The Top 20 Songs of 2011


This has been a revolutionary year all around the world. Music has been no exception to this phenomenon. There have been cosmic changes in the sounds we hear and they continue to evolve, summoning our inner beings and inciting a great transformation for us all. Though I have heard many amazing songs this past year I have narrowed it down to the 20. These are the most inspiring, innovative and astonishing songs I have heard from 2011. Links have been provided to songs (where applicable) so you can hear them and gain exposure to the wonderful things they each have to offer.

20. dEUS – “Constant Now”

19. Tim Hecker – “In the Fog: II”

18. J. Dujardin – “With Nothing Left to Lose”

17. The Horrors – “You Said”

16. Tom Waits – “Bad As Me”

15. Drugstore – “Can’t Stop Me Now”

14. Radiohead – “Lotus Flower”

13. Björk – “Cosmogony”

12. Three Kinds of Water – “Festival Spirit”

11. Orbital – “Never”

10. Dark Ambient Forest – “Forest Rain”

09. Tom Waits – “Hell Broke Luce”

08. The Horrors – “Still Life”

07. PJ Harvey – “The Last Living Rose”

06. Drugstore – “Clouds”

05. PJ Harvey – “England”

04. Radiohead – “Codex”

03. Wishcollapse – “Opera incompiuta”

02. Björk – “Moon”

01. BRAIDS – “Native Speaker”

Honorable Mentions:
Björk – “Virus”
BRAIDS – “Lammicken”
coldreavers Feat. Stephan Kleinert – “Blue Eyes”
Deaf Center – “The Day I Would Never Have”
Grouper – “Come Softly”
J. Dujardin – “I Will Stand Next to You”
Radiohead – “Bloom”

Stay in touch for the 25 Greatest Albums of 2011 to be revealed in a few days. Until then, enjoy the music.

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