Friday, 25 November 2011

2011: The Songs That Mean The Most - Part One

Due to my inability to cull from these kinds of lists, I thought it would be wise to break things up and deliver the monster in two parts; like the same nightmare, two nights running. Or perhaps not. So here we are. My favourite songs this year from albums released in the first half of 2011. The rest will follow shortly. In no particular order:

Destroyer - Savage Night at the Opera
Wire - Bad Worn Thing
The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight
Mogwai - Death Rays
Mogwai - How to be a Werewolf
British Sea Power - Once More Now
Earth - Old Black
Grails - Almost Cut My Hair
Anna Calvi - Love Won't Be Leaving
Gang of Four - You'll Never Pay For the Farm
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Weight of the Sun
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Tao of the Dead 
The Twilight Singers - Waves
The Twilight Singers - Gunshots
The Boxer Rebellion - Doubt
Parts & Labor - A Thousand Roads
PJ Harvey - England
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Stamp
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Coldest Day
Kurt Vile - Runner Up
Radiohead - Bloom
Radiohead - Lotus Flower
Six Organs of Admittance - Hold But Let Go
Elbow - The Birds
Rival Schools - 69 Guns
R.E.M - Walk it Back
Buffalo Tom - She's Not Your Thing
Low - Nightingale
Low - Nothing But Heart
The Joy Formidable - Austere
The Joy Formidable - Llaw = Wall
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
Julianna Barwick - Flown
Explosions In The Sky - Trembling Hands
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Strange
Bill Callahan - Riding for that Feeling
Burial - Street Halo
Okkervil River - Rider
Okkervil River - Mermaid
Mountains - Backwards Crossover
Mountains - Live At the Triple Door
Jesu - Sedatives
Jesu - Brave New World
My Morning Jacket - Victory Dance
Gang Gang Dance - MindKilla
Thurston Moore - Benediction
Fucked Up - The Other Shoe
Fucked Up - The Truth I Know
Josh T. Pearson - Woman, When I've Raised Hell...
Bon Iver - Holocene
Bon Iver - Beth/Rest
Esben And The Witch - Eumenides
Glasvegas - I Feel Wrong (Homosexuality Pt.1)
Boris - Aileron
Jackie-O Motherfucker - Dedication
Eleventh Dream Day - That's What's Coming
Eleventh Dream Day - Maybe This Time

Part Two to follow.