Every December I make a list of my favorite songs from the past year. Or at least I try. My musical tastes are eclectic and sometimes a little quirky which makes creating a list and checking it twice not so very nice. But enough talk! On to the music! Most of these picks were released this year, but there are the occasional that are not.
A little note: I'm not that picky about genres since it's such an arbitrary label so everything is clumped together into general categories.
A large note: Might take a while to load the page with all these YouTube embeddings present.
It's been a fantastic year for my first love, so it's no surprise that most of fav's this year make it into this category.
Fuck it. All I was doing was adding every song off of the Black Keys' latest album, so I'm declaring the entire album fantastic and you're just going to have to live with that. Some highlights
Not really from 2011 but since they visited UCSD this year for our Sun God Festival here's a little nod towards an excellent indie outfit from Los Angeles.
I love that little riff in the beginning.
Just heart wrenching.
Some of these could've went into the indie category too. I hate trying to fit things into categories.
Everybody and their grandmother has heard Pumped Up The Kicks, so I'm going to go for something different.
Catchy french pop. Need I say more?
The electrofunk duo at their very best.
I heard this as the opener track for the great, excellent, awesome movie Drive. The rest of the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic ( honestly a little reminiscent of the Tron soundtrack ).
16/17 years of age and already considered one of the best electronic producers around.