BEST TRACKS OF 2011

With great difficulty the best 100 tracks of 2011 have been completed – without a doubt this list has missed many a good song from 2011 and so compiles the best songs which have been noticed, listened to, and loved. To prevent too many songs from a single artist and cap for artists without a top ten album of 2011 has been set at two tracks each.

(which can be seen here: https://codamusicblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/best-albums-of-2011/)

Those in the top ten albums of 2011 #4-#10 take three places each and #1-#3 have four tracks present each. This has given the list some diversity, not that it was a problem in finding other tracks to fill the remaining places, as you will see many great songs didn’t make the cut. Here follows the 100 Best Tracks Of 2011:

1. Arctic Monkeys – That’s Where Your Wrong

There seems to have been a lot of love for Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys this year – yet the closing track of Suck It And See seems to have gone unnoticed. A track which is simple musically, which builds and builds (much like 505) into a series of thundering guitar sections with beautiful lyrics about mortality and love – see for yourself how great this track is…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9U1r38di-8

2. The Horrors – Still Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQk0jDZx8o&ob=av3e

3. Bombay Bicycle Club – Take The Right One

File:Bombay bicycyle club a different kind of fix.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXIpedIGN50

4. Born Blonde – Radio Bliss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn1PiZ5LitY

5. Cashier Number 9 – Oh Pity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHQmVGFMMgE

6. The Horrors – You Said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cra6LRqSIk

7. Glasvegas – Dream Dream Dreaming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG8Z7F2Ttwk

8. I Break Horses – Winter Beats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sg7YkPnEYw

9. S.C.U.M. – Whitechapel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoYszf-37Tk

10. Bombay Bicycle Club – How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep –

File:Bombay bicycyle club a different kind of fix.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOC1V04dzfo&feature=related

11. Moon Duo – Mazes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvYUUes4O1Q

12. Metronomy – The Look

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFrNsSnk8GM&ob=av2e

13. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Ffunny Ffrends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-36lCKovBg

14. WU LYF – Such A Sad Puppy Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpjdfRMl5bk

15. PJ Harvey – Bitter Branches

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-piHXFcd8E

16. Bombay Bicycle Club – What You Want

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZuzcWVBMPU&feature=fvst

17. The Horrors – Moving Further Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTETxZS4BsY

18. Wu Lyf – We Bros

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HGgni1nGGY

19. Born Blonde – ‘Solar’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLaQGB5OnEE

20. Bombay Bicycle Club – Your Eyes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UEnZNuxEUA

21. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Stop The Clocks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJZiK_WzdH0

22. The Strokes – Two Kinds Of Happiness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOaBNQt2k3A

23. The Vaccines – Family Friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txey4jDIMY0

24. Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAlRXC19hmE&ob=av2e

25. Elbow – Open Arms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRFqUlRelN0

26. Florence + The Machine – No Light, No Light

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGH-4jQZRcc&ob=av2n

27. Battles – Ice Cream (feat. Matias Aguayo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FsvMyQeC-Q&ob=av2e

28. The Horrors – Dive In

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17iNHVjC6B0

29. Chapel Club – Surfacing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70102WX57Rk&ob=av2n

30. Yuck – Rubber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pt2YuvrWYE

31. I Break Horses – Pulse

Not on youtube

32. Cults – Go Outside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAM9diyVRiM

33. Esben And The Witch – Warpath

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0nGE686qZU

34. Cashier No. 9 – The Lighthouse Will Lead You Out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvEqvQLU41o

35. PJ Harvey – The Last Living Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWBrWhrKchQ

36. Peaking Lights – Tiger Eyes (Laid Back)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5vbZHuQflE

37. The Crookes – Just Like Dreamers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu_eGG32cSQ

38. Laura Marling – The Beast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG9sh9ifN4w

39. Smith Westerns – End Of The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj7Z1RAeqBQ

40. tUnE-yArDs – Bizness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ1LI-NTa2s&ob=av2e

41. I Break Horses – Wired

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-cGmkjHhDU

42. The Crookes – The Crookes Laundry Murder, 1922

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdVIYApPvlE

43. Dutch Uncles – Cadenza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMti9fN0VBQ

44. Wu Lyf – Spitting Blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDTEhWO2wyo

45. Fixers – Iron Deer Dream (Chad Valley Remix)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d7YbcMM62E

46. Bon Iver – Holocene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWcyIpul8OE

47. Fixers – Crystals

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUSH-F9TOUU

48. Metronomy – Some Written

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hpd683Vhpc

49. Moon Duo – Seer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLXw4Ica2Ek

50. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – How Can U Luv Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2ySbAWJA-o

51. Smith Westerns – All Die Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR-Wa_lXvAA

52. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ&ob=av2e

53. Cashier No. 9 – Make Your Feel Better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRfWYP0gTw4

54. Arctic Monkeys – Reckless Serenade

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chVFscOabYM

55. Anna Calvi – Love Won’t Be Leaving

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14uWGz46Xdk

56. Radiohead – Lotus Flower

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfOa1a8hYP8

57. Mirrors – Write Through The Night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdTPdtSz-O0

58. Wu Lyf – 14 Crowns For Me & Your Friends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IA1fICVhdI

59. Laura Marling – Salinas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5s6vajNoEg

60. S.C.U.M. – Cast Into Seasons

Not on youtube

61. PJ Harvey – Written On The Forehead

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saksKorZEoc

62. White Lies – Strangers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozXeDKfwaMc

63. Fleet Foxes – The Shrine/An Argument

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yAxIdkF2Qo

64. Yuck – Get Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz7vyrFhFE8

65. Esben And The Witch – Argyria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAoo3zmMcPo

66. Mirrors – Somewhere Strange

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGO5UHca74A

67. Friendly Fires – Hawaiian Air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65_cgr4PJFk&ob=av2e

68. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8igFHmS03tM

69. Wild Beasts – Loop The Loop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r07We_E355g

70. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP0DACgdgc

71. S.C.U.M. – Amber Hands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOWANx94pbU

72. Elbow – Lippy Kids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc5fX4TytFE

73. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psD48B8FDsw

74. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – If I Had A Gun…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NMUDb3Ewhs&ob=av3n

75. St. Vincent – Cruel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itt0rALeHE8

76. The Vaccines – Wetsuit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY4J3sVMmN0

77. White Lies – Peace & Quiet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1JpMV5xEFU

78. The Horrors – Endless Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cjCPS-_eO0

79. Howler – I Told You Once

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-b8KDdOBBU

80. James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isIABK-0ohQ&ob=av2e

81. Memory Tapes – Today Is Our Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwx4cA4-HPA

82. The Joy Formidable – Llaw = Wall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZenThxlc1rA

83. Big Troubles – Minor Keys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMMtf0YRVGQ

84. Noah And The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCHzicKq3W4&ob=av3e

85. John Maus – Believer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMku-GbafEg&ob=av2e

86. Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v27TRan1SBI&ob=av2e

87. Kasabian – Days Are Forgotten

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBsQVP-Olmw&ob=av2e

88. Bass Drum Of Death – Nerve Jamming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHZpznGLiRk

89. Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxHo7iS9WJQ

90. Wooden Shjips – Flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcNQhEtGpR8

91. Wild Flag – Something Came Over Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSMffOPza1I

92. Florence + The Machine -What The Water Gave Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am6rArVPip8&ob=av2e

93. The Naked And Famous – Young Blood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olr5Bk7jm3I&ob=av2n

94. Glasvegas – Euphoria, Take My Hand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Yosqms1nM&ob=av2e

95. Hard-Fi – Good For Nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVe96l_h-SM

96. Wolf Gang – Lions In Cages

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bpPyRPnnRs&ob=av2e

97. Pete & The Pirates – Half Moon Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhjaeeUpPAE&ob=av2e

98. Veronica Falls – Bad Feeling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_SlRqk48LQ

99. Cat’s Eyes – Face In The Crowd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSXKWQz_R-Q

100. Mogwai – Rano Pano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZaf–7QJ8U

To get the list in the form of a Spotify playlist please click on the link:

Disagree? Missed any of yours? Pray Tell.

Please note that these are not the opinions of the whole codamusic team but of one man.

Oscar B. Wilson

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