoegazy downtempo and even an Arcade Fire cover.
Now, it goes without saying that anytime you put together a “best of” list, you are bound to leave off a few gems and this year was no exception. Friends, Glass Candy, TV Girl and The Weekend all deserved to be on list as well but as the saying goes, when you prioritize everything, you actually prioritize nothing…
Tune-in to this week’s podcast to find out which five of the thirteen songs below made the cut.
Alex’s 2011 Songs of the Year – Finalists
Mr. Little Jeans – Suburbia (Arcade Fire cover)
Washed Out – Amor Fati
Nurses – Fever Dreams
White Denim – Street Joy
Phantogram – Don’t Move
Smith Westerns – Still New
Quadron – Slippin’ (technically not from 2011 but I can’t get enough of this song)
Gauntlet Hair – Top Bunk
Hoodie Allen – Can’t Hold Me Down (Featuring Tayyib Ali)
Tennis – Origins
Real Estate – It’s Real
Elite Gymnastics – Omamori
SBTRK – Wildfire
Disagree? Post your own best of 2011 list in the comments below.