Jan 032012
 

The Annual Combo List of our favorite songs, ranked and averaged.

Top 20:

 

1. Sadness Is a Blessing – Lykke Li
2. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
3. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
4. Hanging From a Hit – Okkervil River
5. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
6. California – EMA
6. Two Cousins – Slow Club
8. Carrying the Torch – Generationals
9. Shangri-La – YACHT
10. Walking Far From Home – Iron & Wine
11. Go Outside – Cults
12. My Mistakes – Eleanor Friedberger
13. Runner Ups – Kurt Vile
14. Wicked Games – The Weeknd
14. Dust Bowl III – Other Lives
16. The Last Goodbye – The Kills
16. Hate Me Soon – Yellow Ostrich
18. Sleep – The Dodos
19. Lovers Lane – Hunx & His Punx
20. Serve the People – Handsome Furs
20. Meantime – Givers
22. Would You Say Stop? – Acid House Kings
22. Deep Oblivion – David Lowery
24. I Miss My Friend – Madeline
24. Civilian – Wye Oak
26. I Was There – The War on Drugs
27. Spitting Blood – Wu Lyf
28. Drover – Bill Callahan
29. Tina Said – Those Darlins
29. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Byé Lai Mar – This one isn’t in the playlist above, because it is cooler than you.
31. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
31. The Hunt – Youth Lagoon
Top 50
1. Sadness Is a Blessing – Lykke Li
2. Hanging From a Hit – Okkervil River
3. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
4. California – EMA
5. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
6. Parentheses – The Antlers
7. Rolling In The Deep – Adele
8. Mermaid – Okkervil River
9. Two Cousins – Slow Club
10. Shangri-La – YACHT
10. We Need a Myth – Okkervil River
12. Carrying the Torch – Generationals
12. Your Past Life as a Blast – Okkervil River
14. Dirty Mister Dirty – Generationals
15. Love Out of Lust – Lykke Li
16. Piratess – Okkervil River
17. Ten-Twenty-Ten – Generationals
18. Goose & Gander – Generationals
19. Someone Like You – Adele
20. Rich Kids Blues – Lykke Li
20. French Exit – The Antlers
22. If We’re Still Alive – Slow Club
23. Get Some – Lykke Li
23. To Have in the Home – Woods
25. Victory Dance – My Morning Jacket
26. I Promise – Generationals
26. Youth Knows No Pain – Lykke Li
28. Let England Shake – PJ Harvey
28. For Charles Bronson – The Mountain Goats
30. No Widows – The Antlers
31. Putting the Dog to Sleep – The Antlers
32. Damn These Vampires – The Mountain Goats
33. You Say It Too – Generationals
34. Holdin’ on to Black Metal – My Morning Jacket
35. Wake and Be Fine – Okkervil River
36. Walking Far From Home – Iron & Wine
37. Go Outside – Cults
38. My Mistakes – Eleanor Friedberger
39. Runner Ups – Kurt Vile
40. Wicked Games – The Weeknd
40. Bad As Me – Tom Waits
42. Dust Bowl III – Other Lives
43. The Last Goodbye – The Kills
44. Hate Me Soon – Yellow Ostrich
45. Sleep – The Dodos
46. Lovers Lane – Hunx & His Punx
47. Serve the People – Handsome Furs
48. Meantime – Givers
48. Would You Say Stop? – Acid House Kings
50. Deep Oblivion – David Lowery
50. I Miss My Friend – Madeline
52. Peeping Tomboy – Kurt Vile
53. Civilian – Wye Oak
54. New Year’s Eve – Tom Waits
55. I Was There – The War on Drugs
56. Tamer Animals – Other Lives
57. Spitting Blood – Wu Lyf
58. Bumper – Cults
59. Tina Said – Those Darlins
59. Raise ‘Em Up on Honey – David Lowery
61. Drover – Bill Callahan
61. Mr. Know It All – Kelly Clarkson
63. Do I Have Power – Timber Timbre
64. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Byé Lai Mar
64. Most Wanted – Cults
66. The Hunt – Youth Lagoon
66. Bury Me Standing – Handsome Furs
68. Cheerleader – St. Vincent
69. You Know What I Mean – Cults
70. Time – Black Lips
71. Ghosts – The Head and the Heart
71. Two Lovers – The Rural Alberta Advantage
73. Tonight’s the Kind of Night – Noah & the Whale
74. 14 Crowns for Me & Your Friends – Wu Lyf
75. Under Cover of Darkness – The Strokes
76. Struggle – Ringside
76. Where I’m Going – Cut Copy
78. Shake It Out – Florence & The Machine
79. Benediction – Thurston Moore
80. Spooky Jookie – Man Man
80. The Curse of Being Young – Hunx & His Punx
82. The Saddest of All Keys – Tapes ‘n Tapes
82. Inn of the Seventh Ray – Eleanor Friedberger
84. Come on Beat It Down – Ethan Gold
84. Goshen – Beirut
86. For True – Trombone Shorty
87. All Night Right of Way – Quintron
88. Tell Me – Tom Waits
88. Jesus Fever – Kurt Vile
Here are Kent’s lists for 2011, Brent’s can be found on his site.
Kent’s Top 20

1. Walking Far From Home – Iron & Wine
2. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
3. Hanging From a Hit – Okkervil River
4. Runner Ups – Kurt Vile
5. Bad As Me – Tom Waits
6. Dust Bowl III – Other Lives
7. Sadness Is a Blessing – Lykke Li
8. Carrying the Torch – Generationals
9. Hate Me Soon – Yellow Ostrich
10. Sleep – The Dodos
11. California – EMA
12. Meantime – Givers
13. Deep Oblivion – David Lowery
14. Civilian – Wye Oak
15. I Was There – The War on Drugs
16. Spitting Blood – Wu Lyf
17. Drover – Bill Callahan
18. If We’re Still Alive – Slow Club
19. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Byé Lai Mar
20. The Hunt – Youth Lagoon
Kent’s Top 50
1. Walking Far From Home – Iron & Wine
2. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
3. Hanging From a Hit – Okkervil River
4. Mermaid – Okkervil River
5. Runner Ups – Kurt Vile
6. Bad As Me – Tom Waits
7. Dust Bowl III – Other Lives
8. Sadness Is a Blessing – Lykke Li
9. Carrying the Torch – Generationals
10. Hate Me Soon – Yellow Ostrich
11. Sleep – The Dodos
12. California – EMA
13. Piratess – Okkervil River
14. Meantime – Givers
15. Deep Oblivion – David Lowery
16. Parentheses – The Antlers
17. Peeping Tomboy – Kurt Vile
18. Civilian – Wye Oak
19. Goose & Gander – Generationals
20. I Was There – The War on Drugs
21. Tamer Animals – Other Lives
22. Spitting Blood – Wu Lyf
23. Your Past Life as a Blast – Okkervil River
24. Raise ‘Em Up on Honey – David Lowery
25. Drover – Bill Callahan
26. French Exit – The Antlers
27. If We’re Still Alive – Slow Club
28. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Byé Lai Mar
29. The Hunt – Youth Lagoon
30. The Words That Maketh Murder – PJ Harvey
31. Cheerleader – St. Vincent
32. To Have in the Home – Woods
33. Youth Knows No Pain – Lykke Li
34. For Charles Bronson – The Mountain Goats
35. Time – Black Lips
36. Ghosts – The Head and the Heart
37. Tonight’s the Kind of Night – Noah & the Whale
38. 14 Crowns for Me & Your Friends – Wu Lyf
39. Putting the Dog to Sleep – The Antlers
40. Someone Like You – Adele
41. Struggle – Ringside
42. Shangri-La – YACHT
43. Benediction – Thurston Moore
44. Spooky Jookie – Man Man
45. The Saddest of All Keys – Tapes ‘n Tapes
46. Come on Beat It Down – Ethan Gold
47. For True – Trombone Shorty
48. Holdin’ on to Black Metal – My Morning Jacket
49. All Night Right of Way – Quintron
50. Jesus Fever – Kurt Vile

  2 Responses to “Brent & Kent’s Best Songs of 2011”

  1. So I checked into El Buzzard & found just what I’m looking for. Now I’ll throw together a top 20 (or so) for 2011 with minimal thought or effort, based somewhat on my iTunes rating plus play counts, but also spur of the moment listening to uplayed/unrated 2011 tracks, with special attention payed to artist that are on Kent and Brents playlist who are in my library, none of which earned 5 stars, though many haven’t been rated or listened to either. By the way I’m drinking straight Evan Williams right now… Wait — Merritt wants attention, so kind of never mind. But here’s the top 3 I compiled:

    1. Make Some Noise — Beastie Boys
    2. Memory Lane — Ace Hood Feat. Kevin Cossom
    3. All My Life (In The Ghetto) — Jay Rock Feat. Lil Wayne & will.i.am

  2. Holy cow. Someone still reads this.

    Yes.